The Corporate Strategy for IT

The Corporate Strategy for IT

Chris Potts presents a framework for deeply integrating IT with corporate and business strategies

28-29 October 2009 (14-21h)
Location: Pullman Diegem (Diegem)
Presented in English by
Price: 1350 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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Full Programme:
13.30h - 14.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants
Registration (only first day)

The following topics are spread over 2 days:

Day 1: Context and Strategy
Start of seminar day 1
Presented by Chris Potts, who specialises in investing in change, exploiting IT, and the destiny of the CIO

World-renowned corporate strategist, award-winning speaker and thought-provoking writer

  • IT market watch: is this the end of "IT Strategy" ?
    • Strategic inflection points in the IT market
    • The four generations of Corporate Strategy for IT
  • Case study
    • Introduction and background
    • The CIO’s strategic promise
  • The IT value chain
    • Beyond Porter: integrating IT core competencies with primary business activities
    • Why the business-IT gap is a myth
    • The Strategic Integration Framework for IT
  • The Corporate Strategy for IT
    • Rapidly formulating a strategy that is meaningful and memorable
    • One-page strategies: Promise, Principles and Tactics
    • Maximising the strategy’s contribution and influence
  • Integrating IT with corporate and business strategies
    • Why strategic integration = paradox management
    • Exploring some fundamentals of corporate strategy
    • Strategic focus; virtual company and core competencies; financial structure
End of seminar day 1
DAY 2: Money and People
Start of seminar day 2
Don't talk about "IT costs",
talk about "investments in business change"
  • Investing in business change and IT
    • Diagnosing your organisation’s investment culture
    • Inverted investment plans
    • Transforming IT budgets into a business value portfolio
  • Using true Enterprise Architecture to drive business innovation
    • True Enterprise Architectures
    • How to drive business innovation
    • Architecting Enterprise
  • "Expert IT Customer” management model
    • The IT customer’s performance dashboard
    • Organisation design, investment process, accountabilities and governance
    • Innovative operating models for IT
  • Sourcing strategy
    • The IT-related competencies you cannot outsource
    • Optimising the value, cost and risk of your supplier portfolio
  • IT market watch revisited
    • Turning research into value-adding tactics
    • The ultimate destiny of the CIO
End of this two-day seminar
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