Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Training Tip Tuesdays: Aligning Information Technology with Business Strategy & Goals

Join us for on Wednesday, November 18th at 9am for a special keynote presentation by James A. DiMarizo, CIO, Mazda North American Operations. In this presentation, DiMarizo will speak on how aligning IT with corporate goals and strategies may be the key to survival. IT teams who are good "service providers" cam be replaced with lower cost alternatives. But teams with align with the business in order to achieve the strategies and goals are valuable "partners." Alignment includes all aspects of IT from project prioritization to organizational structure. This session will cover:
  • What is the culture needed to align with business
  • How can the IT organization structure inhibit or help the alignment with business
  • When to discuss business plans instead of projects

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