The End of Traditional IT Outsourcing
introduction to the topic
The advent of SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud) have opened up exciting possibilities for businesses. Whether it is to gain invaluable insights, explore new revenue streams or achieve greater service impact through innovation - CIOs and IT executives are completely rethinking their outsourcing relationships to harness the 'Nexus of Forces'. Consequently, the five-year fixed, "black-box" contract, or traditional outsourcing as we know it, is fast giving way to a flexible, transparent and agile model that is strategic, rather than just a cost saving alternative.
Join Ken Benson, Global Director of Novelis Inc. as he illustrates his thoughts on the new age of IT outsourcing and talks about collaborative & agile contracts that strike the perfect balance between control, visibility, business outcomes, agility & accountability.
Key takeaways from the webinar:
- How to address the challenges of traditional outsourcing
- Ways to unlock business value from your outsourcing relationship
- How Ken led Novelis’ IT transformation journey (including Data Center consolidation, virtualisation and SAP-on Demand) to sustain the company’s One Novelis vision
About the speaker
Kenneth (Ken) Benson
Global IT Head, Novelis Inc
Ken is the Global IT Head- Hosting at Novelis Inc. Ken has 25 years of proven experience in Transforming Large-Scale Technology Infrastructure into High Availability and Performance Delivered environments. He is Illinois native with a degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University. Ken served on the Business Advisory Board for the Business Administration Department at Troy University. Exceptional people leader with a situational leadership style (i.e., adapt style based upon people circumstances and business events) with proven success in building, coaching and managing high performance teams that deliver on-time.