Technology Investment – Liability or Liberator? (London, UK)

6:00pm Wednesday, 23 May 2018
9:30pm Wednesday, 23 May 2018
City and Guilds
London, London City of London
United Kingdom

Targeted investment in technology can rapidly change the way a business operates so what role can and should Change and Transformation managers play to ensure the investment liberates innovation and drives employee engagement?

So how do organisations invest in technology without falling foul to self-created disruption and inefficiency and what role should Change and Transformation managers play?

The London Chapter are proud to welcome Paul Saunders and Byron Shirley of Black Penny Consulting along with City and Guilds Chief Information Officer, Alan Crawford as we discuss the practical steps Change and Transformation leaders can take in helping organisations choose the right technology, with a focus on end users whilst talking in a language the board members can align and support.

During the session, Paul and Byron will cover the criticality of understanding organisational challenges and pairing that with technology investment. In particular they will look at how Change Managers can build a case for the right investment in technology and how you talk a language that board members can align and support.

Moving on Alan will reflect on his experience in leading a technology team, how his role is changing to support the business through rapid deployment of technology as well as supporting and enabling his peers, employees and customers to adopt new practices - fundamentally becoming a change leader and advocate in the process.

We will round the session off with a panel debate with questions from the audience before breaking for networking.

Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders is a Principal Consultant disciplined in the areas of Business Lead IT Consultancy and joint founder of Black Penny Consulting. His experience has seen him work in many multi-national Systems Integrators and Service Providers such CenturyLink, Claranet, HP Enterprise Services and Cap Gemini. This experience has spanned across many disciplines such as Engineering, Architecture, Consultancy and even Sales, the grandest title of all being Master Architect!!

Byron Shirley

Byron Shirley is a Principal Consultant disciplined in the areas of Business Lead IT Consultancy and joint founder of Black Penny Consulting. Byron has over 10 years experience in the technology sector and has had the privilege to work for several major service providers prior to setting up Black Penny. During his tenure in the service provider community, he has had invaluable exposure to a broad range of Industries, both public and private sectors, advising many of these leading organisations on how to make best use of their capital investments in technology to maximise their organisational profits.

Alan Crawford

Alan Crawford is recognised by the 2017 CIO 100 list as one of the most disruptive CIOs in the UK. His experience expands over 15 years working as senior leader predominantly across the NFP sector with organisations such as Action for Children and Age UK. With grass roots developed in the Royal Navy, Alan is very active in the charities he is closest with such as escorting blind veterans for the remembrance parade at the Cenotaph and training people in later life to get online as silver surfers.

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