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Sponsor & Patron Benefits

Our relationships with corporate and organizational sponsors are critical to the success of MIT CISR. These relationships provide MIT CISR with our principal source of funding as well as input and feedback on our research agenda and findings.

Our Sponsors and Patrons are typically large multinational corporations with leading edge IT capability (or the equivalent in size and IT capability from the public sector). They are formally recognized as supporters of MIT CISR on our website, in publications, and in presentation materials and they participate in research forums and annual MIT Sloan MBA networking event.

Benefits

Recognition

Listing in all MIT CISR publications and web site as a sponsor of MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research.

Research
  • Participation in the research process, including annual input into project selection and inclusion as a research site.
  • Invitations to at least two research forums each year (for up to three people) to hear and discuss findings from ongoing CISR research.
Community Access
  • Introduction and access to a community of thoughtful, strategic IT managers who use MIT CISR’s frameworks as a common language for systems people to communicate with business people.
  • In-depth conversations with MIT CISR faculty and staff about MIT CISR research or other current issues.
  • The opportunity to engage MIT CISR researchers for special presentations (for an additional fee).
Members-only Web Access

Access to MIT CISR documents including:

  • Presentations made at MIT CISR workshops.
  • MIT CISR working papers (available to members 90 days prior to their public release).
  • Electronic research briefings: four-page research summaries published monthly to provide updates on current research projects (available to members 90 days prior to their public release).
Executive Education
  • Reserved place and fee waiver for one person each day at MIT CISR Summer Session, a series of four one-day workshops on “Generating Business Value from Digitization” delivered by MIT Sloan CISR faculty, research staff and invited guests held each year in June.
  • The option of contracting for tailored executive education.
  • 15% discount on MIT Sloan Executive Education open enrollment programs (contact Marki Richelson for details)
Student Access
  • The possibility of being involved in a Sloan MBA student project