MIT CISR C-Suite & Board Workshop

Changes may be made to this agenda, but the start and end times will remain as below.


  • Thursday, November 22, 2018
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Check-in & Welcome Coffee
    8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Welcome & Town Hall: Digitized Is Not Digital
    For 20 years, established companies have been pursuing efficiencies through digitization. Regardless of the outcomes of their digitization efforts, they must now turn their attention to developing digital offerings and the underlying capabilities that enable rapid innovation. Digital requires organisations to work in very different ways (often known as Agile@Scale). The reorganisation, re-skilling, and re-tooling of the workforce is proving to be both extremely rewarding and yet extremely challenging for organisations.
    MIT CISR Presenter(s):
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Partnering in the Digital Era
    In the digital world of winner takes most a successful strategy is to become the go-to destination in a particular domain for a subset of customers—we call those companies Ecosystem Drivers (e.g., Amazon, WeChat). We will explore the dimensions of financially successful ecosystem drivers, and the partnering capabilities needed to build those ecosystems.
    MIT CISR Presenter(s):
    10:15 AM  -  10:40 AM
    Morning Break
    10:40 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Challenges for Board and Exco's: Managing the 'Explosions' in Transformation
    Peter Weill will facilitate a discussion with leading Australian executives on the four explosions that have to be managed in digital transformation.
    11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Digital Innovation in China
    As China becomes one of the most "mobile-intensive" countries in the world, what are the evolving business models and practices that we can observe? And what are the implications to those companies outside of China?
    12:45 PM  -  1:30 PM
    1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
    What Makes a Digitally Savvy Board?
    MIT CISR has measured the digital savviness of all boards in the USA and correlated savviness with finanical performance. Companies with digital savvy boards outperform all others. In this session, we will share the results and discuss the practices that increase the digital savviness of boards with Alison Deans.
    MIT CISR Presenter(s):
    2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM
    What Does Digital Disruption Mean for Employees
    Digital transformation strategies are often driven without a thought for what they do to your employees. Complex, frustrating, and stressful systems at the employee level lead to poor customer experience, less innovation, and higher costs. Digital capabilities can make a difference to shift the needle, but only if new conversations challenge pre-existing notions—otherwise people become the hindrance on the pathway to transformation.
    MIT CISR Presenter(s):
    2:40 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Afternoon Break
    3:00 PM  -  3:50 PM
    Is being a Modular Producer your key strategy to thrive in digital ecosystems?
    As the global platform companies that create one stop shop destinations for their customers grow we will see more Modular Producers wanting to plug into those powerful platforms and sell their offerings. In this session, we will examine the critical success factors for Modular Producers and discuss two types: integrators and service providers both of which are growing faster than their industry average in our survey of 158 firms. Three companies, two born-digital and a long-time industry incumbent Modular Producer, will provide exemplars. We will end with a series of provocative propositions on how Modular Producers compete and grow—and why every company needs a modular producer strategy.
    MIT CISR Presenter(s):
    3:50 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Wrap-up & Feedback
    MIT CISR Presenter(s):