Modis Roundtable for IT Leaders, March 2012
Generation IT - How can the UK become instigators of future technological revolutions?
Join Mark Child, Technology Risk Management Partner, Kingston Smith Consulting at the Modis Roundtable for IT leaders.
Summary of Thought leadership
The following points will hold the main focus for discussion at the roundtable event:
- IT as a function is in a strong place – often a business driver – but it has yet in all businesses to cement a place on the Board
- CIOs increasingly have a business role – though it’s generally a balance of business and technical skills
- 7 out of 10 people still see the path to the CIO role being one through the IT function – though there’s a growing recognition that the business skills demanded by the Board can often be best earned elsewhere, but only if they’re teamed with cast-iron technical support
- Hybrid business-technical skills are most in demand in slimmer, more value-creating IT teams – but are we closing the door on specialists?
- Technical specialism’s will give you a great grounding to climb the IT ladder, but what will place you above your peers is communication and analysis skills – and a great understanding of business
- If we’re to unlock Britain’s potential in IT, the focus has to be on education, training and innovation
- The roundtables offer our delegates the platform to –
- share experiences and challenges and hear analysis and opinion on IT and network with like-minded peers
- the opportunity to network with the Managing Director and consultants of Modis
- help shape the IT workforce beyond 2012
Dates & Location
Thursday 8 March 2012
The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC 3A 8AP
13:30 - 14:00 – Networking (lunch will be provided)
14:00 - 16:00 – Roundtable discussion.