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2018-16 Articulating your Digital Vision
Articulating your Digital Vision Speakers: Jeanne W. Ross, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@jrossCISR) Because established companies are not designed to be digital, they must transform to remain competitive. The first step in a digital transformation is articulating a clear vision of how the company will engage with customers to solve their problems. This is not easy—but without a clear vision, people in the company cannot design a coherent, executable business strategy. In this session, we will describe how senior business leaders formulate a vision that is inspired by both existing organizational competencies and the capabilities of digital technologies.
2017-20 Designing for Digital
You say digital… I say technology. But the challenge of a digital transformation is not about technology; it’s about organizational design. Companies must be architected for speed and integration. What does that look like? How do IT leaders make it happen? Jeanne Ross will review research findings from MIT CISR on how CIOs can lead efforts to redesign their companies. Jeanne W. Ross (@jrossCISR), Director & Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research
2014 Keynote Closing in on the Second Machine Age
Closing In On The Second Machine Age Andrew McAfee, SB '88, SM '90, MIT Sloan School of Management @amcafee @mitcdb Andrew McAfee's The Second Machine Age ( #2MA) co-author Erik Brynjolfsson set the scene for the day in the morning Academic Keynote Panel. We are at an inflection point where technology continues its ever rapid pace - a pace that is outstripping the educational system and skill development for workers, business models and the types of companies in our economy - and as a result is having a profound impact on society. If The Second Machine Age is a call to arms, then the new Initiative on the Digital Economy is our solution space for addressing these grand challenges of our time. In this closing keynote, Andrew hopes we can identify some action we can all take to help prepare ourselves, our children, our businesses, and our economy so that we don't have to wait 30 years to embrace the pace of technology -- which is precisely how long it took for humans to grasp the benefits of the first machine age.
2014 Capitalizing on the Internet of Things
Capitalizing on the Internet of Things Michael Chui, McKinsey Global Institute at McKinsey & Company moderator Chris Kuntz, PTC Dr. Dieter Haban, Daimler Trucks North America Prof. Sanjay Sarma, Mechanical Engineering, MIT As growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to accelerate, how should CIOs manage the big data associated with the IoT? How should they analyze the data? How can organizations build decision-making support systems to capitalize on the large number of things sending data without being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data? What is the role of Apps and alerts in the decision making process? This panel will explore these and other issues associated with the Internet of Things. @mchui @McKinsey @DaimlerTrucksNA @MITMechE @PTC
2018-03 What is Your Digital Business Model?
What is Your Digital Business Model? Moderator: Wolfgang Bauriedel, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates (#WolfgangBauriedel) Speakers: Peter Weill, Chairman, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@peterdweill) Stephanie Woerner, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@SL_Woerner) Many company leaders recognize the threat from digital and the potential opportunity. However, they lack a common language or a compelling framework to help them assess the degree of threat to their business and, more importantly, to give them direction about what they should do. They don’t know how to think about their digital business model. The discussion will focus on four distinct business models to help firms clarify where they stand in the digital business landscape.
2017-18 IoT: AI At Enterprise Scale
IoT: AI at Enterprise Scale Silicon Valley legend Thomas M. Siebel shares his vision, based on 40 years of experience in the information technology industry, for the second post-industrial revolution: the convergence of new and disruptive technologies – AI, elastic cloud computing, big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, IoT – driving a new paradigm in the application of information and communications technology to reshape business and social processes. Thomas M. Siebel (@TomSiebel ‏), Chairman and CEO, C3 IoT
2014 CIO Panel Leading the Digital Enterprise
CIO Keynote Panel Leading the Digital Enterprise Peter Burris, Forrester Research moderator Adriana Karaboutis, Dell Brian Lillie, Equinix Rebecca Rhoads, Raytheon Company Roger Gurnani, Verizon CIOs face organizational and technical challenges when leading their organization's transformation to its future Digital Enterprise. How can the CIO overcome organizational obstacles? What's the best way to work with other executives in establishing priorities? What are the best practices in strategic planning? How should the roadmap be developed and articulated? How can the CIO work with other executives in identifying and implementing the right technologies? Leading CIOs will address these and other issues. @AndiCIOatDell @dell @coachlillie @equinix @plburris @forrester @raytheon @verizon
2016-15 How Blockchain Will Transform the Digital Economy
Prof. Christian Catalini, Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan (@ccatalini) Anders Brownworth, Principal Engineer, Circle (@anders94) Peter Nichol, Principal, PA Consulting Group (@PeterBNichol) Simon Peffers, Senior Software Architect, Intel (#SimonPeffers) Matthew Utterback, Co-Founder, Rex Mercury, Inc. (#MattUtterback) Blockchain is gathering momentum, transcending beyond bitcoin. It has the promise of propelling the ledger, one of the oldest and most important concepts in finance, into the Internet age. It also has the potential of improving cybersecurity, digital identity and audit trails. Applications range from smart contracts to supply chain management, automation and artificial intelligence. We’ll discuss how blockchain may upend your business model and revolutionize the way you do business.
2017-03 Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future
Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future This Fireside Chat will focus on what Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee call "the second phase of the second machine age." This phase has a greater sense of urgency, as technologies are demonstrating that they can do much more than just the type of work we have thought of as routine. The last time new technologies had such a huge impact on the business world was about a century ago, when electricity took over from steam power and transformed manufacturing. Many successful incumbent companies, in fact most of them, did not survive this transition. Today, companies need to rethink the balance between minds and machines, between products and platforms, and between the core and the crowd. The second element in each pair has become much more capable and powerful within the past few years. Who better in an organization to navigate this change than the CIO? Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, and Global Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum(@Jason_Pontin), MIT Technology Review will moderate the panel, including: Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91 (@erikbryn), Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy Andrew McAfee, SB ‘88, SM ‘90 (@amcafee), Principal Research Scientist/Co-Director, MIT IDE, MIT Sloan /MIT IDE
2014 Big Data, Analytics, and Insights
Big Data, Analytics, and Insights Prof. Tom Davenport, MIT Center for Digital Business moderator Barry Morris, NuoDB Darrell Fernandes, Fidelity Investments Don Taylor, Benefitfocus Puneet Batra, LevelTrigger Many organizations are excited about the possibility of developing a competitive advantage from the use of advanced analytics on "big data". In this session a panel of experts who will address their concept of big data and what their organizations are attempting to accomplish with it. They will also discuss the role of the data scientist in extracting value from that big data using advanced analytics tools and techniques. Examples will be presented from firms that are aggressively pursuing big data initiatives for predicting or optimizing future outcomes. The panelists will describe how using big data sets for analytics and data management differs from previous approaches utilizing small data sets. Finally, the panel will address key factors that big and small data analytics have in common. @bsmorris @nuodb @dontaylorsc @benefitfocus @gpbatra @tdav @mitcdb @fidelity
2016-03 How the On-Demand/Gig Economy is Redefining the Future of Work
Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn) Prof. David Autor, Professor, Department of Economics, MIT (@davidautor) Prof. Fiona Murray, William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan (@Fiona_MIT) Prof. Paul Osterman, PhD '76, NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management, MIT Sloan (#PaulOsterman) Rapid changes in technology are affecting the types of work we do and the way in which work is organized. The future of work in general, and the emerging On-Demand Economy in particular, are major research focus areas for the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. This panel will bring together top academics in the field to share their knowledge and perspectives on recent trends in the organization of labor, including The role of the On-Demand Economy in a Changing Labor Market; Winners and Losers from Disruption by On-Demand Businesses, and Creating a new Social Contract for Work in the Second Machine Age.
2017-04 Putting AI to Work
While the poster child of AI, the fully autonomous vehicle, is still five or more years out on the horizon, there are many implementations of AI that are available today or will be within the next year or so. AI technologies and AI-driven products are enabling new services never possible before, providing deep business intelligence, automating work, and cutting costs. The development and deployment of these systems also raise ethical and regulatory concerns as well as the risk of the displacement of jobs. This panel will focus on how firms are implementing or how they expect to implement AI, including effectiveness, stage of adoption, and benefits, as well as the potential impacts on unemployment and society. Joi Ito, Director, & MIT Professor of the Practice(@joi), MIT Media Lab will moderate the panel, including: Seth Earley (@sethearley), CEO, Earley Information Science Prof. Josh Tenenbaum (#JoshTenenbaum), Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT Ryan Gariepy (@ottomotors), CTO & Co-Founder , Clearpath & OTTO Motors Ali Azarbayejani, SB ’88, SM ’91, PhD ‘97 (#AliAzarbayejani), CTO, Cogito Corporation
2010-04  So You Want to Be a CIO
We are living through a time in history where views on skillsets, jobs, and careers are changing. In the past one would go to a school of sorts to gain knowledge to then go out to the job market either as an apprentice or an entry level professional. These days there are more requirements. There is school as before, complemented by work experience of various kinds, in possibly more than one country. It is attractive to speak at least two languages and to understand emotional intelligence. As one moves within an organization, there are many management and leadership skills to master, as well as understanding the ever changing technology landscape, being a trusted advisor, and let's not forget business acumen is a critical skillset to have in your toolbox. This panel will explore the key ingredients to become a CIO in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Mr. Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates Mr. Daniel Sheehan, Sr. VP and CIO, Dunkin Brands Inc Mr. Anthony Sirabella, CIO, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo
2014 CIO, CMO, CDO Perspectives on Digital Transformation
CIO, CMO, CDO Perspectives on Digital Transformation Michael Krigsman, Asuret moderator F. Thaddeus Arroyo, AT&T Services, Inc. George Westerman, MIT Center for Digital Business Robert Tas, Pegasystems Tanya Cordrey, Guardian News and Media Who is leading Digital Transformations, the CIO, CMO or Chief Digital Officer (CDO)? All aspects of businesses are being digitized and Gartner predicts that 90% of total technology spending will be outside of IT by the end of the decade. New roles are emerging to meet this rapidly changing landscape where social, mobile, local and immediate access to information are transforming the way people work and live. Enterprises are focusing on the customer as a major driver of innovation and new business models. Business and digital strategies must be aligned. Who is better positioned to meet these challenges? How can the CIO, CMO and CDO forge a strong working relationship to build their organizations' future digital enterprise and business success? This panel, consisting of CIOs, CMOs and CDOs will provide their perspectives on digital transformation, address their roles' inherent conflicts and explore strategies for forging stronger relationships to meet these new challenges. @gwesterman @mitcdb @mkrigsman @TasRobert @pega @tcordrey @guardian @ATT
2017-06 Cloud Strategies: The Next Level of Digital Transformation
Every organization must embrace digital transformation to ensure its relevance in today’s dynamic marketplace. At the core of every transformation roadmap is the need to define and implement an impactful cloud strategy. This session will discuss how to prepare and enable your firm for digital transformation through cloud implementation by looking at four key areas of planning: (1) understanding the transformation drivers; (2) defining success criteria for your cloud strategy; (3) understanding the needs of the parties you service, including their location and infrastructure requirements (PLDC – People, Location, Data Center, Cloud); and (4) resourcing to fully support the implementation. Ryan Mallory (@RyanMallory551), VP, Global Solutions Architects, Equinix
2014 Maximizing and Communicating the Business Value of IT
Maximizing and Communicating the Business Value of IT Chip Gliedman, Forrester Research moderator Brook Colangelo, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Harry Moseley, KPMG LLP Martyn Wiltshire, SanDisk Corp. Todd Tucker, Technology Business Management Council Tomorrow's Digital Enterprise depends on today's ability to innovate. Yet in many organizations the CIO is not perceived, either rightly or wrongly, as an innovator; IT spends too much on keeping the lights on and lacks the agility to move at the speed of the business. How can CIOs use transparency to create a more business-focused culture in IT? And how can IT executives use facts and metrics to encourage value-oriented conversations with their business partners? This panel will share their experiences in using transparency to speed decision making, collaborate on tradeoffs to improve value, and find ways to fund and govern business investments in innovation. @BrookColangelo @hmhco @cgliedman @forrester @toddetucker @TBMCouncil @kpmg @SanDisk
2016-16 The Owner’s Guide to Platform Strategies
Prof. Marshall Van Alstyne, SM ‘91, PhD ‘98, Fellow, MIT IDE, Professor, BU Questrom School of Management (@InfoEcon) George Collins, Chief Technology Officer, Deloitte Digital (@thetrotter) Eric McCarty, Vice President, Mobile Product Marketing, Samsung Business, Samsung Electronics America (@EricMcCarty2) Prof. Sanjay Sarma, VP, Open Learning, MIT (#SanjaySarma) Chris Taylor, General Manager, Boston, Uber (@chrishrtaylor) Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these cutting-edge businesses are built on platforms: two-sided markets that are revolutionizing the way we do business. As digital networks increase in ubiquity, businesses that do a better job of harnessing the power of the platform will win. Whether platforms are connecting sellers and buyers, hosts and visitors, or drivers with riders, this session will discuss the “owner’s manual” for creating a successful platform business. But not every company can become a platform, so much of this session will be spent on helping practitioners measure where they are in a platform ecosystem, and how they can benefit from that position – or move to a different one.
2018-02 Creating a Digital Culture
Creating a Digital Culture Moderator: George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@gwesterman) Speakers: Tanguy Catlin, MBA '04, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (@TanguyCatlin) David Gledhill, Group CIO & Head of Group Technology & Operations , DBS Bank (@GledhillDavid) Andrei Oprisan, Vice President of Technology & Director of the Boston Tech Hub , Liberty Mutual Insurance (@andreioprisan) Melissa Swift, Global Leader for Digital Solutions, Korn Ferry Hay Group (@meswift) Can large organizations adopt the cultures of digital native companies like Amazon and Google? Every company wants to be faster and more innovative, but how can you do that on a pre-digital foundation? This panel will examine how CIOs are helping their companies to develop cultures that can compete with - and surpass - digital native companies.
2017-11 Preparing for the Future of Work
In past decades, technology has replaced many routine tasks with automation. Now AI and robotics are enabling computers to do more complex work that was previously the sole domain of humans. In addition, cloud, social media, and mobility make many “gig economy” workers as effective as full time employees. What will the future of work look like? How will automation augment or replace current jobs? How should CIOs and other leaders prepare their organizations for the changes to come? In a fast-paced exchange of ideas, our panel of experts will discuss these questions and more. George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist(@gwesterman), MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy will moderate the panel, including: Mona Vernon, SM ‘11 (@monavernon), VP, Thomson Reuters Labs Cynthia Nustad (@cnustad), EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Health Management Systems Ernest Ng (@Ng_Ernest), Senior Director of Employee Success Strategy and People Analytics, Salesforce David Neitz (@daveneitz), CIO, CDM Smith
2016-02 Thriving Through Digital Ecosystems
Peter Weill, Chairman, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (#PeterWeill) Rob Frohwein, CEO & Co-Founder, Kabbage (@KabbageRob) Suresh Kumar, Senior EVP & CIO, Client Technology Solutions, BNY Mellon (#SureshKumar) Gary Scholten, EVP & CIO, Principal Financial Group (@G_Scholten) Why ecosystems? Because MIT research found that companies with 50% or more of their revenues from digital ecosystems had higher revenues and higher profit margins than their industry’s average. Ecosystems move beyond linear supply chains to partnering with providers of complementary products and services (or sometimes competitors) to create a better customer experience, among other benefits. We’ll share MIT case studies and survey results and facilitate a conversation with digital leaders on how they are each brokering connections with their firms, customers and partners.
2016-12 The Perfect CIO: Empowering Business Partners and Serving Customers
Leslie Owens, Executive Director, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@OwensLeslieA) Speakers: Jeanne Lieb, SVP & CIO, FM Global (@jeannelieb) Steven Rosenbush, Editor, CIO Journal, Wall Street Journal (@Steve_Rosenbush) Craig Stephenson, Managing Director, Korn Ferry (#CraigStephenson) With technology and customer requirements changing at such a fast pace, CIOs have to respond, innovate, and make evidence-based decisions, not only within their own organization but increasingly for the whole company. More than ever, this requires extensive collaboration with customers and among different functions within the company. How do CIOs empower their business partners across the company? We’ll discuss the top priorities of high performing CIOs and the business outcomes for which they should be increasingly held accountable.
2012-07  Enterprise Architecture Research at MIT
The MIT faculty members on this panel will aptly project the unique MIT blending of technological savvy, results-oriented management solutions, and global business know-how. They will demonstrate some of the latest research at MIT in both innovative IT technologies and strategic CIO leadership around the theme of the untethered enterprise. Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson (Moderator), Schussel Family Professor of Management, MIT Sloan Martin Mocker, Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland, Professor, MIT Media Lab
2017-05 The Cognitive Company: Incremental Present, Transformational Future
Cognitive technologies undoubtedly have the potential to transform knowledge-based work. However, in the present, highly ambitious cognitive projects have encountered obstacles and delays, even when substantial resources have been committed to them. It’s important, then, for organizations to proceed incrementally toward the dramatic changes that cognitive technologies and capabilities will eventually enable. Based on a review of over 100 organizations’ attempts to implement some form of cognitive technology, this TED-type talk will describe major areas of cognitive activity likely to be transformed and prescribe steps that most organizations should take today to becoming a “cognitive company.” Prof. Tom Davenport (@tdav), Distinguished Professor at Babson College, Fellow at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
2018-17 Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution Moderator: Paul Michelman, Editor in Chief, MIT Sloan Management Review (@pmichelman) Speakers: Anthony Christie, SF ‘98, Chief Operating Officer, Trace3 (@christieontech) Cathy Horst Forsyth, Founder and Managing Partner, Strongbow Consulting Group Mike Macrie, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Land O’Lakes, Inc. (@mwmacrie) Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (#IrvingWB) In most organizations, strategy and execution are managed almost entirely separately. High-level strategy is set by a small group of executives; the implementation of that strategy is then delegated into the hands of a much larger and more heterogeneous group of functional managers and their far-flung teams. What happens? Those words that looked like a sure-fire recipe for success become mutated by the demands of day-to-day operations and the individual agendas of those who lead them. Digital technologies can exacerbate this problem as much as help address it. Is there a better way to develop strategy? Is there a more effective means of connecting strategic priorities to the realities of execution? The members of this panel say emphatically, “yes.”
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Richard Mark Soley, OMG; Bill Krivoshik, Time Warner; Robert Landstein, First Trade Union Bank;James Mcglennon, Liberty Mutual; Steve Schuckenbrock, Accretive Health; Sanjay Mirchandani, EMC/VMware Rich O'Neal, Upromise; Mary Sobiechowski, Sudler and Hennessey
2017-09 Expanding the Reach of Digital Innovation
To compete in sectors where the customer experience is increasingly digitized, companies are scrambling to expand their portfolio of innovations—from new products and enhanced processes to complementary services and new business models. In the process, IT units are figuring out how to share responsibilities with and coordinate the efforts of internal stakeholder groups such as marketing, operations, and R&D, as well as the efforts of external parties such as vendors, business partners, start-ups, and even individual contractors and hobbyists. This panel will examine how companies are pursuing varied portfolios of innovations and how they might assess and enhance their innovation readiness. Nils Fonstad, SM ‘96, PhD ‘03, Research Scientist(@NilsFonstad), MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research will moderate the panel, including: Jim Swanson (#JimSwanson @MonsantoCo), CIO, Monsanto Michael Morris (@mpmorris36), CEO, Topcoder Shamim Mohammad (@ShamimCIO), SVP & CIO, CarMaxExpanding the Reach of Digital Innovation To compete in sectors where the customer experience is increasingly digitized, companies are scrambling to expand their portfolio of innovations—from new products and enhanced processes to complementary services and new business models. In the process, IT units are figuring out how to share responsibilities with and coordinate the efforts of internal stakeholder groups such as marketing, operations, and R&D, as well as the efforts of external parties such as vendors, business partners, start-ups, and even individual contractors and hobbyists. This panel will examine how companies are pursuing varied portfolios of innovations and how they might assess and enhance their innovation readiness. Nils Fonstad, SM ‘96, PhD ‘03, Research Scientist(@NilsFonstad), MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research will moderate the panel, including: Jim Swanson (#JimSwanson @MonsantoCo), CIO, Monsanto Michael Morris (@mpmorris36), CEO, Topcoder Shamim Mohammad (@ShamimCIO), SVP & CIO, CarMax
2017-14 Who’s Really Responsible for Technology?
Today, every company is a technology company. Tech has evolved from a tool to be implemented in service of the business to a core component upon which strategies are built. As we all “go digital” where does the tech buck stop? Can a responsible CEO really afford to delegate technology leadership any longer? And, if the CEO is now responsible for technology, what does that mean for the CIO or, for that matter, the Chief Technology Officer, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Marketing Officer? Paul Michelman, Editor in Chief(@pmichelman), MIT Sloan Management Review will moderate the panel, including: Anthony Christie, SF ‘98 (@christieontech), Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3 Communications John Petzold (@PetzoldTalent), Senior Client Partner Global Co-Head, FinTech , Korn Ferry Michael Relich (#MichaelRelich), Chief Operating Officer, Crate and Barrel Scott Blandford (#ScottBlandford), EVP, Chief Digital Officer & CTO, Retail Financial Services, TIAA
2013-02  Academic Keynote Panel - THE REALITY OF BIG DATA
Big Data is all the rage, but like most technologies - and the management revolutions they bring with them - it is not the output that makes for disruption, it is how you align your company to gain real value. This all-MIT panel of experts will explore a variety of aspects in Big Data. MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson will play the provocateur, and talk about how Big Data can become the next Management Revolution. Our panelists will take their own slice of the issue. Professor Sandy Pentland of the Media Lab will talk about the variety of disruptive applications of Big Data. MIT Sloan Professor Dimitris Bertsimas will talk about solving Operations Research problems with Big Data. And MIT Sloan Professor Andrew Lo will talk about how Big Data cannot only be used in Financial Markets, but can also (really) cure cancer. Each of these titans of MIT have extensive relationships with industry, and they will put their comments into context for the practitioners in attendance. Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Center for Digital Business - Moderator Prof. Andrew Lo, MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas, MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Sandy Pentland, MIT Media Lab
2018-12 Building The Intelligent Enterprise using AI, ML, Mobility, and Cloud Services
Building The Intelligent Enterprise using AI, ML, Mobility, and Cloud Services Moderator: Ryan Mallory, VP, Global Solutions Architects, Equinix (@RyanMallory551) Speakers: Alston Ghafourifar, CEO and Co-Founder, Entefy Inc. (@alstonology ) Hugh Owen, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, MicroStrategy (@MicroStrategy) Stephen Taylor, Global Head of Analytics, Reporting, Integration, and Software Engineering , Devon Energy Corporation (@DevonEnergy) Michael Woods, Vice President of Information Technology, CDM Smith (@CDMSmith) Undeniable market trends are pushing enterprises to the digital edge, demanding a paradigm shift from traditional/centralized enterprise models to decentralized/edge computing models, in order to overcome significant challenges including latency, bandwidth, autonomy, and privacy. In this panel we will look at specific use cases on how leading organizations are overcoming these challenges using AI/ML and leveraging hyperscalers, including: preparing for GDPR regulations; using an interconnection strategy to ensure security, quality, and compliance; and transporting workloads being created from multiple IoT and mobile interfaces globally, internally and externally.
2018-10 Realizing Synergies from Digital Innovations
Realizing Synergies from Digital Innovations Moderator: Nils Fonstad, SM ‘96, PhD ‘03, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@NilsFonstad) Speakers: Alan Eddie, Chief Information Officer for Trading , Nordea David Hackshall, Chief Information Officer, Cochlear Ltd (@dhackshall) Akash Khurana, Vice President, Chief Information & Chief Digital Officer, McDermott Inc. (#akash_khurana) Bill Kracunas, National Management Consulting Leader, RSM US LLC (@billkracunas) One of the toughest challenges of today’s companies is to coordinate interactions across their growing and increasingly diverse portfolio of innovations. When companies do not coordinate these interactions, they put their operations and customer experience at risk. By coordinating interactions well, they achieve significant synergies—the total impact of the company’s innovations is greater than the return on the sum. This panel will explore what firms are doing to realize synergies from digital innovations.
2016-08 Best Practices for Managing a Digital Innovation Portfolio
Nils Fonstad, SM ‘96, PhD ‘03, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@NilsFonstad) Sean Belka, SVP & Director of Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, Fidelity Investments (#SeanBelka) Michael Nilles, Chief Digital Officer, Schindler Group & CEO Schindler Digital Business, Schindler Group (@MichaelNilles) Christopher Paquette, Partner, McKinsey & Company (@paquettecm) Derek Roos, Co-Founder & CEO, Mendix (@MendixCEO) Many global companies are feeling growing pressure to rapidly respond to local business demands. MIT research has found that IT units are supporting these demands competitively in two fundamentally different ways: (1) reusing technology and business components, and (2) engaging in off-platform experiments. In addition, to practice both types of innovation simultaneously, they are engaged in new collaborations with internal and external stakeholder groups to create a simple and relevant set of reusable components; foster their reuse; and engage in and learn from experiments. This panel discussion with leading CIOs will explore best practices for managing a portfolio of innovations.
2014 Transforming "Digital Silos" to "Digital Care Enterprise"
Transforming "Digital Silos" to "Digital Care Enterprise" Shahid Shah, Netspective Communications LLC moderator Darrel Harmer, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Dr. Bruce A. Metz, PhD, Lahey Health Kristin Darby, Cancer Treatment Centers of America The Healthcare business is being disrupted by the collision of an unprecedented wave of innovations -- the .med era. The transformational government 'carrot and stick' approach to healthcare reform is forcing healthcare organizations to digitize medical records and implement limited healthcare exchanges among care providers without thinking holistically. The outcome of such "swiss-cheese'd" digitization is resulting in the era of 'Digital Silos'. The presence of Big Data, Cloud Computing, Analytics, Social Media and increasing patient wellness awareness through mobile devices is revolutionizing the patient centered connected care, where patient and digital healthcare interactions will be mostly conducted outside the four walls of traditional clinical setting and less within. This changes the established healthcare paradigm which brings a huge opportunity to healthcare CIOs to exploit such 'digital world' through emerging technologies and architect a 'Digital Care Enterprise" for their organizations. This will not be an easy transformation. This will require holistic thinking and innovative leadership to vision and architect a digital healthcare delivery enterprise. In this panel, distinguished CIOs from leading healthcare organizations will discuss how they are planning for their Digital Care Enterprise: What Digital Care Enterprise means and its value to your patients? How are you transforming your traditional healthcare organization to a Digital Care Enterprise? Challenges/Barriers in realizing your future Digital Care Enterprise @shahidnshah @cancercenter @JFKMedicalNJ @LaheyHospital @Mass_HHS
2012-05  Separating the Best from the Rest:The Next Generation of CIO Leadership
Much has been said about the business implications of current IT trends like mobility, cloud, big data, etc. However, very little of substance is being discussed about their implications on IT leadership talent. Both existing and aspiring CIOs face a raft of new responsibilities and challenges, which require a different set of knowledge, skills and experiences to achieve success. No longer is the CIO merely responsible for ongoing business continuity, shared services, process reengineering and cost reduction efforts. Today, as organizational design and business operations become more virtual, and the line between personal and professional technologies blurs, CIOs must establish corporate governance, manage risk and security, and lead mobile, cross-generational, geographically- and culturally-diverse enterprises. Our discussion will answer a simple yet critical question: what distinguishes today's best CIOs from the rest? Audience participation is encouraged. Shawn Banerji (Moderator), Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates Scott Penberthy, Managing Director, Technology, PwC Dan Sheehan, COO, Modell's Sporting Goods Rob Stefanic, VP & CIO, Sensata
2014 IT as a Service Broker
IT as a Service Broker Thomas P. Roloff, SM '94, EMC Corporation @TomRoloff @EMCcorp The business is demanding faster response times and greater flexibility when dealing with internal IT. With this demand comes the need for IT to change from a reactive organization to an innovative one, and from being responsive to business demands to truly adding differentiation to the business. New alternatives for obtaining IT services are pushing the adoption of the IT-as a service model. Additionally, the need for IT to support the proliferation of new devices, meet the demands of a highly mobile workforce, manage rapidly expanding data volumes, and ensure the value and security of multiple data sources outside the enterprise is transforming the physical IT environment and changing the way IT roles are performed.
2018-14 Redesigning the Digital Workplace for Agile@Scale
Redesigning the Digital Workplace for [email protected] Moderator: Kristine Dery, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@kristinedery) Speakers: Gail Evans, Global Chief Information Officer, Mercer (@CioMercer) Steve Kokinos, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Fuze (@stevekokinos) Harmeen Mehta, Global Chief Information Officer & Head of Digital, Bharti Airtel Limited (@harmeenm) Stephanie Mills, Digital Lead for Avanade Advisory Services, Avanade (@AvanadeInc) Many organizations are thinking about ways to leverage Agile methodology beyond the IT unit to drive more project innovation and speed across the organization— [email protected] As this new way of working spreads beyond IT, there are significant challenges in designing the workplace to enable employees to work according to the principles of Agile. Companies need to think differently about the workspace, technologies, social networks, and management practices to realize the value from Agile and this becomes particularly challenging as the practices become more widespread. In this panel we will discuss these opportunities and challenges.
2016-04 Big Data 2.0: Next-Gen Privacy, Security, and Analytics
Prof. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, PhD ‘82, Professor, MIT Media Lab (@alex_pentland) Ricardo Bartra, SVP, CIO - Americas, Deutsche Post DHL - Global Forwarding (#RicardoBartra) Anthony Christie, SF ‘98, CMO, Level 3 Communications (@ADCCMO) Niraj Jetly, COO & CIO , NutriSavings (@4NirajJetly) Rob Thomas, VP, Product Development, IBM Analytics (@robdthomas) The first wave of big data has hit, creating great opportunities but also cracks in company security, worries about customer data privacy, and showing the limitations of current analytics. The second wave of big data is gathering strength now. The thought leaders and practitioners on this panel will discuss what Big Data 2.0 may look like, what security measures companies may have to take, how improved analytics can help us achieve stronger insights, how consumers are demanding a new privacy contract, and how some cutting edge companies are shining a light on this future.
2018-08 Mapping the Future of the IT Unit
Mapping the Future of the IT Unit Moderator: Joe Peppard, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@Joe_Peppard) Speakers: Jay Jamison, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Management, Quick Base (@jay_jamison) Naufal Khan, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (@Naufal_A_Khan) Bruce Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Operations and Technology, Fannie Mae (@FannieMae) Adeel Saeed, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Corporate Technology Services & Interim Chief Security Officer, State Street (@adeelsaeed) No organization can hope to thrive with an IT unit that is designed, led, and managed on principles and practices from a previous era. The IT unit must change and evolve to reflect changing conditions and new requirements. This panel will explore how leaders are determining investments in information, systems, and technology.
2016-14 Transform Your Business Through IoT
Stephanie Woerner, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (@SL_Woerner) Mark Bernardo, Executive Leader, Professional Services, Americas, GE Digital (@mbge1) Dr. Dieter Haban, CIO, Daimler Trucks North America (@DieterHabanCIO) Ryan Mallory, VP, Global Solutions Architects, Equinix (@RyanMallory551) Paddy Srinivasan, VP, Products, Xively by LogMeIn (@paddix) We are entering the era of the connected business model. Potentially, any asset, person, product, process, or source of data can be connected, making a reality of the long forecast connected house, car, factory and ecosystem. Smaller and cheaper sensors—embedded technology in products like cars, oil wells, wearables, and business processes—will become the norm over the next decade. All this connectedness has the potential to radically change business models and the competitive landscape. Are you ready to capitalize on the transformational potential of IoT?
2017-04 The Future of Work in a World of AI, ML, and Automation
The Future of Work in a World of AI, ML, and Automation Moderator: Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn) Speakers: Prof. Jason Jackson, PhD '13, Assistant Professor in Political Economy and Urban Planning, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (@JasonBJackson) Prof. Iyad Rahwan, AT&T Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, MIT Media Lab (@iyadrahwan) Elisabeth Reynolds, PhD '10, Executive Director, Work of the Future Task Force (#elisabeth_reynolds) Technology has always been a double-edged sword. In many instances taking jobs away, but ultimately providing many more. It is easy to count the number of jobs lost from technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and Automation. But it is very difficult to envision what jobs will be created from them. The focus of this panel is on the latter – how can these brilliant technologies enable the creation of jobs, optimize mind and machine, and present us with the opportunity of broader income equality in a technology driven economy. More than this, we’ll explore the new skills needed, and the changes in how we educate the workforce of the future – regardless of who provides that education.
2017-10 Running IT Like a Factory
As modern IT organizations embrace speed and quality, automate code delivery, and cut costs, they are becoming “factories” churning out digital capabilities. Our panelists will discuss what it means to modernize IT applications, virtualize IT infrastructure, and automate data center operations. They will share their experiences in transforming enterprise software into callable APIs, upgrading databases and middleware, developing with open source, moving to cloud with various lift-and-shift methods, automating delivery with DevOps, and measuring IT productivity with data. Steven Rosenbush, Editor, CIO Journal(@Steve_Rosenbush), Wall Street Journal will moderate the panel, including: Suresh Kumar (#SureshKumar @BNYMellon), Senior EVP & CIO, Client Technology Solutions, BNY Mellon Lev Lesokhin, MBA '00 (@levlesokhin), EVP, Strategy & Analytics, CAST Christopher C. Crummey (), IBM Corporation, Executive Director, X-Force for IBM Security Dr. Dieter Haban (@DieterHabanCIO), CIO, Daimler Trucks North America
2018-18 Is Tech Screwing Up the Planet?
Is Tech Screwing Up the Planet? Speakers: Andrew McAfee, SB ‘88, SM ‘90, Principal Research Scientist/Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@amcafee) In past years Andrew McAfee’s keynotes have been pro technology: technology is critical for a high growth economy in the second machine age; technology is a great enabler of businesses that use machine, platform, and crowd; and technology will enable more jobs than it will take away. But the subject of the impact of technology on the environment is new territory. Are we paying a price for these benefits by harming the planet? Or is there a case for remaining pro technology?
2018-05 Safe and Sound Software for Digital Execution
Safe and Sound Software for Digital Execution Speakers: Frédéric Véron, Chief Information Officer & Head of Safety & Soundness, Deutsche Bank (#FredericVeron) Creating the next gen digital platform for any business has a lot to do with the capability of the organization to build differentiating software. The CIO has to own the challenge of constructing the right digital platform as fast as possible, while keeping the business safe and sound. This talk will draw from the speaker’s experience of building resilient, safe software in a highly regulated but fast moving environment, while enabling process changes to Agile, CI/CD and DevOps.
2018-13 Blockchain: Rising Above The Noise
Blockchain: Rising Above The Noise Moderator: Prof. Simon Johnson PhD '89, Professor, Global Economics & Management, MIT Sloan School of Management (@baselinescene) Speakers: Prasanna Gopalakrishnan, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Boston Private (@BostonPrivate ) Michael Hagler, President, Clevertech (@Clevertech) Peter Nichol, Managing Director, OROCA Innovations (@PeterBNichol) Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Information Technology Officer, Office of Information and Communications Technology, United Nations (@UN_CITO) What does Blockchain mean for a mainstream CIO? How do CIOs decide if and how to invest in blockchain based applications? Outside of the hype surrounding this early stage technology, what is happening inside enterprises that are embracing this technology, and how are these deployments evolving? What led these organizations to embrace Blockchain, and how did they execute? Our panelists will share their experience and predictions on the future of blockchain in the enterprise.
2014 Executive Panel Working with the CEO and Board
Executive Leadership Keynote Panel Working with the CEO and the Board Michael Hickins, Wall Street Journal moderator Mark Holst-Knudsen, ThomasNet Narinder Singh, Appirio Peter Weill, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) Stephen C. Neff, Fidelity Investments What do executive leaders expect of the CIOs and what do CIOs expect of their CEOs and Boards. What is the best way for the CEOs, Boards, and CIOs to communicate? What is the role of CEOs and Boards in leading the Digital Enterprise? How important is their vision? What's the right pace of change? Who should be creating the digital roadmap, executive leadership or CIOs? Representative executive leaders, Board Members, and CIOs and a MIT Sloan academic whose research is focused on "Engaging Boards and Executive Committees on Digitization" will address these and other issues. @Michael_Curator @WSJ @singhns @appirio @fidelity @mit_cisr @ThomasNet
2013-07 Architecting the Social Enterprise  - Transformational Potential of Social Business
Architecting the Social Enterprise - Realizing the Transformational Potential of Social Business Although enterprises have only just begun to embrace social business, many leaders — especially in the media and technology industries — are enthusiastic about its value. Others are more cautious but recognize its potential a few years out. The Enterprise of the Future will inevitably be Social, within and in the way it relates to its external value ecosystems. There is much evidence of enterprises using Social Technologies effectively to transform their business and relationships with their customers and partners. Social Technologies and the corresponding innovations in value-offerings, processes, business models, organizational models and capabilities will be integral and critical to business success. When combined with the developments in other information technologies such as Cloud, Mobile, interfaces, ubiquitous sensors etc., the enterprise stands on the brink of transformational and innovative opportunities in the Digital Economy. Enterprises must think proactively and strategically to leverage these opportunities. The CIO is in the best position to lead the transformation of the enterprise architecture for the emerging future. The Panel explores real-life examples and experiences from the field, to confirm the transformational potential of Social Business. Panelists will cover emerging opportunities and best practices in creating the Social Enterprise of the Future, and how CIOs can be instrumental in leading their enterprises realize the promise of Social Business.
2011-10  Managing the Extended Enterprise
The classical vertically integrated enterprise has given way to the multi-company ecosystem in many industries—creating new opportunities, but also presenting a new set of challenges for coordinating activities across enterprises. Companies which become adept at leveraging and managing multi-company ecosystems can develop what the Boston Consulting Group terms "Systems Advantage." What does it take to build and maintain an advantaged system of relationships between a company and its customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and managers? •Stuart Scantlebury (Moderator), Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group •Marc Ferrentino, Chief Technical Architect, salesforce.com •Tim Hebert, President & CEO, Atrion •Jay Leader, SVP & CIO, iRobot •Dr. Theodore (Ted) Piepenbrock, Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Technology, Policy & Industrial Development
2010-03  CIO Keynote Panel - Solving the CIO Paradox
As companies expand, restructure or downsize to meet market situations, the CIO's role is also changing, becoming ever more complicated and challenging. Businesses today require CIOs to help them grow strategically, contain costs effectively and mitigate risks efficiently all at the same time. Inheriting legacy applications running on inflexible IT infrastructure as well as architecting next generation and new applications amidst a data explosion with increasing demand for lower cost data centers is considered par for the course. The complexity of the CIO role and these management decisions highlight the multiple paradoxes faced by the CIO. CIOs hold critical and strategic responsibilities in a company's executive team and yet they may be boxed into traditional "information management," roles In this keynote panel, CIOs of leading corporations will address cost containment versus innovation, the perception of being seen as enablers versus drivers, and ponder the question of why many holding this critical role are not even members of the executive team. Ms. Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine and Events Ms. Anne Margulies, CIO, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mr. Bill Brown, SVP and CIO, Iron Mountain Inc. Mr. James M. McGlennon, SVP and CIO, Liberty Mutual Group Mr. Tom Pyke, Former CIO, U.S. Department of Energy
2011-09  Enterprise Analytics, Business Values
Has the rise of powerful and pervasive analytics created an 'analytic bubble'? Are businesses becoming too enamored of their new-found abilities to crunch terabytes of data to 'predict' market demand and revise value chain investment? The same virtual tools that make analytics a new cornerstone for business practice also allow for rapid, targeted and scalable business experiments. These experiments can give managers and innovators alike keener insight into underlying business dynamics. There is a justifiable concern that businesses are becoming too intrigued by statistically significant correlations found in the morass of data and under-investing in the insights to be gleaned by well-designed experiments that can better identify causality. •Michael S. Hopkins (Moderator), Editor-in-chief, MIT Sloan Management Review •Rock Gnatovich, SVP & COO, Spotfire, TIBCO Software Inc. •Brad Peterson, CIO, Charles Schwab •Sid Probstein, CTO, Attivio •Renée Romano Nocker, Director of Technology Product Marketing, SAS
2013-04  Healthcare Innovations Through Information and Process Re-Design
The Accountable Care Act (ACA) is law of the land now and with it follows a significant amount of business and technology transformations, caused mainly by the shift from fee for service (FFS) to outcomes-drive care. Moving from FFS to outcomes driven care changes how healthcare providers, payers and patients must collaborate and it creates significant opportunities to help differentiate as well as improve services overall. This is an exciting time for innovative healthcare CIOs to master the art of transforming their fragmented industry into a web of loosely coupled efficient services and reliable information ecosystem to support eligible providers, payers and patients. This must happen fast before shrinking transformational incentives turn into penalties. In this panel, leading healthcare CIOs will discuss their innovative strategies for: Information/process Interoperability design to improve Quality of care Driving Patient Engagement Analytics to improve clinical outcomes and Business Efficiency Using social media in the Healthcare setting Shahid Shah, Netspective Communications LLC - Moderator Cynthia Nustad, Health Management Systems Dr. Micky Tripathi, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Graham Hughes, MD, SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights John Halamka, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2010-12 Cloud Computing Keynote - Strategic Implications, Security, Business Model
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hails technology as the gift that keeps on giving. If technology is the gift, than Cloud Computing is the ribbon around it. Eric Schmidt, Chairman and Chief Executive for Google®, claims cloud computing to be the "defining technological shift of our generation," noting that its impact on technology and business may prove more significant than the PC revolution of the 1980s. It is likely to equally impact a vast spectrum of professionals. Harnessing this momentous shift in how businesses leverage IT services falls on the CIO. It is important that both business leaders and IT professionals understand Cloud computing holistically, approaching it technology and traditional business models. This keynote panel will address the practicality and applications necessary to ensure that Cloud applications and services fit seamlessly into existing processes. Strategically, this objective only can be achieved for enterprise level IT processes if applications running in the Cloud conform to established security and governance policies. Concurrently they must integrate with existing systems and operational procedures without disrupting existing budgets. Panelists: Mr. Daryl Plummer, Group VP at Gartner, Inc and Information Technology and Services Consultant Mr. Trae Chancellor. VP of Enterprise Strategy, salesforce.com Mr. Mark Forman, Federal Performance and Technology Advisory Services, KPMG Mr. Michael Kirwan, CIO, Yahoo! Mr. Sanjay Mirchandani, SVP and CIO, EMC Corporation