Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MIT CIO forum

Academic keynote


Moderator: Mr. Gary BeachPublisher EmeritusCIO Magazine

Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Professor of Management and DirectorMIT Center for Digital Business (CDB) - boo coming out - Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy, MIT Press (book) (October, 2009, In Press)

Prof. Thomas Malone, Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management and DirectorMIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI)

Dr. Jeanne Ross, DirectorCenter for Information Systems Research (CISR) - has a book coming out - IT Savvy - realist in the group "don't see cloud computing as a game-changer for big companies where the challenge is still cleaning up the complex environment that has developed over the years. It facilitates small and new companies getting into businss/computing.

Erik- how to guarantee getting you fired - run a control group ...

CIO Keynote Panel: CIO Leadership and the Bottom Line

Moderator: Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, DirectorCenter for Digital Business at MIT

Mr. Bob Greenberg, General ManagerInformation Technology Optimization, IBM

RADM Elizabeth Hight, Rear Admiral, Vice Director Defense Information Systems Agency - Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). She helps lead a worldwide organization of more than 6,600 military and civilian personnel responsible for planning, developing, and providing interoperable, global net-centric solutions that serve the needs of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commanders, and other Department of Defense (DoD) components."what is most important to the people I work with is whether we accomplish the mission."


DOD "deploys mobile wifi to sattellite communications to tactical structure. It's a long way from your dad running wire down the mountain."


"We have been working closely with Melissa (Hathaway) for the lat 18 months since the president (Bush) launched the cybersecurity intiative." Expects focus on privacy of govt employee data.


"DoD is able to offer SaaS/cloud services on government intranet to other government agencies.




I can't imagine an IT project that takes >3 months. If it does , I haven't modularized it enough." #pmp


on client data sitting in the cloud - "It just won't happen. Trust me." due to privacy and security reasons. Hight agrees, although she identifies herself and her organization as cloud computing providers - she considers their security superior to that of the govt agencies to which she is providing data.

Connected Healthcare Systems


Governance, Risk and Compliance
Moderator: Dr. George Westerman, Research Scientist Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
Ms. Karen Kotowski, SVP and CIO, SALLIE MAE, INC.
Dr. David Blaszkowsky, Director, Office of Interactive Disclosure US Securities and Exchange Commission
Mr. Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Global Technology SectorRussell Reynolds Associates
Mr. J. Kent Crawford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PM Solutions
Mr. Scott MitchellChairman and CEO, Open Compliance and Ethics Group



Enterprise 2.0
Moderator: Prof. Andrew McAfee, Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Digital Business at MIT
Mr. Marco Pacelli, CEO, Clickfox
Mr. Sid Probstein, CTO, Attivio
Mr. Raheel Retiwalla, CTO, Monitor Analytics and Clearway Technology Partners
Mr. Geoffrey Oblak, General Partner , Ascent Venture Partners


Anna Convery,CMO, Clickfox -



: Prof. Glen L. UrbanDavid Austin Professor of Marketing, Dean EmeritusMIT Sloan School of ManagementChairman, MIT Center for Digital Business


Keynote Panel: Cloud Computing



Moderator: Mr. Brian Watson, Editor in Chief, CIO Insight
Mr. Ron Markezich, Corporate VP, Microsoft Online
Mr. Ed Bugnion, VP, Cisco
Mr. Emil Sayegh, GM, Mosso, Rackspace Cloud
Mr. Bill Rogers, Chief Information Officer and VP of Information Technology, Goss International

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