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2016 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium to Help CIOs Thrive in the Digital Economy

Registration Now Open for Nation's Premier CIO Conference on May 18, 2016; Early Registration by March 1st Provides 40% Savings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to MIT Sloan research, companies that thrive in the digital economy are 26% more profitable than their industry peers. These companies excel in strategic use of data, leading digital innovation, and in creating new business opportunities, which will all be addressed in detail on May 18, 2016 at the 13th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Registration for the nation's premier CIO event is now open, with early-bird savings of up to 40% available until March 1st.

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

The elite conference will bring over 700 CIOs, senior IT executives, technology innovators and MIT academic thought leaders together on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a full day of networking and collaboration to explore innovative technologies and leading-edge research.  Ultimately, The Symposium will help attendees set a successful path for their organizations' futures.

"This year's attendees will gain actionable academic knowledge coupled with real world insight to help them thrive in the digital economy," said Lindsey Anderson, Chair of the 2016 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. "The Impact that digitalization has on the nature of the workplace, innovation Big Data 2.0, platform strategies, IoT, and cybersecurity will all be addressed to meet the challenges of today's CIO."

More than a dozen keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions tied to this year's theme "Thriving in the Digital Economy" will feature business leaders, technology trendsetters, and thought leaders from academia. Topics to be addressed include:

  • How the On-Demand/Gig Economy is Redefining the Future of Work
  • Big Data 2.0: Next-Gen Privacy, Security, and Analytics
  • Redesigning the Digital Workplace
  • Working and Thriving in an Age of Brilliant Machines
  • Best Practices for Managing a Digital Innovation Portfolio
  • The Owner's Guide to Platform Strategies

The Symposium will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT Campus, located at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Early bird event registration pricing is effective until March 1, 2016. For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit www.mitcio.com.

Additionally, The Symposium's Innovation Showcase will feature 10 carefully selected early-stage companies that are providing innovative and valuable IT solutions. The Showcase will be open to the public from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The Symposium is co-organized by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).

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