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"The Importance of Data in Digital Disruption "
By Myles F. Suer
April 27, 2016

TechTarget (

"#CIOChat: MIT CISR's business models for the digital economy "
April 22, 2016 (

"6 ways to better align IT with the business "
April 20, 2016

innovation@work Blog (

"Intuit embraces its digital strategy"
April 17, 2016

NACD Directorship Magazine (

"Becoming Better Prepared for Digital Disruption"
By Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner
March 28, 2016

HPE Enterprise Forward (

"Walk the Talk: Data as Strategic Asset"
March 8, 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…]