Most organizations do Leadership Succession Planning at some level of effectiveness. Very little has been written about the need for incorporating technology succession planning and while technology leadership is part of the standard succession planning model, little is done about succession planning and skills development for subject matter experts, their supporting teams and successive upgrades and new technologies. Teams Continue reading The Need for Technology Succession Planning
- Taking cost out the business,
- Greater agility to meet changing market conditions
- Improving and sustaining a close Business-IT alignment.
It was a month ago that I did a Blockchain and IoT workshop with over 65 Aviation executives at the IAFS Planning Summit in Denver. In that workshop, I discussed Blockchain and IoT applications in the Aviation Industry. I did an informal pole and found that the average understanding of Blockchain and IoT amongst executives is Continue reading Blockchain and IoT Strategy and Use Cases – Aviation
The Internet of Everything ( IoE ) is a concept that everyone in leadership needs to understand and appreciate. It needs to be a strategic discussion in the board room and in the C-Suite. Its impact, while seemingly obvious is not! Technology Continue reading The Internet of Everything ( IoE ) in Manufacturing
The Internet of Everything: 8.4 billion and $2 trillion! Those are the estimated number of connected ‘things’ on the internet and the amount spent on these devices and services by the end of 2017, according to a Gartner study. The number of connected things is expected to Continue reading Four steps to the Internet of Everything ( IoE )
The Data Center Role in Cost Reduction, Agility, and Business Alignment – DC and Cloud Strategy Part II
We consistently hear from middle market CIO’s that the three items at the top of their strategic charter are:
Where and how your IT infrastructure is housed significantly impacts Continue reading The Data Center Role in Cost Reduction, Agility, and Business Alignment – DC and Cloud Strategy Part II
In an earlier blog we saw that a well-crafted IT transformation strategy (a.k.a. cost takeout strategy) is so much more than a once and done cost reduction exercise. A cost takeout strategy orchestrates Continue reading IT Transformation For A Leaner, More Nimble Business
‘Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent.’ – Thomas Alva Edison
Not only did Edison distinguish himself through his technical acumen and limitless perseverance, but as this quote suggests he also possessed rare commonsense and a willingness to step into his customer’s shoes. Many of his contemporaries Continue reading Customer Journey Maps – Identifying Value Through Your Customer’s Eyes
Middle market leadership teams are faced with the challenge to maintain their competitiveness in the marketplace and keep up with the fast-paced changes in technology. They are on the threshold of a new world of operational efficiency, productivity and customer engagement through the Industrial Internet of Things. When speaking with senior leaders of middle market companies, we routinely hear the following questions: Continue reading Middle Market Growing Pains
Working capital, cash flow and operating profits are primary measures of senior leadership performance. Companies audit their financials every year to validate compliance and performance, but typically don’t have an audit plan for critical business processes that impact these performance measures and the customer’s perception of performance.
There are 7 critical business processes that every company must Continue reading 7 Critical Business Processes That You Live or Die By