MIT CISR Summer Session 2017

Agenda

Our daily themes are listed below; session details will be added soon.

  • Monday, June 12, 2017
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    Monday: Defining and Executing Your Digital Strategy
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    8:45 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Welcome & Introduction to MIT CISR Summer Session
    Speaker:
    9:15 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Defining Your Digital Strategy
    E62-276
    A great digital strategy articulates a vision as to how a company will leverage emerging technologies to deliver value in ways that were unimaginable a few years ago. Without a great strategy companies can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of opportunities to innovate with technology and data. How do you define a great strategy and then put it into action? We’ll look at the strategies of big old companies that have successfully transformed for the digital economy to identify what characterizes a great digital strategy.
    Speaker:
    10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Designing A Backbone for Operational Excellence
    E62-276
    To have a shot at success in the digital economy, companies need speed and integration. But how to be fast and integrated when your core operational processes and IT systems are a mess? An operational backbone frees management from fighting fires and allows people throughout the company to focus on innovation and meeting customer demands for integration. This session will introduce the concept of an operational backbone and how to build one.
    Speaker:
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
    E52-7th floor: Salon T, Samberg Center
    1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Designing Digital Services
    E62-276
    Although an operational backbone is essential for digital business success, it will not address all of your technology and business requirements. In this session we will examine the development of a digital services platform—what it is, how you design it, and how it delivers business value. We will explore the options companies can consider to facilitate speed and agility.
    MIT CISR Faculty & Researchers:
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Redesigning Your Organization
    E62-276
    Digital business success depends on speed and innovation. Sadly, big old companies are not designed for speed or innovation. Traditional organizational design—what we refer to as divide and conquer—create business silos, which limit integration, and rely on hierarchies, which limit speed. We will explore your options and describe the journey to becoming a digital company.
    Speaker:
    5:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Wrap-up and Feedback
    E62-276
    Speaker:
    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Informal Networking Reception
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Dinner Groups @ Local Restaurants
    We'll provide sign-up sheets and reservations at a variety of local restaurants--attendees will pay their own way.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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    Tuesday: Engaging Your Ecosystem
    Fee  Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    9:00 AM  -  9:10 AM
    Welcome
    E62-276
    Speaker:
    9:10 AM  -  10:30 AM
    The Next Generation Enterprise: Customer Solutions and Digital Ecosystems
    E62-276
    How will your company make money in the digital era? MIT CISR reviewed 144 breakthrough initiatives in large organizations identifying two dimensions of major change enabled by digitization: getting closer to end consumers and moving from value chains to ecosystems. Peter will share our future business model framework and show the financial performance of firms pursuing each model with examples in retail, banking, media, fast moving consumer goods, heath care, wealth and payments from a survey of 700 firms. One of the models— Ecosystem Driver—dominates the performance of all other models. We will explore what it takes to become an Ecosystem Driver and provide a self-assessment on “Are you Ecosystems Ready?” Peter will argue leaders must buy options today for future business models and guide their culture to move to the next generation enterprise.
    Speaker:
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    The Next Generation Enterprise: Customer Solutions and Digital Ecosystems (cont.)
    E62-276
    During this session, Herve Coureil, CIO of Schneider Electric, will join Peter Weill to share his experiences at Schneider.
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
    E52-6th floor; Dining Rooms 3 &4, Samberg Center
    1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Building Ecosystem Capabilities at Schneider
    E62-276
    Herve will share how Schneider is building digital capabilities to be a leading Energy Management company. Then Peter will join Herve to continue the conversation and invite contributions from participants.
    2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
    The Building Blocks of Ecosystems: Mobile, IoT and APIs
    E62-276
    Strengthening customer engagement, developing partnerships, and leveraging innovations into new services are critical to the success of an ecosystem. In this session, we will examine how companies achieve engagement, partnerships, and services using the building blocks of mobile, IoT, and APIs. Detailed case studies (Schindler, Orange, Dunkin, iGuaranti) will illustrate lessons that every company can use.
    Speaker:
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Case Studies of Digital Leaders: BBVA and DBS and Self-assessment
    E62-276
    In this final session, Peter will lead a conversation about lessons learned from two banks who have made good progress towards digital transformation. Both DBS and BBVA were awarded Euromoney awards towards in 2016 for their transformation efforts. Petr will share their stories and participants will discuss lessons learned.
    Speaker:
    5:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Wrap-up and Feedback
    E62-276
    Speaker:
    5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Informal Networking Reception
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Campus Tour
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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    Wednesday: Creating Digital Value
    Fee  Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    9:00 AM  -  9:10 AM
    Welcome & Introductions
    E62-276
    Speaker:
    9:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Selling Data at Healthcare IQ
    E62-276
    In this session, we will explore a case study of an information business to learn about data ecosystem dynamics and the business model required to sell information-based offerings. Please read the case and come prepared to discuss your answers to the following questions: How does Healthcare IQ create competitive advantage? Is it sustainable?
    Speaker:
    11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Gaining the Triple Win from Robotic Process Automation
    E62-276
    Based on three years of research, we found that Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can deliver a “triple win” of value for shareholders, customers, and employees if managed well. This session will focus on the most important action principles for realizing value from RPA investments.
    Speaker:
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
    E52-7th floor: Salon T, Samberg Center
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Creating Value in the Future
    E62-276
    This session will explore the threats and opportunities of data and emerging technology. Sandy will provide examples of his work using big data to better understand human society and his research efforts to protect individual privacy.
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Acceptable Data Use
    E62-276
    In most companies, data governance is not keeping pace with the explosion of data use. This session will introduce management practices that can help companies build norms of acceptable data use. These norms help leaders develop rules and procedures that reinforce appropriate employee and partner behaviors, which over time shape an acceptable data use culture.
    Speaker:
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Teaching Machines to Contribute to Business Value
    E62-276
    Machine learning is enjoying much positive hype. Much of that hype is justified, but MIT CISR research has found that the pursuit of machine learning (or cognitive computing) to execute business processes carries significant risks. In this session, we explore how companies can adopt value-adding applications of cognitive computing and avoid investments that are more likely to lead to frustration.
    Speaker:
    5:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Wrap-up & Feedback
    E62-276
    Speaker:
    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Informal Networking Reception
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Campus Tour
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
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    Thursday: Coordinating Innovation
    Fee  Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    9:00 AM  -  9:10 AM
    Welcome & Introductions
    E62-276
    Speaker:
    9:10 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Enriching Employees: Building Competitive Value by Designing a Workplace for Digital
    E62-276
    Organizations that focus on building great employee experiences perform higher on Customer Experience, Profitability, and Innovation. This session will explore how organizations are re-designing their workplaces to empower their employees to be the best that they can be in more complex digital environments.
    Speaker:
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Organizing for the Day After Tomorrow: Implications for the Role and Fabric of IT
    E62-276
    In order to deal with the relentless acceleration of change on the outside, companies must rethink the very constitution and role of IT in order to be ready for the Day After Tomorrow. This session will describe how companies are reinventing IT to support new modes of business operations.
    Speaker:
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
    E52-7th floor: Salon T, Samberg Center
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Getting Digital Innovation Right: Assessing Your Firm
    E62-276
    Our latest research reveals distinct winning and losing portfolios, depending on the business objective. In this session participants will have the opportunity to assess their firm's innovation practices and portfolio—i.e., how their firm allocates the total amount spent on innovation across four types of digital innovation—compare them with MIT CISR's results; and identify ways to strengthen the impact of digital innovation on business objectives.
    Speaker:
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Managing Business Complexity: Don’t Let Innovation Destroy Business Value
    E62-276
    As businesses grow, they invariably become more complex. The challenge is to design a product portfolio that adds value without overwhelming the employees and customers who deliver and buy those products. How are great companies managing complexity to their advantage?
    Speaker:
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Break
    E62-2nd floor balcony
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 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 digital business transformation looks like and where the 413 firms in our study are on that journey. We will tell the stories of several firms’ 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.
    Speaker:
    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Celebration Reception, Dinner & Distribution of Certificates
    We will finish up our four days of learning with a celebratory dinner at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, followed by the distribution of certificates of attendance. Attendance is optional, but we hope everyone will join us.
     Optional 
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