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Presented by:

MIT Center for eBusiness

The MIT Sloan CMO Summit

Society for Information Management (SIM)

Our 2007 Symposium is scheduled for May 17, 2007!

We thank everyone who participated in our
sold-out event on June 21st.

We have the podcasts of the 2006 panels
available now!
link to podcasts subscribe in iTunes

Here are a few news articles about the Symposium:

Ziff Davis
Nine great podcasts from
MIT's CIO Symposium
Posted by David Berlind

Google in the Enterprise:
Listen to an interview between Eric Lundquist
and David Girouard, VP of Enterprise from Google
at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

At a recent gathering of CIOs, the person who heads Google's Enterprise Search unit made...

information week
So You Want To Be The Boss?


Business IT Vendors Failing To Meet User Needs

eweek channel insider
Can Google turn enterprise IT from a cost center to a profit center? Maybe.

Please check back for more soon.

We thank our exciting list of speakers and panelists including:

Dave Girouard
VP and General Manager of Google Enterprise
"In his group, we have the wildest meetings"
-Eric Schmidt-CEO Google

Maria Pardee

Louis Gutierrez
CIO, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Donna Slyster
Global leader in pallet and container pooling services

Gerard Wilson
CIO, RSA Security

Brad Lovell
Managing Director of IT, NASCAR
Learn how the nation's number-one spectator sport uses IT to grow its business

Bob Suh
Chief Technology Strategist, Accenture
Learn more about the emerging technologies that are going to impact businesses during the next five years, as researched by Accenture Technology Labs

Brian Stevens
CTO, Red Hat

´┐Żand many more!

This event brings together 500 senior-level IT decision-makers in a day of networking, spirited discussions and informative discourse concerning today's business and technology issues.

This year's theme: "Maximizing the Business Value of IT" will be discussing the impact of recent IT developments along two tracks: Technology & Business and IT Organization. Businesses are looking for ways to leap ahead of their competitors. This symposium will help answer those questions.

Symposium Theme Summary

Over the last 5 years as businesses have dealt with major shocks to our economy, including the terrorist strikes in 2001 and the tech market crash in 2000-2002, they have had to adjust their strategies accordingly. Many businesses reassessed their growth plans and instead reverted to defending and maintaining their competitive positions. As we move into the second half of this decade businesses are looking for ways to leap ahead of their competitors with product and customer service innovations, expansions into new markets, and mergers & acquisitions. How will CIOs impact these strategic plans and how can information technology investments improve the competitive positions of firms?

Panel Tracks

The 2006 MIT CIO Symposium will be discussing the impact of recent IT developments along three tracks: "CIO: The CEO of the IT Line of Business", "The CIO's Technology Toolkit", and "On the Horizon - Trends and Opportunities".

In the first track we will look at the Seven Habits of Highly Effective IT Leaders. Looking internally, how do CIOs managing IT people, their skill sets, their teams within their own information management infrastructure? How do they organize teams to create processes that are flexible, creative, and rigorous? Looking externally, how do CIOs manage the interaction with the rest of the firm and integrate with the myriad of skills, challenges and opportunities? How is the role of the CIO's organization evolving within the modern enterprise? Is it an overhead cost center, a COGS center, a revenue driver?

In the second track we will look at the tools at the CIO's disposal. Where and when are outsourcing and hosted solutions good for your business? What is the business impact of tagging and knowledge management, and how does this relate to maintaining data security and quality? What is the reliability and security of open vs. closed source software? Is there an optimal information infrastructure for the loosely-coupled enterprise?

As an extra bonus, our third track will be introducing attendees to the latest thinking from some of the Institute's leading professors and practitioners, as well as emerging technologies. How are firms using these technologies? What kind of returns are they seeing? Are your competitors gaining or losing ground through innovations that you have not considered?

For information on last year's symposium please click here:
2005 Symposium

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Here are some links to articles written about the 2005 Symposium:

E-tailing's Next Lift
A Call For Citizen Action On Security

E-Commerce Score Card
Flexibility, Ease of Use Will Measure Workflow Success

This event is part of a two-event CXO series produced by the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston. Please refer your finance colleagues to the MIT Sloan CFO Summit (

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