Sep 2–3, 2020

2020 Schedule

The Role of Corporate IT in the Digital Age—Best Practices on How to Reinterpret It

Many established companies and corporations are trying to keep up with the pace of digitization. Many are inspired at how the (new) big players are doing it—Amazon, Google, Netflix, etc.

It is well known that the use of technology in these companies is part of the core business. But which changes are necessary in one’s own company—especially in the perception of IT—in order to achieve similar results are often not implemented.

“IT” is still seen as a cost factor and is often part of cost-saving programs rather than strategic areas of investments. In many companies, IT simply implements technical requirements, mostly outsourced to suppliers. IT takes on the role of a governance and process manager, and has thus lost its relation to the actual core business—namely technology and software engineering.

We will share a few of our key learnings that can help—from a corporate context point of view—to increase the value of IT.

Sophie Seiwald

CEO & Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz

Track: Agile Leadership