I just received a notice for this year’s MIT Sloan CIO Symposium that’s happening at MIT on May 18. I’ve covered it as press for a number of years; here’s my story from last year. It always has good speakers (with a nice mix of business and academic)—as well as panels that are better than the norm at conferences.
This year’s theme is “Thriving in the Digital Economy” with topics including:
- Impact digital has on the nature of work, the workplace, and innovation
- Big Data 2.0  and Data’s Strategic Role
- Platform Strategies, IoT, Cybersecurity, and Blockchain
I’m particularly interested in the blockchain session which Julio Faura of Santander is giving.
A call for applications for the Innovation Showcase which will feature 10 early-stage companies that are providing "innovative and valuable IT solutions” at the event is also now open. Deadline for submissions is March 26.
 I’m not so sure we ever really achieved Big Data 1.0, but I digress.