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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium - Inventing Your Future: Accelerating Success Through Technology, May 20, 2015

Call for Nominations:
The 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award 

at the 12th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

In this Issue...
  • Early Bird Registration is Open
  • Call for Award Nominations
  • 2014 Award Winner and Finalists
  • Welcome Diamond Sponsor MarkLogic
  • Second Machine Age at Davos
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Call for Award Nominations


The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium seeks nominations for this year's MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award, which honors CIOs who lead their organizations by delivering business value and innovative use of IT in exceptional ways. The 2015 Award recipients will be honored during a VIP dinner preceding the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on May 20, 2015. 


Nominees must hold the title of Chief Information Officer (CIO) or equivalent. They must be the highest-level IT leader in the organization. Past award winners include:

  • F. Thaddeus Arroyo, CIO, AT&T Services, Inc. - 2014
  • Scott Blanchette, SVP, Information & Technology Services, Vanguard Health - 2013 
  • Chris Perretta, EVP and CIO, State Street - 2012
  • Catherine Bruno, CIO, Eastern Maine Healthcare - 2012
  • Marco Orellana, CIO, Codelco - 2011

Key characteristics of CIO leadership include:


Strong Communicator - Articulates a vision for strategic business value from IT and works across the organization to build partnership around this vision. Focuses communications on value and innovation, not technology. Helps all IT staff to understand the business and speak the language of business leaders.


Proven Manager ("Cheap Information Officer") - Clearly demonstrates value-for-money in the management of core IT services - providing the right services at the right price and the right level of quality. Recognized among peers as an effective leader of the IT unit.


Value Driver ("Chief Improvement Officer") - Understands the business and needs of the CEO, CFO, Line-of-Business heads and other senior executives. Ensures clear focus on potential and realized value in all IT initiatives. Incorporates IT into business decision-making by participating in key strategic conversations, suggesting innovative uses of IT, and managing risk.


Trusted Partner ("CIO-Plus") - Exercises authority beyond IT itself. Considered a trusted member of the senior executive team, not just a technology leader. Suggests innovative uses of IT to transform the business - and successfully executes the changes. May receive additional non-IT responsibilities such as Chief Operating Officer or VP of Strategy, or strategic temporary roles such as Head of M&A integration.



Applications are due February 28. Information about the award and the online application can be found at Please contact with any questions about the application process.

2014 Award Winner and Finalists
2014 MITCIO Award Winner and Finalists
Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Information Officer of AT&T Services, Inc. is the recipient of the prestigious MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2014 CIO Leadership Award.

Finalists were Rebecca Rhoads, President of Global Business Services (GBS) and CIO of Raytheon Company ; Dieter Haban, CIO, Daimler Trucks North America; Andi Karaboutis, Vice President and Global CIO Dell; and Steve Neff, Enterprise CTO, Fidelity Investments. Read More �

Welcome Diamond Sponsor MarkLogic

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to welcome MarkLogic as a Diamond Level sponsor for 2015! For more than a decade, MarkLogic has delivered a powerful, agile and trusted Enterprise NoSQL database platform that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information. Organizations around the world rely on MarkLogic's enterprise-grade technology to power the new generation of information applications. Find out more at


Second Machine Age at Davos World Economic Forum

Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday, where he spoke about the book he wrote with his colleague Erik Brynjolfsson called The Second Machine AgeRead More �

Lindsey Anderson
 The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized by:

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