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New Program
Surprised by the Moves in the Swiss Franc and Its Global Impact? Check Out Our New Program
The recent decision by the Swiss National Bank to abolish the cap on the Swiss franc relative to the euro has shocked global markets, with immediate repercussions on banks and businesses alike. Our timely new course, Understanding the Transformation and Globalization of Monetary Policy, can help prepare organizations for radical policy shifts and their ripple effects. The course is designed to help executives understand global monetary policy, where it may be heading, and how its transformation can impact countries and companies around the world. It is led by MIT Sloan Professor Kristin Forbes, an External Member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, who also served previously as the youngest-ever member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Join us for the inaugural session, March 9-10, 2015.
Upcoming WebinarWebinar
Ed Schiappa
Visual Persuasion in the Digital Age
Join MIT Sloan Professor Ed Schiappa in our next live, complimentary webinar to learn why visual communication is king in today's digital era, as well as how to manage virtual communications with power and presence. The latest in the innovation@workTM Webinar Series, the webinar will be held on February 5, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST). The one-hour webinar will be followed immediately by a live Q&A session on Facebook with Professor Schiappa.


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  The Innovator's DNA
What Makes a Great CIO?
According to Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, it's a mix of discovery and delivery skills. In his book, The Innovator's DNA, Gregersen discusses four attributes needed to be an innovative CIO: questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting.
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Watch for details about two new, upcoming course with Hal Gregersen.

Leading Digital
New Book Details How to Become Digitally Savvy
Achieving digital mastery is not impossible but does require "time, tenacity, and leadership--as well as human capital and investment," say MIT Sloan Professors Andrew McAfee and George Westerman in their new book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation. In a recent video, the authors discuss how executives should devise and lead digital strategy for their companies.
Discover some key takeaways from the book
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Words of Wisdom for Women in Business
What advice would you give women as they graduate from business school? Tara Swart, CEO of The Unlimited Mind, says she would advise women to find a mentor, coach, and sponsors. In addition, she reminds them to "never underestimate the power of having good people around you."

The Ice Bucket Challenge: Why It Worked
MIT Sloan Professor Catherine Tucker says what made The Ice Bucket Challenge such a phenomenal fundraising success was its "authenticity, vanity, and made-to-go-viral design." While some criticized its success, the grassroots effort raised more than $100 million for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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Trending Now
TrendingNowLondon Embraces Innovation
London is gaining ground when it comes to innovation-driven business development, says Executive Director of MIT Sloan Executive Education Peter Hirst. Representatives from the city "across the pond" comprise one of eight teams in the current MIT REAP initiative--a two-year program designed to help regions promote economic development and job creation by teaching multi-disciplinary teams how to build an innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Former President Shares Thoughts on Her Tenure at MIT
As part of his Fireside Chats, MIT Sloan Dean David Schmittlein speaks with Susan Hockfield, MIT President Emerita, who shares her thoughts on what it was like to lead during a recession, the importance of MIT Sloan's engagement with local as well as international communities, and the impact of being the first female president at MIT.
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Five Ways to Tackle Technology Debt
Technology debt is the total cost to your company of replacing outdated or unsupported technologies and systems that were poorly architected, and many companies aren't aware of the size of that debt. Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Researcher at MIT Sloan's Center for Information Systems Research, suggests five things your company can do to help limit your organization's debt.
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Featured ParticipantsParticipants
Exec Ed Program Participant Selected as Top LinkedIn Marketing Professional
In a recent survey conducted by LinkedIn in Brazil, Marcos Faco--MIT Sloan Executive Education program participant and Director of FGV's Communication and Marketing Division--was named one of 24 marketing professionals who are "most prominent and relevant on social networks."
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Bernard Gavgani
Innovative Teaching Methods Led Banking Executive to Certificate Program
In order to cope with the complexities and uncertainties reconfiguring his business, Bernard Gavgani, Global Head of IT and Operations at BNP Paribas, France, needs to understand how to link technology decisions with business strategy. Gavgani says he chose MIT Sloan Executive Education programs to help him achieve these goals "because of the high-quality faculty and innovative way in which they teach management and leadership."

Participant Review of Strategies for Sustainable Business
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BlogBusiness Trends for 2015
Read what MIT Sloan thought leaders have to say about business trends for 2015 in one of our recent blog posts. MIT Sloan professors and lecturers weigh in on issues such as the rise of entrepreneurship, how better analytics inspire innovative experimentation, and why it's cheaper to grow companies today.
MIT Sloan Executive Education innovation@workTM Blog
Stay current with cutting-edge research and faculty commentary from Executive Education at the MIT Sloan Executive Education innovation@workTM Blog. Read about timely news topics including innovation, digital business strategies, and tips for launching successful start-ups. We welcome your comments as well as any ideas for posts. To submit blog topic ideas for consideration, email us or go to our guest blogging guidelines.
Upcoming Programs and Events
Advanced Management Program (AMP) Info Session
AMP is a month-long senior executive program designed for a select group of leaders who seek "something beyond an MBA" and are willing to create and sustain a learning community. AMP participants will acquire new frameworks and skills for which MIT Sloan is world-renowned, make connections with colleagues who share similar experiences, and develop an expanded sense of themselves as leaders. The next session will be May 26-June 26, 2015.
Learn more
Join Court Chilton, the AMP Director, on our Facebook page for a live info session chat February 4, 2015 at 10:00 EST. Get all your questions about the program answered. 

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
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. This year's conference will be held on May 20, 2015. As sponsors, MIT Sloan Executive Education is pleased to offer our friends a special "early bird" discount on the conference price: pay just $550 ($995 full price) when registering before February 28, 2015. To receive the discount, enter the promotional code:15EXECEARLY when registering. This special will expire on February 20, 2015. 

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