Allan R. Tate Named Executive Chair, Takes Over From Lindsey Anderson
I want to personally thank Lindsey Anderson for all he has
to make the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium what it is today. Lindsey led the Symposium for 7+ years, beginning as the chairman for the 2014 event, and prior to that was both a volunteer and member of the board of directors. Since 2014 the number of registrations has grown from 685 to 914 and attendee satisfaction has remained strong (with approximately 90% reporting satisfied or very satisfied year after year). Lindsey built strong relationships with sponsors and grew the Symposium into an event that attracts senior executives from around the world. He will continue as a volunteer and will remain on the 2020 CIO Award team as a judge.
Lindsey and I met in the fall of 2013 at an MIT presentation and he asked me to come to the kick-off meeting for the 2014 event. Since then I’ve been on the panel team, chair of the marketing team, co-chair of the technology team, and Associate Chair this past year. As a technologist with years of experience in the IT Industry, I found volunteering for the organizing team to be a rewarding experience. Our pivot to a virtual format, having canceled the 2020 in-person event, provides me with an unexpected and unique opportunity to bring my experience in film, tv, acting, audiobook recording and sound engineering to my new role as Executive Chair.
The world is changing, and we are changing too, but the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will continue to bring together the best academic and industry thought leadership for insightful discussions about our digital world. Stay safe.
Allan R. Tate
Executive Chair, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium