What have you done for your CEO lately?
Shaku Selvakumar 060001XT47 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  cloud_computing bizagility bpm cio ceo smartwork soa
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Contributed by Michael D. Holmes
CEOs overwhelmingly predict the future of business to be drastically more complex, volatile, and uncertain. According to the 2010 Global CEO Study conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value, CEOs felt that organizations are experiencing significant change. 82% mentioned that organizations are more complex and 74% felt that it was also structurally different. Yet less than half of them believe they can deal with this kind of complexity successfully. Couple with this the fact that fewer CIOs believe that substantial change is even necessary and you’ve got a gap in priorities that puts some CIO and CEO agendas on a collision course.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Corporate executives are putting increasing pressure on IT to promote business process efficiency and reduce cost. The goal is clear: Business agility is now a requirement for all companies looking to achieve a competitive advantage that supports innovation and growth.
We’ve recently had a series of conversations with leading BPM author and strategist Peter Fingar on issues driving the need for business agility and the latest advancements in BPM, SOA, and Cloud computing that are facilitating growth and innovation. He makes some very compelling points about the importance of focusing not just on internal business processes, but agility throughout the dynamic business network that also affect trading partners and customers. Above all, he’s given us some great food for thought on what the CEO and other business leaders are expecting of the CIO to meet one of the top objectives: improve overall business agility.
We’re really looking forward to hearing what he has to say at the InformationWeek video cast titled Business Agility: What CEOs Demand From Their CIOs on October 14 at 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET. Peter and IBM vice president of Marketing Nancy Pearson should offer a prescriptive direct plan of action that can help CIOs and other IT leaders meet the priorities of today’s CEO.
Want to learn more about what CEOs are demanding from their CIOs?
Date and Time: October 14 at Noon ET
Attendees of this video webcast are invited to collaborate with Peter Fingar and Nancy Pearson to gain further insight into the critical issues impacting the business agility mandate.
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