By Deborah Puxty-Ward, Group Event Director – Europe, Revolution Events Ltd
Are you all signed up yet for this year’s AIIM Forum UK – fast shaping up to be the premier event this year for anyone interested in information management?
If you haven’t connected yet to this resource – free to AIIM members and anyone in the user community – then we might have some news that will tip the balance in favour of you booking your place on June 24th; the chance to hear a high-profile Chief Information Officer walk through some of the same challenges that you’re probably facing.
The individual in question is the Group CIO for utility leader Severn Trent, Myron Hrycyk. Myron is a very well-known IT leader, but one who’s usually extremely busy doing his important day job – so a chance to hear him explaining how he’s helping transform his company into a truly ‘Digital 1st’ business, integrating customer and colleague digital journeys across multiple technology platforms, is a rare treat… and one I’d really recommend you grab with both hands!
Myron’s one of our guest keynotes for the day, where we can expect him to detail his experiences since being recruited in 2008 by the CEO himself, right on to the newly formed Executive team at the company.
There, he’s been a key player in the firm’s mission to become the best water and waste services utility in the UK – with an operational IT expenditure of around £40m per annum and a capital programme of £100m over 5 years to do the job in hand.
It’s unlikely you’ll get another chance this good to hear from the horse’s mouth (so as to speak) how an IT C-suite player is using his 350 staff on a journey to make the most of cutting-edge techniques. Techniques such as the “Lean” and “Continuous Improvement” techniques which are borrowed from the manufacturing world to optimise teamwork, information flows and customer service under his watch.
I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Mr Hrycyk speak, and I have to say it’s always worth the time and trouble – as he has such a deep understanding of the issues involved.
Myron is of course only one of the great practitioners you’ll hear on the day, which is taking place in the very conveniently-located Ibis London Earl’s Court (ILEC), one of the largest Conference-Hotels in West London.
But he may well be the best reason to attend, if you are a CIO who wants to learn best practice from his peers.
The AIIM Forum UK is brought to you by the Global Community of Information Professionals (AIIM), with keynotes from AIIM’s John Mancini and Doug Miles, plus additional insights from many of the leading thinkers
in this key area. Entry is free-of-charge when you register online – click here – and includes complimentary lunch and access to all sessions.
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