The second Innovation Lecture Series: Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges took place on December 14 at MIT. The series is co-sponsored by MIT's Engineering Systems Division and IBM's University Relations as part of its Skills for the 21st Century initiative. The first lecture in the series was held in October and featured IBM's Senior Vice President Linda Sanford, discussing the IBM transformation initiatives that she leads.
The Innovation Lecture Series are delivered by business and technical leaders, who discuss their concrete experiences in leveraging technology and engineering capabilities to address complex problems in their organizations. This past lecture focused on healthcare and featured three top executives of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center, a regional medical center and hospital in New York State's mid-Hudson Valley: Dr. Daniel Aronzon, President and CEO; Nicholas Christiano, Vice-President and CIO; and Dr. Stephen Katz, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice-President of Medical Affairs. A webcast of the lecture as well as additional materials are posted in the Innovation Lecture Series web site.