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Digitization and the Changing Role of the CIO

To understand how digitization is changing the role of the CIO, MIT CISR worked with Harvey Nash to study
how top CIOs allocate their time. The move in time allocations over the last ten years beautifully illustrates
how companies have changed what they want from their CIOs. The great CIOs adapt to these demands
in three stages: 1) Service Provider, 2) Senior Team Member, and 3) Value Driver.

The three stages in which CIOs have adapted to shifts in time allocations

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MIT CISR Summer 2016 Surveys

This summer we are seeking participation
in four MIT CISR research surveys. The surveys
will be open until August 15. We will share results of individual surveys directly with all respondents
in both roundtable formats and written reports;
we will also share results at our annual research forums.

The topics of the surveys and the project leads are:

1. Internet of Things (Barb Wixom)
2. The Digital Workplace (Kristine Dery)
3. Digital Innovation (Nils Fonstad)
4. Designing Digital Organizations
(Jeanne Ross)

Review the Summer 2016 Surveys page for:

• A brief description of each survey with the ideal respondent’s profile
• A link to the affiliated research project
• The contact information for the project lead
• The link to the take survey

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As MIT CISR Research Patrons & Sponsors, more than 90 organizations currently enjoy 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:


• PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC


• Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
• Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Does Digital Disruption Require a Rethink of the 4Ps?
By Myles Suer
July 21, 2016

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Digital disruptor: now keywords in enterprise architects’ job descriptions
By Joe McKendrick
July 19, 2016

Washington Technology (

Four surging tech trends you must watch
By Lawrence Fitzpatrick
July 15, 2016

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Upping the IT quotient: A custom program for News Corporation
July 14, 2016

SAS Voices (

The three P’s of data monetisation
By Carmen Gallagher
July 3, 2016

Customer Think (

Should Inmates Run the Biz-Dev Asylum? The Case for Strengthening Sales Governance
By Andrew Rudin
July 2, 2016