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Strategic Thinking Series Trailer

Strategic Thinking Series Trailer
Did you miss Session 1? Jump right into the next one – an extremely popular Strategy-on-a-page technique workshop. Watch this short video clip for an overview of the series.
Strategic Thinking Series - Video Trailer
Russ Finney gives an overview of the Strategic Thinking Series – A three-part Lunch and Learn Series designed for C-Suite Executives and Upper-level IT Management Professionals, Presented by The HT Group.

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

DATE
July 17, 2019

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

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

If you missed session one, you can still jump right into this second session covering the extremely popular Strategy-on-a-Page technique used by thousands of organizations across the world to do their regular yearly business and technology strategic planning. It explains how to do this structured drill-down approach starting with high-level organizational goals and then proceeding through several layers to create links into concrete and actionable organizational initiatives. It concludes with how to apply modern agile management techniques to carry forward and monitor the various actionable roadmaps. 

Executive Business & Technology Strategic Thinking Series
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.

Session 2: July 17th 
Creating a Strategy on a Page and linking it into an Organization’s Business and Technology Initiatives

This event covers the extremely popular Strategy-on-a-Page technique used by thousands of organizations across the world to do their regular yearly business and technology strategic planning. It explains how to do this structured drill down approach starting with high level organizational goals and then proceeding through several layers to create links into concrete and actionable organizational initiatives. It concludes with how to apply modern agile management techniques to carry forward and monitor the various actionable roadmaps.

Session 3: August 21st 
The New Mindsets Required by the C-Suite and IT Management to do Real World Digital Transformation

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.