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Monetize Data for Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy

These days, most companies are awash in data. But figuring out how to derive a profit from the data deluge can help distinguish your company in the marketplace.

Read the new research highlight “How to Monetize Your Data” by Barbara H. Wixom and Jeanne W. Ross in MIT Sloan Management Review. Also, see the related research briefing on the MIT CISR website by Wixom and Ross from December 2015, “Profiting from the Data Deluge.”

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MIT CISR Is Hiring!

MIT CISR is seeking a Research Associate to address the real world business challenges that large companies face as they compete in the digital age. The person in this role will:

• Work with MIT CISR research scientists conducting rigorous journal-quality research on topics such as digital ecosystems, internet of things, and designing digital organizations; contribute—under the supervision of research scientists—to well-executed methodology and publications

• Be responsible for understanding, performing, managing, and improving the center’s quantitative methodologies, including sourcing and prepping data and advising research team on data availability and effective analysis strategies

• Support high quality research by managing survey and analytical processes across several annual research projects

• Perform project management tasks, managing them with sharp attention to detail and creative, thorough problem solving

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• Equifax Plc
• Howden Joinery Group (U.K.)
• LPL Financial
• Suncorp Group (Australia)

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In the Media

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D!gitalist Magazine (

Step-By-Step, How-To Guide To Digital Transformation
By Florian Wagner
January 11, 2017

MIT Sloan Management Review (

How to Monetize Your Data
By Barbara H. Wixom and Jeanne W. Ross
January 9, 2017

Computerworld (

IT pro’s revitalization guide 2017
By Computerworld Staff and Contributors
January 2, 2017

TechTarget’s SearchCIO (

AR/VR, AI tech make list of best-read Data Mill columns in 2016
By Nicole Laskowski
December 29, 2016