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"Finding Value and Concern in the Digital Economy"
By Eileen Feretic
May 24, 2016

The Enterprisers Project (

"Week-in-Review: Highlights from MIT Sloan
CIO Symposium
May 20, 2016

TechTarget (

"MIT CIO: Cooperation vs. competition
in the digital ecosystem
By Jason Sparapani
May 20, 2016

The Wall Street Journal (

"Firms Need Separate Incubators for Emerging
Tech Projects
By John Moore
May 19, 2016

The Enterprisers Project (

"MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Customer experience is critical in the digital economy"
By Carla Rudder
May 18, 2016

Current Projects

Based on our mission to develop concepts and frameworks to help executives address the IT-related challenges of leading increasingly dynamic, global, and information-intensive organizations, MIT CISR researchers focus on year-long specific and applicable projects. The relevance of our research is ensured by the active participation of corporate sponsors from a range of industries.

MIT CISR research projects are typically a collaboration of several researchers and often include MIT students. Research results are disseminated primarily through working papers, research briefings, an annual conference, and sponsor forums.

MIT CISR 2016 Research Projects:

How Companies Effectively Use Data to Create Competitive Products and Services

Commoditization pressures and shifting consumer expectations have inspired many companies to use data to enrich core products and services, a phenomenon that we call wrapping. [Learn more…]

Expanding the Reach of Digital Innovation

To compete in sectors where the customer experience is increasingly digitized, companies are scrambling to expand their portfolio of innovations—from new products and enhanced processes to complementary services and new business models. [Learn more…]

Developing the Digital Playbook: How Much to Invest Where and What Are the Returns?

Digital is currently all the rage! But we know from experience that after excitement comes questions of impact on the bottom line. [Learn more…]

Emerging Business Models for the Internet of Things

The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is very exciting—a connected world and new ways to make money. [Learn more…]

Teaching Machines to Contribute to Company Goals

Even before a computer beat highly successful Jeopardy! contestants, business leaders recognized that some information-dependent tasks are better fulfilled by machines than people. [Learn more…]

AutoData: A New Methodology to Answer Tough Questions

Digital disruption is impacting every part of the economy, including MIT CISR research! In this project, we are experimenting with a new methodology we call AutoData. [Learn more…]

The Digital Workplace: How Companies Alleviate Work Complexity

Prior MIT CISR research found that effective digital workplace design depends on far more than Google-like open workspaces. [Learn more…]

Orchestrating Business Components: How Companies Will Transform for the Digital Economy

For many years, MIT CISR has studied the architecture maturity journey through which companies transform from messy legacy systems and processes to a more disciplined platform- and component-based environment. [Learn more…]

Talent in a Digital World

Increasingly, we are engaging with talent in new ways. [Learn more…]