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  • This session is all about ambition and opportunity…

    Ambition and opportunity for you

    and your stakeholders

    Any body here that doesn’t want better business and job prospects?

    Well it looks like we’re all in the right meeting

    As Gordon Gecko might have said: Ambition is good

    But maybe we are going to have to do things differently.

    And, maybe we’re going to have to do different things.

    I’ll get the ball rolling by doing this presentation differently,

    This wont be a typical IT presentation. This is not Death by PowerPoint.

    There are no words for you to read slightly ahead of me

    and afterwards we will have plenty of time to talk about the issues raised.

    Because I will be using the Pecha-Kucha method for my presentation.

    That’s Twenty slides in 400 seconds, yes that’s right: twenty seconds per slide

    Six minutes and forty seconds of food for thought.

    So here we go, a quickfire trip to a future vision for IT – and what I think is our biggest opportunity yet

    Please hold on tight and try not to blink,
  • For many people IT investment is all about

    unexpected Cost and Disappointment

    Because promises have not been kept.

    If our IT projects had delivered the promised Returns on Investment

    over the past couple of decades

    Our corporate Balance Sheets would be

    such an embarrassment of riches

    And if we had truly effective systems,

    the global economy wouldn’t be where it is today
  • Nearly 50 years ago

    the white heat of technology was exciting the world

    But IT is a Commodity now

    and many find iT a big turn off.

    Somewhere along the way

    iT became boring

    And eyes glaze over, quickly

    In the boardroom, in the pub,

    in the club

    When somebody talks about iT
  • But we are not entirely blameless

    We liked to make iT seem harder

    than it really is

    We have always liked to preserve some element

    of mystery about our jewels

    as we dug and delved

    in the steaming bowels of the enterprise

    Maybe that’s why we are seen as just

    a bunch of Geeks and Nerds


  • And of course

    Once upon a time,

    in the days of smoke and mirrors computing,

    All our gee-wizardry took place behind closed doors

    But in these times of governance, regulation and compliance

    There is always somebody watching what we are doing

    No chance of us

    Hiding behind walls


  • We help to plant the seeds and saplings

    of ambitious corporate

    and public ventures

    But they struggle for light and nurture

    in the silos of our organisations.

    Yet some do flourish - inside the silo wall,

    But many more wither and die

    Because we are just planting specimen trees,

    not forests or jungles
  • With the World economy in turmoil

    Our Budgets are being nibbled

    away

    So it’s eat, or be eaten

    For even

    the biggest fish in the sea

    Can be eaten alive

    In the name of efficiency
  • But IT’s strategic

    So they say

    But ‘fraid not

    A big disappointment for many: IT is not Strategic

    At best a contributor to an information

    System

    So aligning IT with business strategy

    is not a valid ambition

    Remember ambition?
  • Some have ambitions

    to claim the Innovation space

    By translating the CIO to

    the Chief Innovation Officer

    A rather strange ambition

    because the Innovation space

    is so crowded

    Fiercely contested by all

    and sundry

    And not an easy

    ambition for IT

  • So we have got STUCK

    in the 1990s

    Despite transforming ourselves

    Throughout our 50 years

    From Computing thru Data Processing and MIS, to IT

    What’s really bugging me

    Is what comes after IT?

    And where do we go from here?

    Perhaps, the answer is under our noses

    Not IT 2.0, or even 3.1
  • But Systems with a capital S

    The World is a system of systems

    At work or play

    Each of us plays our various parts

    of so many different systems:

    Family, job, clubs, regions,

    nations, markets, sectors

    But these are rarely connected

    to each other

    Except in our minds
  • A joined-up-world is promised

    With Technology and complexity everywhere we look

    Modern consumer technology makes IT all seem so easy

    that even a child can do IT

    especially a child can do it

    But the joined-up-management

    that will make the joined-up-world sustainable

    is absent

    Nobody does it.

    Nobody
  • We don’t have a joining-up departments

    responsible

    for making sense of everything

    All the time, Day in, day out

    We don’t have a body that ensures joined-up-management happens

    Even in our own organisations

    So I think that the future of IT

    should be all about

    making sense
  • This is a MASSIVE opportunity

    To move forward

    from where we are today

    To making sense of the world

    It will mean a lot of new things for us to embrace

    Like complexity, variety and ambiguity

    Keep it simple, stupid

    is not an option
  • All this can’t be done by

    Something called an IT department

    We have too much ‘baggage’

    in the name

    So we need to call ourselves something new

    And it’s got to be credible

    For our colleagues – and our partners

    And it’s got to pass the ‘pub test’

    When someone in the pub asks: and what do you do?
  • The answer is: Business Integration

    MUCH better than ‘IT’

    and far more accurate for the URGENT need

    We already have many of the skills

    We can put the puzzles together

    to make coherent pictures

    Sometimes out of pieces

    never designed to fit together

    And, unlike the already

    redundant IT-centric paradigm

    Business Integration will never

    go out of fashion
  • The Business Integration function sees the big picture

    Reflects

    And makes sense of it all

    Internally and externally

    For a coherent and congruent

    System of Systems

    That disregards

    blinkered boundaries that stop

    properly joined-up-management

    And works effectively with - and within - other systems
  • And the CIO as Chief Integration Officer

    Makes far more sense

    than battling with everyone else

    for the Chief of Innovation role

    Fact is, nobody needs a Chief Information Officer

    But the opportunity

    for filling the boots of Chief Integration Officer

    Is a truly valuable ambition

    A worthwhile role

    that will never go away
  • IF Joined-up-management

    within the organisation is hard enough

    THEN Joined-up-management for a joined-up-world

    Is a BIG ambition

    that won’t be easy,

    there will be problems.

    There are always problems.

    Mostly about relationships and trust.

    SO We must build TRUST

    as our basis of integration, internally and externally
  • And who exactly is going to do all this?

    Who will be

    the standard bearers and the champions?

    The next generation – or the one after that?

    The guys down the corridor, or the

    Still green, whizz-kids from the Big Four or Five?

    No, Not somebody else –

    We are the people: US.

    Nobody else is playing for this space and

    nobody else is better positioned for the task

    Nobody
  • This is not a theoretical,

    airy-fairy vision of utopia

    But a practical and pragmatic

    Move forward from iT

    to Business Integration

    But it will not happen accidentally

    So let’s grasp

    the opportunity

    and start doing something about IT

    Start building the joined-up-management for a joined-up-world

    A BIG ambition and the BIGGEST opportunity yet for IT
  • The Biggest Opportunity Yet

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