By Barnard Crespi | May 1, 2012
Andrew McAfee, this year’s moderator of the CIO Symposium’s Fireside Chat, recently sat down with Martha Mangelsdorf, Editorial Director of MIT Sloan Management Review, to discuss the four technology trends that are changing business.
In the video webcast, McAfee helps viewers understand what the phenomena of cloud computing, big data, smart computers and social business will mean for innovation, efficiency and business model development. He offers ideas and advice for “riding the technology wave,” letting managers capitalize on these huge technology shifts, rather than being buried under them.
McAfee is currently a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was previously a professor at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
You can register to view the full video at http://mitsmr.com/I9WjhV
By Barnard Crespi | April 22, 2012
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to announce the Finalists for the 2012 Innovation Showcase. These 10 outstanding companies represent cutting edge B2B solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT.
“We are very impressed with these top ten Innovation Showcase finalists, as their technologies demonstrate incredible state of the art thinking to today and tomorrow’s challenges,” said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and the Co-chair of the Innovation Showcase. “The Innovation Showcase provides a terrific one-of-a-kind opportunity for these start ups to gain a larger visibility in front of IT executives, key stakeholders, and venture capitalists.”
The 10 finalists are:
Details on the showcase are available at: http://www.mitcio.com/innov.php
The Innovation Showcase will take place at 6:20pm in the Kresge courtyard tent on Tuesday,
May 22, 2012, at MIT, in Cambridge, MA. The full agenda of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is
available at www.mitcio.com
By Barnard Crespi | April 15, 2012
Accenture publishes its technology vision annually. It is a distillation of our extensive research over the course of the previous 12 months, the experiences of our research teams and the input of our clients. In it, we outline the emerging technology trends that forward-thinking CIOs will use to position their organizations to drive growth and high performance, rather than just focusing on cost-cutting and efficiency improvements.
Business leaders now accept that their organizations’ future success is bound up with their ability to keep pace with technology. CIOs have to play a key role in helping these business leaders recognize and seize the opportunities enabled by new trends—but the price of progress will have to be paid, along with new risks assumed.
Accenture has identified six technology trends that will influence business over the next three to five years:
By Barnard Crespi | April 6, 2012
In just a few weeks [May 22,2012] at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium a panel of senior technology and business executives will share their experiences of piloting through this transformation in their organizations with leading and leadership around Mobility 3.0.
Enterprise Mobility 3.0 is the inherent face of the new untethered enterprise. It will have deep imprints in the business processes, IT infrastructure and security policies in the company. In a world where work-related information is accessible, anywhere, anytime, new powerful and smarter phones, tablets, and other Internet-enabled devices will usher us into a new era of countless opportunities and exciting challenges. These challenges loom – Mobility 3.0, after all, speaks to a certain level of maturity attained within enterprises – some new, some not-so-new. For example, security policies will have to be revisited for viability and sustainability. Productivity, agility and other business metrics will have to be measured with some rigor. Organizations will also have to measure if the investments in Mobility 3.0 are finally generating the payback and ROI that the executive suite has been looking for.
Moderated by: Susan Nunziata, Editor-in-chief, CIO Insight, the panelists are an all-star cast of cross industry practitioners including:
+Todd Schofield, Global Head – Enterprise Mobility, Standard Chartered Bank
+Ashish Mahadwar, SVP – SAP & Enterprise Mobility Practices, Cognizant
+Eric Scace, CTO WWPass Corporation
Join your peers in shaping the future. Be a part of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, May 22, 2012. Register today.
Details: MIT Campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Full Day event
For more information visit: http://www.mitcio.com
By Barnard Crespi | April 6, 2012
By: Mark Fidelman (Fobes)
“One thing a person cannot do no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him.”Thomas Shelling, Nobel Prize winner.
Imagine a CIO who had never configured a router. Imagine a CIO who had never led an IT project. Imagine a CIO who had never managed the implementation of servers into a server environment. Imagine a CIO who had never sourced, negotiated or selected a solution from an IT vendor.
Now imagine if this CIO had been asked to design your organization’s next generation network infrastructure. Would you trust her? Read more..