Ade is a world class keynote presenter. His strategic perspectives set the tone of the event as well as setting the scene perfectly for subsequent speakers. This reinforces the coherence of your event. His visionary and entertaining style will energise your audience.
Terms used to describe Ade: insightful, humorous, ‘on the money’, informative and high impact.
Here are examples of Ade’s keynotes. Click on the title to read synopsis:
The 21st Century IT Function
Inward-facing supply-driven IT functions will eventually become obsolete as the demands of the users increase and the shape of the IT industry changes. This keynote will highlight the challenges that cannot be ignored and then provides a way forward to ensure that today’s IT functions are future-proofed.The 21st Century CIO
The competencies that have taken the CIO to where they are today are not the competencies that are going to make them relevant in a 21st century organisation. IT is becoming less important and the outputs of IT are in turn becoming more important. Moving to a demand-driven information leader requires a radical overhaul of what it means to be a 21st Century CIO. This keynote provides an inspirational way forward. Digital Leadership
Digital leadership is a reference to the person responsible to maximising the business return on the organisation’s investment in new technologies. In many organisations there is an absence of digital leadership. In its place can be found ‘management by abdication’ in other words the responsibility is dumped on the CIO / IT manager. This approach constitutes poor corporate governance. This keynote addresses the issues and a way forward.Who Should the CIO Report to?
A lack of clarity in what constitutes the role of CIO has led to a similar lack of clarity in who the CIO should report to. In many cases this has caused the role of CIO to become one based on operational management rather than strategic direction. This session will explore the typical profile of a CIO and how that leads to the associated reporting lines. It will also identify the key characteristics of 21st century CIOs. Such characteristics will increase the likelihood of the CIO’s reporting line being straight to the CEO. This in turn will move the IT function away from being perceived as a cost centre and towards being an engine of business growth.IT Demystified
A poor understanding of the terminology associated with IT can leave one vulnerable when discussing IT-related matters. This session demystifies the IT jargon in a manner that will make complete sense to non-technical audiences.The Top 10 IT Trends impacting the Boardroom
Many organisational leaders feel somewhat exposed when the topic of IT is addressed. In avoiding the subject, they are less likely to encounter technologies that could improve their profitability or even disrupt the market in which they operate to their advantage. This business-focused keynote identifies the top ten IT trends and how they can positively impact one’s organisation.The Top 10 Steps to an Innovative Organisation
Whether your focus is value creation or cost management, your organisation will need to develop an innovative culture if it is to compete in the global arena. Having defined innovation, this session goes on to provide practical advice on the steps that need to be taken to ensure your organisation has a sustainable future.From Zero to Trust
If your role involves influencing others you are most likely to achieve your desired outcomes if you are trusted. Whether you are a business adviser or business developer you primary focus is to establish trust. This presentation breaks trust down into its constituent elements and provides insight on how those that need to influence others can accelerate the trust building process.From IQ to EQ: Creating a Service that Sells
The perception of your service is based on the quality of your customer touchpoints. So for example, a five star IT department with a one star service desk will be perceived overall as one star. To offer impressive service your organisation needs to move beyond 'service as a process' and venture into the emotional arena. This presentation will guide you through the steps needed to enhance the perception of your organisation's brand in the eyes of your users/customers.Turning the IT Investment into Business Value
Many IT professionals are focused on the specific tasks assigned to them and have no understanding of how their role relates to the strategic imperatives of the organisation. More importantly they are unaware of how they could increase the value they deliver to the users. This keynote uses Ade McCormack’s IT Value Stack framework
to help those that work in the IT function to understand what they need to do to increase their value to the organisation. Most importantly it identifies who must take responsibility for value creation. This will be a surprise to those in a leadership position.