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MIT Panel to discuss New IT Innovation Models in the Digital Business World

By Graham_Rong | May 2, 2011

The 8th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is fast approaching. On May 18, this one-day, international conference for CIOs and IT leaders, will take place on MIT campus.

In plenary sessions as well as more intimate panels, leading academics from MIT join CIOs from leading companies including Brad Peterson,CIO, Charles Schwab, Kirsten O. Wolberg, CIO,, and Ina Kamenz, CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific. Each will look beyond the day-to-day issues and explore a wide spectrum of solutions that will prepare IT executives for the dynamic times ahead.

One of panels will discuss the New IT Innovation Models in the Digital Business World. The panel comprises MIT professor, corporate CEO, management and technology consulting executives, and innovation leaders:

Roger P. Roberts (Moderator), Partner, McKinsey
Prof. Michael A. Cusumano, Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT Sloan
Arthur Filip, VP & GM, Technology Consulting, Hewlett-Packard Company
Roy Rosin, VP, Product Management & Innovation, Intuit
Alan Trefler, CEO & Founder, Pegasystems

The panel blurb reads:

CIOs face double mandates today. Executives expect the CIO to continue to deliver unit-cost reductions and increased efficiency, while simultaneously supporting new growth and innovation efforts throughout the business. Companies like Apple and Facebook have spawned an entire industry around app development. Where will the next round of paradigm change come from? This panel will examine how some of the world’s best companies use IT as a strategic tool to drive growth and create business value. Do advances in Cloud computing, social media, web 2.0, analytics, model/event driven development and Agile SCRUM offer new innovative models that can help CIOs drive growth and create more business value? What are the lessons learned with these models? Experts on this panel will discuss various innovation models for today’s digital business world.

Other industry experts include: MIT Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, author, Tami Erickson, MIT research scientist, Jeanne Ross and executives from McKinsey and the Corporate Executive Board, among others.

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