Business Change The convergence of business change and business agility: opportunities and threats
Location: The Chartered Institute for IT, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
As more businesses seek to improve their “business agility”, becoming more flexible and adaptive, not just in IT, but in strategy, organisational design, portfolio management, finance, procurement and product development, what are the implications for business change professionals?
When transformational change evolves into continuous, incremental change, what becomes of the specialist? What new skills and knowledge will business change people need to stay relevant? And what are the lessons from software development, where project management roles are being rapidly replaced by agile coaches and scrum masters?
John Williams, Chief Executive, Agile Business Consortium
John Williams is the CEO of Agile Business Consortium, and has an extensive background in the public, private and third sectors, including stockbroking, inward investment promotion, international business, banking and higher education. He has lived or worked in the Far East, Middle East, North America and Europe as well as the UK, and has owned companies in the UK and Hong Kong.
John is also a Director of the Transformation Trust, a charity supporting disadvantaged youth in the UK, and has worked with the Probation Service, HRH The Prince of Wales’ Business Trust, the Cabinet Office, and has work-shadowed a member of the Royal family.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Commercial Managers.