January 24 - 25, 2022
Virtual Online Event
This event occurs in the Eastern Time (ET) Zone for US and Canada.
Time zones are automatically localized to your region in Hopin. Our Schedule has been built on the Eastern Time (ET) Zone for US and Canada.
Track 1: Service Management Evolution
Sessions in this track will highlight “real world” service management strategies and implementations used to ensure the right mix of service offerings and organizational capabilities are available to serve existing and potential customers needs and demands.
Track 2: Digital Transformation
Sessions in this track will focus on organizational digital changes, adaptations and transformation journeys. You will gain insights into how new digital channels and processes are embraced to increase profit, streamline efficiency, empower and better serve customers and employees.
Track 3: People and Change
Sessions in this track will explain the challenges and lessons of managing change while moving an organization (leadership/sponsorship, people, process, technology/tools, project management, organizational change management) through the change journey – from a current state, through a transition state, to a future state.
Track 4: Innovation
Sessions in this track will feature Service Management best practices and innovations in the new virtual digital world.
Automated Nonsense Remains Nonsense - Process Management as a Foundation of Successful Digitalisation in the Public Sector
Track # 2
Speaker: Dr. Lars Algermissen
The public sector faces a lot of challenges when it comes to digitalisation.
Lars Algermissen and his team from PICTURE have helped more than 500 public administrations in Germany with the introduction of process management methods and tools.
Dr. Algermissen will present some lessons learned from these projects out of a German perspective and will happily discuss their transferability to Canada.
Dr. Algermissen will cover the following topics:
Agile Digital Transformation (ADapT™)
Track # 2
Speaker: Johann Botha
This session will share a transformational model to help incumbent (industrial age) organizations make fast and iterative progress in becoming digital citizens. The approach is the result of research, application, experimentation, and refinements since 2012 – but the work accelerated after VeriSM was published because customers asked for more straightforward and prescriptive guidance we call Agile Digital Transformation or ADapT™ for short.
That said, our work condensed what we have learned since 2012 into nine simple steps, grouped in three phases, which organizations can take to transform the organization. The conversation begins at the CXO level and is strategic without any tech-talk, helping leadership prioritize and drive innovation to transform the organization. We call this phase EXTRACT your digital strategy.
Cross-functional teams then start creating the future by focusing on product and business-model innovation. Here we focus on three key elements, ensuring that the organization has the capacity to succeed in building the future – this includes education, resourcing, and events to become involved in creating the future. Next, we need to plan and execute innovation and testing processes and events. Lastly, we must ensure that innovation will survive in operations by constantly re-evaluating and streamlining business and operational models. The innovation phase we call EXPLORE the future.
Once the organization knows what to do for the next three months, we will kick off the EXPAND phase—by building and implementing ideas in an agile manner. Then we need to validating customer reactions and streamlining what is on offer before the focus shifts to scaling and optimizing the reach of new digital or digitally-enabled products and services. While scaling, we zoom in on operations and improve what we have and what we do. Daily work in operations means solving problems, optimizing, and finally, paying off technical debt.
The key is not to try and make big changes but instead continually make small changes for the better – evolutionary change is better than revolutionary change. If you, however, take a moment to look back – it’s clear what strides incumbent organizations can make in as little as a year!
Track # 2
Speaker: David Cannon
Successful strategies are able to crystalize complex situations into a clear, succinct set of statements about where we’re going, why and how. This session outlines the steps to define a digital strategy, and shows how to make it an accessible tool that can be used to manage change at every level of the organization. The session will include:
Design Goals - A Secret Device for Successful Digital Transformations
Track # 2
Speaker: Louise Harris
Find out how to improve results, reduce risk and increase buy-in by establishing Design Goals for your Digital Transformation. In this session you will learn
This is a highly interactive and fun learning experience that will give you a new perspective on designing and implementing digital transformation with less effort and better results.
Speaker: Cynthia Jolly
The clock is ticking to make your information and communications technology (ICT) services accessible to all. There are new accessibility service requirements for Federally regulated entities and Transportation Service Providers to provide barrier free services to Canadians. Now is the time for organizations to adopt an accessible by default inclusive design process.
Track # 4
Speaker: Stephanie LeBlanc
We live in a world where technology touches every aspect of our lives on a daily basis. We bank online, pay our bills, change our hotel or flight reservation by providing a few pieces of information etc. without ever talking to another human being. And we do all that within a few seconds or minutes. Our clinicians expect similar levels of efficiency to make their job easier. Using AI Automation technology, our clinicians can significantly reduce wait times when they need information from the pharmacy, need to know who is on call, or other FAQ type questions.
Track # 3
Speakers: Amanda Perran
As the impacts of the pandemic drag on, our teams continue to face tremendous change. How can we maintain a healthy level of energy and excitement within our teams as leaders when most team members are just working hard to keep up with the various demands and changes they are facing. In this session, Amanda will look at a combination of technical and non-technical opportunities to improve employee morale, create connection and build resiliency during times of excessive change.
Track # 4
Speakers: Steven Woodward & Kristin Curran
The Cloud has quickly become an integral, unavoidable tool in today’s work-from-home landscape. The challenges of implementing cloud infrastructure, from the hardware and software, and of equal importance, the people using the Cloud, are ever-evolving. Looking through a contemporary lens, Cloud Perspectives will introduce attendees to the topics of cloud computing, data governance, and the privacy concerns that industries are facing. This includes covering regulatory considerations as GAIA-X, GDPR, and the CLOUD Act, and how the cloud culture helps to facilitate in strengthening data security.
Steven’s extensive work with international and regional standards, and Kristin’s focus on culture will not only highlight the governance topics of today, but project a look into the future based on experience and research into current trends and future tools.
Track # 1
Speaker: Eric Wrazen
Thought leadership in the IT world is always looking forward to what will impact businesses in the future. But what is impacted businesses TODAY? This session will look at some widely discussed trends that will supposedly impact ITSM and IT Operations in the near future, and explore how these predictions align with the actual day-to-day experiences of client and users managing ITSM operations today.