MIT CIO Symposium & MIT CISR CIO Summit


  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    MIT CIO Symposium
    The 2017 MIT CIO Symposium will help you navigate through your hazardous and exciting CIO adventure. We’ll help you prepare for now, next, and beyond through insightful discussions around the increasingly important impact technologies (IoT, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, DevOps, Cloud and Cybersecurity) are having on corporations and society as we collectively struggle with complex ethical and economic issues. We’ll also help prepare CIOs and senior IT executives for the challenges they face in guiding their enterprise through continuous digital transformations, in building a digital organization, in IT talent management, in business leadership, and more.
    6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM
    MIT CISR CIO Summit Reception & Dinner
    Join us for a special evening at the new Samberg Conference Center on the MIT Campus to kick off our annual event for CIOs of MIT CISR member organizations. Our speaker will be Donald Sull, PhD, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. His research and teaching focus on strategy execution in turbulent markets. Dr. Sull will help us understand why strategy execution fails and the actions you can take to improve your odds of success.
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    MIT CISR CIO Summit "Digital Strategy Execution"
    This is our annual invitation only event for CIOs of MIT CISR member organizations.
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Check-in and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Introduction and Town Hall: What does digital strategy mean for MIT CISR CIOs?
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Designed for Digital: Architectural Principles for Business Success
    MIT CISR has long espoused the importance of IT and business architecture in enabling business success. The digital economy is accentuating the importance of architecture, but it has introduced fundamentally different architectural principles. In this session, we will discuss what we know—and still must learn—about architecture in the digital economy.
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Morning Break
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Creating the Digital Bank
    DBS was Euromoney's 2016 digital bank of the year. Dave and Peter will discuss how DBS achieved that transformation and how Dave will use the success to drive forwards.
    11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Spotlight: Employee Experience Outcomes
    Our latest research shows that companies focused on employee experience (EX) are performing better on Customer Experience, Profitability and Innovation. CIOs are leading the charge to deliver the technologies that are enabling fundamental shifts in both work and working.
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Faculty Keynote: How to Fail Better—Systems thinking tools for learning from experience
    Every manager, leader, and would-be innovator agrees on the need to learn from failures and missteps, but lessons revealed by negative experiences are fiendishly difficult to extract when you look for them only after the fact. We will explore better ways to learn from experience, drawing on field-tested systems thinking methods and over a decade of working on extreme projects in low-resource settings.
    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    1:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Spotlight: Don’t Wait for Data Rules—Create Norms for Acceptable Data Use
    In the Digital Economy, laws and rules regarding data are inadequate for safely directing innovation. In our research, leading companies are building and reinforcing company-specific norms of acceptable data use, to help employees and partners use people-centered data and analytics appropriately. In this spotlight, Barb will share current MIT CISR research on acceptable data use practices that you may want to consider for your organization.
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Pathways to Future Ready: The Digital Playbook
    Virtually every company is working on transforming their business for the digital era. But unfortunately there's no playbook for digital—so far. In this session Peter will share the first draft of our playbook for digital starting with what successful digital business transformation looks like and where the 413 firms in our study are on that journey. We will all share our stories transformations and look at the net margin benefits and the four pathways firms can choose for their transformation journey. We will finish the playbook with the key capabilities required for digital business transformation and a series of benchmarks of investment, capabilities and performance.
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Afternoon Break
    3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Visionary Leadership: What it Takes to be a Digital CIO
    Established companies were born in a pre-digital world. Entrenched leaders may struggle to understand new requirements for success. We anticipate that many companies will need extraordinary leadership from their CIO and other digital leaders. How do you make sure you deliver this leadership?
    3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Wrap-up and Feedback