April 25, 2011
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 25, 2011 -- On May 18th more than 800 CIOs, CTOs, and senior technology executives from around the world will gather here to explore how to profitably leverage digital media at the 8th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The theme for this year’s event is “Beyond the Crossroads: How will the CIO role evolve in the digital business world?”
The Symposium will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the MIT Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. The event is part of the MIT 150th Anniversary Celebration. The full agenda is available at http://www.mitcio.com/agenda.php.
Symposium attendees will interact with internationally recognized thought leaders as well as peers who are experts in the IT field, representing Akamai, McKinsey & Company, Global Crossing, Hewlett-Packard, EMC, Iron Mountain, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Charles Schwab, SAS, Intuit, Accenture and State Street, among others. They will gain powerful tools and strategies that will enable them to achieve value, strategic positioning, and profitability for their enterprises. This knowledge will ensure their companies maintain a competitive advantage and sustain growth in tomorrow’s digital business world.
Valuable keynote panel discussion topics include:
* View from the Top: Opportunities and Strategies in the Digital Business World - CIOs will learn to anticipate and adapt proactively to market changes by looking beyond competitors and shifts in the economic landscape, changes in the workforce and customer profiles, and the evolution of business and social environments.
* MIT’s Perspective: What Every CIO Should Know About the Future Impact of Digital Business - The growth of data, the increasingly digital nature of business, and the dichotomy of enabling without controlling the viral nature of social networks makes the job of the CIO extremely complicated. Panelists will comment on the biggest changes yet to come, how CIOs can prepare for a more mature digital business world.
* The Evolving CIO Role in Cloud and Mobile Computing Environment - CIOs will learn how to leverage the spectrum of Cloud Computing as a platform: from tactical low hanging fruit scenarios to game-changing transformation.
* Cloud Computing Spectrum: From Low Hanging Fruit to Game-changing Transformation - Cloud computing is an evolving concept with many different implementations CIOs will learn about various cloud computing solutions and how to prepare for the cloud age.
“Instead of focusing exclusively on optimizing internal efficiencies, forward-looking information and communication technologies must support the business goal of achieving a competitive edge and long-term profitability,” said Dr. Graham Rong, Chair of the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. “The 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium focuses on how CIOs can create strategic value for their companies in today’s digital business world.”
In addition, the winner of the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award for CIO Innovation Leadership will be announced. It honors CIOs who lead their organizations to pursue the innovative use of IT and business processes to deliver business value. The symposium concludes with the annual Innovation Showcase, featuring the work of ten early-stage companies.
For more information about or to register for the 2011 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 Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit www.mitcio.com for more information and registration.
To stay connected to the community developing around the Symposium, please join The Global CIO & Executive IT Group (An MIT Sloan CIO Group), which can be found on Linkedin.com: http://www.linkedin.com/groupInvitation?groupID=1719457. Follow Symposium updates on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mitciosymposium.
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