Enterasys to Lead Discussion on Social Business Value at 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Panel Will Provide Insight on Implementing a Social Business Strategy

May 16, 2013, 08:30 ET from Enterasys Networks

SALEM, N.H., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced that Vala Afshar, CMO & chief customer officer at Enterasys, will join CIOs and senior IT executives as a featured panelist at the tenth annual 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (www.mitcio.com). This premier international event will provide CIOs with high level insight from leading academic research combined with the counsel of successful business leaders on how to operate in today's world of complex and dramatic change. 

Afshar will discuss the valuable role social business can play in the enterprise and why organizations should embrace this growing trend during the "Architecting the Social Enterprise" panel. He is one of more than 50 presenters from a wide range of industries, as well as leading academics from the MIT Sloan School of Management.  

"At Enterasys, we pride ourselves in being a social business with ambitious goals," said Afshar. "Transforming into a socially connected enterprise can fuel growth across organizations and provide opportunities to deliver the level of engagement that customers expect in today's market. I'm looking forward to joining this prestigious panel and sharing insights from our work at Enterasys."

"Now more than ever, the CIO must be nimble and navigate not only the technology playing field, but the entire changing business enterprise," said Kathleen Tetrault, the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Chair. "Our speakers will provide direction on embracing change caused by economic, social, political, environmental and technological forces, to lead organizations in an increasing adaptive and upward path."


"Architecting the Social Enterprise" panel


Vala Afshar, CMO & chief customer officer at Enterasys

Michael Krigsman, CEO at Asuret (moderator)

JP Rangaswami, chief scientist at Salesforce.com

Kim Stevenson, CIO at Intel

Laura Bassett, director of Customer Experience Management & Emerging Products at Avaya


May 22, 2013 at 1:45pm ET


MIT Sloan CIO Symposium; MIT Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA     

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

For more information, please visit:

www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of Siemens AG.

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 www.mitcio.com for more information and registration. 

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