IT Strategy: The IT Manager's Challenge - Gaining Board Credibility

21 March 2013, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

The Assembly Rooms, Fenkel Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5XU.

Free of charge for both BCS and non-Members.

Mike Waterston, Managing Director of Business & IT Consultancy Waterstons Ltd

Event description:

Winning board support for IT projects has always been a challenge for the modern CIO who often feels isolated and side lined by senior management.

Many frustrated CIOs think the answer to resolving this is to gain access to, or better still a seat on, their organisation’s Board of Directors. This seminar is designed to outline the issues that need to be addressed by the IT Professional if they want to be taken seriously by their Board or Executive Committee colleagues. The following agenda will pass on Mike Waterston’s experience of how to resolve this problem which has been acquired over many years of involvement in business, IT and past and current membership of many Executive Committees and Boards of Directors:

Drinks and a light supper will be available from 6 with the main event kicking off at 6:30.

  • What does a Board do?
  • A typical Board agenda
  • The Boards tools for delivery
  • How should an IT Department contribute?
  • What are the obstacles to making IT relevant to a Board’s agenda?
  • Summary Conclusions

This event is kindly sponsored by Waterstons Ltd.

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