The CIO Adventure: Now, Next and… Beyond
Award Co-Chair Ray Chang, Event Chair Lindsey Anderson, 2017 CIO Leadership Award Winner David Gledhill, and Co-Chair George Westerman
The CIO experience has become a roller coaster ride: an uphill challenge of budgets, talent shortages, and digital transformations and a downhill thrill ride of executive advancement to the C-suite and business leadership for the fortunate few. "There’s never been a better time to be a great CIO or a worse time to be an average one” according to George Westerman, Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award.
The 2017 Symposium will help you navigate through your hazardous and exciting CIO adventure. We’ll help you prepare for now, next, and beyond through insightful discussions around the increasingly important impact technologies (IoT, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, DevOps, Cloud and Cybersecurity) are having on corporations and society as we collectively struggle with complex ethical and economic issues. We’ll also help prepare CIOs and senior IT executives for the challenges they face in guiding their enterprise through continuous digital transformations, in building a digital organization, in IT talent management, in business leadership, and more.
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.
"[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."
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."
Richard Mark Soley
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."
EVP and CIO, Liberty Mutual Insurance