Programme – Managing IT Cost Effectively 2010

1:30 – Registration

2:00 – Opening remarks
Pete Swabey
Information Age

2:05 – Managing IT to maximise value
Chris Tiernan
Managing Partner
Grosvenor Consultancy Services

One of the principal authors of the ValIT framework for deriving value from IT investments, Chris Tiernan will explore the meaning of business value, and the role that IT plays in its creation

2:35 – Exploiting the strategic value of your IT costs
Chris Potts
Corporate Strategist
Dominic Barrow Services

Award-winning speaker and corporate strategy consultant Chris Potts will examine the root causes of IT cost – not just what IT budgets are spent on

3:05 – The economics of open source
Martin James
Sales Director

Martin James, of open source data integration vendor and event sponsor Talend, examines some of the facts – and fictions – about what open source software really costs

3:35 – Coffee break

3:50 – The real cost of service desks
Stephen Martin
Dynamic Markets

IT market analyst Stephen Martin will share the findings of his research into the true cost – and the true value – of IT service desk systems

4:20 – Delivering the maximum return from outsourcing engagements
Stephen Bullas
Managing Partner
The European Centre for Offshore Development (eCODE)

Lecturer and outsourcing advisor Bullas discusses a new framework for ensuring that offshore development work – notorious for unexpected costs – can be managed in such a way as to deliver maximum value

4:50 – Save money by saving carbon
Chris Miller

Miller, of sustainable development company Camco, discusses a new methodology for building and managing data centres to minimise carbon consumption

5:20 – Closing remarks
Pete Swabey
Information Age

5:25 – Ends

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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