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James Stikeleather

Executive Strategist, Innovation for Dell

"How to Bolster the Impact of Today’s CIO – Moving Beyond Faster, Better, Cheaper"

Thursday November 15, 2012 06:00 PM
Location: 1231, EB2
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the Fidelity Investment Speaker Series

 

Abstract: In a time of increasing business change, there’s a new movement towards the decentralization, and often a renewed trend towards business-unit delivery of IT resources. When you layer in increased reliance on externally delivered cloud-based technologies, the role of the CIO looks, once again, like it will change. Increasingly, the CIO must be viewed less as the deliverer of technology resources and more as the driver of innovation and transformation within each enterprise – and industry. Efficiency – faster, better, cheaper - is only part of the equation, CIOs, too, must also embrace change in order to become more relevant than ever.

What are the necessary steps that will help the CIO succeed in this environment? What changes have you made and priorities have you re-ordered to face new business realities in your company and in your industry? Do you understand past investments as they relate to a new strategic focus? Do you possess the right set of skills within your organization to face the future? Is your work sufficiently value driven? Are you adequately connected to all business stakeholders?

Please join us for a discussion on the topic of how to increase the relevance of the CIO in today’s changing business environment.

Short Bio: For more than 25 years, Jim Stikeleather has designed, developed and implemented information and communications technologies that help businesses and institutions succeed. Organizations worldwide rely on Jim for guidance on digital infrastructures, evaluation of emerging technologies, and strategic guidance on their application. He participates in international technology standards bodies, has multiple book and industry-article contributions to his credit and advises a number of technology incubators. Jim’s leadership experience includes technology based services start-ups and turnarounds as well as the information technology departments within large global enterprises. Additionally, Jim holds two patents. Jim came to Dell via Perot Systems, where he was a founder of the Technical Resource Connection (TRC), which was acquired by Perot Systems in 1996. Currently, Jim serves as Executive Strategist, Innovation for Dell Services, the approximately $8 billion IT services arm of Dell, where he leads a team of information technology and business experts who identify, evaluate and assess the future potential of new technologies, business models and processes to address evolving business, economic and social trends for the company and customers.

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