4E - FD as an IT Leader - David Locke

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Speaker at CFG's Annual Conference 2012

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4E - FD as an IT Leader - David Locke

  1. 1. The Finance Director as IT Leader David Locke
  2. 2. Agenda1. Introduction2. Leading3. Focus on Marketing/Communications4. Case studies5. Trends 2012
  3. 3. 1. Introduction
  4. 4. 1999 to 2012… 1999… Internet usage – 61% Website – 19% Computers – 1 per 2 staff _________________ Since then… 2004 – Facebook 2007 – iphone 2010 – ipad
  5. 5. Established 1792 – – one of oldest mission agenciesEstablished 1792 one of thethe oldest missionagenciesWorking in over 40 countriesSupporting over 370 personnelWorking in over 40countriesSupporting over 370personnel and volunteers
  6. 6. Department structure Dept of World Mission Finance & Corporate Services TrainingCommunications General Directorate
  7. 7. 2. Leading
  8. 8. Leading IT – initial reflections Learner Visionmaker Innovator Inspirer Pusher AffirmerPeacemaker
  9. 9. 3. Relationship withMarketing/Communications
  10. 10. Quotation“Watching an IT professionaltrying to be cool andknowledgeable with our designersis like watching your Dad dance –just don’t!”Mark Craig – April 2012BMS Director for Communications
  11. 11. What do you want?• Reliability• Understanding• Perspective for creative teams, high-value software is the tools of the trade - its not a bonus to have current kit, its essential.
  12. 12. Major strategic priorities• Responding to rapid shifts• Staying retro for creative teams, high-value software is the tools of the trade - its not a bonus to have current kit, its essential.
  13. 13. How can IT help?• Keeping updated• By maintaining support• Stay cool The IT team need to be familiar with the landscape, so that they can talk the same language with creative teams,
  14. 14. New technologies excited about• Video• Cloud facilities• Holographics
  15. 15. 4. Case studies
  16. 16. Case Study 1Personnel/Volunteer System(with document management)
  17. 17. Timing is everything… The Technology Adoption Landscape (Source: Gartner Group)
  18. 18. Case Study 2 Conference Room Booking System (Saas) OpportunitiesLeading Strategy Benchmarking Team building New Projects 2008
  19. 19. Case Study 3pension monitoring system
  20. 20. Case Study 4 Web based applicationsEmail update system Survey software
  21. 21. Case Study 5Virtualisation
  22. 22. 4. Trends 2012 What’s on the radar
  23. 23. Trends 2012 Mobile/ Software asConsumer a Service Cloud Virtualisation
  24. 24. Other areas Windows 8 Data protection guidelinesSocial networking policy guidelines
  25. 25. Social media matters!
  26. 26. The future is mobile…87% - of world population has a mobile85% - new handsets web enabled 50% by 2020 payment transactions in UK will be by a mobileDo you have a mobile strategy?

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