Inventing Your Future:

Accelerating Success Through Technology

2015 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Theme


In this Issue...
  • How to Avoid Late Fees
  • Inventing Your Future: Accelerating Success Through Technology
  • Cybersecurity at MIT
  • Welcome Gold Sponsor Benefitfocus

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Inventing Your Future:
Accelerating Success Through Technology

This year's theme is based on the NY Times Best Seller, The Second Machine Age, as well as a new book, Leading Digital. Both books originate from the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE). 


Book: The Second Machine Age

Digitization and exponential improvements in technology (faster, cheaper, smarter) are the foundation of future success. Accelerated success will come through new combinations of people, processes, and technology ? finding smarter, more efficient ways to manage current operations; using technology, including the Internet of Things, to redefine products; making insightful decisions based on analytics; and improving the customer experience.


We are at an inflection point. What made CIOs successful today will not necessarily make them successful tomorrow. CIOs need new modes of thinking and practice, and exceptional collaboration skills across the organization. To accelerate success, CIOs need to work with their C-Suite colleagues and the rest of their enterprise on envisioning new business models enabled by technology.


Book: Leading Digital

Get the insights you need to invent your and your organization's future at the 2015 MITSloan CIO Symposium. The Symposium brings together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading, global CIOs who are using technology to build new paths to success.


Here is a great quote from Leading Digital that is apropos to the Symposium theme:


"[Digital Masters] see technologies as a way to rethink the way they do business, breaking free of outdated assumptions that arose from the limits of older technologies."


This year's Symposium is all about breaking free of outdated assumptions.

Cybersecurity at MIT Launch 3/12 Features Rus, Madnick

On March 12, Prof. Daniela Rus and Prof. Stuart Madnick will be featured at the public launch of MIT's comprehensive effort to tackle the technical, regulatory and business challenges of cybersecurity. 

Rus and Madnick will also be at the Symposium in May.  See More  �

Welcome Returning Gold Sponsor Benefitfocus

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to welcome returning Gold Sponsor, Benefitfocus!  Benefitfocus is a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. Benefitfocus has served more than 23 million consumers on its platform which is designed to streamline benefits administration and make its easy for people to understand and choose the right benefits for their needs. Find out more at

Lindsey Anderson
 The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized by:

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association MIT Center for Information Systems Research
MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association
MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research

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