Updates in response to COVID-19
Dean David Schmittlein presents the CIO Leadership Award to 2019 Winner Eash Sundaram, JetBlue
As efforts across the state, the nation, and the world to contain the coronavirus COVID-19 continue to intensify, the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in-person event scheduled for May 19, 2020, is cancelled.
Nevertheless, please keep May 19 on your calendar. Plans are evolving, but at least some of our content will be delivered virtually. The CIO Award and Innovation Showcase judging remain in progress. Stay tuned for more details.
We are optimistic that COVID-19 will be behind us by 2021. Therefore, you can look forward to attending the next MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on May 12, 2021. If you take no action you will be automatically registered with your existing ticket. If you prefer to cancel your registration, you will be issued a full refund. As previously announced, cancellation fees have been waived.
We know that COVID-19 is impacting all of you personally. Here are some resources we hope can help you, your family and colleagues, cope:
- Information from Mass General Hospital on COVID-19 symptoms, transmission and prevention
- Situation summary from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Helpful fact sheets from the CDC
- A LinkedIn article on the value of social distancing.
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Team
In one day... Engage and connect with global business and industry thought leaders. Acquire actionable insight through leading academic research. Explore the newest enterprise technological innovations.
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is a community of CEOs, CIOs and senior IT executives who connect with academic thought leaders, their practicing peers and IT partners in an annual one-day conference, held on the MIT campus, as well as through online conversations and educational webcasts. These CIOs and other senior business executives from around the world gather to explore how leading-edge academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges faced in today's volatile business environment and economy.
"[The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium] brings a good mix of the pure content as opposed to vendor-based content or industry driven content, so there’s a perspective from the academic world alongside industry trends."
SVP and General Manager, VMware
"This is the best gathering of CIOs that I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to quite a few."
Richard Mark Soley
Chairman & CEO, Object Management Group
"You are able to attract a lot of people who are coming from different sides of the industry, both from academia and the coal-face so to speak, that’s an interesting mix."
EVP and CIO, Liberty Mutual Insurance