Using strategy to driveICT innovation –one not-for-profit’s journeyPaul WhitingICT ManagerAustralasian Fire and Emergency ServicesAuthorities Council (AFAC)
Outline• Purpose & Caveat• AFAC• Strategy and considerations• Strategy development• Our story and strategy
AFACOur mission: The peak body for the fire and emergency servicesIn Australasia creating synergy across the industry.
What’s your organisation like?Innovation is changing or creating more effective processes, products andideas, to allow for better productivity and performance.Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions ofuncertainty (wikipedia).
Current StatusLayer Completed In ProgressServices • Video conferencing• Webinars• New website & backofficeStaff • Standard OperatingEnvironment• Remote AccessInfrastructure • Business Continuity• Exchange Upgrade• Asset Management• Business Continuity
Summary• Strategy and considerations• Strategy development• Review and update your strategy
Top Tips1. Spiceworks2. Monitor spending & maintenance3. Develop / refine your info networka. Connecting Up/TechSoupb. InfoXchange/ITaNGOc. Tech4Good, Nonprofit Tech, LinkedIn
Q & A• Further Information– www.afac.com.au– firstname.lastname@example.org– au.linkedin.com/in/paulgwhiting/
Think like a technology leader“What MBAs are learning in business school iswhat we are looking for in our leaders – strongfocus on analytics, the ability to use data to helpdrive decision-making.We want them to incubate new ideas and be ableto take them to market fast.”Jennifer Boden, Amazon.com’s director of globaluniversity programs.
Your services• Making your information/services/productsavailable to others– Your website– Phone apps– Social media– Electronic newsletters– Your online store• Collecting/providing their information
Your staff• Single biggest expense in your budget• Their desktop / laptop / phone / tablet• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy• Software• Remote Access