The challenge of Change – CAUDIT Conference presentation

Delivered at the bi-annual Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) conference at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Brisbane, Australia – October 2017

Rob’s presentation explored The CIO’s role in building a sustainable, enterprise-wide adaptive capability for constant change.

New, digitally enabled ways of working and living require a fundamental shift in the design and implementation of enterprise strategies and architectures. Problem is, many – if not most – established organisations struggle with their own adaptability and agility capabilities. Additionally, evidence is that conventional enterprise ‘change management’ and ‘business transformation’ approaches are typically too slow and not well suited to the rapidly evolving, complex and interrelated executive, customer and business demands, not to mention risks.

In this presentation , Rob outlines a proven, robust and scalable approach to building a sustainable adaptive enterprise strategy and architecture capability to drive continuous efficiency and innovation.

This capability delivers a sustainable, adaptive enterprise value chain of integrated strategy, architecture, project delivery and service operations capabilities.

In particular, the critical role that the CIO plays in positively challenging and guiding their organisation on this journey is explored.

A narrated copy of the slide deck is available below:

Building an adaptive ICT Procurement capability

Delivered at the 2017 Procurement and Contracting for ICT conference, this presentation explored:…

How to build a holistic, adaptive ICT procurement capability that drives continuous business innovation and efficiency;
How to identify and mitigate the systemic risks associated with ICT procurement;
How to managing risks of corruption and malfeasance in

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Episode 23 – How to ‘disrupt’ your own organisation without breaking it?

Established organisations attempting to become more responsive and fast moving in the face of increasing change and uncertainty, need to overcome their own internal inertia.

How best to approach the challenge of building this continuous, sustainable change capability, that underpins both efficiency and innovation, is key.…

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How to setup & lead digital transformation capability

Presented at the University of Technology, Sydney’s DigiSAS Lab Seminar “Adaptive strategic journey management for leading digital transformation“, Rob explores:

Digital transformation scorecard,
The current CIO landscape,
CIOs leading enterprise digital transformation capabilities – why this is important and some of the critical success factors

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Best practices to mitigate data breach risk

Data Breach Risk is real, and of increasing concern to business leaders, regulators and customers.

Audio of Rob Livingstone’s presentation  at Trend Micro’s Executive briefing events Sydney and Melbourne 5-6 June 2017 on Australia’s new Mandatory Data Breach Notification legislation.

Narrated slides also available in YouTube:

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Episode 15 – Exploring various value and risk factors that make up your organisation’s IT and Digital ecosystems

Rob explores a number of aspects of your digital ecosystem, including IoT, executive’s ‘Digital literacy’ levels, fully utilising your existing IT systems, cyber-security and rapid change. See the non-technical challenges in your organisation’s Digital journey?

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Episode 12 – What’s your IT Department’s role in preventing a data breach

How do organisations and their IT departments rate when it comes to protecting themselves and their organisations against the ever present cyber risks and cyber-crime? The answer is, on average, poorly.

In this episode Rob explores key organisational factors that have an overriding influence on the likelihood of data breaches …

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Episode 11 – Addressing the cyber-security threat from within your business: Here are 5 takeaways

A rising proportion of data breaches and adverse cyber events are avoidable or self inflicted.  No longer are the majority of cyber threat have their origins coming from outside the organisation, and increasing proportion have their origins stemming from within the organisation – some say in excess of 60%. These …

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Episode 9 – IT and Digital vendor management strategies for change

The conventional approach to managing IT vendors may not be adequate in our rapidly changing business environments or in the adoption of your new, emerging and disruptive business technologies.

In this episode Rob explores contracts based on gain-share, vendor ecosystems, managing changing risk appetite over time, and more


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Episode 8 – Redefine your SLA for sustainable business results: Strategy, Leadership and Adaptability | Thought Leadership Podcast Series

How do prescriptive SLAs help your organisation in changing environments?

This is especially relevant for IT supply contracts – outsourcing, service provisioning and the like – which may work well for both the vendor / service provider in relatively stable environments.

Problem is, in the digital / technology and IT …

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Episode 7 – Is successful business transformation possible without IT’s involvement? | Thought Leadership Podcast Series

The fundamental question for most established organisations is to define what role your IT team are to play in the journey of business transformation.

How this role is defined could be the game changer needed to drive sustainable business value. In this episode Rob shares his perspectives and insights on …

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