Jerry Luftman’s experience combines the strengths of CIO/practitioner, consultant, and academic. His proficiency in business-IT alignment and global IT trends, 18 books, published research, consulting, mentoring, and teaching/speaking engagements exemplify Dr. Luftman’s expertise and leadership.
After a distinguished 22 year career with IBM, he had an exemplary career for 20 years as Professor, Founder and Associate Dean of the Stevens Institute of Technology Information Systems Programs (one of the largest in the world). Driven by the strong demand for a global executive education program focusing on managing the digital transformation, Dr. Luftman has leveraged his experience as a CIO, IT management consultant, and leading academic, with his strong network of prominent IT practitioners and academics, to provide a valuable and innovative initiative via the Global Institute for IT Management (GIIM).
Prof Luftman’s project experience ranges from senior management strategies and considerations through tactical implementation. His well-known model for assessing the maturity of IT-business alignment has a benchmark repository of over one-third of the Global 1,000 companies. He also serves on the Executive Board of several companies, management and academic associations, and publications.
Prof Luftman’s last responsibility at IBM, after being a CIO, was a prominent speaker at IBMs Customer Executive Conference Center in Palisades, N.Y. While responsible for management research, he played a significant role in defining and introducing the IT Strategy and Planning, and Business Process Re-engineering practice methods for the IBM Management Consulting Group. His framework for applying the strategic alignment model is fundamental in helping clients understand, define, and scope the appropriate strategic planning approach to pursue. Dr. Luftman’s annual global IT trends research, sponsored by several CIO associations and universities, is recognized internationally as an industry barometer.