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Upcoming In-person Event

MIT CISR Summer Session 2022: Getting to Future Ready

MIT Sloan Campus | June 13–15, 2022

Future Ready companies outperform their peers on both revenue growth and net profit margin by more than 20%. But getting to Future Ready requires doing things differently. MIT CISR Summer Session 2022 is a three-day deep dive into what it takes to digitally transform your enterprise. Using as a guide the forthcoming book Future Ready: The Four Pathways to Capturing Digital Value by Stephanie Woerner, Peter Weill, and Ina Sebastian, we have developed a program that will help you determine what Future Ready means for your enterprise, explore what pathways might be best for your culture, and identify what capabilities need to be built.

A combination of lectures, case study presentations, and discussions led by MIT CISR and Sloan researchers & faculty members (see the topic list below) will be woven together with assessments and peer learning opportunities. We welcome both open-enrollment registrants and participants from MIT CISR sponsor and patron organizations at MIT CISR Summer Session each year. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance from MIT CISR.

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.

Topics to be covered:

Becoming Future Ready with Peter Weill
Driving Organizational Change with Roberto Fernandez
Increasing Your Organization's Data Liquidity with Barbara Wixom and Gabriele Piccoli
Breakthrough Customer Experiences with Renée Richardson Gosline
Partnering for Value with Ina Sebastian
Becoming Future Ready with Digital Innovation with Nils Fonstad
Designing Transformative Employee Experiences with Nick van der Meulen
Capturing Value from Digital with Peter Weill

Future Ready book This new book by Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill, and Ina M. Sebastian will be released October 18, 2022.
Click here to pre-order!


Event Details

Our Agenda

Program Faculty

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Peter Weill, Senior Research Scientist & Chairman Emeritus

Peter’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises and their ecosystems. Peter’s current responsibilities include the globalization of MIT CISR’s research and sponsorship base and engagement with senior executive teams.

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Roberto Fernandez, Co-Director, Economic Sociology Ph.D. Program & William F. Pounds Professor of Management

Roberto M. Fernandez is the William F. Pounds Professor in Management and a Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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Nils O. Fonstad, Research Scientist, Europe and LATAM

Nils researches competitive digital innovation and how organizations are redesigning themselves to realize greater impact from a diverse portfolio of innovation efforts. Through his research he has identified what investments and innovation practices distinguish the most competitive firms.

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Renée Richardson Gosline, Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist, Marketing

Renée Richardson Gosline is a Senior Lecturer in the Management Science group at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Principal Research Scientist at MIT's Initiative on The Digital Economy.

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Gabriele Piccoli, Edward G. Schlieder Chair of Information Sciences

Gabriele is the Edward G. Schlieder Chair of Information Sciences and a member of the Cultural Computing group at the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University. He is also on the faculty of the University of Pavia (Italy) and is a current visiting scholar with MIT CISR. Gabe's interests are centered on digital strategic initiatives and digital strategy. He focuses on the use of information systems to create and appropriate economic value, and in enabling digital customer experiences.

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Ina M. Sebastian, Research Scientist

Ina studies how large enterprises transform for success in the digital economy. Her current research areas are digital partnering—including strategies to grow with digital partners and partnering strength—and value creation and value capture in digital models.

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Nick van der Meulen, Research Scientist

Nick’s work centers on how companies need to organize themselves differently in the face of continuous technological change. Nick is passionate about separating hype from reality using quantitative data, while also studying the complexity of business practice through in-depth case studies.

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Barbara H. Wixom, Principal Research Scientist

Barbara’s academic research explores how organizations generate business value from data assets. Barbara enjoys deep expertise in data and analytics techniques and technologies, with particular interest in data and analytics strategy, capabilities, and success.

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Stephanie L. Woerner, Director & Principal Research Scientist

Stephanie’s work focuses on how enterprises use technology and data to create more effective business models and how they manage the associated organizational change. She has a passion for measuring hard-to-assess digital factors and linking them to firm performance.

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