Bay Area Digital Executive Dinner Series 

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Farallon | 450 Post Street | San Francisco, CA 94102
Wednesday, May 1 at 6pm PT

ISG Partner, Prashant Kelker will present
Implementing & Tracking a Digital Operating Model

TOPIC:  Implementing & Managing New Digital Operating Models

WHY ATTEND:  This session will focus on understanding what others are doing to establish and govern digital operating models in the new world.  We will be speaking to the challenges they face, and how some companies have overcome these challenges – the key topics we will address are:

• How should the organization structure adapt/change to address new digital models, and how have the leading companies executed change management?

• How will the design and execution of technology transformation programs inform and build its required target business capabilities iteratively using an evolving provider ecosystem?

• How do you ensure a solid digital backbone and operating model is established and maintained to scale and ensure quality in your transformation programs?

• How do you harness emerging technologies and bring them to mass scale usage within your enterprise (automation, analytics, ML, cloud, blockchain, etc.)


  • 6pm PT Networking/Happy Hour:  45 minutes
  • 7pm PT Dinner:
  • Appetizer:  Implementing & Tracking a Digital Operating Mode
    Presented by Prashant Kelker, ISG Partner - Digital Strategy & Solutions
  • Dinner:  Open Q&A
  • Dessert:  Future Topics & Networking

This is a great opportunity to network and learn from peers. Feel free to bring a colleague!

Upcoming dinners:

Date TBD - Palo Alto: Blockchain Reality & Impact

Date TBD - San Francisco: The Automation Journey Conundrum

Four Reasons Project Management Rocks

Project Management (PM) typically plays a supporting yet very important role in enterprise IT projects, focusing on ensuring that timelines are met and that all the cross-functional teams involved in a complex IT program are coordinated and moving in lockstep.

While generally viewed as a support arm, the PM organization is extremely valuable to the procurement function, and can have a significant positive impact on procurement strategies and outcomes, specifically in terms of reducing costs.

Project managers are in the unique position of being directly involved in the initial planning and implementation stages of all of the factors critical to the success of an IT project. These include managing the scope, schedule, quality, cost, risk and resources involved. As such, PM is uniquely positioned to enhance procurement’s ability to negotiate effective agreements, ensure collaboration between business and technical teams on requirements, mitigate risk and optimize spending.

This ISG white paper examines four key attributes of PM and how they can be leveraged to enhance sourcing strategy and improve supplier relationships.