Profile of top IT leaders at MIT CISR Summer Session 2012

by Brendon Livingstone on 06/08/2012 12:35

John Barris of Equinox IT at the MIT CISR Summer Session in Boston in 2012

Equinox Business Change Practice Director John Barris recently attended the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) Summer Session 2012 in Boston. The Summer Session was held during the week of 18 June and included workshops and presentations from MIT Sloan researchers and IT leaders. As a sponsor of MIT Sloan CISR, Equinox was invited to attend.

I met up with John to find out some more about his experience at the MIT CISR Summer Session 2012, and in the process received a profile of the top IT leaders presenting at the MIT CISR Summer Session 2012.

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Governing innovation - You get what you plan, manage and measure

by Julian Downs on 13/06/2012 05:08

How do you do innovation in your organisation?  Or more importantly how do you govern innovation within your organisation? This can seem like a contradiction in terms to ask the question “how do you govern innovation?”.  Surely innovation is meant to be free and open to let the creative juices flow! However, I propose that in order to achieve successful innovation you need to have it governed – if it does not have some formality then it is not important or being done.  If it is worth doing then you should be planning, managing and measuring it.  The main issue I see with organisations trying to govern innovation is that the governance is not appropriate for the job.

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The secret to gaining a better understanding of your information technology

by Julian Downs on 24/05/2012 03:05

What in your business does not use information technology? Communication, access to your services, product creation, service delivery, operational processing, inventory, supply chain? All of it heavily uses information technology - telephone, websites, email, business systems, specialist applications. These days information technology is core to everything we do and the continued operations of our organisations.

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Become IT savvy – lunch presentation from MIT CISR’s Dr Peter Weill

by Brendon Livingstone on 28/02/2012 02:40

Two weeks ago Equinox was delighted to host in Wellington Dr Peter Weill and Dr Peter Reynolds from the Boston MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). As part of their visit Equinox held a lunch presentation to clients and invited IT and business executives at the new Wharewaka building on the Wellington waterfront.

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MIT CISR experts to advise Wellington leaders

by Brendon Livingstone on 22/12/2011 02:58

Dr Peter Weill, Chair of MIT Center for Information Systems ResearchLeading business thinker and MIT CISR Chair Dr Peter Weill will be in Wellington in February 2012 for a visit hosted by information technology consultancy Equinox IT. Accompanying Dr Weill will be MIT Research Scientist Dr Peter Reynolds.

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