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5 top ways to create a cybersafe culture

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 20 hours ago

Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan

Thousands of cyber-attacks on organizations both private and public will happen today. And tomorrow. And the day after that. Many will be malicious and cause significant harm. All too often, companies think of cybersecurity as a technology problem. But, in a recent article, MIT Sloan Professor Stuart Madnick tells us that companies are making it easy for the attackers to succeed. Cybercrime resiliency calls for a new kind of leadership and cybersafe culture—here are five effective ways you can create one at your organization.

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Want a successful digital transformation? Cultivate these 7 skills.

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 23 days ago

George Westerman

When it comes to the digital transformation process in organizations, today’s leaders just aren’t measuring up, according to a recent report by Capgemini and George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. In fact, the research found that only 35% say they have the leadership capabilities to succeed at digital transformation, which is a 10% decrease from 2012.

Westerman says it’s no surprise, given the complex nature of many organizations, as well as the difficulty of working across silos in companies. He adds that to be an effective leader, an executive needs to have vision, engagement, and governance skills, and also be adept at building strong IT/business relationships. In addition, they have to deal with legacy issues explains Westerman, who is co-author of Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation.

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Six questions your organization needs to address to thrive in the digital era

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education and Peter Weill - 1 month and 14 days ago

Peter Weill

The good news about being in the middle of a digitization era is the plethora of new technology available that allows companies to reinvent themselves. However, the challenge about digital transformation is that it involves massive change.

MIT Sloan Senior Research Scientist Peter Weill shared his thoughts on this conundrum in a recent webinar—Six Questions for Digital Transformation—adding it’s not about the technology per se, but about the way in which we change our organizations that matters. Weill, along with MIT colleague Stephanie Woerner, recently published an HBR Press book—What’s Your Digital Business Model? Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation Enterprise—says the goal of the book was to understand how companies can thrive in the digital era.

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An executive's deep roots and ongoing collaborations with MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 18 days ago

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith manages key initiatives and a diverse range of projects for Standard Bank Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her complex role, Carolyn manages new and existing relationships throughout Africa and writes on topics like innovation and digitization for the company’s executive committee. She is charged with finding innovation solutions to complex problems for the bank. In 2012, Carolyn began a journey at MIT Sloan Executive Education that continues today. She holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership as well as an Advanced Certificate for Executives, and in 2014 she embarked on the five-week Advanced Management Program, simultaneously helping to forge innovative collaborations between MIT and her company.

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The Ruderman Family Foundation and MIT present LEAD20@MIT—a digital advocacy and leadership program focused on disability inclusion

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months ago

Lead20@MIT

MIT Sloan Executive Education and Ruderman Family Foundation are teaming up for a unique leadership Program for young digital advocates in disability inclusion. Twenty five young leader will come to MIT Sloan Executive Education for a week-long program intended to strengthen their leadership skills and to help form a network that will amplify the impact of their work. Learn more about LEAD20@MIT – Leadership in the Digital Age.

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The need for IoT education is real

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 3 days ago

PR in the News Blog

In a recent TechTarget article, George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, shared his thoughts on the huge need for IoT education, both to understand the general direction of the technology as well as the specifics. He references the courses offered at MIT Sloan, which appeal to a wide audience, but especially management. Westerman teaches in the new program, Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online).

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Can big data save the world?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months and 2 days ago

Can big data save the world?

Cape Town is moving towards Day Zero of its water supplies. Millions of displaced refugees are facing dire emergencies in camps and along migratory routes. And every day thousands of people are suffering gross inequities at the hands of the U.S. criminal justice system. Here's how big data is helping to prevent future water shortages, coordinate life saving response, and yield much-needed criminal justice policy changes.

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Falsehoods triumph on Twitter: Groundbreaking MIT study proves that fake news wins

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months and 7 days ago

Groundbreaking MIT study on false news

Fake news, rumors, propaganda—the scourge of deliberate misinformation is a hot topic these days, as is the role social media plays in the rapid dissemination of these falsehoods. Sinan Aral, co-lead of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, reveals the truth about false news based on the largest-ever longitudinal study of the spread of false news online, published in Science on March 8, 2018.

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