The alignment of the business strategy with the ICT strategy is essential for the competitive improvement of organizations and their productivity. Since most digital transformation projects are transversal to the organization, that is, they involve different areas, interests and different objectives, have professionals with experience, leadership, tolerance for frustration, teamwork, motivation to achieve goals and with Ability to understand the language of business and technology is essential.
Precisely in these concepts, as Systems Director (also called ICT Interim Manager or CIO), I get involved in organizations with the capacities described above, having worked in complex environments, with problems similar to their own, with verifiable and real results as throughout these more than 20 years of experience. My involvement usually has part-time characteristics, with marked and clear objectives, as well as with a certain duration, so that the reason for my work in the company has been resolved, the relationship ends or continues differently.
When a company considers that IT is not aligned with the business strategy, contact me to resolve this situation. In this case my work as Systems Director is done in 3 phases:
When a company requires a Systems Director “CIO”, they must think about whether that CIO needs to be full-time or, as it happens more and more every day, companies, using Outsourcing, cloud-computing, etc. consider the very attractive possibility of set up a part time CIO. To carry out this collaboration, monthly goals are set, with monthly follow-up meetings, where each objective set must be met or redirect those that mutually in agreement with the client need to be dismissed. It is important to understand that in this modality the company has many advantages, among them a resource that does not increase the wage bill, objective, external, it works for clear objectives and, when it is not necessary, collaboration can be dispensed with. In this sense, I work in two ways:
As Systems Director I have worked and work for both end clients and consultants in the direction of certain projects that due to complexity or other reasons, prefer to be led by an outsider.
Certain organizations ask me for a complete analysis of the state of their information technologies to make decisions in favor of business objectives. These audits may be related to the quality of service from the IT area to the rest of the company, service delivery through ITIL, IT management situation, gap between IT and business, information security, cybersecurity audits and ISO27001 or LOPD on all because of the arrival of the new regulation and compliance with the legal framework (COMPLIANCE).
My incorporation as an external Systems Advisor provides a senior and objective vision of the information technology situation, working with the best standards (ISO27001, ITIL, CMMI …), reducing the wage bill, with clear objectives to achieve, always helping to improve the alignment of the ICT strategy with the company strategy.