MIT Sloan's Newsmakers

at the 13th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

In this Issue...
  • How to Avoid Late Fees
  • The On-Demand Economy Conference
  • Digital Workplace: The S-Factors
  • The Digital Platform Revolution
  • Welcome Gold Sponsor Topcoder

Did you miss the Early Bird Registration Deadline? 


Register now, and avoid late fees! General registration is $995 before May 11. Our generous cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to 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!

Partner Event: The On Demand Economy, March 15
The On-Demand Economy Conference gathers the leading thinkers at the intersection of technology and labor from academia, business, and policy with the goal of proactively answering the following questions:
  • How big is the on-demand economy and how much more room does it have to grow?
  • What are the biggest opportunities for digital platforms to improve the labor market?
  • How are on-demand platforms affecting the workers who participate on these respective platforms?
  • Should the old way of classifying workers into contractors and employees be redesigned?
The goal of this conference is to make substantial progress in answering these and other questions through empirically grounded discussion and debate. Join the discussion on March 15 at the MIT Media Lab. To register visit
Digital Workplace: The 'S' Factors
Many companies introduce enterprise social networks like Yammer, experiment with eliminating offices and creating open workspaces, and enable more flexible and mobile ways of working. They anticipate that these initiatives will help them to better deal with turbulent, rapidly changing environments that require collaboration and agility to deliver more complex digital solutions in rapid cycles. In this article from the Sloan Management Review, get a preview of Kristine Dery's upcoming panel, Redesigning the Digital Workplace.
The [Digital] Platform Revolution is Coming...
After the well-received 2015 morning keynote, Platform Shift, what do you do for an encore?
  1. Give the 2016 afternoon keynote
  2. Write a book
  3. Launch a website and a Twitter feed
  4. All of the above
Platform Revolution will be released on March 28, 2016. Learn how to receive exclusive bonus content by visiting the website. And follow @PlatRevolution.

Oh yes, be sure to attend the Panel on May 18, The Owner's Guide to Platform Strategies, and meet Marshall Van Alstyne at the book signing during the afternoon reception.
Is your Early Stage company Unique?
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.

Welcome Gold Sponsor Topcoder

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to welcome Gold Sponsor, Topcoder! Topcoder's crowdsourcing marketplace connects companies with a community of nearly 1 million of the world's best problem solving minds. Driven by competition, our members' winning solutions provide innovation, speed and cost benefits that no other approach can achieve. Whether you're building applications, creating new designs, or tackling tough data problems, Topcoder provides an alternative to hours-based models. You pay only for results. Learn more at

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