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The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is a community of CEOs, CIOs and senior IT executives who connect with academic thought leaders, their practicing peers and IT partners in an annual one-day conference, held on the MIT campus, as well as through online conversations and educational webcasts. These CIOs and other senior business executives from around the world gather to explore how leading-edge academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges faced in today's volatile business environment and economy.

The 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will address this critical concern. Keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions feature more than fifty business leaders, strategists, lead CIOs, and technology innovators, from industry and academia. Our sessions explore topics ranging from leveraging virtualization and cloud computing to the IT role in turning your company green, application of collaborative technologies, outsourcing and IT governance.

Excellence Since 2004

The MIT Sloan School of Management is ranked first in IT and innovation leadership among business schools worldwide. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium provides insight into leading-edge academic research that enables CIOs and other senior business executives to harness the potential of innovative tools and new approaches to the practical challenges they face in today’s changing economy.

What They're Saying

"[The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium] brings a good mix of the pure content as opposed to vendor-based content or industry driven content, so there’s a perspective from the academic world alongside industry trends. "

Sanjay Mirchandani
SVP and General Manager, VMware

"This is the best gathering of CIOs that I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to quite a few."

Richard Mark Soley
Chairman & CEO, Object Management Group

"You are able to attract a lot of people who are coming from different sides of the industry, both from academia and the coal-face so to speak, that’s an interesting mix."

James McGlennon
EVP and CIO, Liberty Mutual Insurance

"I believe that the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is unique in that it is situated at the crossroads where industry meets academia.  The agenda features a winning blend of speakers from both spheres and focuses on issues and new innovations that are of great importance to global CIOs and business leaders like myself."

Kazuhiro Gomi
President and CEO, NTT America
The MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award
The MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award
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The MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award
The MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award

Lead Your Digital Enterprise Forward: Are you ready for the next digital revolution?

As the global trend towards digitization accelerates, organizations need to reinvent their Digital Enterprises, again. More than new technologies are required; a whole cultural transformation is needed. Organizations must overcome their inertia and reluctance to change. Strong leadership is essential to identifying and implementing compelling new technologies and to overcoming organizational obstacles.

The CIO is ideally placed to lead this technical and cultural transformation. Are YOU ready? Being ideally placed is no guarantee of future success. Get ready through the academic thought leadership of MIT combined with the in the trenches experience of CIOs who are successfully leading their Digital Enterprises forward.

Who Should Attend?

  • Global Chief Information Officers across industries and sectors.
  • Other C-level executives from technology, information management, operations, and finance functions.
  • Senior business and technical executives who lead or need to deliver business value through innovative solutions.

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