Event

New Book by McAfee, Brynjolfsson Previews at May 24 Symposium

May 24, 2017
MIT Kresge Auditorium

Register now to attend this 9:45 a.m. chat previewing the new book, Machine,| Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future. The panel will be moderated byJason Pontin, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of MIT Technology Review and features Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, and Andrew McAfee, Co-Director, of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), discussing what they call "the second phase of the second machine age.”

 

"This phase has a greater sense of urgency, as technologies are demonstrating that they can do much more than just the type of work we have thought of as routine,” according to the authors. ”The last time new technologies had such a huge impact on the business world was about a century ago, when electricity took over from steam power and transformed manufacturing. Many successful incumbent companies, in fact most of them, did not survive this transition.”

Today, companies need to rethink the balance between minds and machines, between products and platforms, and between the core and the crowd. Join your peers in this important discussion.

The CIO Adventure: Now, Next and Beyond  will include insightful discussions about the increasingly important impact technologies, such as IoT, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, DevOps, Cloud and Cybersecurity, are having on corporations and society even as we collectively struggle with complex ethical and economic issues. We’ll also help prepare CIOs and senior IT executives for the challenges they face in guiding their enterprise through continuous digital transformations, in building a digital organization, in IT talent management and in business leadership.

Find full details about the conference and registration information here. Registration closes on May 17.