Now that IT is at the core of many business processes, CIOs are well positioned to take control and come up with solutions for the disruptions that the digitisation of society brings. This requires belief in new technological possibilities, belief that organisations can change from within and belief in one’s own capabilities. In other words: ‘Believe in Technology – Believe iT’
As in former editions, CIODAY 2015 oscillates between technology, economy and society. Not only seen from the top down, from the bottom-up-trend as well. Consumers and IT end users influence organisations just like the latter have influence over individuals. The CIO plays his part right in the middle of this new context.
Modern IT decision makers have to change from merely operational responsible managers to key individuals who help to transform the business. Because it is feasible, because they enjoy it, and because no one within their organisation can succeed without their help.
This doesn’t just require a good relationship with decision makers in marketing, logistics and operations.
At this CIODAY2015 we will explore possible tensions that can arise between the different management roles by giving you insights in trends, developments and by offering you a platform for discussion with your peers. After years of looking backwards and upwards, manoeuvring between hypes, trying to connect to both the business and management, time is on the CIO’s side. She can take the lead, taking on transformational projects.
Increasingly, the dynamics of smaller businesses and startups that are translating the demands of this era into innovative products and services, especially in the consumer market, are the CIO’s inspiration. Supplier’s roadmaps however are important as well, as they serve as a basis for selecting the optimal partner ecosystem. IT solutions themselves are never leading here, it’s always about their value for the processes, capabilities, the business and the operating model.
CIODAY2015 offers top level decision makers insights in all relevant developments, inspiration, and serves as a platform for doers, thinkers and suppliers that really matter. The event also serves leaders who want to adopt technological possibilities, pick opportunities, drive changes in the business culture, and jump on the digital bandwagon.
For all business leaders who believe in tech: CIODAY2015 – Believe iT!