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Harvey Nash / KPMG 2016 CIO Survey,
with analysis by MIT CISR

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by Stephanie L. Woerner & Peter Weill.

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Read the New MIT CISR Research Report: “Designing Digital Organizations”

The proliferation and convergence of digital technologies like SMACIT (social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and Internet of Things) has created significant threats and opportunities to established companies. Business leaders must rethink their business strategies and develop what we refer to as a digital strategy. Our research shows four keys to successfully defining and executing a digital strategy: (1) zeroing in on a customer engagement or digitized solutions strategy to guide the transformation, (2) building operational excellence, (3) creating a powerful digital services backbone to facilitate rapid innovation and responsiveness, and (4) ensuring ongoing organizational redesign.

The research report is available now for download by members of MIT CISR sponsor and patron organizations who are registered on the website. It will be available to public registrants of the website on June 8, 2016.

The Digital Services Backbone Enables Rapid Innovation

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MIT CISR Spotlight

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“Digital Business Essentials”

June 13–16, 2016 at the MIT Sloan School
of Management in Cambridge, MA USA

Join us for an intensive 4-day program examining MIT CISR and other Sloan research on how companies can successfully manage businesses in an increasingly digital economy. The agenda will include lectures, discussion, and exercises to ensure that participants learn from both MIT research and their own experiences.

The program is designed for individuals who are in or are moving to senior IT or digital leadership roles. We welcome both open enrollment registrants and participants from MIT CISR sponsor and patron organizations.

“Very enjoyable experience. The most valuable course I have attended in years.”
Summer Session attendee

Event fees*:
• Full conference: $4950
• Per day: $1350

See the Summer Session event page for complete information and to apply!

*Fees includes all materials; breakfast, lunch, and a reception each day; and a dinner on Thursday for those who attended the entire program.

Our Sponsors

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As MIT CISR Research Patrons & Sponsors, more than 80 organizations currently experience the value of our innovation and research. Click the “view all” button above for a complete list. We are grateful to our newest member organizations:

  1. • Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
  2. • Fairfax Media (Australia)
  3. • Owens Corning
  4. • TD Bank, N.A


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