Thriving in the digital economy


Dean Schmittlein, 2016 CIO Leadership Award Winner David Neitz, and Event Chair Lindsey Anderson

According to MIT Sloan research (Leading Digital) companies that thrive in the digital economy are 26% more profitable than their industry peers. These companies excel in the strategic use of data, in leading digital innovation, in creating new business opportunities through platform strategies, and in adapting to the changing nature of work and the workplace. The 2016 Symposium will provide insights into ways CIOs can help their organizations Thrive in the Digital Economy.

Specific topics will include:

  • Impact digital has on the nature of work, the workplace, and innovation
  • Big Data 2.0 and Data’s Strategic Role
  • Platform Strategies, IoT, Cybersecurity, and Blockchain
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In one day... Engage and connect with global business and industry thought leaders. Acquire actionable insight through leading academic research. Explore the newest enterprise technological innovations.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is a community of CEOs, CIOs and senior IT executives who connect with academic thought leaders, their practicing peers and IT partners in an annual one-day conference, held on the MIT campus, as well as through online conversations and educational webcasts. These CIOs and other senior business executives from around the world gather to explore how leading-edge academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges faced in today's volatile business environment and economy.

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"[The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium] brings a good mix of the pure content as opposed to vendor-based content or industry driven content, so there’s a perspective from the academic world alongside industry trends."

Sanjay Mirchandani
SVP and General Manager, VMware

"This is the best gathering of CIOs that I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to quite a few."

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Chairman & CEO, Object Management Group

"You are able to attract a lot of people who are coming from different sides of the industry, both from academia and the coal-face so to speak, that’s an interesting mix."

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EVP and CIO, Liberty Mutual Insurance

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