Braindump: 2009 MIT CIO Symposium

  • increased desire to/comfort with “putting one’s thoughts out there”
  • the blended lines between private and public communications (save for regulated communications)
  • the increased permeability of organizational boundaries and informality of corporate communications
  • the increased velocity of information (e.g., wikis for agile development, integrated presence)
  • with no capital expenditure (via a third party, outside your organization’s own data center)
  • with elasticity of supply (pooled resources delivered over the web)
  • powered by software
  • providing new business capabilities
  • “Never waste a crisis” — most of current Fortune 500 companies were formed during past economic downturns.
  • CIOs need to do less with less, by de-selecting projects. Focus on customer-facing initiatives.
  • CIOs need to “seduce the business people” with capabilities that add value in order to get joint sponsorship/CEO’s ear.
  • Four years into my attendance at MITCIO, and I’ve heard presenters refute Nicholas Carr (“IT Doesn’t Matter”) each year. Think he hit a nerve?
  • On Federal Economic Stimulus accountability: “We are bound to not get it right the first time.” (evolving processes)
  • On Enterprise 2.0: Beware the “trough of disillusionment”phase of its lifecycle.

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