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MIT CISR Summer Session

Digital Leadership, Business Models, and Practices

June 18-21, 2018

100 Main Street, MIT Building E62
Check-in: 2nd floor balcony
Main classroom: E62-276

This is our 44th annual MIT CISR Summer Session, which welcomes both open enrollment registrants and participants from MIT CISR sponsor and patron organizations. MIT CISR and other Sloan faculty will present both recent and classic research findings that help companies successfully manage businesses in an increasingly digital economy. The agenda includes lectures, discussion, guest speakers, and exercises to ensure that participants learn from both MIT research and their own experiences. Participants will receive an MIT CISR certificate acknowledging their attendance.

Our daily themes for the 2018 program are:

Monday:  Designed for Digital

Faculty Director: Jeanne W. Ross
Digital technologies are inspiring new customer value propositions, but established companies are finding that they aren’t designed to deliver on them. Spend the day exploring how companies are transforming for success in the digital economy.

Tuesday:  Optimizing Business Value from Digital

Faculty Director: Barbara Wixom
As companies establish digital foundations, they must purposefully optimize organizational activities in ways that maximize returns. This day will introduce frameworks and tools that help digital leaders drive value from their digital pursuits.

Wednesday:  Innovation and Agility

Faculty Directors: Kristine Dery and Nils Fonstad
As companies embark on their differing pathways to digital transformation there are many dimensions to consider in order to build a Future Ready Enterprise. We will focus on the ways in which digital capabilities, employee experience, and innovation come together to create value in the digital era.

Thursday: Digital Business Models

Faculty Director: Stephanie Woerner
What is your digital business model? While many business leaders recognize the threat and the potential opportunity from digital, they lack a common language or a compelling framework to help them to create a Future Ready enterprise. Building on their new book, What is Your Digital Business Model? (out May 8) and other research, Peter Weill, Stephanie Woerner & Joe Peppard will provide tools, motivating examples, self-assessments, and benchmarks.


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.

Substitution Policy
If an accepted applicant cannot attend, a qualified substitute may replace him or her provided MIT CISR is notified by June 1, 2018.

Cancellation Policy
Tuition will be refunded in full if cancelled by June 1, 2018.
95% of tuition will be refunded if cancelled by June 8, 2018.
90% of tuition will be refunded if cancelled by June 15, 2018.
There are no refunds for no-shows or for cancellations received after June 15, 2018.