Are CIOs Ready to Live in the Digital Business World?

An upcoming tech event aims to answer this critical question. With the theme “Beyond the Crossroads: How will the CIO role evolve in the digital business world?” the 8th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will attract 800 CIOs, CTOs, and senior technology executives from around the world.

The tech bosses will converge at the May 18 event to discuss ways that could help them leverage contemporary digital media for business gains.

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According to the organizers, the Symposium attendees will get an opportunity to interact with tech bigwigs from Akamai, McKinsey & Company, Global Crossing, Hewlett-Packard, EMC, Iron Mountain, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Charles Schwab, SAS, Intuit, Accenture, State Street, and others.

Among other topics of current interest, the show will allow a discussion on the evolving CIO role in the emerging cloud computing and mobile communication environments.

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“Instead of focusing exclusively on optimizing internal efficiencies, forward-looking information and communication technologies must support the business goal of achieving a competitive edge and long-term profitability,” said Dr. Graham Rong, Chair of the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

“The 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium focuses on how CIOs can create strategic value for their companies in today’s digital business world.”

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The Symposium will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the MIT Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. It is part of the MIT 150th Anniversary Celebration.

More information is at: www.mitcio.com.

Photo courtesy: MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

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