Over 700 CIOs and Senior IT Executives will Collaborate on This Year's Theme:
"Inventing Your Future: Accelerating Success through Technology"
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apigee® (Nasdaq:APIC), developer of an intelligent API platform for digital business, today announced that Bryan Kirschner, director of the Apigee Institute, will join CIOs and senior IT executives as a featured panelist at the 12th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Taking place May 20, 2015 on the MIT campus, the one-day conference provides CIOs with high-level insight from leading academic research combined with the counsel of successful business leaders.
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global conference for CIOs and digital business executives to become more effective leaders. This year's theme, "Inventing Your Future: Accelerating Success through Technology," will draw heavily from two books originating from the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy – the New York Times best seller, The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, and the new book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, by George Westerman, Didier Bonnet and Andrew McAfee.
This panel will discuss how companies that transform their traditional business models into platforms (or "network models") may have a competitive advantage based on new insights into pricing, network effects, supply chains, and strategy. The session will review how "dotcom" companies like Airbnb, Amazon, and Uber leveraged the platform model to attract millions of customers worldwide, in a relatively short time, and how this model can also apply to traditional product companies like Sony, retail brands like Nike, and spice companies like McCormick. The panel will discuss how new platform business models can help virtually any company extend existing transactions to new, associated products and services. Attendees of this discussion will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the secrets of Internet-driven platforms and how CIOs are embracing them within their companies.
Bryan Kirschner, Director, Apigee Institute
Jerry Wolfe, Founder & CEO, Vivanda
Paddy Srinivasan, VP of Products, Xively
Prof. Marshall Van Alstyne, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
MIT Kresge Auditorium
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Apigee® (Nasdaq:APIC) provides an intelligent API platform for digital business acceleration. Many of the world's largest organizations select Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 of the Fortune 100, five of the top 10 Global 2000 retail brands, and six of the top 10 global telecommunications companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Burberry, Shell, Live Nation, and First Data. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.
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