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Posted by Rachel Dines on March 30, 2010
Sorry for the delay here, folks (I know you've been waiting with bated breath for the day two roundup), so let's just get right to it!
Rob Whiteley kicked off the day with a recap and then introduced Galen Schreck, who spoke about how IT is like a sandwich... get ready for a bunch more food analogies.
Re-Building Your IT Capabilities For Future Growth
Galen Schreck, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Steps for moving from being an average company to an agile company:
I should mention that the whole presentation is centered around this sandwich:
The different layers of meats, cheeses, and breads are the different IT capabilities... get it? No? Follow up with Galen if you don't!
Next up was Andy Shooman from BAE to talk about how they went about reorganizing IT.
Insourcing — The Road To Integration At BAE
Andy Shooman, Vice President for Infrastructure Management , BAE Systems
BAE had grown via acquisitions and mergers and the user experience wasn't uniform... they decided to integrate and consolidate with a big bang but it failed miserably.
The single biggest challenge was top down buy-in. Had to give up the idea of a big bang and make a business model.
Components of their plan:
What is next for BAE?
Up next was Bob Kowalsky from Northwestern Mutual
Delivering Value and Empowering Your Teams: A Case Study At Northwestern Mutual
Robert J. Kowalsky, Vice President, Information Systems , Northwestern Mutual
Bob discussed how to deliver business value with your IT department.
And the last keynote of the forum was from Bill Haggard of the DALLAS COWBOYS. I'm not even a football fan, and I still think this is really cool.
Touchdown! Building A Technical Wonderland For Cowboys Stadium And Beyond
Bill Haggard, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure, Dallas Cowboys
Building the stadium/data center:
That's all from me for now; I hope you've enjoyed your recap and maybe I'll see you at Forrester's Infrastructure & Operations Forum 2011!
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