(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.
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.
For the last 11 years Effectus has built a strong presence in IT Management & Governance Consulting throughout New Zealand of which I am very proud. When we celebrated our 10-year anniversary I reflected on how much had been achieved, including founding the EPIC Innovation Centre, and I predict another fulfilling decade ahead of us with specific focus on supporting our customers with disruption and transformation.
Our latest Whitepaper address the security challenges Business face protecting their critical data. We provide an outline of some of the risks including Cyber attacks that could threaten your business and a Checklist to ensure your company has minimised its data security risks.
Effectus Celebrated being in business for 10 years at a function held in the EPIC Building on the 1stof September 2017. Owner and founder, Colin Andersen spoke of the journey which included surviving through the Christchurch Earthquakes moving offices 6 times until finally moving into the EPIC building.