|[April 17, 2014]
11th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium to Address How Organizations Can Lead Digital Enterprises Forward
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Sloan CIO Symposium, a world class, one-day conference of over 700
CIOs, senior IT executives and MIT (News - Alert) academic thought leaders will allow
attendees to network, collaborate, and explore how innovative
technologies and leading-edge academic research can help lead digital
enterprises forward and prepare for the next digital revolution. The
Symposium will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 21, 2014 at
the MIT Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. Registration
is still open.
"With the rapid acceleration in digital technology taking place, CIOs
need to reinvent their digital enterprises, again. Both new technologies
and a cultural transformation will be essential ingredients to success,"
said Lindsey Anderson, the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Chair.
"Attendees will leave the Symposium armed with new leadership skills,
essential to identifying and implementing compelling new technologies
and overcoming organizational obstacles."
The Symposium will feature invaluable keynote panel discussions with
world leaders in their fields of expertise. All of the day's sessions
will help attendees learn how to effectively use technology to improve
business performance while sustaining their leadership. The full agenda
is available at www.mitcio.com/agenda.
Executive Leadership Keynote Panel: "Working
with the CEO and the Board" will discuss what executive leaders
expect of CIOs and what CIOs expect of their CEOs and Boards.
Executive leaders, board members, CIOs and a MIT Sloan faculty will
explore the best way for the CEOs, Boards, and CIOs to communicate,
their respective roles in leading the Digital Enterprise, the right
pace of change and who should be creating the digital roadmap.
Featuring Narinder Singh, President of [topcoder]™ and Member of
Appirio's Board of Directors; Peter Weill, Chairman, MIT Center for
Information Systems Research (CISR); Mark Holst-Knudsen, President of
ThomasNet, Stephen Neff, Enterprise CTO of Fidelity, and Michael
Hickins, Editor, The Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal.
MIT Academic Keynote Panel: "Are
you Ready for the Shifting Frontier of Mind and Machine" will
highlight a portion of Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee's New
York Times best-selling book, "The Second Machine Age: Work,
Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant (News - Alert) Technologies."
Self-driving cars, Jeopardy! champion supercomputers, 3D
printing, and a variety of useful robots have all indicated that we're
at a tipping point where technologies once found only in science
fiction are becoming everyday reality. This panel will discuss what
attendees need to understand about the nature of technological
progress in the era of digital hardware, software, and networks.
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Center for Digital Business; Prof.
John Leonard, Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, MIT CSAIL; Prof. Sandy
Pentland, MIT Media Lab; and Prof. Tom Malone, Patrick J. McGovern
Professor of Management, MIT Sloan.
CIO Keynote Panel: "Leading
the Digital Enterprise" will discuss the organizational and
technical challenges CIOs face when leading their organization's
transformation to its future Digital Enterprise. It will review how to
overcome organizational obstacles, the best way to work with other
executives in establishing priorities, strategic planning,
implementing the right technologies and more. Featuring Adriana
Karaboutis, Global CIO of Dell; Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix (NYSE:
EQIX); Rebecca Rhoads, President, Global Business Services and CIO of
Raytheon (News - Alert) Company (NYSE: RTN); and Roger Gurnani, EVP & CIO of Verizon
Closing Keynote: In this session titled "Closing
In On The Second Machine Age," Andrew McAfee (News - Alert) will follow-up on
his�co-author Erik Brynjolfsson's morning presentation to discuss our
current inflection point, where technology continues�to advance at a
pace that is outstripping the educational system and skill development
for workers, business models and the types of companies in our
economy. As part of this presentation, McAfee will address actions we
can all take to help prepare ourselves, our children, our businesses,
and our economy to embrace the pace of technology now.
Other panel sessions driven by key IT leaders, practitioners, and MIT
researchers include: "Transforming 'Digital Silos' to 'Digital Care
Enterprise,'" "Big Data, Analytics, and Insights," "Security, Privacy,
and Availability in the Digital Enterprise," "Capitalizing on the
Internet of Things," "Maximizing and Communicating the Business Value of
IT," "CIO, CMO, CDO Perspectives on Digital Transformation," and "Evolve
or Perish: Becoming the CIO of the Future."
The Symposium will also feature this year's Finalists for the
Sloan CIO Leadership Award on several panels and include an
"Author's row" book signing by Sandy Pentland, author of "Social
Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science," Erik
Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, New York Times best-selling authors of "The
Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of
Brilliant Technologies," and Tom Davenport, author of "Big Data
The Symposium will conclude with The
Innovation Showcase, which connects CIOs and senior business leaders
with ten carefully selected early-stage technology companies which have
the potential to impact CIOs' top and bottom lines through innovation
For more information about the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium visit www.mitcio.com.
About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and
senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs
and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables
them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The
annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking
discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that
is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized
and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association and
the MIT Center for Digital Business. Visit www.mitcio.com
for more information and registration.
To stay connected to the Symposium and its community, follow updates on
Twitter (News - Alert): https://twitter.com/mitcio.
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