The CIMS Workshop Program
The CIMS Workshop Program is the focus of our activities and is the principal vehicle for sharing thoughts on important developments in information technologies and management practices. Monthly morning workshops featuring leading IT experts encourage participants to interact in an informal setting in the Olin Hall graduate facility. Participants include executives from sponsor companies, researchers, professors, authors, and industry practitioners. Organizations pay an annual fee for seats at these seminar-style workshops.
Planning for the IT Organization of the Future
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The current list of IT topics that could impact the IT organization includes: shadow IT, consumerization of IT, BYOD, mobility, cloud and social media. Although many of these topics will be included in upcoming CIMS workshops, this program will sort out the bigger picture for change to the IT organization.
Consumerization of the IT - Implications for the IT Organization
Friday, October 12, 2012
According to Wikipedia, consumerization is an increasingly accepted term used to describe the growing tendency for new information technology to emerge first in the consumer market and then spread into business and government organizations. Shadow IT is enabled by consumerization. This workshop will review the trends and management implications.
IT Capability Maturity Framework from Innovation Value Institute
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) was co-founded in 2006 by the National University of Ireland Maynooth and Intel with the goal to create a global standard for IT management. This workshop provides an opportunity for CIMS executives to get an overview of the Institute's IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF), its tools, best practices, and benchmarking capabilities.
BIG Data (and Analytics)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Although it can't be separated from analytics, this program will largely be about Big Data. What is it and where is it used? What can it do for you? How is it different from data warehousing? What is IT's role in big data? Whose skills are needed for big data planning and analyses? What are the technologies?
Mobility Update - How Mobility is Transforming IT
Friday, December 7, 2012
One of CIMS most popular programs last year was on the impacts of mobility explosion on the enterprise. This workshop will pick up where we left off with fresh insights from industry experts and practitioners.
Security Update - Evolving Threats
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Information security is on our agenda every year, and this program will provide an update on the important security and risk management trends and issues that CIMS sponsors need to know. January 10, 13 flyer.pdf
Lean and Agile - Powerful Combination for IT
Friday, January 25, 2013
The adoption of Agile and Lean practices by IT is growing. Both processes have shown themselves to be powerful in creating "value focus" and "responsive" methodologies. This workshop will review the concepts and case examples.
Mobile Device and Application Security
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
This program is a roundtable format and intended for IT managers and professionals with responsibility for enterprise policy and management of mobile technologies.
Cloud Adoption Strategies & Usage Scenarios
Thursday, February 28, 2013
By now everyone understands what "clouds" are. But IT leaders are still interested in learning about how to integrate them into overall technology architectures. What works for some are not viable alternatives for others. This workshop focuses on what organizations are doing with clouds.
February 28, 13 flyer.pdf
Benefits Realization - Capturing Value after the Investment
Friday, March 29, 2013
How many project plans have you seen that include a section on capturing the business benefits/value after implementation? Not many? This workshop focuses on proven approaches and practices that enhance benefits realization from new and legacy applications.
Extending the Enterprise Using Social Technologies
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
According to a recent McKinsey Quarterly research article, social tools and technologies are continuing to seep into many organizations and help them transform business processes and raise performance. This program will explore the where's, when's, how's, and why's, including examples of business performance improvements from using social technologies.
Change Management - Dealing with the Soft Stuff
Friday, May 10, 2013
According to the experts, the 'hard side' of change management includes the processes, systems, strategies, tactics and technologies that help implement change. The 'soft side' is about the behavioral and attitudinal changes that allow the hard side to work. In change management, the soft stuff is usually the hard stuff.
High Performing Teams in Virtual Organizations
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Formerly scheduled on June 13, 2013
This topic incorporates the essence of Virtual Distance as discussed at several CIMS workshops over the past several years. Business is becoming more global, employees are working from multiple locations, projects are created across organizational and geographic boundaries, cycle time is shrinking, use of collaboration technologies is increasing, and work is more virtualized than ever. So how do high performing teams really work, what are the keys to success, and what should you not do?
Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® in the IT Organization
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Formerly scheduled on May 22, 2013
According to recent "CIO Hall of Fame Predictions", future CIO's will need to be part entrepreneur. Babson believes that you don't have to be an entrepreneur to be an entrepreneurial leader. Increasing uncertainty requires leaders to be cognitively ambidextrous and able to shift between traditional prediction logic (choosing actions based on analysis) and creation logic (taking action despite considerable unknowns). This workshop will explore these concepts for IT leaders.