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The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the result of a partnership between the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston and the MIT Center for Digital Business, in association with the Society for Information Management (SIM) along with our many sponsors and volunteers.


    Sponsoring Organizations
    • MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston
      Christopher Reichert
      Executive Chair,
      MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
    • MIT Center for Digital Business
      David Verrill, Executive Director
    • Society of Information Management
      Boston Chapter
      Bill Wellman, Primary Liaison
    2009 Chair of Event Sponsorship Marketing Speaker/Panel Program Partnership CIO Award Logistics CIO Corner/Web Liaison Legal Counselor  

    What is the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

    The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the nation's premier CIO event bringing together information technology executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. It includes presentations, panels, networking and a closing reception.

    When was the program introduced?

    This is the sixth annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The program began in 2004.

    What differentiates the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

    Each year, the volunteers who plan the Symposium have two primary goals in mind. The first is to provide leading-edge content that addresses the changing role of the CIO. For example, this year's theme, Sustaining CIO Leadership in a Changing Economy: Optimize business processes and advance infrastructure to leverage virtualization and cloud computing technologies will focus on the core value propositions associated with global delivery models, emerging capabilities, and best practices in selection, design and deployment of virtualization and cloud computing.

    Keynote presentations and panels all cover different aspects of the topic, based on the insights and firsthand experience of respected executives who are already shaping the current and future CIO role.

    The second goal is to help participants minimize time away by providing practical education and peer networking in a convenient, one-day format.

    Who designs the program?

    The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is designed by the organizing team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Many of them are listed on the left.

    Using knowledge from personal experience and the expertise of the academicians at MIT Sloan School of Management, conference organizers have access to vital information and a network of expert business leaders to draw from, which allows them to foster thought-provoking discussions and facilitate peer networking for their fellow executives.

    The Symposium is part of the CXO Series produced by the alumni club, along with MIT Sloan, including the MIT Sloan CFO Summit.

    Who attends the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

    The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium attracts 700 senior-level IT decision makers at MIT in a day of networking, spirited discussion and informative discourse concerning today's business and technology issues.

    In 2008 our attendee demographic included:

    • 27% - CIO/CTO/COO
    • 24% - VP/GM/Director
    • 18% - Academic-related/Professor
    • 14% - CEO/President

    Our company revenue demographic included:

    • 27% - >$1Billion
    • 24% - $500-999Million
    • 18% - $100-499Million
    • 22% - $10-99Million

    How many speakers participate in the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium?

    This year the program will have 10 keynoters and 60 panelists. These numbers are relatively consistent each year. We strive for top quality and a variety of perspectives in every panel.

    What are some of the companies and industries that the speakers represent?

    In past events, the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has had a diverse group of business leaders from a wide range of industries participating in the Symposium, including executives from Aetna, AgilePath Corporation, Akorri, Alcatel-Lucent, ARAMARK Corporation, Bank of America, BT,BOSE, Boston Celtics, Chubb Specialty Insurance,Cisco Systems, Dow Jones & Co., Draper Laboratory, Dunkin' Brands Inc., EDS, EMC, Egenera, Fidelity, FM Global,, Ford Motor Company, France Telecom, GAO, GE, GM, Gillette, Gomez, Google, HP, Intel, ISGN, Johns Manville, McKinsey & Co, Microsoft Corporation, Neighborhood Health Plan, nGenera, Partners HealthCare System, Pegasystems Inc., Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Red Hat, Rolls Royce,SAP, Staples Inc., State Street Corp, Thomson Financial, TJX Companies, Welch's … and many more.

    How do I obtain information about individual programs or request an interview with one of the speakers?

    Contact [email protected]

    How do I obtain information about individual programs or request a sponsorship packet?

    Contact [email protected]

    How would I volunteer to organize the event or help on the day?

    Contact [email protected]