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Leslie Owens

Executive Director, Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) - MIT Sloan School of Management


Leslie Owens is Executive Director and MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Information Systems Research where she helps define sponsorship models; supervises sponsor-defined student projects for T-Lab, CISR’s MIT Sloan Action Learning course; defines communications strategy to optimize the impact of CISR research; designs and hosts CISR sponsor event programs; and leads staff development efforts. She works with other CISR leaders to provide CISR’s strategic direction.

Owens joined MIT CISR from Forrester Research where she was a Vice President and Research Director. In this role, she managed a team of analysts and was responsible for leading research projects, delivering research and consulting services to clients, and speaking at major client events.