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Creating Strategic Value Through IT

Leverage Technology for Improved Business Results

Professor Mark JefferyLed by industry experts and thought leaders in IT, this program offers leading-edge techniques and frameworks for synchronizing your technology and business strategies to create value. Through lectures and discussions of real business problems, you will explore topics related to IT portfolio management, designing and leading IT, managing complexity and risk, big data and analytics, linking strategy to execution and more. You’ll also learn how to quantify and communicate the value of IT to your management team.

At the conclusion of the program, you’ll be prepared to leverage IT for strategic advantage — by building deeper relationships with your internal and external customers, collaborating more effectively with partners, maximizing business productivity and putting ideas and opportunities into action.
Upcoming Sessions (Fee includes lodging and most meals)
Session Date Cost
May 11-14, 2015 $6,300 Apply
November 8-11, 2015 $6,300 Apply

Program Materials

  1. Individuals who serve on an IT executive management team (CIO/CTO level and direct reports)
  2. Business unit executive sponsor of the IT team (including CFOs and SBU heads)
During this program, you will:

  1. Align technology strategy with overall business strategy
  2. Define an IT governance process
  3. Identify opportunities to add business value with IT 
  4. Qualify, quantify and effectively communicate the value of IT to unit sponsors and financial executives 
  5. Use analytics for strategic advantage 
  6. Manage performance and provide executive oversight of IT programs and projects

Developing IT Strategy

  1. Understand the strategic context of the organization
  2. Benchmark your IT using our best-practice survey of Fortune 1000 firms and federal government agencies

Aligning Corporate Strategy and IT Investments

  1. Allocate resources in an environment of complexity and capital constraints
  2. Use frameworks for technology portfolio management to understand risks and returns

The IT Business Case

  1. Quantify technology project ROI with financial and nonfinancial metrics
  2. Define actionable business cases for IT

Unlocking Value from Data

  1. Leverage information for strategic advantage
  2. Use analytics for supply chain optimization, cutting costs and increasing performance
  3. Drive growth and profitability through analytics

Executive Performance Management and Oversight

  1. Manage the performance of complex programs and projects
  2. Recognize patterns of risk
  3. Implement corrective actions to turn around at-risk programs and projects

Transformational Leadership

  1. Define and plan your change strategy
  2. Recognize key pitfalls in leading change efforts
  3. Understand the role of CIO leadership within the business
     
Mark Jeffery - Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Executive Education

Russell Walker - Clinical Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Featured Faculty Video

  • Professor Mark Jeffery: The role of portfolio management in IT and marketing decisions

What Past Participants Say

  • "In these times, business alignment and value proposition are precisely what most IT organizations are concerned about, and this program hits the nail right on the head, providing specific frameworks that can easily be ported and implemented."
    - VP, Information Technology, Trustmark Insurance
  • "My ROI for this program was very high. It gave me effective tools to align IT projects to business strategy and to track the performance and execution of these projects, thereby reducing the risks."
    - Director of Information technology, Panama Canal Authority
  • "Excellent instruction and materials! The topics were very relevant to my role as a regional CIO. I am able to put the experience to immediate use i n my job."
    - Vice President, IT EMEA, Federal Express
  • "I've attended other CIO seminars, and this program is by far the best. The comprehensive and integrated approach to IT strategy, implementation and execution sets this program apart from the competition and provided value for my company."
    - VP Information Management, Bosch Rexroth Corporation.
  • "This program provides the opportunity for senior IT mgt to learn and apply technology investment strategies/process to support the operational and strategic needs of the business."
    - Farm Credit Canada, Sr. Director, Business Platform Solutions
  • "The case study and team-based learning approach combined with industry executives' real-life experiences made this an invaluable learning activity."
    - Director of Financial and Administrative Services, University of Illinois
  • "What I have been trying to solve for the last 1 yr was delivered to me in 40 hrs.- this was short, sweet, intense and a fun session. A must in your portfolio of executive development program."
    - Merck, Dir -Strategy & Portfolio Planning

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