IT Budget: Getting A Seat At The Table

IT Budget: Getting A Seat At The Table

 

Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Speakers
Jonathan Feldman
CIO
City of Asheville, North Carolina
Jonathan Feldman
Jonathan Feldman is Chief Information Officer for the City of Asheville, NC, where he encourages innovation through better business technology and process. Asheville is a rapidly growing and popular city; it has been named a Fodor top travel destination, and is the site of many new breweries, including New Belgium's east coast expansion. During Jonathan's leadership, the City has been recognized nationally and internationally (including the International Economic Development Council New Media, NATOA Community Broadband, and the GMIS Best Practices awards) for improving services to citizens and reducing expenses through IT innovation.

Jonathan's business innovation training and experience includes an MS from Georgia Tech's business school and 20+ years of business technology practice with a diverse group of customers: government, military, law enforcement, financial services and healthcare.
Brian Shea
Founder and Principal Consultant
Shea Consulting
Brian Shea
Brian Shea is the founder and principal consultant at Shea Consulting, LLC. He has spent his career in technical product management, business analysis and change management. He's worked in many different contexts, from Fortune 500 firms to higher education to companies that were just starting out.
Wendy Schuchart
Editor and Moderator
InformationWeek
Wendy Schuchart
Wendy Schuchart is a technology journalist with more than a decade of experience in enterprise IT. Most recently, Schuchart was the senior site editor of TechTarget's CIO Media Group. She has also served as section editor for UBM's Network Computing and Secure Enterprise. Connect with her on Twitter @wendyschuchart.

Nobody denies that there's serious technology spending happening outside of central IT.  37% of respondents from a recent InformationWeek budgeting survey say that this spending is on the rise, and 25% say that IT only gets involved when invited by business units to do so.  And, in an era where the integration of technology into all aspects of business is seriously on the rise, 14% say that IT spending is on the decline. What can IT leaders do to ensure that they are at the table when key budgeting decisions are made?  It's about the carrot, not the stick, and focusing on business units' self interest.  We'll review several key activities that IT can engage in to boost their chances of project success via a more healthy budget process.  Our guest, who has worked at the world’s second largest asset manager, will share insights about budgeting status quo both as internal IT and a consultant.

* Learn useful industry metrics that allow you to better present your case to management

* Review key IT pro activities that make IT top-of-mind during executive budget deliberations

* Gain insight about how traditional budgeting can impact business project agility and cost

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