The digital economy is disrupting business and IT unlike anytime in modern history. Consumers are driving a digital revolution that has been enabled by social connectedness and technology weapons of mass disruption that have been developed and implemented by leading Cloud companies. The pace of technology advancement is accelerating and businesses are able to move at The Speed of Thought, securing new business and company growth. In the meantime, IT departments are straddled with aging legacy systems, licensing complexities, spiraling operational costs and no budget for growth or transformation. This has put IT in a balancing act: having to support the old and improve operational stability whilst rapidly exploiting newer technologies to satisfy demand.
Traditional transformation approaches often fail due to poor definition, lack of effective sponsorship, and the time it takes to deliver business outcomes. Often overlooked, the common denominator for achieving the benefits of any transformation is people. Technology transformation has always happened, and will always happen, one person at a time. New technologies impact how people will do their work: their processes, job roles, workflows, reporting structures, behaviours and their identity within the organisation. If these individuals are unsuccessful in their personal transitions, if they don’t embrace and learn a new way of working, the adoption of new technologies will be slow, and benefits will not be realised. If employees embrace and adopt transformational changes, it will deliver the expected results and return on investment.
The way we see it: people, ideas, and technology - in that order! In this Executive Session we share our experiences and insight from technology transformations and provide some helpful guidance on how to inspire and engage people to use technology to stay ahead of the competition.