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Leading the Smarter Enterprise: The Upcoming MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

How smart is your enterprise? Or maybe you don’t feel you are in a position to know. That’s what the annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is all about. The one-day think tank brings to the MIT campus global CEOs, CIOs, senior IT executives, and academic thought leaders to explore late-breaking technological innovations. The 2019 symposium takes place Wednesday, May 22 at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium.

Senior business executives from around the world will discover how leading-edge academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges presented by today’s volatile business environment. In addition to the meeting at MIT, the symposium will include online conversations and educational webcasts.

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

Leading the Smarter Enterprise will examine how we can leverage data, machine learning, AI, and other insightful technologies to create organizations that engage more deeply with customers and stakeholders. Smart enterprises incorporate data-driven insights into every decision they make, promote talent growth, focus on consumer satisfaction, and know how to get to market more quickly than their competitors. They also know how to scale, and symposium participants will look at the key hurdles to scalability—culture, entrenched processes, and a lack of talent.

Bottom line: smarter enterprises require smarter CIOs and technologists. They require leaders who can act as cultural change agents, motivating and educating their peers in the reinvention of their organizations for competitive advantage.

An agenda packed with transformational ideas
The 2019 CIO Symposium kicks off with Crafting Data Strategies that Pay Off moderated by Barbara Haley Wixom, Principal Research Scientist, at MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research and ends with The Second Enlightenment, a talk by Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist and Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

Other sessions include:

Designing for Digital: How to Architect Your Business for Sustained Success, moderated by Jeanne W. Ross, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research.

The Real Impact of Machine Learning and Robotics on the Workforce, a keynote speech by MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

Future-proofing the Workforce for Digital, moderated by Kristine Dery, Research Scientist at MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research.

Review the full agenda.

The symposium will also feature the tenth annual Innovation Showcase, which features outstanding early stage companies that offer valuable cutting-edge solutions to enterprise IT.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is co-organized by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).

Register for the 2019 MIT CIO Symposium.

Watch video of the 2018 symposium

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