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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 Spotlight

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MIT CISR Is Hiring!

MIT CISR is seeking a Principal Research Scientist to address the real world business challenges that large companies face as they compete in the digital age.

The person in this role will:
  Conduct rigorous research to support the dynamic needs of executives at complex and information-intensive firms
  Take part in an exceptional global ecosystem of academics, practitioners, and students
  Support the center’s business model through interactive sessions at events with the sponsors and patrons who fund CISR’s research
  Partner with CIOs and other senior leaders at established companies to define evidence-based frameworks that are practical and applicable to specific business needs

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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:


• Cochlear Limited (Australia)
• Equifax Plc
• Nordea Bank
• Scentre Group (Australia)

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