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The 2017 MIT CISR Annual Research Forum (ARF)

Come to ARF to learn firsthand and discuss the findings of MIT CISR’s 2017 research. Topics at this patron/sponsor-only event will include digital and data-driven business transformation, impacts of employee experience, and competitive innovation portfolios.

Highlights of the event will include:
Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, will deliver the faculty keynote. Andrew is the co-author of Machine|Platform|Crowd and The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
Peter Weill of MIT CISR will describe digital business transformation pathways that produce a future-ready company.
Jeanne Ross of MIT CISR will reveal the latest from her research on designing a digital organization

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MIT CISR Spotlight

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Barb Wixom Receives Inaugural Hugh J. Watson Award

Barbara Haley Wixom, a principal research scientist at MIT CISR, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Hugh J. Watson Award from the Teradata University Network (TUN). The award was presented to Dr. Wixom in Boston, MA at the Friday, August 11 Annual Meeting & Social of SIGDSA, the Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics – The International Society for Decision Support and Analytics. The SIGDSA event was held in conjunction with AMCIS, a preeminent information systems research conference, conducted under the auspices of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

The Hugh J. Watson Award was established in honor of Dr. Hugh J. Watson, academic co-founder of TUN, and will be presented annually to honor and recognize an individual whose significant achievements and high quality contributions to the data and analytics academic community via Teradata University Network embodies the spirit and passion of Hugh Watson and his dedication to TUN.

The Teradata University Network is Teradata’s academic outreach program that hosts annual student competitions, faculty workshops and contests, and a web-based portal for faculty and students. It has over 5,000 registered faculty members and tens of thousands of students, from over 2,500 universities, in 117 countries.

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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:




• Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)
• BMW Group
• FrieslandCampina (The Netherlands)
• GlaxoSmithKline (UK)
• OCP S.A.
• WestRock

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