|[March 14, 2013]
Call for Nominations: The 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
The MIT (News - Alert) Sloan CIO Symposium (www.mitcio.com)
seeks nominations for this year's MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award, which
recognizes CIOs who lead their organizations to pursue innovative use of
Information Technology to deliver business value. The 2013 Award
recipients will be honored during a VIP dinner at the MIT
Sloan CIO Symposium on May 21, 2013.
Nominees must hold the title of CIO or Chief Medical Information Officer
in for-profit corporations. Past award winners include:
Chris Perretta, EVP and CIO, State Street - 2012
Catherine Bruno, CIO, Eastern Maine Healthcare - 2012
Marco Orellana, CIO, Codelco - 2011
Thomas Nealon, EVP and CIO, JCPenney - 2010
Casey Coleman, CIO, US General Services Administration - 2010
Key characteristics of CIO leadership include:
Strong Communicator - Articulates a vision for strategic
business value from IT and works across the organization to build
partnership around this vision. Focuses communications on value and
innovation, not technology. Helps all IT staff to understand the
business and speak the language of business leaders.
Proven Manager ("Ceap Information Officer") - Clearly
demonstrates value-for-money in the management of core IT services -
providing the right services at the right price and the right level of
quality. Recognized among peers as an effective leader of the IT unit.
Value Driver ("Chief Improvement Officer") - Understands the
business and needs of the CEO, CFO, Line-of-Business heads and other
senior executives. Ensures clear focus on potential and realized value
in all IT initiatives. Incorporates IT into business decision-making
by participating in key strategic conversations, suggesting innovative
uses of IT, and managing risk.
Trusted Partner ("CIO-Plus") - Exercises authority beyond IT
itself. Considered a trusted member of the senior executive team, not
just a technology leader. Suggests innovative uses of IT to transform
the business - and successfully executes the changes. May receive
additional non-IT responsibilities such as Chief Operating Officer or
VP of Strategy, or strategic temporary roles such as Head of M&A
These criteria are adapted from the award-winning book The
Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value,
which draws extensively upon research conducted at MIT Sloan.
The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2013. The Online Application
Form can be found at http://www.mitcio.com/award.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions about the application process.
About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and
senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs
and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables
them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. 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. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized
and developed by a 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. The 2013 Symposium will take place on
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time at
Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,
MA). Visit www.mitcio.com
for more information and registration.
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