Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Viewer

Building Strategic IT Business Relationships

Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Viewer

Use this interactive agenda to get an overview of our ever-growing conference program and to sort sessions by pass type, track, day/time, and speaker. Many more sessions will be added in the weeks to come.

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  • Building Strategic IT Business Relationships

    Location:  TBD
    Format: Conference Session
    Conference Journeys: CIO/CTO, Business Leader
    Track: Leadership & Professional Development
    Pass Type: All Access, Conference, Thursday Conference - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: CIO/CTO

    This presentation focuses on inspiring IT Leaders to build excellent relationships at all levels of their organization. Discover why Strategic Business Relationships are not just important, but foundational to IT success.

    • Why are relationships are important? The Technology First /People Last approach is dying out fast- is your IT department a control center or a campfire? How is your organization going to change to meet new customer demand? What are the new skills and competencies required to be successful in a people-first, collaboration-centric model. (Soft Skills, Communication/Collaboration skills, Business Acumen, Change Management, Negotiation, Influence, Advocacy, Leadership).
    • Fundamentals of Relationships- What makes a great relationship? How do we build trust and alignment, what is the psychology and neurology that underlines relationship dynamics, and how to develop critical 'soft skills' that help you connect and work 'at the table' with your business peers.
    • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis- Discover who you should build relationships with, how to grow your network and influence in IT, across the business, and with partners outside your organization. Learn about building your own strategies for engagement and see what practical tools can be leveraged to help define analysis and context of your customer relationships.
    • Measuring Relationship Success - how do you know you are doing well? How do we treat relationships as assets for delivering a new model of IT, ready for a digital age.
    • Packed with anecdotes, stories, and lessons learned from a variety of Industries, we focus on managing business change, shaping and steering IT demand with a business outcome focus, and growing IT professionals into the business leaders of the future.