Business Innovation, Transformation and IT Leadership

Business Innovation, Transformation and IT Leadership

Practical Strategies for Performance-Driven Transformation and Innovation

15 May 2014 (10-18h)
Location: Golden Tulip Brussels Airport (Diegem)
Presented in English by Chris Potts
Price: 720 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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 Learning Objectives

About this seminar

This information-packed, intensive, practical one-day seminar focuses on how organisations deliver their business goals through innovation, transformation and IT. It is driven by the value chain for Enterprise Investment, which combines Enterprise Architecture with Portfolio Management of Investments in Change, all underpinned by exceptional Sourcing.

The consumerization of IT plus cloud-based delivery are together reshaping many industries and markets. Organisations know they need to innovate and transform, to exploit the opportunities of this 'perfect storm' in the IT market and handle its potential threats. Business leaders are, of course, looking to their IT people for leadership in how to make this happen.

How do the best IT leaders work with their colleagues in other departments to achieve performance-driven innovations and transformations ? What are the essential, practical elements of success?

Entirely based on first-hand experiences of what works, and what doesn’t, the seminar will help you:

  • Explore the four generations of IT leadership
  • Learn the value chain for Enterprise Investment
  • Challenge the myths that surround innovation, transformation and IT
  • Be creative in the way you design and use the practical elements for success
  • Discover the 'end game' of corporate IT
  • Maximise your contribution to business strategy and business results

Why should you attend this seminar?

This seminar can permanently change people's understanding of what IT leadership is all about, and of the potential that exists in IT departments. It will help you articulate to non-technical people the reasons why IT consumerization and cloud computing are game-changers for business strategy, not just IT strategy. You will be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation's value chain for Enterprise Investment, and redesign the elements that need improving for innovations and transformations to deliver maximum value as efficiently as possible.

Who should attend this seminar ?

This is a seminar for everyone involved in IT-related business decisions. There is no technical IT content. It is designed for:

  • CIOs
  • Corporate, Business, and IT Strategists
  • Enterprise Architects
  • BPM Specialists
  • Portfolio Managers/PMO leaders
  • Business Analysts who want to explore the opportunities for growth
  • Non-IT Executives and Managers who depend on IT for their success

 Full Programme

9.30h - 10.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants
10.00h - 10.30h
Welcome and Introductions
10.30h - 11.30h
From Information Technology to Enterprise Investment

The four generations of Corporate IT Leadership

11.30h - 11.45h
Coffee/Tea Break
11.45h - 12.15h
The Value Chain for Enterprise Investment

Investing in structure (Enterprise Architecture) and value (Portfolio Management)

12.15h - 13.00h
Business Innovation and Transformation

How they work, the capabilities needed for success, why organisations struggle

13.00h - 14.00h
14.00h - 15.15h
Driving Business Innovation with Enterprise Architecture

EA in the era of IT Consumerization & Cloud

15.15h - 15.30h
Coffee/Tea Break
15.30h - 16.45h
Turning the IT Budget into an Enterprise Investment Portfolio

The differences between Finance and Investment, and how to surprise the CFO

16.45h - 17.30h
Sourcing Strategies in a Cloud-Driven World

Designing cloud-based organisations, with agile sourcing

17.30h - 18.00h
Summary, Action Planning, and Close
End of this Seminar


Chris Potts (Dominic Barrow)
Dominic Barrow

Chris is a hands-on corporate strategist, an executive mentor, an award-winning speaker and a writer, who specialises in enterprise architecture and investment in change ...

He works with Executives, Enterprise Architects, and Portfolio Managers around the world in a diverse range of industries, cultures and companies, helping them grow the results they achieve through their strategies for innovation and change.

As a hands-on strategist and mentor, Chris's passion is helping executives and senior managers to drive the maximum possible performance from the innovations and changes they invest in. With a history steeped in real-world strategies, and the relentless pursuit of approaches that actually work, Chris has developed a deep understanding of the cultural, structural and operational reasons why enterprises succeed and fail at investing in innovation, change, and IT. His ability to rapidly turn this into tangible results is highly valued by the people he works with.

As an award-winning speaker, Chris delivers keynote speeches, chairs conferences, facilitates workshops, and hosts seminars. He delivers public and private briefings at large and small events worldwide, and has delivered visiting lectures at New York University, City University in London, and the IT University of Copenhagen. His audiences are typically Company Executives, Project Portfolio Managers, Enterprise Architects, and IT Leaders.

As an innovative writer, Chris is the author of probably the only trilogy of business novels on the planet - The FruITion Trilogy, which consists of the 3 books FruITion, RecrEAtion and DefrICtion. They explore in a series of stories narrated by three different people, how executives can drive high-performing investments in innovation and change, by starting with a new approach to their management of IT and ending with a strategy for Enterprise Investment. In keeping with Chris's groundbreaking approaches and strategy background, they are written using scenario planning techniques, film-making theory, and other influences.

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