We are in the process of launching an online CIO Advisory and as a part of that we are creating "CIO Briefings" on various areas of topical interest to the CIOs (Chief Information Officers) and other senior technology/business executives. The firms that we are targeting are Global 2000 firms. (Read large and complex firms with complicated IT landscapes).
Each Briefing must be comprehensive, substantive and well-crafted. So we are looking for for IT Strategy Consultants with consulting background, who not only have an in-depth subject matter knowledge, but also are great Slide-Smiths (the ability to articulate the information in a compelling manner by architecting the slides well.)
The specific slant and POV may vary with the subject matter. We've several topics which we'd be interested in.
Important: The topics below are indicative. For any one or more topics you pick, please provide a tentative outline of the topic you'd suggest (draft TOC), as a measure of your knowledge and depth of the subject matter and the way you frame the narrative. Plus indicate a specific budget for each topic. Our expectation is that it will range from $500-$1000 for each topic.
• Application Portfolio Rationalization
• Crafting a Digital Transformation road map
• New generation business intelligence
• Big data and analytics
• How all businesses are now technology businesses and hence how to approach technology enablement. (This briefing is aimed at those Global 2000 firms who are not names Google/Apple/Amazon et al)
• Product management for IT enabled offerings
• The SAAS revolution
• The debate between public and private clouds
• The hurdles in realizing the block chain revolution
• War for Technology Talent (how mainstream companies can compete with the Google/Amazon/Apples of the world.)
• Enterprise Architecture that works: How to make Enterprise Architecture focus on outcomes, not burdensome processes; result in business transformation, not just ivory tower artifacts
• How to build an IT strategy that dovetails into business strategy.
• The mobility revolution: The way mobility has become all-encompassing, the broad market trends, enterprise use cases, risks and rewards of BYOD, and considerations and factors while selecting a mobility platform
• Any other topics which you'd consider would be of interest to Global 2000 CIOs.
• Main deliverable is a Power point presentation. Depending on the topic, the deck may range from 20-40 slides. We don't want to be verbose and pedantic. So it is not the quantity, but the quality of content, the narrative and the flow which are important. (If you are not experienced in crafting power points then this assignment may not work. Only slide-smiths need apply.
• Provide the raw materials and research notes.
• If needed, an Excel with any supporting models/templates etc.