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In this Issue:
  • 2020 Theme: "Designing Your Enterprise for Sustained Success" 
  • Very Early Bird Registration is Open - $345
  • The Background of Selecting a Theme
  • CISR Scientist Releases New Book
  • MIT CIO Chair Moderates CIO Roundtable at Future Compute
2020 Theme -- Designing Your Enterprise for Sustained Success
Welcome to the digital economy where there are no guarantees of success! How do you improve your odds? Adopt a management philosophy that is able to respond to rapidly changing technologies and markets. CIOs and their fellow senior executives must become great at designing organizations that solve customer problems and deliver new value propositions. Organizational design enables strategic flexibility to quickly respond to new competitive threats and opportunities.

CIOs must concentrate relentlessly on people, processes and technology to enable a fast cycle of decisions and actions. Synchronize these 3 design elements to execute new digital strategies.

Attend the 17th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Connect with MIT academics, leading CIOs, senior executives, industry experts, and peers for a day of learning and engaging. Leave prepared to design your enterprise for sustained success.
Very Early Bird Registration is Open - Just $345!
Registration for the nation's premier CIO event, the 17th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, is now open, with very early bird savings of about 50% off next ticket increase on January 15th.

Join us and gain actionable academic knowledge coupled with real-world insight to help your organization respond to rapidly changing technologies and markets.
The Background of Selecting a Theme
The Symposium's mission is to bring together a community of CEOs, CIOs and senior IT executives with the academic thought leaders of MIT and their research work. Below are two examples where the 2020 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium theme ties together the people and the activities of the MIT community.
CISR Scientist Releases New Book
Dr. Jeanne W. Ross , Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), co-authored the book, Designed for Digital: How to Architect Your Business for Sustained Success .

Dr. Ross has participated as a speaker and panelist with the Symposium since 2015. In her role at MIT CISR, she lectures, conducts research, and directs executive education courses on IT management practices.

Learn more about Dr. Ross' book, Designed for Digital: How to Architect Your Business for Sustained Success (September 2019 - Jeanne W. Ross, Cynthia M. Beath, and Martin Mocker, MITPress)
MITCIO Chair Moderates CIO Roundtable at Future Compute
Lindsey Anderson, Chair, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium recently moderated the "Preparing for the New Computing Landscape: A CIO Roundtable" panel at MIT Technology Review's Future Compute event held at the MIT Media Lab.

Mr. Anderson was joined by Symposium speakers from prior years, Don Anderson of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Adriana Karaboutis of National Grid, and Giorgos Zacharia of KAYAK, as well as Robert Solis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

The panel discussed the role of the CIO in leading technology changes to solve problems in entirely new ways and unleash new business opportunities. View the full panel video.
Cordially,
Lindsey Anderson
MIT Center for Information Systems Research

MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy