Inspiration

We worden een beetje moe van de stelling dat CIO’s die bezig zijn met hoe IT moet gerund worden er niet toe doen

Beste Peter, Graag willen we reageren op je opiniestuk ‘de meest radicale CIO’s bollen het gewoon af’ dat verscheen in Datanews op 23 november 2015 jongstleden. Laat ons onmiddellijk met de deur in huis vallen: We worden een beetje moe van je stelling dat CIO’s die bezig zijn met HOE IT moet gerund worden er niet toe doen en zichzelf uitrangeren. In Nederland hebben ze voor zo’n stelling een mooi woord: geneuzel. In Vlaanderen zeggen we gewoon…. flauwekul.

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Forget about digital transformation

We have had quite a few discussions and keynotes about digital transformation this year. At our latest year end event, Agfa’s CEO Christian Reinaudo gave us food for thought: “Why still talk about digital transformation? Everything’s digital anyhow. Call it transformation, period.
Okay, we shouldn’t throw away all texts and talks on the subject, but Christian had a point. Digital transformation is just one part of the digitalization.

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De Persgroep anticipated digital disruption

At last year’s final event, Jo Caudron warned us for the evolution of digital and agile start-ups that are capable to disrupt your business. One of the first businesses to ‘suffer’ from digital, was media. Circulation is going down, generation z isn’t reading paper anymore and numerous magazines and print shops have disappeared over the past couple of years. Advertising revenues have halved to approximately 25 billion dollars in the US alone. Google on the other hand, went from nought to 50 billion dollars in ten years’ time.

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How to stimulate innovation through Intrapreneurship

Let’s push an open door: not innovating is as good as standing still. Former CIO of the Year Cécile Gonfroid (RTBf) said it at our year-end event in 2013: “Listen to the business, innovate or disappear.” Earlier this year, Group Aveve’s CIO Erwin Verstraelen talked to us about collaborative economies and how they are disrupting current business models: Airbnb in the hotel sector, Uber in the taxi and carrier sector, and others. How should a company innovate its model? You cannot stimulate the desire for change. But you can facilitate intrapreneurship.

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Enterprise Architecture As The Blueprint For Your IT’s Future

“Why should one need an enterprise architecture ?” Inno.com’s Johan Van Looy started the masterclass on EA with a legitimate question. The answer is quite straightforward, he believes: “Enterprise architectures allow you to secure added value for your investments today and in the future.”

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The Internet of Things is a big opportunity for IT

The past decade, computing power has grown by factor three thousand. This has enabled new digitalization capabilities and we’re entering a new era: the internet of things. As a business, we have to understand customers have adopted new, digital habits and be more human or customer-centric. Digitalization makes us reinvent the value chain. The internet of things will allow us to bridge the physical and digital worlds.

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