Registration and Networking
Welcome by Prof. Eric Von Hippel, Professor of Technological Innovation, MIT Sloan
Morning Keynote: Peter Coffee, VP and Head of Platform Research, salesforce.com
Panel 1: Leveraging the Connected Consumer through Social Media
Social media has become a fast growing platform for businesses to promote their products and interact with their customers and partners. As more companies use social networks, consumers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in how they engage across platforms, and some brands are struggling to keep up. This panel will explore new insights and best practices to improve community management and breed brand evangelists.
Panel 2: Beyond Disruption: Can Tech Move the Music Business Forward?
Few industries have had their traditional business models as thoroughly upended by Internet technology as music. Artists, publishers, and distributors of music face a landscape of changing consumer habits and dwindling revenue opportunities — and a premium on innovation in every layer of the industry. This panel features some of the top innovators in music and digital technology who will discuss what it takes to “break into music” today.
Networking Lunch: Mingle with your fellow attendees!
Special Keynote: Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor and former President of Oracle Corporation
Panel 3: Content Everywhere, the New Mantra of Television Viewers
Television used to be straightforward. You would purchase your TV, watch news and sitcoms on the set, and use a VCR to watch movies. Today, consumers want access everywhere and anytime across a plethora of platforms and devices. This panel explores the emergence of the second screen in the television and how mobile, tablet and web are evolving the storied business model.
Panel 4: Is Mobile the New Currency?
Mobile services is expected to be a trillion dollar industry by the end of 2015, with mobile payments at the helm. This burgeoning industry has prompted payment innovations from companies and entrepreneurs and attracted venture capital funding. This panel features prominent leaders in the mobile payments space from startups and large tech firms who will discuss the huge opportunities in payments services and their impact on businesses.
Afternoon Keynote: Walt Doyle, General Manager, PayPal Media Network
Networking Reception: Evening munchies with your fellow attendees!
The MIT Sloan Technology Conference is the flagship annual technology event of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Last year’s conference on Business Innovations in Technology was a huge success with over 300 attendees and 17 technology industry experts as speakers and panelists. We were excited to hear from such noteworthy leaders as Stephanie Tilenius (VP, Commerce & Payments, Google), Jeff Nick (SVP & Chief Technology Office, EMC Corporation), Nishant Rao (Global Head of Sales Strategy, LinkedIn), and more! A special thanks once again to our 2012 Tech Conference sponsors: AOL, Zynga, Symantec, TinyCo, Jumptap, Moco Space and additional club sponsors Facebook and PayPal for making it happen.
The MIT Sloan Tech Conference is a production of the MIT Sloan Tech Club, the largest student organization at MIT Sloan with nearly 500 members from current students across all of MIT’s graduate schools (management, engineering, etc.) as well as alumni. The club is committed to fostering a vibrant alumni community of Sloan technology professionals working at both small and large companies or running their own companies. The club hosts a variety of events each week including guest lectures from tech industry experts and veterans, networking mixers, professional treks in major US tech hubs including Silicon Valley/Seattle/Boston, resume/cover letter/mock interview workshops for members, and more.