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The 2017 MIT CISR Annual Research Forum (ARF)
Come to ARF to learn firsthand and discuss the findings of MIT CISR’s 2017 research. Topics at this patron/sponsor-only event will include digital and data-driven business transformation, impacts of employee experience, and competitive innovation portfolios.

Highlights of the event will include:
Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, will deliver the faculty keynote. Andrew is the co-author of Machine|Platform|Crowd and The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
Peter Weill of MIT CISR will describe digital business transformation pathways that produce a future-ready company.
Jeanne Ross of MIT CISR will reveal the latest from her research on designing a digital organization

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MIT CISR Spotlight

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MIT CISR is Hiring!

MIT CISR is seeking a Senior Research Support Associate to help a global team of researchers at MIT deliver world-class evidence-based research.

This person will:
• Provide comprehensive portfolio management for complex quantitative and qualitative research projects
• Coordinate research collaboration and content production to ensure the smooth delivery of the center’s IP
• Support the researchers in interview preparation
• Launch and promote research surveys to attract respondents via social media and email marketing
• Coordinate the logistics for external community of data professionals from MIT CISR sponsor firms
• Perform other duties in support of the center as needed, including planning events/meetings, publicity, program registrations, and data entry

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Our Sponsors

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As MIT CISR Research Patrons & Sponsors, more than 90 organizations currently enjoy the value of our innovation and research. Click the “view all” button above for a complete list. We are grateful to our newest member organizations:


• Avanade


• Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) • BMW Group • FrieslandCampina (The Netherlands) • GlaxoSmithKline (UK) • Iron Mountain • OCP S.A. • WestRock

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TechTarget (

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MIT Sloan Management Review (

Don’t Confuse Digital With Digitization
By Jeanne Ross
September 29, 2017

Digitalist Magazine (

The New DNA of Change
By Andreas Hauser, Paul Kurchina,
and Stephanie Overby
September 11, 2017

Nielsen Blog (

Perspectives: Your latest Product is… an API?
By Tom Edwards
September 7, 2017

European Business Review (

Top IoT Companies Grow Faster But Require
All-In Commitment

Peter Weill and Stephanie Woerner
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