Helping CIO of a major media organisation set the IT agenda
“Hemant was engaged by my organisation to provide strategic advice to the IT department in a number of areas, specifically in the formulation of the IT Strategy. He was able to quickly understand strategic business and IT issues and relate them to the marketplace, competitor movements, IT principles and best industry practices. Through his deep understanding of the needs and drivers of IT in the context of the operating business, Hemant was able to surface strategic ‘disconnects’ and helped the company steer a better course at a time when the company was facing considerable pressure to adapt to a changing competitive landscape.” Senior Manager Quote.
IT Strategy development for a media organisation moving from traditional print media to online content delivery. The strategy process helped the IT management team overcome silos and focus on strategic imperatives for the group. Reviewed strategic direction and projects underway to and surfaced major disconnects. Worked with Executive management to address the disconnects and refocus efforts. Strategy work was completed in ten weeks.
IT strategy development at major insurance company
Developed IT strategy for a major Australian insurance company. The insurance company was facing major strategic challenges as well as cost pressures. Analysed the IT current state, the business drivers and the competitive landscape. Helped communicate IT issues and challenges to the business. This helped create a strategy and architecture that balanced the needs of the business as well as helped IT address many issues with legacy systems. Proposed a path for progressive modernisation that generated business value at every stage. Involved key technical and business stakeholders in the strategy development process to ensure buy-in and to make the strategy ‘real’.
“Hemant is a highly experienced and competent IT manager. He has expert knowledge in systems development and IT strategy and significant experience in the insurance industry. Hemant is able to operate at the senior business executive level and is able to deal effectively with complexity and ambiguity. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hemant for senior executive/consulting IT roles.” Quote from Group Head of IT strategy and architecture