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Russell Reynolds Associates to Host Panel on Path to CIO at the 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Shawn Banerji Leads CIO Panel Discussion on What it Takes to Get to the Top Job in Information Technology

NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search and assessment firm, announced that Shawn Banerji, a managing director serving the global technology sector, will lead a CIO panel discussion at the 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass.

Banerji will host Anthony Sirabella, Chief Technology Officer of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (GMO), and Daniel Sheehan, Chief Information Officer of Dunkin' Brands Inc., in an in-depth discussion on the pathways to becoming a successful Chief Information or Technology Officer.

"GMO and Dunkin' Brands represent some of the most successful firms in the financial services and retail industry today. Their savvy choice and efficient implementation of technology apparently contributed to that success and speak volumes to their respective CIO's leadership," said Banerji. "I'm delighted to be joined by two exemplary IT leaders in sharing their pathway to the top job, as well as offering their insight into the challenges and opportunities presented in today's environment for developing the leadership skills required in achieving equally needed IT and business objectives." Entitled "So You Want to be Chief Information Officer?: The Path to CIO," the featured Lunch Panel will run from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

The 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, currently in its seventh year, will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 7:30am to 7:00pm at Kresge Auditorium, MIT (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.). More than 600 CIOs and senior IT executives will be attending this premier international event that aims to help IT executives become better business leaders.

About Russell Reynolds Associates Leadership. In today's global business environment, success is driven by the talent, vision and leadership capabilities of senior executives.

Russell Reynolds Associates is a leading global executive search and assessment firm with more than 300 consultants based in 39 offices worldwide. Our consultants work closely with public and private organizations to identify, assess and recruit senior executives and board members to drive long-term growth and success. We value teamwork, serving our clients with a collaborative approach that spans our international network of sector and functional experts.

Our in-depth knowledge of major industries and our clients' specific business challenges, combined with our understanding of who and what makes an effective leader ensure that our clients secure the best leadership teams for the ongoing success of their businesses. For more information, please visit us at

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit for more information and registration.

To stay connected to the community developing around the Symposium, please join The Global CIO & Executive IT Group (An MIT Sloan CIO Group), which can be found on Follow Symposium updates on Twitter:

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