Mandla NkosiChief Information OfficerSouth African MintCompany
Achieving Greater Synergy andCollaboration between IT and          Business
Agenda• Premise and Definition• Drivers and Value for  Collaboration• Collaborating for Results –  practical ways• Conclus...
Premise and Definition• Premise: IT can not afford to run  its own course. Collaboration =  greater organizational benefit...
Drivers and Value of Collaboration
Drivers and Value of Collaboration• Enhanced knowledge and improved relationships  and better delivery of business goals• ...
Drivers and Value of Collaboration• Systems and Technology effectively utilized and  greater ROI• Users empowered and IT r...
Collaborating for Results• Key IT strategic focus area, else wont  happen• Mindset change – understand benefits of  interr...
Collaborating for Results• Goal Alignment   – Coordinating horizontal and vertical     strategies with Bus and Org   – Inc...
Collaborating for Results• Develop and implement proper IT service  provision model  – “vendor/supplier” and “giver/taker”...
Collaborating for Results• Be open to Cross-pollination   – It broadens skills   – Builds understanding, relations and tru...
Conclusion and Summary• IT can not afford to run it’s own  course• There is a good case for better  collaboration between ...
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Mandla Nkosi, CIO at South African Mint - Achieving greater synergy and collaboration between IT and Business

  1. 1. Mandla NkosiChief Information OfficerSouth African MintCompany
  2. 2. Achieving Greater Synergy andCollaboration between IT and Business
  3. 3. Agenda• Premise and Definition• Drivers and Value for Collaboration• Collaborating for Results – practical ways• Conclusion
  4. 4. Premise and Definition• Premise: IT can not afford to run its own course. Collaboration = greater organizational benefits• What is IT/Business Alignment? “Applying IT in an appropriate and timely way, in harmony with business strategies, goals and needs and its external environment.” Rinke van de Rhee
  5. 5. Drivers and Value of Collaboration
  6. 6. Drivers and Value of Collaboration• Enhanced knowledge and improved relationships and better delivery of business goals• Greater Innovation and New ways of doing things• IT remains or becomes a trusted and valued partner• Effort and cost duplication avoided
  7. 7. Drivers and Value of Collaboration• Systems and Technology effectively utilized and greater ROI• Users empowered and IT resources “freed” to do other things• IT part of the business and NOT a “supplier”• IT budget motivations easier• Joint ownership of results
  8. 8. Collaborating for Results• Key IT strategic focus area, else wont happen• Mindset change – understand benefits of interrelationships + collaboration + role of each other• Resolve relationship and trust myths and issues between IT and Business
  9. 9. Collaborating for Results• Goal Alignment – Coordinating horizontal and vertical strategies with Bus and Org – Include Performance measurement alignment• Capitalize on areas where collaboration is mature – Identify areas of key impact• Consider BU and Org Maturity - align to their pains and priorities in line with core business
  10. 10. Collaborating for Results• Develop and implement proper IT service provision model – “vendor/supplier” and “giver/taker”• Deal well with proliferation and consumerization of technology and organizational structure – E.g. BOYD, etc.• Review and Align Policies
  11. 11. Collaborating for Results• Be open to Cross-pollination – It broadens skills – Builds understanding, relations and trust• Remain relevant to business and show value of IT – use business to punt IT.• Reward Collaborative Behaviors• Your team will make or break – change mgt important
  12. 12. Conclusion and Summary• IT can not afford to run it’s own course• There is a good case for better collaboration between IT and business• A combination of models, practical experience and good practice should be applied to achieve it• Else IT loses it place and stature in business
  13. 13. THANK YOU

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