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MIT CISR Summer Session

Managing Digital Opportunities

June 12–15, 2017

Our 43rd annual MIT CISR Summer Session welcomed both open enrollment registrants and participants from MIT CISR sponsor and patron organizations. MIT CISR and other Sloan faculty—and guest CIOs—presented recent and classic research findings that help companies successfully manage businesses in an increasingly digital economy. The agenda included lectures, discussion, and exercises to ensure that participants learned from both MIT research and their own experiences. Participants who attended the full program received an MIT CISR certificate acknowledging their attendance.

Our daily themes for the 2017 program were:

Monday:  Defining and Executing Your Digital Strategy

Dr. Jeanne W. Ross shared her findings on how to create a great digital strategy. As she argues in this recent piece in Sloan Management Review,  to succeed today, companies need a unique value proposition that incorporates digital technologies in a way that is difficult for competitors to replicate.

Tuesday:  Engaging Your Ecosystem

Dr. Peter Weill share key insights from his research with Stephanie Woerner on digital ecosystems.

A leader in the digital economy must hit the trifecta: Be profitable, and innovative and deliver great customer experience. MIT CISR has found that Digital Leaders were statistically significantly different from digital laggards in important ways.

Wednesday:  Creating Digital Value

MIT CISR researcher Dr. Barbara Wixom explored the fascinating topics of data monetization and the Internet of Things.

Thursday: Coordinating Innovation

MIT CISR researchers Dr. Kristine Dery and Dr. Jeanne Ross explored the critical role of expertise in your digital strategy. MIT CISR research affiliate, Peter Hinssen, an internationally recognized technology entrepreneur, delivered an inspirational and entertaining talk on how to transform your organization into a network.


Intended Audience:

This event is intended for individuals who are in or moving to senior IT or digital leadership roles. The agenda offers a broad perspective on the strategies, management practices, and key requirements for IT and business leadership in a digital economy.


The full conference fee is $4950, which includes all materials (via an event app), continental breakfast, lunch and a networking reception each day.