Strategic IT Partner* Forum November

22/11/2018 09:00 to 22/11/2018 17:00

Thistle Hotel, London Heathrow T5
0, United Kingdom


  • 22/11/2018 09:50

Jon will introduce the day to the audience, discussing the main themes and outcomes. He'll also discuss the rebrand of the forum and introduce the new social media! ...

The Role of Strategic IT Partners In Digital  Transformation

  • 22/11/2018 10:00

Digital Transformation requires complex changes encompassing culture, operating model, organisational structure as well as business and technical strategy. Ever higher customer service expectations and emergent business models make Digital Transformation a must for most, if not all, organisations. The role of Strategic IT Partners is critical to the Transformation process. With the right skills they are well placed to deliver business value through advice, guidance and above all - action! T...

A CIO's Perspective On Delivering The Technology Vision

  • 22/11/2018 10:40

Ian will be using examples form his current and past positions to highlight the some of the challenges and opportunities in bringing to life a technology roadmap to the executive board of the company. He'll also dive into some of the tips he's found useful in making it a reality in the organisation. ...

Exploring Cross-Silo Responsibilities and Priorities

  • 22/11/2018 11:50

More often than not, new industry trends such as digitisation of services, cloud computing as an example mean the interactions between corporate departments are ever more complex and at times frustrating. Matt will lead a thought provoking and interactive session on understanding the priorities and responsibilities through the use of playing cards! The purpose is to help broker more meaningful dialogue about activities, where they are done and who is responsible for them. The application wi...

Pitch and Choose

  • 22/11/2018 12:30

Each of the speakers in the afternoon sessions will spend a maximum of five minutes giving a brief outline of their talk to help you make your mind up on how you will get the most value out of the rest of the day. ...


  • 22/11/2018 12:50


Managing Expectations

  • 22/11/2018 14:00
  • Masterclass - Longford Annexe

Expectations, both implicit and explicit form part of the “customer journey” with our business peers. Perception, the way we feel the service has been delivered,  can often have more of an impact on our relationship rather than the actual outcome itself. Jon will guide participants through the use of a template that helps set and manage expectations both on what work we do and HOW we work together on an ongoing basis. The session will cover a brief overview of the template followed by an int...

Developing the BRM Maturity Model for the British Council

  • 22/11/2018 14:00
  • Getting Started - Longford Suite 1

As a new team starting from scratch, we created our own take on the BRM maturity model, to guide our development in key areas.  This session shares the work we have done using practical examples, the challenges we have faced, steps we have taken to overcome these and the benefits gained from the approach.   As well as sharing, we’d like to explore with the audience how to improve the maturity model. How to further develop supporting KPIs, hear from others how they measure improvement, as well ...

Innovation Case Study & Workshop

  • 22/11/2018 14:00
  • Beyond Service Partner - Longford Suite 2

As part of its shift from IT provider to Digital Peer, DfTs Digital Service created an Innovation Lab as part of its new capability in May 2017. In the session, we will share the highs and lows of this journey, how we have started to stimulate, surface and shape demand for digital, data and technology and the impact this has had on the way the profession is viewed internally. In the second part of the session, there will be the opportunity to experience one method that we use to develop id...


  • 22/11/2018 14:50


Showing Value To Your Organisation

  • 22/11/2018 15:10
  • Masterclass - Longford Annexe

Showing value to your organisation IS a valuable activity,  and indeed is one of the cornerstone activities that a Strategic IT Partner must do. What is value and how can we relate it back to the activities that the IT department does? Jon will guide us through a method of alignment that helps create clarity in both the mind of the recipient and provider. The session will include a brief overview of the process followed by an interactive workshop. ...

The Partner Recruitment Challenge

  • 22/11/2018 15:10
  • Getting Started - Longford Suite 1

With a growing demand for strategic IT Business Partners in what is still an immature and sometimes misunderstood market, the workshop aims to help the IT BP community formalise what common challenges are being experienced in the hiring and interviewing process, review what has worked in the past to overcome those challenges and drive out recommendations for best practice for the future. ...

Developing the Agile Mindset

  • 22/11/2018 15:10
  • Beyond Service Partner - Longford Suite 2

One size rarely fits all. We're faced with more project approaches to help deliver business outcomes, yet the risk of choosing the wrong project approach may damage the credibility of the IT Department. In this interactive session, Matt will explore a simple framework to help understand when different project approaches (waterfall, Agile and others) are more or less appropriate, and how to be able to help make sensible choices on which paths to take when shaping demand. ...

Closing Talk

  • 22/11/2018 16:15


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