IT Executive Summer University 2011
25. - 27. Juli 2011, München
Based on the request of many CIO’s we have decided to modify the 2011 Executive Summer University and focus it on the major challenges that are ahead of us.
First we left the venue the same, Munich. It is great place, many of our executive clients love it, and it is easy to get to the hotel right at the center of the city. We shorted the program to three days to adapt to the ever increasing time pressure of senior management.
We focused the content on the major drivers of our IT industry and Innovation. We left all the standard topics of the daily business such as Infrastructure, Operation, etc. out and zoomed in on the disruptive trends. It provides the IT Executive with the cutting edge knowledge required to understand those new topics in more detail.
1) “Understand the Future to Lead the Journey”
Day 1 focuses on the Mega Trends, the ICT Roadmap 2020, and on Cloud Computing. The roadmap for ICT 2020 delivers a light beam into the future. In analyzing the past and today, it looks into tomorrow and the day after. Innovative companies are using leading edge technology to gain competitive advantages, generate and win new markets, and they outperform their peers.
Everybody talks about Cloud Computing but not many fully understand the significant impact it will have in this decade on the IT Organizations. It is not enough to listen to the vendor messages but you need to understand the underlying fundamentals and how the rule of the game is changing. Learn what is really behind Cloud Computing and how you can prepare your organization to leverage those developments.
2) “Don’t be Reactive – Act”
Day 2 focuses on Social Network & on the Client of the Future. Latest since the changes in Egypt nobody questions the power and influence Social Networks have on our daily life. Many organizations still have the IT Strategy that forbids the usage within the company but this ban cannot be held up and needs to change quickly. But how should the company and IT deal with it and how can it even bring value to the business?
The second topic is equally interesting and talks under the title “The Client of the Future” about the concept of “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT) - anytime, anywhere, and any device. For the last decades the focus of IT was to streamline the operation and therefore to standardize the user device as much as possible. Again this cannot continue with the proliferation of smart phones and tablet computers. A new strategy is needed, but what? The full swing in the other direction and to open up to BYOT completely or what other strategies are available?
3) “Becoming an Ambassador of Innovation”
Day 3: Many organizations are getting out of cost cutting and focusing on the need to balance efficiency with business agility. Innovation is back on the table and business leaders are demanding more pro-active support from IT.
But IT has been focused on stability and efficiency for so long creativity and business innovation is not necessarily in the IT DNA. In addition most organizations have not yet mastered the alignment or even better the integration with business. This day will help you to understand how to become an ambassador of innovation and deliver business value.
In order to provide maximum value for our participant two case studies will be presented, one on BYOT and one on How to become a World Class IT Organization.