Advancing Human-Computer Communication to Maximize Sales

By Bryan Pirtle, SDM ’13 The challenge: In today’s fast-moving, dynamic business environment, it is tougher than ever for businesses to reach the right clients in a meaningful way and achieve results. Sales and marketing professionals need highly specialized and effective technology to source clients, engage them, and close deals. This is especially true for top-of-funnel […]

Speakers, Bios, Abstracts, Videos

Todd P. Coleman, Ph.D. (Bio) (Abstract and Video) Steven D. Eppinger, Sc.D. (Bio) (Abstract and Video) Pat Hale (Bio) (Video) Matt Harper (Bio) (Abstract and Video) Matthew S. Kressy (Bio) (Abstract and Video) Shaun Modi (Bio) (Abstract and Video) Joan S. Rubin (Bio) Maria C. Yang, Ph.D. (Bio) (Abstract) Neal Yanofsky (Bio) (Abstract and Video) […]

Participating Companies

Since its inception, many companies have recruited at SDM. Over the years, these have included the following: Abbott Laboratories Adobe Systems Aerospace Corporation Akamai Technologies Analog Devices AppDynamics Apple Amazon American Industrial Partners American Express A.T. Kearney BAE Systems Bank of America Bain & Company Boeing Defense, Space & Security Booz Allen Hamilton Bristol-Myers Squibb […]

San Francisco Bay Area Tech Trek 2014

During the week of March 23-28, 21 SDM students, three other staff members, and I visited California’s San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley for a Tech Trek. We visited App Dynamics, Google Ventures, Intuit, Palantir, Salesforce, SanDisk, Tesla, and Yelp—eight companies in four days. We also carved out time to mingle with SDM alumni […]

Wilfredo ‘Alex’ Sanchez Honored for Leadership, Innovation, Systems Thinking

By Lois Slavin, MIT SDM Communications Director March 10, 2014 On March 10, 2014, the SDM community convened for the presentation of the Class of 2013 MIT SDM Student Award for Leadership, Innovation, and Systems Thinking. The award, created by the SDM staff in 2010, honors an SDM student who, during his or her first […]

SDM Fellows Create MIT’s First BigData Club

Inaugural event, featuring Sloan’s Peter Gloor, scheduled for April 25 and open to all By Lois Slavin April 18, 2013 The newly-formed BigDataExplorers@mit, the Institute’s first student club dedicated to big data, has announced its inaugural event, "COOLHUNTING: Tracking the Emergence of New Ideas through Individual, Organizational, and Social Network Analysis." Scheduled for April 25 […]

SDM Tech Trek Report

By Joan Rubin, SDM Industry Co-director June 22, 2012 What do you get when 23 SDM fellows travel 5,400 miles to visit eight companies in four days? The SDM Tech Trek — a soon-to-be annual trip to Silicon Valley to learn how top technical companies operate. This trip highlighted best practices from industry and built […]

The Transformation of the Datacenter: How to Solve the Exascale Problem with This One Weird Trick Discovered by a Housewife in Cambridge

  MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series Kurt Keville, SDM ’09 Research Specialist, MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Date: June 11, 2012 Download the presentation slides About the Presentation This webinar will offer a comprehensive overview on the primary issues facing the modern datacenter in the drive to become higher performing and less costly, and […]

WiSDM: 2011 Report

By Melissa Rosen, SDM ’11 April 3, 2012 Women in SDM (WiSDM) is a student-focused organization, conceived and led by women in MIT’s System Design and Management (SDM) program. Its mission is to empower female leaders and to enhance the ongoing learning experience for SDM students and alums. WiSDM’s five-year goal is to achieve a […]

Sergey Naumov, SDM ’11, Co-Leads MIT’s Career Fair

By Cody Romano January 2, 2012 Sergey Naumov, SDM ’11, was one of just two graduate students chosen to lead MIT’s 2011 Career Fair. Volunteering as the event’s employer relations director, he arranged for 300 organizations—including McKinsey, Exxon Mobil, Pixar, and the CIA—to visit the MIT campus during a week in late September—all while fulfilling […]

Using Systems Thinking to Design the Smart Phone of the Future

By David Rosenbaum February 4, 2011 MIT System Design and Management (SDM) student Irfan Mohammed, whose SDM thesis focuses on emerging strategies for developing and marketing mobile computing platforms—specifically how Apple, Android, and Symbian will be competing and how they should be competing—points to a man tapping at his cell phone and says, "That’s the […]

Systems Thinking in the Expanding Mobile Space

By David Rosenbaum January 27, 2011 As relationships between Google, Apple, Verizon, AT&T and other mobile developers, providers, and operators shift from competitive to cooperative and back again, and as operating systems fight for market share, the mobile space has become a dense forest of possibility for companies and customers alike. MIT System Design and […]

SDM Co-Sponsors Workshop on Using Social Media in Job Search

By Kathryn O’Neill October 20, 2010 Social media may seem new and scary to the uninitiated, but the point is still to make and maintain relationships-something that’s always been central to the job search, according to experts from MIT and Google who spoke at "Social Media: Convergence of Old and New Recruiting Practices," a talk […]

The System Design and Management Program and MIT Social Media Club present Social Media: Convergence of Old and New Recruiting Practices Facebook…Twitter…LinkedIn…Blogs…Social media has become an integral part of our everyday life. But do you know that social media can enhance your job search (or ruin it)? Come and learn how employers are using social […]

Alums explore broad scope of systems at SDM conference

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee keynotes By Kathryn M. O’Neill October 31, 2007 What do these stories have in common? The harrowing tale of the first nonstop around-the-world flight accomplished without refueling. The surprising development of a nanotechnology that stops bleeding. And an inside look at how NASA plans to get us to Mars. All […]