Tomorrow the Gartner Business Transformation & Process Management Summit 2016 kicks off in London. Several leading experts from across the globe are set to present at the 2 day event, including Tom Velema, EMEIA IT Advisory Leader at EY, and David de Graaf, Partner at Novius.
Organisations are increasingly undergoing major transformations in order to among others shift their business models towards a digital realm, become more customer-centric, and keep pace with regulatory changes. At the top of such transformations stand long term strategies, and all kinds of strategic frameworks, business cases and blueprints that roadmap the transition that lies ahead. Yet one level below is where, arguably, the real work begins. Transformations impact business processes, often requiring dramatic changes to how employees work, and thus impact people and culture too, as well as organisational structures and IT systems.
Despite the decades of knowledge, research and best practices into the matter, strategy execution is known to be notoriously difficult. According to some around half of transformation initiatives fail, while some even go further to say that the percentage of underperforming programmes stands at circa 70%. To help senior business and IT professionals stay ahead of the game in the field, and support them with navigating their way through the latest development, Gartner annually organises its ‘Business Transformation & Process Management Summit’.
The 2016 edition of the Summit kicks off tomorrow in London (Park Plaza Westminster), and hosts a range of presentations, workshops and network events across the 2-day programme. Four comprehensive tracks stand at the heart of the agenda, including a theme that aims at helping professionals move from incremental efficiencies towards game-changing business transformation, and another that helps them with building buy-in and gaining adoption for BPM and the resulting organisational changes.
Among the presenters are two consultants: Tom Velema, EMEIA IT Advisory Leader at EY, and David de Graaf, Partner at Novius, a Netherlands based consulting firm. Together they will provide their vision on business transformation, levering their years of experience in the industry. Key topics include: how to translate ‘change’ into an integral approach? And how can information management, IT architecture, portfolio management and process management be enabled to drive execution? The EY and Novius partners will also shed light on how technology can facilitate the transition, illustrating their case through a software solution by Mavim (both advisory firms are regular adopters and implementation partners of Mavim products).
In addition to the event, David de Graaf will on behalf of Novius also formally launch the book ‘Business Transformation Framework: to get from Strategy to Execution’ in the UK. The book is based on a similar book in the Netherlands – which has been highly successful in the market and is today broadly applied as a basis for business transformation across dozens of client organisations. Other co-authors are Jeroen Stoop, Sjoerd Staffhorst, Remco Bekker and Tjerk Hobma.