FoTSummits in partnership with GIIM to offer IT management courses for IT and non-IT executives to meet the growing global demand and gap for IT and non-IT professionals having the appropriate balance of technical, leadership, management, business, industry, and interpersonal skills.
Dr. Jerry Luftman, former IBM CIO, former Dean Stevens Institute of Technology, computer program and Founder Global Institute of IT Management gives overview of the course
This 4-course Certificate is designed for:
As firms engage in the digital transformation and focus their investments in leveraging information technology for competitive advantage and performance improvements, it is essential to understand how to effectively and efficiently manage their information technology resources. There are numerous choices to be made about managing IT resources and it is essential to ensure IT and non-IT executives across the firm work in harmony.
Experience has made it clear that firms need well-thought out organizational structures, skills, processes, and decision rights to ensure that the decisions about how to leverage IT investments are well thought out and integrated across the enterprise. This course will help candidates understand the fundamental decisions related to the management of IT resources and the types of organizational structures, sourcing, governance, and processes that will help effectively and efficiently attain value to the enterprise. It concentrates on developing the candidates’ competency in current/emerging issues in creating and coordinating the key activities necessary to manage the day-to-day tactical and operational IT functions of an enterprise, as IT becomes ingrained in all aspects of the business.
This course addresses the strategic responsibilities and roles of the CIO. It focuses on devising an enterprise strategy for gaining and sustaining competitive advantage through the use of Information Technology and the development and implementation of policies and strategies to achieve organizational goals. The effective definition and use of information systems that enrich the strategic, operational and administrative needs throughout the organization will also be addressed. Approaches to managing the information systems function in organizations and ensuring that information systems strategies and business strategies are integrated will be the focus of the course.
IT organizations must be able to leverage new technologies. This course focuses on how organizations can effectively and efficiently assess trends and emerging SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) technologies, and analyzing and developing new application systems. Participants will learn how to help their organization define, select, and adopt new information technologies. This course will introduce candidates to new directions in information systems and effective approaches for evaluating their relevance and applicability to their business environments as well as the new challenges and problems that they present. Candidates will learn about emerging technologies and the latest design trends in data and knowledge, networks and applications in terms of what issues they address and in particular, how organizations can exploit them for competitive advantage.
Topics include: Creating a business case for an emerging information technology, identifying factors affecting the successful adoption of new information technologies, identifying the key attributes, business benefits, risks, and cost factors of a new technology, knowing how to effectively use advanced search and selection metrics for identifying and selecting new technology, describing technology trends that presently drive or are expected to drive the selection of new technologies over the next decade and providing organizational structures and frameworks that guide the enhanced adoption and capitalization related to what new technologies and approaches can offer.
Leadership is a critical success factor for any endeavor. Leadership sets the direction and vision that gives hope and energy for the success of the enterprise. Authentic Business-IT leadership requires each individual to be able to conceive and communicate a vision, have contextual awareness, to be self-aware, to demonstrate their character, capabilities and style as well as to maintain credibility by obtaining buy-in, managing expectations, ensuring outcomes and constantly communicating to a variety of stakeholders.
While there is no cookbook for being a successful Business-IT leader there are a number of common patterns and approaches taken by those who have the most success in the Business-IT leadership journey. The course is built around three themes those successful Business-IT leaders have found to be critical:
Business-IT Leadership Challenges: Being able to recognize and understand how Business-IT leadership differs from generic leadership.
Situational Awareness: Business-IT leadership is extremely dependent on the situation being encountered. Being able to assess the situation and make the proper adjustment to leadership style and approach are crucial to success.
Unique Business-IT Leadership Capabilities: Being able to select and apply a unique set of leadership styles, models, frameworks and approaches that are best suited to the variety of situations the Business-IT leader will face.
The course focuses on how to assess the situation being inherited, how to create an achievable vision and how to lead the organization to that vision. The course identifies the personal and professional foundations for successful leadership in a global context that includes virtual teams and multi-cultures. Rather than presenting leadership concepts, practices and ideas in a generic context, the modules use specific Business-IT leadership approaches and examples relevant to Business-IT.
This 4-course Certificate is designed for
This 4-course Certificate is designed for
This Certificate gives participants the tools necessary to examine opportunities for leveraging IT in government (Federal, State, and Regional), government agencies, and social institutions in our society, to bring about demonstrable value added change. The certificate combines the theory and practice of government, politics, and policy-making along with trends in information technology for those who desire to make a significant difference.
This 4-course Certificate is designed for
The purpose of this certificate is to help organizations meet the increased demand for information security professionals by preparing attendees via a comprehensive practical set of courses addressing the entire IT infrastructure (e.g., data, network, web, applications, systems), as well as the essential management, organizational, and legal considerations.
- The Cloud Computing Certificate will prepare IT professionals with the strategic, tactical, and operational competencies necessary to prepare their organization to leverage this important approach for supporting IT infrastructure. While today most organizations are typically concerned about individual technologies (e.g., security, data, networks, applications, architecture) others recognize the more complex integration issues, including organizational and sourcing considerations; which is the focus of this certificate.
- Industry leaders are taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by the dynamic capabilities inherent with Clouds and opportunities to use IT resources to focus on more strategic business initiatives; the pioneers are looking to leverage Clouds to enable more extensive seamless collaboration in an ever growing virtual world, including considerations for deriving a strategy, sourcing (including skills and H/R), governance, and organizational reporting.
- The integration of emerging technologies (e.g., SMAC, IoT, Cognitive Computing, AI, Blockchain, Robotics Process Automation) and the importance of Cloud will be the focus of all of the courses in this Certificate.
The courses in this certificate will address the technical considerations for implementing and integrating the information technologies that are required to have a successful/valuable big data/business analytics/knowledge management strategy across the enterprise, including robotics process automation, Cognitive Computing, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Blockchain, IoT (internet of things), Bring-Your-Own-Infrastructure, SMAC (Social, Mobile, Business Analytics, and Cloud), and security.
The courses in this certificate will focus on strategic data management matters such as governance, organizational/reporting, sourcing (including skills and human resources), security, legal, and building an integrated IT-business data strategy (including data, analytics, cognitive computing, robotics process automation, blockchain, legacy systems, etc.), as well as considerations for effectively starting/introducing a technology versus scaling up the use of the technology.
Social media are fundamentally transforming every aspect of our political, social, and business lives. The enterprise of the future will inevitably be social, within and in the way it relates to its external value ecosystems. There is significant evidence of enterprises using Social Technologies effectively to transform their business and relationships with their customers and partners. The objective is to provide a seamless collaborative environment.
This certificate explores real-life examples and experiences from the field, to confirm the transformational potential of social business. The certificate will cover emerging opportunities and best practices in creating the social enterprise of the future, and how IT can be instrumental in leading their enterprise as they realize the promise of social business.
Candidates new to IT that have experience in other areas (e.g., another part of the business, job change, returning veterans) who are looking to take advantage of the strong demand for IT professionals
Hiring, retaining, motivating, compensating, benefits, assessing, eliminating, and skills development are fundamental to every organization. Compounding the importance and challenges of HR are the dynamics of the economy, diversity (e.g., sex, age ethnicity) of the workforce, sourcing alternatives, and the impact of emerging information technologies.
This 4-course certificate is geared for the IT manager looking to improve their HR effectiveness. It is also geared for the HR professional interested in leveraging emerging technologies and improving their knowledge of the different aspects for supporting IT.
The certificate will make candidates proficient in the strategic, tactical, and operational considerations of IT infrastructure/architecture by providing candidates with the vocabulary of modern enterprise systems and architectures, the techniques for defining them, the considerations for integrating them, the analytics for assessing them, and considerations for managing them.
Understanding emerging information technologies and their impact on enhancing business processes, and the roles and responsibilities of IT and non-IT stakeholders in leveraging these emerging technologies in light of the digital transformation will be at the heart of all of the courses.
This certificate provides a perspective on the global IT legal environment and the best management practices in responding to it, with heavy emphasis on emerging information technologies (e.g., blockchain, AI, Robotics Process Automation, IoT).
It will be of widespread interest to IT practitioners and vendors, especially service providers, managers of IT ventures, senior managers with responsibility for implementing IT solutions enterprise wide, security officers, and IT consultants.
The cadre of candidates for this program includes attorneys, compliance officers and IT and non-IT managers responsible for solutions bearing on compliance with regulatory requirements and discovery requests.
The faculty that teaches these courses are usually practicing attorneys that have experience with the respective "global/local" regulations/laws.