Avasant Speaks at IAOP’s GOV19
Governance in the Digital Era
November 13, 2019
Whether they formally realize it, nearly every organization regardless of industry is in the midst of digital transformation which simply translated means disruption. The pace of digital transformation, its impact on the organization’s vendor ecosystems and operating models, need for resources with the right skills and competencies, and the requirement for better analytics implores transformation to digital governance. Governance must move from tactical command and control functions to strategic enablers that unlock insights and greater value from their vendor relationships to achieve expected business outcomes. Join in to hear about how some organizations are turning to platform-based services to successfully address these challenges.
This session will be presented in conjunction with Rawle Howard, AVP & Chief Procurement Officer, Howard University
If there’s one thing we learned at OWS19 this past February, it’s that governance in the digital era must be designed to ensure effective and efficient controls while supporting agile development and identifying opportunities. It has become a cliché to say that we live in a data driven world. Data has become the beating heart of enterprises from Nike to Novartis, as they transform their business and its functions impacting everything from manufacturing to marketing. While the customer, is still flesh and bone, everything else is, or will be, digital.
While the digital world ushers in a new era of problem-solving as well as seemingly unlimited opportunity; it also raises new risks, from cyber-security threats through to compliance failures and organizational silos, and with this, the challenge of governing the design and use of technology and third-party partners becomes more acute.
IAOP was born, back in 2005, out of the idea there should be an association not simply for those working in outsourcing, but also that defines outsourcing as a profession in its own right. It was a good idea then, and though the industry and “outsourcing” have evolved into various collaborative approaches, it’s a good idea now.
IAOP’s unique characteristic—core competency—is its ability to bring together this diverse, highly collaborative and passionate group of individuals and organizations from the provider, advisor and buy-side community and provide the tools, resources and connections they need to succeed.
IAOP is truly an association for the members, by the members.