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#CIOChat: Thriving in the digital economy

How can businesses thrive in the digital economy? Join #CIOChat and MIT CISR's Stephanie Woerner on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. EST to discuss.

The digital economy is upon us, introducing a slew of business changes that are shaking up the way we think about enterprise success.

The MIT Center for Institutional Research (CISR) is continually examining the impacts of digital disruption and rapid technological innovation, and has crafted a series of management propositions (see list below) that it believes to be representative of the current digital business environment. While there is no definitive playbook for prospering with digital disruption, these propositions are a great starting point for strategy and discussion.

How do your propositions align with those of MIT's CISR?

Join our #CIOChat on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. EST to discuss methods for thriving in the digital economy. Discussion may include whether a CDO should take the lead on a business’s digital transformation, the restructuring that is needed for companies to adapt, the challenges of maintaining an effective platform in a digital economy and if value chains are becoming irrelevant.

Joining SearchCIO editors and followers as our guest expert will be Stephanie Woerner (@SL_Woerner), research scientist at MIT's CISR.

Thriving with digital disruption: Five propositions

  1. The appointment of the CDO is a cop-out
  2. Going digital requires organizational surgery
  3. Value chains are becoming irrelevant
  4. Don’t have a digitized platform? You’re cooked!
  5. Forget about products; think solutions

Learn more about MIT's CISR research.


Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
Time: 3 p.m. EST
Host: @SearchCIO
Hashtag: Use and follow #CIOChat

Tweet chat newbies -- and #CIOChat vets, too -- please review this list of tips before participating in the chat:

  • To follow the conversation, type "#CIOChat" into Twitter's search bar. From this page, select "Live" to view tweets in real time.
  • Your first #CIOChat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.
  • @SearchCIO will ask a series of questions related to the digital economy starting at 3 p.m. EST -- Q1, Q2, etc. In your tweeted responses to each question, please preface with A1 (Answer 1), A2 and so on. Then, remember to include "#CIOChat." Include this hashtag in every tweet during the chat.
  • Please note that Twitter allows only 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question.
  • Throughout the discussion, retweet (RT) and favorite tweets you concur with and reply to those disagree with or would liek to comment on.

Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to our editors. Talk to you on Twitter.

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