We’ve all read them – amazing case studies about software-driven startups that disrupt established industry incumbents with born-in-the-cloud thinking and development agility. We read the articles, listen to the stories, and get increasingly frustrated at how unfair it all seems. “That sort of thing couldn’t work at my company!”
Now more than ever, enterprise IT leaders are waking up to the fact that if their company hasn’t been disrupted yet, they will be soon. Anyone who claims that fast-paced agility “would never work here” is engaging in self-fulfilling prophecy. This has led to the emergence of a hybrid technology leadership model, where some resources are focused on the traditional business, and others are focused on exploratory innovation. Dubbed “Bi-Modal IT” by Gartner, this trend represents a critical strategic concept for IT leaders in many different industries to understand and embrace.
However, the trick with Bi-Modal IT is that, by adopting it, you can actually drive a wedge through your organization which does more harm than good. The stakes are high!
In our next episode of the Hybrid IT Files, we shift our focus to yet another layer of the IT stack – the business strategy layer. Alignment between IT and the business has been a critical challenge for decades. But in the face of disruptive innovation, companies need to figure out how to re-invent themselves on the fly without jeopardizing their existing revenue streams that keep the lights on. Our guests will be technology thought leader Jonathan Murray and Odell Riley of CenturyLink, two technology executives with strong perspectives on what Bi-Modal transformation is like on the front lines of leadership.
We’ll get at the answers of questions such as:
- What is the origin of the term?
- What are the motivations and thought process for adoption?
- How do you get over molehills to implementation?
- What are the industry trends surrounding the success and failure in adoption of Bi-Modal IT?
We hope you’ll join our live broadcast on Thursday, February 12th at 9AM Pacific, you can join us here in our viewing room on Crowdchat and if you visit the page you can add the session to your calendar. – and if that’s too long to wait, we hope you’ll catch up with Episodes 1 and 2 of The Hybrid IT Files on our CenturyLink Business YouTube channel. See you then!