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Build vs. Buy

Management Consulting

C-Level Strategic Thinking Series

This event takes a deep look at the most effective approaches organizations are taking to leverage and manage their IT mission-critical technology platforms and resources. Topics covered at this event are the contemporary executive mindsets required for digital transformation, thoughts on “build versus buy” thinking, how to do impactful application rationalization, leveraging the cloud the right way for your needs, and the best practices for technology management and governance. This presentation is delivered from an executive perspective based on years of research and insights.

FREE Lunch & Learn Series
Complimentary, Exclusive Lunch Sessions Designed For C-Suite Execs Delivered by Russ Finney

SESSION 3: Build vs. Buy
The New Mindsets Required by the C-Suite and IT Management to do Real World Digital Transformation

August 21, 2019

Lunch Served at 11:30am
Session from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Networking & Meet the Speaker 1:00 -1:30pm

Commons Conference Center
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Building 137
Austin, TX 78758

SESSION 1: The 5 Forces
The Fundamentals of Strategic Thinking and Required Next Step Action Planning 

June 18, 2019

Strategy on a page

SESSION 2: Strategy-on-a-Page
Creating a Strategy on a Page and linking it into an Organization’s Business and Technology Initiatives

July 17, 2019

Russ Finney

Organizations are rapidly transforming themselves using both strategic thinking and digital transformation initiatives to achieve higher profits, increased growth, and sustained competitiveness.

This unique series of lunch and learn events presents an opportunity to look at a much deeper level into the business transformation and technology approaches and methods being used by the cutting edge start-ups and mid-sized companies here in Austin. These lunches are also a chance to see the related strategies being used by very large enterprises that have been studied by University of Texas researchers. Each of the three presentations is focused on practical innovative learning for c-suite executives, as well as upper level IT management.

Delivered by Russ Finney in a sequence of three monthly luncheon events, each specific topic covers the current fundamental best practices being used by the top performing organizations studied through both UT research and years of direct client engagements.

Russ draws his insights as a business and strategy lecturer within the University of Texas – McCombs School of Business, as a researcher with the itmWEB Group, and as an advisory partner with the Stratamation Network. He is a frequent keynote speaker, and this year he completed a series of video interviews on “work reimagined” with the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to his current research and teaching, Russ worked as a CIO in the semiconductor, aerospace, and financial services industries for many years. In 2016, he was named a Top 5 executive CIO Influencer through social media by Apollo Research (@rfinney). He started his career at Ernst & Young.