Some offerings to the brave CIO who would like to transform their organisation through IT led innovation.
Is innovation in our Kiwi DNA?
There are many good reasons for going to Invercargill, but a really good reason is to go to the E Hayes & Sons Hardware Store which stores Burt Munro’s fastest Indian motorcycle in its dual role as a place to buy a hammer and a museum to two wheels. Putting aside the brilliance of its resting location Burt’s Indian represents Kiwi innovativeness at its core. Burt created success by using ingenuity, as well as cunning, and fortitude that we should celebrate and encourage more of. It isn’t easy to achieve innovative success and arguably it is harder as a CIO than it should be.
Effectus Ltd welcomes Dan Biggs as the newest IT Consultant. Dan is an experienced IT Consultant and Programme Manager, with 20+ years working for New Zealand organisations in senior management roles or as an independent.
How To Align IT Strategy With Business Expectations
“CIO” may no longer stand for “Career Is Over”, with Chief Information Officer tenure at around 4.5 years on average, just below the 5.3 years average across the C-suite. Many IT Execs are moving between industries too, with Digital Transformation being the trend du jour driving much of this movement.
In early 2019 Effectus Ltd selected mountain scenery, with a focus on our Southern Alps, to visually communicate the company’s brand. Mountain imagery reinforces what is important to us and it is from within that analogy we are able to communicate and explain many concepts of creating value from information and technology. It’s near impossible to successfully climb a mountain without research, planning and advice from someone who has done it before or who has helped others achieve similar goals.
Effectus is currently hiring Consultants based in Christchurch and Dunedin. Effectus is a highly regarded Business and Technology Consultancy focused on aligning information and technology to create value for our clients and their customers. Our clients are nationwide. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated consultant who will provide Effectus clients with a professional and pragmatic approach to leveraging Information and Technology to improve business value.
(P.S. your first 100 days will set you up for the next 1000)
You’ve updated your LinkedIn profile, the “Congrats” messages have flooded in, an occasional personal message of “exciting times ahead” or the “looking forward to having you on the team” message as well.
What no one has said is that your first three months on the job are the ultimate predictor of your long-term success, and you’ll need to understand what to prioritise when everything is a priority.
Through my involvement with the ITP and during attendance of the ITX Conference in 2018, I was struck by how many professional bodies are in existence across the Tech sector (there are at least a dozen involved with the running of the ITX event alone). This runs the breadth of special interest subject areas such as Project Management (PMI, NZ Chapter) Health sector (Health Informatics NZ) through to Internet Governance (Internet NZ) and ITPNZ (the “voice of the profession”) along with regional bodies like Canterbury Tech, the success and reach of which is well known outside of the Canterbury region.
Effuctus Ltd is happy to announce our newly appointed consultant, Neil Brown. Neil is a highly experienced strategic leader who uses his strong analytical and listening skills to turn complex problems into actionable strategies and plans for senior executives.
We are in a New Year, we are refreshed and raring to go but we know before too long we will no doubt be time poor. Key to keeping ourselves fresh is to plan for any professional development opportunities for the year including relevant thought leadership events. So, as we arrive at our desks in 2019 what have we got to look forward to in terms of conference and general networking opportunities? Depending on what your role is here are a few of my picks (Note – my special interest is Governance & Strategy).
Effectus Ltd is pleased to announce Alex Skinner is joining its board as an Independent Director, effective from October 1st, 2018. Alex brings a wealth of experience to the Effectus board across a wide range of business activity including professional services, corporate governance, risk management, process improvement and stakeholder engagement. Most recently Alex was managing partner of KPMG’s Christchurch office, an audit partner and now holds several board appointments.