The world’s largest 500 companies lose more than $14 billion* every year from failed IT projects alone. Only companies that receive focused board direction on IT-related risk will have a competitive advantage over those that don’t.
Survival in today’s complex business climate demands effective and decisive action. Organisations can only remain competitive if they keep up with the challenges of the new economy. Change is the new business as usual. Executives are confronted with new paradigms like the consumerisation of IT, cloud computing, big data and the rise of the mobile customer. Enterprises have to continuously adapt strategy, operations and IT investments to remain on par with the changing consumer behaviour and fierce competition. In the current business climate, technology has the potential to evolve towards a ‘strategic’ role in support of the chosen business strategies and even lay the foundation for a new business model.
In the two-day workshop, you will discover everything about the essentials of alignment. Thanks to a blended format of teaching, group discussions and assignments, attendees will get a better insight into the crucial enablers for integrated Business/IT planning. Throughout the sessions, delegates get the opportunity to share their personal experiences and questions while learning from their peers.
Jeroen Derynck is a seasoned program manager with a proven track record in business/IT and IT transformation projects. He holds a degree in Interpretation and an additional master in communications and media. As an Enterprise 2.0 strategist he has guided companies to thrive in the "networked society". Jeroen consults, writes and lectures about the information workplace, web/enterprise 2.0 and IT-enabled innovation with a specific focus on the relationships between IT, strategy, communications and Human Resources. When implementing programs, he centres on implementing communication tools that enhance information exchange and stimulate creative interactions between business and IT in a climate of empowerment and community building. He was co-author of the book "Business/IT fusion: beyond Alignment..."