I had the great pleasure of attending training this week at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).  I attended the summer session at CISR which comprised classes on:

  • IT Portfolios and Business Agility
  • Enterprise Architecture as Strategy
  • IT Risk and Oversight
  • IT Governance and Leadership
  • IT-Enabled Change: The Human Dimension

For those with an IT governance focus, these classes are a must.  It is by far the best training, from an IT mgmt perspective, that I have attended.  The classes were very well structured with pertinent and dynamic guest speakers including:

  • Jeff Sampler, Oxford University
  • Rob Cohen, Vice President of Information Systems & Chief Information Officer, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • James Cash, Board Member, GE, Microsoft, Wal-Mart
  • Pat Hewlett, Chief Information Officer, Exxon Mobil
  • Omar Baig, Senior Information Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Martin Curley, Director, IT Innovation, Intel Corporation
  • John Petrey, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, TD Banknorth
  • John Cross, Former Group CIO, British Petroleum

In addition to the guest speakers, there is a wealth of information presented by:

Kudos to Peter, Jeanne, and George.  They provided some excellent information that I highly recommend.  I will be summarizing and posting more on specific learnings in future posts.