How Strategic CIOs and IT Organizations are Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise
... Phil Weinzimer
Management in the 21st century presents new challenges. To succeed in today's globally competitive marketplace, management requires new thinking and leadership to effectively succeed and continue to create customer value, increase profitability, and enhance shareholder value.
Companies now need to leverage information and technology to respond successfully to a complex marketplace with changing customer needs. As a result, new models are required to manage IT organizations. IT Resources need to improve their business competencies and skills if they are to more efficiently provide value and collaborate in business teams to develop solutions that achieve significant business outcomes. CIOs and IT Organizations are perfectly positioned to change the dynamics of the business enterprise by leveraging information and technology for competitive advantage. The challenge is how to transform into a strategic IT Organization?
A new book, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, explores how strategic CIOs transform their IT organization and collaborate with business teams to achieve significant business outcomes. Phil Weinzimer, author, examines how CIOs successfully transformed IT organizations from a techno-centric cost center into a business-focused organization where IT personnel work in business teams to identify opportunities that achieve significant business outcomes by leveraging information and technology for competitive advantage. Over 150 CIOs and business executives shared their insights and experiences.
The session shares the common four-phase methodology CIOs use to transform their IT organization into a strategic business partner. Key case examples, methodologies, templates, and lessons learned are detailed. This session will help you begin your journey in transforming your IT organization into a strategic enables for business success.
Learn how CIOs share their journey across each of the four phases of the strategic IT transformation process as they enable business leaders to make well-informed business decisions to improve the competitive advantage for their business enterprise.
• Leverage the strategies, and methodologies used by CIOs from AAA Insurance Group and Fox Entertainment Network as they embark on the first phase of the journey - Deliver Services Exceptionally Well - the first phase of the transformation journey
• Understand how CIOs from Dish Network, Vanguard Health, Western Governor's University, Air Products and Chemicals, and other multinational companies transformed their IT organization to be business savvy as they progressed through the second phase of the transformation - Understand the Business, Focus on User Experiences, and Improve Competencies and Skills of IT Personnel.
• Improve your knowledge with case examples from leading CIOs- McKesson, Baker Hughes, Computer Aid, and Valspar- on the processes they used to Focus on Initiatives to Improve Margin, the third phase of the transformation process; and how they used data to help business leaders make the necessary business decisions to achieve success.
• Gain insights from the strategies used by CIOs from FedEx (Rob Carter), Procter & Gamble (Filippo Passerini), as well as five additional CIOs who succeed at Leveraging Technology Strategically to Innovate Value, the fourth phase of the transformation process
Discover how these CIOs transformed their IT organization and enabled business leaders to make well-informed business decisions that improved the competitive position of their companies as well as the strategies, templates, and lessons learned they used to achieve success and change the dynamics of the business enterprise.