Thriving Through Digital Ecosystems

at the 13th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

In this Issue...
  • Thriving Through Digital Ecosystems
  • Where Computers Defeat Humans
  • Welcome Gold Sponsor Quickbase
  • Last week to apply for the Innovation Showcase

Is your job threatened by the new Digital Overlords? Learn what some of the Idols of IDE think, featured in last week's New York Times.


CISR Superstar Peter Weill will explore Digltal Ecosystems, which can put your company in the Overlord Seat.


Either way, join the Conversation in Cambridge on May 18th. Reserve your seat now!

Thriving Through Digital Ecosystems
Why ecosystems? Because MIT research found that companies with 50% or more of their revenues from digital ecosystems had higher revenues and higher profit margins than their industry's average. Ecosystems move beyond linear supply chains to partnering with providers of complementary products and services (or sometimes competitors) to create a better customer experience, among other benefits. We'll share MIT case studies and survey results and facilitate a conversation with digital leaders on how they are each brokering connections with their firms, customers and partners.

Peter Weill, CISR,  will moderate the panel including:
Peter Weill Rob Frohwein Lucille Mayer Gary Scholten
Peter Weill Rob Frohwein Lucille Mayer Gary Scholten
Where Computers Defeat Humans,
and Where They Can't
ALPHAGO, the artificial intelligence system built by the Google subsidiary DeepMind, has just defeated the human champion, Lee Se-dol, four games to one in the tournament of the strategy game of Go. Why does this matter? Erik Brynjolffson and Andy McAfee explain in this Op-Ed published last week in the New York Times.

Erik will moderate this year's Academic Keynote, and Andy will give the Closing Keynote. Don't miss them on May 18!

Welcome Gold Sponsor Quickbase

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to welcome Gold Sponsor, QuickBase! Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., QuickBase is focused on helping businesses of all sizes drive productivity and digitally transform their organizations. The platform's unique interface enables users to create custom applications faster and easier without learning code. Today, QuickBase is used by more than 6,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100, across a variety of industries and use cases. Learn more at

Last Week to Apply for Innovation Showcase
The Innovation Showcase is a special opportunity to meet with the world's best, brightest, and most successful technology executives and companies.   If you know a company that fits this description, tell them about it and encourage them to apply!  Information about the showcase and the application download can be found at . Applications are due April 1.
Lindsey Anderson
 The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized by:

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