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MIT CISR European Int'l Exec. Forum 2022

September 29, 2022

MIT CISR executive forums are held exclusively for our sponsor and patron organizations (see list below) and a small number of invited guests. During this virtual event, MIT CISR researchers will share recent research project findings at a time convenient for our European and South African members.

Agenda: September 29, 2022 | 7:00–10:00 AM, US EDT

7:00 AM How Do CIOs Spend Their Time?
Peter Weill

In this session, Peter will present a new MIT CISR study analyzing how CIOs spend their time in four different time buckets, and describe the patterns of CIO time for top and bottom quartile company performance. We will compare the time data for CIOs to other executives, and ask you to analyze how you spend your time. Finally, we will break into small groups and discuss next steps on your time management journeys.
8:05 AM Interview Session: Peter Weill with Jan Brecht, CIO of Mercedes-Benz AG
8:30 AM Developing Data-driven Business Models
Sandra Sieber

Data is a key strategic asset in the digital economy. Companies of all sizes and industries are still learning how to use data as the basis for new business models, as well as the capabilities needed to execute them.  Sandra Sieber, Professor in the Information Systems and Entrepreneurship Departments at IESE Business School, will lead a session on how companies are developing business data-driven models and the capabilities needed to execute them in our ever-changing environments.
9:10 AM Prioritizing Innovation: Building a Portfolio to Realize Strategic Value Faster
Nils Fonstad and Jaime Rubio

In this session, Nils will review how enterprises are tracking the progress and impact of their digital innovation initiatives. In particular, he will describe how enterprises can ensure that an organization’s scarce resources—most notably talent—are allocated to those initiatives that promise to have the greatest impact on strategic objectives. Jaime Rubio, global head of BBVA's Single Development Agenda will join Nils to discuss the process, by which, every quarter, BBVA learns from over 2000 digital innovation initiatives about what each has delivered and what strategic value each as generated, ensuring that the most impactful ones get the talent they need for the next quarter.
9:55 AM Wrap-up & Feedback
10:00 AM Adjourn

Who should attend?

This event is intended for mid- and senior-level leaders at MIT CISR member organizations. The agenda (below) offers an opportunity for the individual leader to reflect on their role and how they manage their diverse responsibilities, as well as sessions on the key topics of data-driven business models and innovation. The sessions will emphasize strategies and management practices to help IT and business leaders—and their enterprises—thrive.

Our presenters:

Peter Weill Headshot
Peter Weill 
Chairman and Senior Research Scientist, MIT CISR
Nils Fonstad headshot
Nils Fonstad
Research Scientist, Europe & LATAM, MIT CISR
Sandra Sieber Headshot
Sandra Sieber
Professor of Information Systems, IESE

And our special guests:

Brecht Headshot
Jan BrechT
Chief Information Officer, Mercedes-Benz AG
Rubio Headshot
Jaime Rubio
Global Head of BBVA's Single Development Agenda, BBVA

Our event emcee:

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Stephanie Woerner
Director and Principal Research Scientist, MIT CISR



Founded in 1974 and grounded in the MIT tradition of rigorous field-based research, MIT CISR helps executives meet the challenge of leading dynamic, global, and information-intensive organizations. Through research, teaching, and events, the center stimulates interaction among scholars, students, and practitioners. More than seventy-five firms sponsor our work and participate in our consortium. 

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Axway, Inc.
Pegasystems Inc.
Standard Bank Group (South Africa)
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Allstate Insurance Company
ANZ Banking Group (Australia)
Banco Bradesco S.A. (Brazil)
Banco do Brasil S.A.
Bank of Queensland (Australia)
BlueScope Steel (Australia)
BNP Paribas (France)
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bupa (Australia)
Cabot Corporation
Caterpillar, Inc.
CEMEX (Mexico)
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
CIBC (Canada)
Cochlear Limited (Australia)
Commonwealth Superannuation Corp. (Australia)
Cuscal Limited (Australia)
CVS Health
DBS Bank Ltd. (Singapore)
Doosan Corporation (Korea)
Fidelity Investments
Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B., de C.V.
Fortum (Finland)
General Mills, Inc.
Gilbane Building Co.
Henkel AG & Co. (Germany)
Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
Kaiser Permanente
King & Wood Mallesons (Australia)
Koç Holding (Turkey)
Nasdaq, Inc.
National Australia Bank Ltd.
Nomura Holdings, Inc. (Japan)
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Systems Consulting Division (Japan)
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc.
Posten Norge AS (Norway)
Principal Financial Group
Procter & Gamble
Ramsay Health Care (Australia)
Raytheon Technologies
Reserve Bank of Australia
SC Global Tubular Solutions
Scentre Group Limited (Australia)
Schneider Electric Industries SAS (France)
State Street Corp.
Stockland (Australia)
Suncorp Group (Australia)
Tetra Pak (Sweden)
Trinity Health
Truist Financial Corporation
UniSuper Management Pty Ltd (Australia)
Webster Bank, N.A.
Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia)
WestRock Company
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