Understanding Technology Strategy for Business Professionals
Information Technology (IT) is the backbone of today’s organizations. A fundamental understanding of IT is critical to effectively managing an organization, whether you have formal technology training or not. Unfortunately, many supervisors and managers don’t understand how technology should--and should not--be used to support an organization’s objectives. A staggering number of technology projects fail, not because the technology didn’t function, but because the wrong technology was selected in the first place or it was implemented in a way that did not achieve the desired results. This course provides best-practice approaches for evaluating, selecting, and implementing technologies to support their organization’s objectives.
Note: this course will NOT include a discussion of specific technology solutions or brands. Rather, the course focuses on how to evaluate which technology solution is best-suited to organizational needs.
Available as a public access course
This course is a non-credit public access course. Public access non-credit courses are offered at a reduced rate, and you do not need to be a King's student to register.
Mike is the Program Manager of Corporate Initiatives at the City of Edmonton, and a strategy and operations consultant bringing experience delivering tailored solutions to complex business problems in a range of industries and contexts. He has delivered technology strategy projects for clients ranging from a small metal fabrication company to a large crown corporation, helping these organizations define their technology requirements, identify and evaluate potential technology solutions, and implement large-scale change driven by new technologies. He is passionate about working with organizations to define their goals and design strategies for achieving them. He has an MBA from the University of Alberta and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.