Start/End Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
8:00am to 8:00pm

2017 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Registration now open for nation’s premier CIO conference on May 24, 2017; early bird registration by March 1 provides 40% savings

From the challenges of digital transformation and talent shortages, to the thrill ride of executive advancement to the C-suite, CIOs need to be ready for the changing landscape ahead. Global CIOs are invited to prepare for those adventures by attending the 14th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, May 24, 2017.

Registration for the nation’s premier CIO event is now open, with early-bird savings of up to 40 percent available until March 1, 2017.

The premier conference will bring together more than 800 global CIOs, senior IT executives, technology innovators and MIT academic thought leaders together on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a full day of networking, collaboration and discussions around building a digital organization, IT talent management, business leadership and the increasingly important impact technology is having on corporations and society.

More than a dozen keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions tied to this year’s theme “The CIO Adventure: Now, Next and…Beyond” will feature more than 60 business leaders, technology trendsetters, and thought leaders from academia. Potential topics to be addressed during the conference, include:

  • Pathways to Future Ready: The Digital Playbook
  • Winning with the Internet of Things
  • Talent Wars in the Digital Age
  • Measuring ROI for Cybersecurity: Is It Real or a Mirage?
  • Putting AI to Work
  • Trusted Data: The Role of Blockchain, Secure Identity, and Encryption
  • The New Ethics of Tech: Who’s Watching the Coders?
  • Overcoming Big Data Disillusionment

MIT Technology Review Editor in Chief, Jason Pontin, will also conduct a fireside chat with MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee to provide attendees with a sneak peek into their forthcoming book, Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing the Digital Economy.

Additionally, the Symposium’s Innovation Showcase will feature 10 carefully selected early-stage companies that are providing innovative and valuable IT solutions. The Showcase will be open to the public from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is co-organized by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). It will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.  Early bird registration discounts are effective until March 1, 2017. For more information and to register, please visit

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