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January 2017 eSummit – Technical Disaster Response

Technical Disaster Response presented by Lewis Curtis While not well known, during times of man-made and natural disasters Microsoft provides a reactive technical response capabilities to communities during their time of need. In the last 5 years,  MSDR has completed over 154 missions in over 30 countries with over 400 employees to help agencies reduce […]

January 2017 eSummit: Innovate is a Verb

Innovate is a Verb by Scott Andersen The thing is, innovation has changed. What once was the purview of large companies with R&D budgets can now be found on web site. The opportunity for innovators to reach out and stretch their innovation dreams to the very edges of the art of the possible lies at our […]

January 2017 eSummit: People Change in Digital Transformation

People Change in Digital Transformation by Andy Ruth Most agree that business capability requires people, process, and technology. Digital transformation requires change across all three. Technology is the most fun and easiest to adopt and adapt. Process is next, easy enough to change but not nearly as fun as technology. Last and hardest is people change. […]

January 2017 eSummit: Guiding Your Digital Transformation

Guiding Your Digital Transformation by Jim Wilt Digital Transformation is real.  Transformations are when bleeding edge technologies and practices transform into mainstream.  This discussion is coming from a base of experience in transformations and their uniqueness.  It will be pragmatic and tied to a true north in strategic change management.

LESSONS FROM THE PIONEERS: HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE

by Whynde Kuehn Business architecture is becoming a critical discipline for bridging the gap between strategy and execution. As a result, many organizations are establishing their own internal business architecture practices. For some, this can be a long and turbulent journey. I have had the pleasure and honor to work alongside many companies over the

5 Factors for Business Transformation

by ARSALAN KHAN Business transformation entails assessing people, processes and technologies of the organization in terms of current state (where the organization is right now) and future state (where the organization wants to be). In these assessments people, processes and technologies are not standalone areas but are part of an integrated and holistic organization. If