How Can IT Fix the Problems of Stupid Organisations?

Joint event with BISSG and BCS Consultancy Group

Wednesday 12 January 2011

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Richard Veryard, Independent Industry Analyst

The collective intelligence of an organisation can be improved by appropriate technologies used in appropriate ways to tackle the inherent complexity of modern business in a dynamic environment.  These technologies include business intelligence, event processing, knowledge management, process improvement and social networking.  Most large organisations use these technologies, but fail to join them together or use them effectively, so there is a huge missed opportunity here for IT.  Ultimately, the value that IT can bring to business is not just from automating clerical tasks and enabling large-scale global operational processes, but from enabling and supporting management processes such as coordination and innovation. Organisational intelligence is a critical measure of the management capacity of an organisation in a demanding competitive environment, and IT has a key role in improving organisational intelligence.  This talk will provide a roadmap for IT to make a strong contribution to business viability and survival.

Please note that there will be a 5 minute appeal by Mr David Miller, an Independent Consultant before the main presentation to enlist your help in conducting an International (PhD) research programme. The aim is to understand how IT management methods can be improved. To help David, please visit and take a look at the survey form.  David Miller will explain more on the evening and invite you to hear an update on this work on 21st April at a Consultancy Specialist Group event entitled “Maximising the business impact of IT”.