2-Day Seminar

How Digital is Transforming the Role of IT: Leading with Digital

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Digital is rewriting the playbook of both business and IT. With the right digital technologies, firms can develop new business models, find new revenue streams, deliver exceptional customer experience and optimize business operations.
This, however, means entering an arena where digital adversaries have the capacity and sophistication to cause major disruptions in business operations and affect bottom line performance. Internet start-ups are outperforming traditional players thanks to technological advantages, deep data insight and a culture where agility rules and innovation is business as usual.

This seminar and workshop gives you a unique insight into the new forces at play in a digital-first world. It provides practical guidance on how to start up the much-needed transformation and scale for growth in an online world. It will help you navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of disruptive technologies, innovative business models, new job descriptions and emerging organisational designs.

Key topics include:

  • Why digital is a board imperative
  • Meet your disruptors: the rise of the billion dollar start-ups
  • The new role of IT: bringing agility to the enterprise
  • How to set up a digital transformation program 
  • Towards a programmable enterprise; why APIs rule the web
Embracing trends like mobile, social, cloud and big data extends well beyond the IT organisation. The transformation to a full-scale digital business will impact the staffing, design and role of every business function. It demands a new set of (digital) capabilities, convergence of functions, new investments and forces business and IT leaders to reinvent the very foundations of their organisations.

Learning Objectives
In this two-day seminar and workshop, business and IT management and professionals will discover:

  • How cloud, mobile, social, and big data affect business as usual
  • Which capabilities are needed to shift to a digital business model
  • How to build the case for change and convert this into a successful program
  • What are essential building blocks in terms of people, process and technology
  • How to became an agent of change and drive the transformation
  • How companies benefit from new development and innovation frameworks

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • The nexus of digital forces: social, mobile, analytics and cloud
  • How companies are leading with digital
  • Who is in charge of digital transformation?
  • What big corporations can learn from Internet start-ups
  • The challenge of big data and the Internet of everything
  • Why you need a Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer
  • Realigning the IT strategy for a digital age
  • The new role of IT: bringing agility to the enterprise
  • The next-generation CIO: visionary cum evangelist
  • Bimodal IT and two-speed IT architecture
  • Rethinking IT governance and enterprise architecture
  • From application stack to digital ecosystem thinking
  • Why micro-services and APIs rule the online world
  • Emerging roles and methodologies: Devops, Kanban, Lean Startup, MVP
  • The fail fast, fail cheap culture
  • Why IT organisations must become technology incubators
  • The digital agenda and transformation roadmap: on the road to success


  • Head of Digital or Program Director
  • Head of Application Development
  • Business Analysts
  • Business and Enterprise Architects
  • IT Advisors/Consultants
  • Change Managers
  • Business Process Managers
  • Corporate or Business Strategist
  • IT Strategists
  • Business/IT Relationship Managers

Speaker Biography

Jeroen Derynck

Jeroen Derynck is a seasoned business transformation manager and works as Business Transformation Architect at Salesforce. In the past he was Chief Digital Officer, Chief Information Officer and Business Transformation Director for companies such as Duval Union Consulting, iMinds, Thomas Cook and ING.  Jeroen launches organisations on their digital trajectories with the objective to embed technologies like mobile, CRM, social, analytics and big data in the fabric of business. As a business-oriented strategist he rewrites the playbook by experimenting with new technologies, investing in innovation, finding new digital revenue streams and nurturing a digital-first culture. Jeroen has a strong technology background and is a much-appreciated speaker on topics such as digital transformation, corporate innovation, business/IT alignment and digital leadership. 

In-House Training
If you require a quote for running this course in-house, please contact us with the following details:

  • Subject matter and/or speaker required
  • Estimated number of delegates
  • Location (town, country)
  • Number of days required (if different from the public course)
  • Preferred date

Please contact:
Jeanette Hall
E-mail: jeanette.hall@irmuk.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8866 8366
Fax: +44 (0) 2036 277202

Speaker: Jeroen Derynck
Jeroen Derynck

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