Verizon's CIO to Speak at the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

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More Than 700 CIOs and Senior IT Executives to Collaborate on How to Lead Digital Enterprises Forward

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Gurnani, Verizon executive vice president and chief information officer, will join other leading CIOs as a keynote panelist at the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, a May 21 event for IT leadership.

Gurnani will address how IT is central to Verizon's strategy of delivering its customers integrated services and solutions that cross platforms, networks and devices. He and other panelists will also address the business challenges CIOs face in leading their digital enterprises.

Now in its 11th year, the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is a one-day conference held on the MIT campus. More than 700 CIOs, senior IT executives and MIT academic thought leaders will network, collaborate, and explore how innovative technologies and leading-edge research can help address the digital transformation.

"The CIO is ideally placed to lead the technical and cultural shifts necessary to bring their digital enterprises forward," said Lindsey Anderson, chair of the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. "However, being ideally placed is no guarantee of future success. To meet this challenge, our speakers will provide attendees with actionable insight on how to embrace the organizational and technical changes needed as they guide their organizations in the months and years ahead."

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit www.mitcio.com.

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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 Boston Alumni Association, and the MIT Center for Digital Business.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 103 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,800. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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SOURCE Verizon