Janet is involved in setting the IT strategy for the firm and works closely with partners and fee earners in developing client-facing solutions. Janet qualified with the Institute of Personnel Management and completed an MBA specialising in competitive advantage in the legal profession. She established a legal consultancy in 1991 and lists many of the top 100 legal practices among her clients.
Janet has extensive experience in all aspects of technology and its use by the legal profession. She has published a variety of articles on technology and the law. She is known for a more controversial approach to the use of IT and its love affair with the legal profession and believes people are more important than technology.
Through his research, Professor Peppard he seeks to challenge dominant orthodoxies as he believes that these are contributing significantly to the problems that organisations have in leveraging information technologies, both operationally and strategically, and ultimately in optimising the value delivered to the business.
In this 2012 session Professor Peppard looks at the enormity of future data requirements and implications in complex businesses is outstripping the ability of organisations to manage the investments. This is Big Data. A concept that argues that traditional outcome –defined IT investment strategy may longer be appropriate where we do not know the questions let alone the answers that will be asked of an organisation of the future.
Yet CIOs still have to plan for it. Could it be that the way forward is to move away from building solutions, and towards building real-time capabilities?. If so how? In this interactive session Professor Joe Peppard, author of that acclaimed HBS paper, will firstly take you through the key cross industry research case studies and conclusions and secondly concentrate on how to build capability, rather than solutions.
Professor Peppard will refer to complex organisations that are successfully making these transitions to real-time capability, such as Formula 1, HMRC and telecoms groups.