IT Budget: Getting A Seat At The Table
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.
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