SFIA Conference
The IT Profession




  IT – a 21st Century Profession

                                         Ian Ryder
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“It took me sixty years to see
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Pablo Picasso




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The IT Profession



“The current reality is that the IT organisation has
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Why is it important for the IT
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Teamwork always wins out….!!
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  1. 1. SFIA Conference
  2. 2. The IT Profession IT – a 21st Century Profession Ian Ryder y BCS Deputy CEO December 2009 Presentation to insert name here 2
  3. 3. “It took me sixty years to see like a child” Pablo Picasso Presentation to insert name here 3 P4
  4. 4. The IT Profession “The current reality is that the IT organisation has often assumed the role of a servant, and an , incompetent one at that, at least in the eyes of the business” “This is probably the most frequent state of affairs that we encounter when we talk to business people about their IT brethren: where the latter cannot be trusted to do what they are told…” The Technology Garden, 2007 Presentation to insert name here 4
  5. 5. Why is it important for the IT profession Headlines from Computer Weekly September 2009 “IT at biology’s frontiers” “Go green with In l I less than 10 years IT h gone f th has from b i a valuable being l bl software software” tool for life sciences to being at the heart of some of the most important research projects ever undertaken. Organisations are looking to software to help them meet their environmental • Mining data from the human g g genome requires q commitments it t massive computing power • Chemical equivalent of the genome project is producing another data mountain “Computers to harness speed of light” d f li ht” “IT helps restore Lehman UK” Scientists aim to speed information If separating the IT systems is successful, Nomura will p processing by using light waves g y g g be able to run Lehman Brothers UK as a standalone Future optical computers will provide more entity at a significantly lower cost than when it was processing power and higher speed Lehman Brothers’ UK entity Presentation to insert name here 5
  6. 6. Transformational Change Failure g 42% Danger: Is the project based on business outcomes or for the 27% 23% sake of it (IT)? 4% Leadership Organisation People Technology and Culture Issues "Organisation Dynamics" - Jim Markowsky g y y Presentation to insert name here 6
  7. 7. A Maturity Model for a Profession Establish 5 Statutory Levels hed s 4 Public 3 Governed De eveloping Levels L 2 Qualified IT 1 Organized Derived from the Ca eg e Mellon U e s ty Capab ty Maturity Model® e ed o t e Carnegie e o University Capability atu ty ode ® Presentation to insert name here 7
  8. 8. The IT Profession “People are now thi ki th h “P l thinking they have t i to improve productivity; i d ti it improve business flexibility; have new ways of accessing markets. And IT is part of all those things. So I think we will look back on this time as a very difficult time, but one that changed the way people thought about the role of IT in businesses and closed the door on the old view of IT as purely a cost f saving mechanism.” “I think the b i thi k th business community generally k it ll knows th there are no strategies without a technology strategy to support them. And that’s a fundamental shift in the way people think of IT.” John Swainson, CA FT Digital Business 4th November 2009 Presentation to insert name here 8
  9. 9. Expectation for the IT Profession A global profession l b l f i “Progress t “P towards greater IT professionalism i th UK points to d t f i li in the i t t the creation of a global class of technologists” David Clarke CEO, BCS October 2009 Presentation to insert name here 9
  10. 10. The Challenge for IT professionals The h ll Th challenge is to: i • Maximise the dividends of successful IT enabled innovation • Exploit the potential of the technology to increase the ability to compete and meet customer expectations • Use the power of the technology to help drive business growth Presentation to insert name here 10
  11. 11. What can SFIA Do? • Be well known / build reputation o Easy to say…hard to do o Sceptics – “smoke and mirrors ! smoke mirrors”! o Brands matter o Positioning matters Presentation to insert name here 11
  12. 12. Enough said…. 12 P7
  13. 13. …only 7% of communication is verbal b l Presentation to insert name here 13 P3
  14. 14. IT Profession Outcomes that are achievable when the profession is recognised and given the respect and value it deserves: Improvements in: • Exploitation of I and T • Reliability of project and programme delivery • Reliability of critical systems • Enterprise security & governance • Returns on investment © 2007 The British Computer Society Presentation to insert name here 14
  15. 15. The IT Profession IT practitioners are the secret to the smooth running of today’s information society and success is measured by business outcomes © 2007 The British Computer Society Presentation to insert name here 15
  16. 16. Teamwork always wins out….!! out !! Presentation to insert name here 16
  17. 17. IT – a 21stt Century Profession Ian Ryder y BCS Deputy CEO December 2009

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