Problems, problems. We will all face choices at the 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. During the first afternoon breakout, we'll choose between four sessions that are focused on cybersecurity, internet of things, demand shaping, and managing personal data. In this newsletter, we'll briefly discuss the last two.
First, when Steve Jobs introduced the iPod, he generated massive demand for a new way to consume music that consumers, and many in the music industry, had not anticipated; he shaped demand. The panel, "Demand Shaping: How IT Becomes a Distinctive Advantage," will discuss how CIOs can use the same tactic.
Second, in today's world, a medical device that looks into your eye can capture amazing detail about your health history in less than a second. One tiny interaction and you're an open book. The panel, "Getting the Data: Approaches to Managing Personal Data," will explore the privacy, liability, security, and ethical considerations associated with capturing and managing personal data.
The problem for all of us is that these are just two of four sessions running simultaneously at the 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. (No worries - our multi-channel DVR will record all sessions and they will be available for viewing after the event.)