Joining Shamim in the live webinar presentation were fellow nominees Mojgan Lefebvre, EVP, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Travelers, and Zeeshan Tariq, VP, CIO, Zimmer Biomet, and event moderator Dr. George Westerman, the Award Co-Chair.
– The other big news was the successful broadcast of the Symposium's first live webinar. The 90-minute event allowed the participants to exchange ideas and provide a platform for event attendees to submit their own questions.
When the Covid-19 crisis response forced the cancellation of the on-site Symposium in March, the Symposium team and vendors were able to pivot and still bring together technology leaders from around the world, without delaying our original May 19 date.
This pivot was not for the faint of heart. It required testing webinar platforms, redirecting ticketing systems, reprogramming content plans, and -- most of all -- having faith that it would all come together when we clicked to sign in yesterday.
– During the Webinar, Allan Tate, the new Executive Chair of the Symposium, announced the launch of the
MIT Sloan CIO Digital Learning Series
. As we crossed the line to virtual events, the next natural step is to bring our content offerings online. The DLS is scheduled each month, June -- October 2020. The series is a work in progress, as it evolves to meet our member's needs, so join us for the first event next Wednesday, May 27, where Allan and Advisory Board member Christopher Reichert will introduce the MIT Sloan CIO Digital Learning Series and have a live Q&A.