December 9th, 2014
Conducted on December 5th, the goal was to assist understand these trends and usage at the organizational level. Today initiative offered this seminar with two worldwide known leaders from the business and technology in the USA: Morgan Yeates and Randy Heffner.
Mr.Yeates career counts more than 35 years in the services industry. He consults companies in relation to human resources, transformation, sourcing strategies, program design and implementation. He has held executive positions and consulted companies such as Aon Hewitt, Capgemini, Fidelity, HP-EDS, Mercer andTowers Watson. His clients are listed on Fortune 50 global corporate and national government agencies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Mr. Yeates has completed the studies at the Business School in Harvard on the Executive leadership programme, at the Michigan University on Strategic Human resources leadership, and at Millsaps College, in Jackson, Mississippi in the USA where he has completed Business Administration degree in Maths and B.MUS.
In his research, Mr. Heffner studies how the business strategies can transform and strengthen through a large chain of technology trends. Based on a more than 30 years of experience Mr. Heffner assisted Global 2000 clients develop market leadership by using technologies and reprogramming business operations, value chains and consumer relations. Before joining Forrester, Mr. Heffner was head of technology at a global telecommunication consult firm, retail sales and legal support industries. Randy is graduated in Business Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the USA.
In the seminar Morgan Yeates presented on: Trends in managing practices and organizational dynamics. Business leaders around the world are learning that the rhythm of change in almost any industry requests for them to be alert in regards to competition and the customers. The internet and technology gives business leaders big data access but not all of them are easily translated in business intelligence or action. As a consequence, leaders should be more agile in their strategy, the organizational structure, working practices as well as in the products and services portfolio offered. Morgan Yeates, Gartner’s global research manager, illustrated business trends and the guidelines that come along with these external forces.
Randy Heffner presented on: Computer technology transforms business ecosystems.
Nowadays technology and the business are deeply interconnected and it is critical for the future success of the organizations to understand that technology alters the business opportunities in any kind of organization: commercial business, government, universities or non for profit organizations. Smartphones, social networks, smart products, predicting analysis, business connections through internet and many other technologies can create better links with customers, can make processes run faster, can decrease costs and margin of error. The same importance of building a business should be put in the technology used. In this session, Randy Heffner, deputy president and chief analyst at Forrester Research illustrated the main transformations of business technology and assured a model on how it can be planned and used at the organizational level.
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