Avoiding new technology failures within your organisation

By popular request, this is the edited transcript of the presentation delivered at the CIO Summit on August 21, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia. The focus of the presentation was on Avoiding new technology failures within organisations.

This content as relevant today as it was 3 years ago.

Rob explores the influences of technology induced changes on organisations, and how these are shaping contemporary enterprise IT Strategies. Aspects covered include strategic inflection points, the democratisation of Technology, Enterprise IT, Risk, Privacy and Intellectual Property.

The video of this presentation is here

Avoiding new technology failures in your business – How can this be achieved?

The agenda for this session was

  1. Exploring the ‘success trap’
  2. Forces shaping enterprise IT
  3. Strategic inflection points
  4. Democratisation of :
    • Technology
    • Enterprise IT
    • Risk
    • Privacy
    • Intellectual Property
  5. Ideas for avoiding the technology induced Success Trap
  6. Open questions and discussion


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CSO / CXO post-conference interview Rob Livingstone

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Also available on YouTube

The Interview transcription is available here…

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The panel was moderated by  Byron Connolly, Editor CIO Online…

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