The collaboration imperative: executive strategies for unlocking your organisation’s true potential
13 June 2012, NCC Executive Briefing – Round Table Dinner
The focus of this event is on why collaboration is becoming a critical business process and how an effective collaboration strategy can improve team productivity and transform business models.
NCC is delighted to invite you, as our guest, to a Round Table Dinner and facilitated networking session at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR on Wednesday 13 June 2012 from 18.30-21.30.
Most organisations recognise the need for improved business performance, but they also face significant challenges in accelerating results from geographically distributed teams. So, how do you enable the integration and collaboration necessary to achieve these objectives?
The most effective collaboration occurs within project teams. Whether the business objectives are innovation or operational excellence, delivering the best results can only be achieved by enabling a diverse group of experts to work together. This is difficult enough when teams are based in one location – all too often the right expertise may be based across the globe, making it difficult and costly to bring a winning team together.
These trends are shaping a new business imperative, making speed and flexibility the most important competitive differentiators in just about every industry across the globe. Collaboration is the best way to build the real-time enterprise that can adapt to fast-changing market pressures. It helps CIOs achieve operational excellence today and deliver innovation tomorrow.
The focus of the event is on why collaboration is becoming a critical business process and how an effective collaboration strategy can improve team productivity and transform business models.
The event discussion will focus on:
- How the integration of visual communications and unified communications into any business process enables a new level of performance.
- How more effective collaboration shortens project cycle times and provides a true competitive edge for organisations.
- The business drivers for collaboration technologies such as video conferencing, telepresence and unified communications.
- Using technology to bring people together, quicker and more cost-effectively.
- What other organisations are doing with collaboration technologies (case studies/examples).
According to IBM’s 2011 CIO Study, 'internal collaboration and communications' is a high priority with nearly 75% expecting changes to their internal collaboration processes to have high transformative potential for their organisations. CIOs are readjusting their toolsets. While the top three priorities remain the same, mobility and cloud computing, collaboration made the biggest leap among their visionary plans.
Possibly the most critical requirement for organisations that demonstrate growth is to enable better decision making. They look to IT to get the most timely, relevant and accurate information in the hands of business leaders when they need it. A full 95% said they would lead or support efforts to drive better real-time decisions.
Who should attend:
- Senior IT decision makers.
- Heads of IT and senior IT directors.
- Innovation & change directors.
- Organisations with 400+ people, distributed across the UK and globally.
Venue: Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's
Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
|18.30||Registration – champagne reception with canapés|
|19.00||Welcome introduction from NCC|
|19.40||Thought leadership presentation – Dimension Data|
|20.10||Main course and facilitated discussions|
|21.15||Summary discussion and conclusions – NCC|
The Round Table programme will include independent specialists from the National Computing Centre and Dimension Data. The session will include an informed briefing followed by dinner and stimulating discussion to assess the challenges, opportunities and pivotal role that collaboration can play in achieving real business improvement. We will also discuss the role and impact of collaboration-enabling technologies currently in the marketplace – for example, unified communications, video conferencing, telepresence and other relevant technologies.
This Round Table has been designed for private sector organisations that are driven by looking at opportunities to enhance their decision making, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency and innovation across their organisation.