Seminar on

CIO's! How to Get Full Support 
from Your Internal Customers

By Prem Kamble

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About the Seminar

"This Seminar is a boon to the CIO. It covers just that what is required for top managers to be intelligent, constructive and understanding partner in the IT game."

This Seminar is a boon to the CIO. It aims to develop more IT-Aware Managers who can contribute to more effective and smoother change. This seminar covers just that what is required for top managers to be intelligent, constructive and understanding partner in the IT game. There are two ways that CIOs can benefit from this seminar. They can either learn the skills to get the user buy-in themselves, or attend along with the other managers to enable a stong bond and collaboration with end-users.

This seminar recognizes that you as a CIO have a tough job cut out for you. You are dealing with a customer who has no time for you, but has all the bright ideas to suggest changes after the software has been delivered. Your CEO thinks that IT is to be blamed for every small problem that arises. Everyone in the company thinks that your IT folks are too finicky, too sensitive, too possessive and totally closed to new ideas. Expectations are sky high, but cooperation almost nil. And if IT fails, there is no one else to blame but you and your IT department. This seminar aims to change all this. It aims to change the way managers look at IT and the IT folks.

The seminar ensures better participation by managers by working on their subconscious fear of technology. It delivers just that what managers need to know not only to face IT Driven change but to be catalysts to change. The good news is that the managers need not know technology, they need to know how people behave under the impact of technological change and how to manage their resistance to change.

This seminar also helps managers to set the right expectations from this technology. It addresses the common misconceptions, mindset and psychological issues. It is an eye opener for the managers to know that this technology, which we rave about and consider to be far superior to machines of machine-age, is in fact far inferior and far more demanding. This helps set right expectations and also to empathise with the IT professionals. It helps bring the two teams closer to form a solid team to face the perils of this difficult technology.

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Why this Seminar?

Benefits for CIOs

  • The managers will learn how to collaborate rather than confront
  • They will learn to empathize with IT folks
  • CEOs will learn to take a more balanced view and be more effective change managers thereby helping IT projectsManagers will learn not only to manage IT-Driven change, but to be a catalyst to change.
  • With higher involvement and support from your functional managers and CEO, your solutions will be more effective and IT projects more likely to succeed 
  • The transition to your automated systems will be less stressful.


Benefits for Functional Managers

"There is a very subtle difference in the way we should look at computers. When we realize this distinction, there will be a marked difference in our comprehension of computers"

This training benefits managers personally - both in terms of their success in the company and their personal growth as professionals. Managers with IT awareness are in greater demand in the corporate world. There is already a great digital divide, Managers who are IT Aware and those who are not. The seminar will help them to be on the right side of the divide.

Managers will be able to better utilize technology without the frustrations and pains, which most managers go through. They will be able to interact with the IT folks more intelligently and thereby use technology more effectively to their own advantage.

Benefits for your Company

While it benefits the CIOs and other managers personally, it benefits the company too. Businesses are incurring heavy losses on account of failed implementations - leave alone the opportunity cost and productivity loss due to friction and frustration among senior managers. The seminar helps save cost through faster and more effective automation.

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Who Should Participate?

Participants can be CEOs, Entrepreneurs, CXOs, Business Heads, Department Heads, Line Managers,  etc. In other words, any managerial staff at any level.

Participants can cut across all functions. Whereas the program is useful for non-IT managers from all functions like Finance, production, materials, procurement, HR, Admin, etc., it is equally useful for IT managers like CIOs, Sr. Mangers, Project Managers, Analysts, implementers, program managers and team leaders.

Whereas it is particularly useful for companies which are at an early stage of implementation or those who are planning to implement it in the near future, it will be useful also for those who have already implemented applications.



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Why Us

Prem Kamble is a Computer Professional with MBA from IIM Calcutta and B.Tech. from IIT Bombay. He has passed Advanced Management course called "Energo Cybernetic Strategy" with flying colors from Germany. He has also attended self-development programs like Est, Forum, Advanced Course, SELP (Self Expression & Leadership Program), etc. organized by Landmark Education Foundation, USA (earlier Centers Network) which have helped him to develop a broader outlook and a different way of thinking.

He has successfully overseen technology transitions for over 25 years. During his career, he has been a keen student of IT Management, Change Management, particularly the people and psychological issues of IT transformation. Here he shares his rich experience and learning with Top Professionals like you.

He has very closely interacted with people and lived with them during the struggle of technological changes. He, therefore, knows their fears, discomforts, anxieties and frustrations as they go through the implementations. He also knows what exactly they think they need to know of this technology, and what they should actually know.

He has worked both as Software Delivery head in SEI Level 5 companies and as Head of Technology in manufacturing companies. As Software Delivery Head in SEI Level 5 company, he created records of

*    Delivering all projects on time

*    Highest Repeat Orders

*    Highest Resource Utilization

As Head of IT in companies like Essar, Sutherland, Pidilite, Modi Rubber, etc. he has been extremely successful in conceptualizing and implementing computerized systems in the toughest of situations. He has expertise right from high-level IT Strategies and Management of IT-Driven-Change to down-to-earth software delivery.

He started his career as an analyst/ programmer and in less than five years was heading the IT function for a group of companies. He has major contribution in introducing computers for business applications in reputed companies. His areas of interest are business orientation and human orientation in Information Technology, study of the psychology of evolution from industrial era to information age, etc.

With a right mix of People, Process and Technology (PPT) expertise, he specializes in Business Process Automation focused on business objectives and people. Having managed IT on behalf of both IT user companies and SEI CMM Level 5 software manufacturing companies, he has expertise right from high level IT Strategies, Change Management, Strategies for IT implementations, upto down to earth system architecture and software delivery. With his close study of the businesses and people, he brings the insight to develop business solutions that work for businesses and people.

He has published articles on InfoTech management in the country's leading magazines. Most of the articles display an 'out-of-the-box' thinking and a knack to see what is not so obvious. He has also written on an objective analysis of God and Religion. Though these two areas of IT Management and Religion may seem to be poles apart, Prem believes that they are actually very closely related - both are a study into the human psychology of change.


Success Stories/ Real Life Case Studies

*  On Business Orientation in IT

*  Prem Kamble's IT Strategy to get maximum Business Benefit was published in Times of India. This is an excellent real life case study of ways to maximize your business benefits in IT. Click here to Read

*  On People Orientation in IT

*  Prem Kamble created a record in a SEI Level 5 company by delivering all projects on time and to specs, to the utmost delight of his overseas customers. He penned down the success factors in an article. Click here to Read.

*  On Successful IT Implementation Strategy

*  His Implementation Strategy and People orientation which led to the success was published as a cover article in Computers Today. This makes a good case study in key success factors of IT Implementations in companies. Click here to Read.


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