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What is the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the nation’s premier CIO event bringing together information technology executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT. The annual event offers interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. It includes presentations, panels, networking and a closing reception.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is designed by the organizing team from the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association.

Leveraging the knowledge of our combined professional experiences and the expertise of the academicians at MIT Sloan School of Management, conference organizers have access to vital information and a network of expert business leaders which allows them to foster thought-provoking discussions and facilitate peer networking for their fellow executives.

The Symposium is part of the CXO Series produced by MIT Sloan Boston, along with MIT Sloan, including the MIT Sloan CFO Summit.

When was the program introduced?

The annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium began in 2004.

What differentiates the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

We are focused on the needs of the CIOs, CDOs, and other technology executives and making the latest MIT research accessible to a broad audience.

Each year, the volunteers who plan the Symposium have two primary goals in mind.

The first is to provide leading-edge content that addresses the changing roles of the CIOs, CDOs and other technology executives. For example, this year’s theme will focus on the vital role CIOs played in responding to the pandemic through digital transformation and how enterprises will adapt to the next normal.

Keynote presentations and panels all cover different aspects of the topic, based on the insights of MIT experts, and firsthand experience of respected executives who are already shaping the current and future CIO role.

The second goal is to help participants maximize attendee experience and opportunities for professional advancement by providing practical education and peer networking in both in-person and virtual formats.

Who attends the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

Traditionally, The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium attracts 800+ senior-level IT decision makers at MIT in a day of networking, spirited discussion and informative discourse concerning today’s business and technology issues. Even more participate in the virtual format in 2020 due to the pandemic.

How many speakers participate in the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

This year the program will have 12 sessions and up to 48 panelists. These numbers are relatively consistent each year. We strive for top quality and a variety of perspectives on every panel.

What are some of the companies and industries that the speakers represent?

In past events, the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has had a diverse group of business leaders from a wide range of industries participating in the Symposium, including executives from Aetna, AgilePath Corporation, Akorri, Alcatel-Lucent, ARAMARK Corporation, Bank of America, BT,BOSE, Boston Celtics, Chubb Specialty Insurance,Cisco Systems, Dow Jones & Co., Draper Laboratory, Dunkin’ Brands Inc., EDS, EMC, Egenera, Fidelity, FM Global, Forbes.com, Ford Motor Company, France Telecom, GAO, GE, GM, Gillette, Gomez, Google, HP, Intel, ISGN, Johns Manville, McKinsey & Co, Microsoft Corporation, Neighborhood Health Plan, nGenera, Partners HealthCare System, Pegasystems Inc., Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Red Hat, Rolls Royce,SAP, Staples Inc., State Street Corp, Thomson Financial, TJX Companies, W3C and many more.

How do I obtain information about individual programs or request an interview with one of the speakers?

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