Up Your Digital Game from Vision to Execution


Award Co-Chair Ray Chang, Event Chair Lindsey Anderson, 2017 CIO Leadership Award Winner David Gledhill, and Co-Chair George Westerman

The time for merely thinking digital has passed; the future belongs to the doers.

Successful enterprises have embraced digital and are continuously redefining their vision and improving their execution. Several reports indicate that the gap is widening between companies that have advanced digital capabilities and those that do not. This year’s Symposium will help you Up Your Digital Game from Vision to Execution. The focus is on excellence.

Learn from MIT academics, leading CIOs and senior executives, and industry experts about shaping a clear vision that encompasses emerging and evolving technologies like AI, big data, IoT, cybersecurity, blockchain, and cloud. Moreover, learn how to effectively realize that vision by building a digital organization that scales and implements new business models by navigating complex ethical and economic issues, developing platforms, managing hybrid IT and business talent, establishing cross-functional partnerships across your organization, and capitalizing on agile and DevOps.

This year’s Symposium will enable CIOs to set clear objectives for their organizations and empower CIOs to plan and implement more strategically. The Symposium also provides opportunities for learning, engaging, and connecting with global technology and innovation communities so that CIOs will be ready to return to their organizations and drive digital success.

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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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What your peers are saying

"[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."

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."

James McGlennon
EVP and CIO, Liberty Mutual Insurance

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