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More than 700 CIOs and Senior IT Executives to Gather and Collaborate On Thriving in the Digital Economy

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — May 09 2016 — Delta Dental of New Jersey today announced that Head of IT Security Roota Almeida will join CIOs and senior IT executives as a featured panelist at the premier 2016 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on May 18, 2016.

Now in its 13th year, the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is a world class, one-day conference, held on the MIT campus. More than 700 CIOs, senior IT executives and MIT academic thought leaders will collaborate and explore how innovative technologies and leading-edge research can accelerate technology success through the theme of “Thriving in the Digital Economy.”

Almeida’s panel, “Mitigating Cyber Risks in the Growing World of Internet-Connected Devices,” joins others in arming organizations for digital success. MIT thought leaders will also be weighing in throughout the Symposium’s panels including Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee, George Westerman, Barbara Haley Wixom, Leslie Owens, Peter Weill, Sandy Pentland, Marshall Van Alstyne, Stuart Madnick, and others.

“I am honored and excited to participate in the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, particularly on this topic,” said Almeida. “The number of Internet-connected Devices is expected to increase from about four billion to over 20 billion devices by 2020, creating wonderful new capabilities, but also more cyber risks. It’s important for our industry to band together to address the strategic, managerial, and operational issues of cybersecurity, and I’m happy to be a part of that conversation.”

“According to MIT Sloan research (Source: Leading Digital), companies that thrive in the digital economy are 26% more profitable than their industry peers,” said Lindsey Anderson, Chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. “The 2016 Symposium speakers will provide insights into ways CIOs can help their organizations thrive in the digital economy by excelling in the strategic use of data, leading digital innovation, creating new business opportunities through platform strategies, and adapting to the changing nature of work and the workplace.”

The Symposium will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT Campus, located at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global conference for CIOs and digital business executives to become more effective leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives explore enterprise technology innovations, business practices and receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today and the future. The Symposium offers a unique learning environment by bringing together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading, global CIOs and industry experts. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Visit for more information and registration.

About Delta Dental
Delta Dental of New Jersey Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.5 million people through contracts with groups in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental Insurance Company writes dental coverage on an insured basis and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs. For more information, visit

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