In this Issue...
  • Pathways to Futre Ready: The Digital Playbook 
  • The Cognitive Company: Incremental Present, Transformational Future
  • Innovation Showcase Application Deadline: April 1
  • Welcome Equinix
  • MIT Technology Review: Business of Blockchain
  • Join the Discussion
  • Welcome Markley Group
  • Avoid Late Fees-General Registration is open until May 11
Pathways to Future Ready: The Digital Playbook

Kicking off the morning sessions, Peter Weill, Chairman, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, will share a framework for digital transformation and facilitate a conversation with executives who are leading their companies into the digital era. The distinguished panel includes:

Moderator,  Peter Weill, Chairman, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research
Jim Fowler, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, General Electric
David Gledhill, Group Chief Information Officer & Head of Group Technology & Operations, DBS
Lucille Mayer, Head of Client Experience Delivery & Global Innovation, BNY Mellon
The Cognitive Company: Incremental Present, Transformational Future

Finishing off the morning sessions, Professor Tom Davenport, Fellow at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, will give a keynote address on the expanding reach of digital innovation. Based on a review of over 100 organizations’ attempts to implement some form of cognitive technology, this TED-type talk will describe major areas of cognitive activity likely to be transformed, and prescribe steps that most organizations should take today to becoming a “cognitive company.”

Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor, Babson College & Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Innovation Showcase Application Deadline is April 1 

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!  

Deadline: Applications are free, and due April 1. Information about the showcase and the online application can be found at Please contact with any questions about the application process.

Welcome Equinix!

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to welcome Equinix as a Platnium Level Sponsor for 2017!  Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. Visit
Blockchain—You've heard the term, now understand the impact.

How can security, identity, and ownership be guaranteed while operating at the speed of the Internet?   Blockchain technology may provide the answer.   MIT Technology Review and the MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative invite you to The Business of Blockchain (April 18, 2017); a conference examining the technology, ethics, and impact of blockchains across industries:   REGISTER TODAY
Join the Discussion

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is active on social media. Join the discussion online as we prepare for the 2017 Symposium.
  Welcome Markley Group!

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to welcome the Markley Group as a Gold Level Sponsor for 2017! The Markley Group is New England’s largest, most comprehensive multi-tenant, mission-critical data center and carrier hotel, who is driven by a single goal: build strong, lasting connections. Markley achieves this goal by
connecting their clients with best-in-class infrastructure, facilities, and services that ensure performance and reliability. Click HERE for more information.
Avoid Late Fees – General Registration is open until May 11

Register now, and avoid late fees! General registration is $995 before May 11. Our generous cancellation policy allows you to cancel until May 1 (minus a small processing fee). And, you can always transfer your registration to someone else at no charge. But after May 11, a late fee will apply. Don't wait until the last minute, register today!
Lindsey Anderson

MIT Center for Information Systems Research

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

 MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association