Category: MIT Sloan

Accenture and MIT: Preparing the next generation of technology leaders

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 8 days ago

Accenture, the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, is working in collaboration with MIT Sloan Executive Education to develop the Accenture Technology Executive Development Program, which kicked off earlier this month. This exciting custom program is designed to encourage thinking radically and differently about technology in order to bring innovative and disruptive solutions to clients.

The custom tailored Accenture Technology Executive Development Program will give select Accenture Technology professionals a unique opportunity to learn from MIT Sloan faculty, Accenture leadership, and their peers. It focuses on the growing, changing role of technology within organizations and how leaders can harness technology to increase an organization's agility as well as prepare for future demands.

"Technology is changing at an unprecedented rate and innovation is more important than ever," says Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer at Accenture. "This program will help our future leaders stay on top of the changes and understand how new innovations can help our clients grow and stay competitive."

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Even an epic blizzard can't get in the way of disciplined entrepreneurship

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 23 days ago

The 2015 Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) wrapped up at the end of January and was a resounding success—despite epic blizzard conditions in Cambridge!

This year's EDP gradating class included 132 participants from 32 countries—including Nepal, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, and Korea. Within the first three hours of the program, participants formed teams around 20 innovation-driven business ideas pitched on the spot. These diverse groups of global executives then embarked on the most intensive week of hands-on learning, rigorous academics, and spirited competition that MIT has to offer.

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A reading list resolution that's easy to keep: Recent books by MIT Sloan faculty

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 5 days ago

Each new year brings with it the inevitable list of resolutions to improve ourselves, personally or professionally. While some goals may be more difficult than others to attain, MIT Sloan Executive Education offers a goal that is easy to achieve: a reading list of business books from MIT Sloan experts. Check out these recent titles, written by our faculty. 


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News on MIT's Innovation Initiative

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 14 days ago

It's a big news week for the MIT Innovation Initiative. First, Associate Dean for Innovation and Co-Director of the MIT Innovation Initiative Fiona Murray was honored by Queen Elizabeth with the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) award. Murray received the award in recognition for her services to the United Kingdom in entrepreneurship and innovation. As the Boston Globe reported, fellow honorees included Joan Collins of Dynasty, British actress Kristin Scott Thomas, and poet Carol Ann Duffy.

And Murray isn’t the only "celebrity" involved with MIT's Innovation Initiative. On January 13, 2015, MIT announced that former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick would become a visiting fellow at the Innovation Initiative. In this new role, the former governor will make "regular appearances at campus events, including seminars with students and faculty."

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The world according to MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 11 days ago

MIT has long been recognized as a pinnacle of science, technology, and all things innovative. And, it has the credentials to prove it: in the last few years the institution has been recognized as the #1 college in the country by QS, a leading global career and education network; as the fifth-best college in the country by Forbes; and at or near the top in nearly every category in the U.S. News &World Report's annual rankings of the United States’ best colleges and universities.

These honors are certainly noteworthy in and of themselves, but to put them into perspective it helps to examine arguably the most remarkable honor of all: if MIT were a country, it would have the 11th largest economy in the world.

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Can the cab industry innovate?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 20 days ago

Those of us who work and/or live in Cambridge are quite familiar with the controversies stirred up by the wildly successful business, Uber Technologies, Inc. Uber considers itself a technology company, offering a mobile app that connects riders with drivers. The company has taken an innovative approach to making it easier to get from one point to another, eliminating the need to hail a cab on the street.

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It’s time to rethink wages

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 28 days ago

For the last year or so, there’s been a significant amount of news coverage around the wages paid to low-income earners, such as those working at fast food outlets and in retail stores. There have been public protests, calls for boycotts, and legislation to raise the minimum wage in some states.

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Corporate boards miss out when they don’t include women

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 9 months and 3 days ago

Shirley Leung, Business Columnist for The Boston Globe has written extensively—and frequently—about the dearth of women on corporate boards. In her piece, “Across Health Care Board Rooms, That’s Madam Chairman to You,” she discusses the growing role of women on health care boards (nearly a third of Massachusetts-based hospitals have a woman running the board for the first time) and she compares the trend to the fact that only three percent of Fortune 500 companies have female board chairs.

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