Sunday, July 22, 2007

Webcast Alert - Tom Davenport and Nenshad Bardoliwalla on Optimizing Corporate Performance for Competitive Advantage

I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that I have the privilege of conducting a webcast with Tom Davenport this week on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 1:00 PM EDT and welcome any of you to join. For those of you who have not had the privilege of hearing Tom speak, he holds the President's Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College and is responsible for the overall management of the Institute for Process Management. His recent book, Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning, is a tour de force on how leading companies have been able to establish a strategic advantage against their competitors by using analytic technologies. Besides being very erudite, Tom is an excellent speaker with great stories and a wittiness that is not necessarily the hallmark of academic scholars. I hope you'll enjoy it!

Webcast Details

Optimizing Corporate Performance for Competitive Advantage
Date: Wednesday July 25, 2007 Add to Outlook
Time: 1:00 PM ET Convert to your timezone
Speakers include:
Nenshad Bardoliwalla, Vice President, Corporate Performance Management Solution Management, SAP
Tom Davenport, Author

As most leading companies seek to drive maximized corporate performance by applying greater analytical rigor to their business processes, performance gaps are being minimized, if not eliminated, allowing companies to fully capitalize on the value of the cross section of their internal and market information. At times, the breakdown of their faulty decisions can be attributed to faulty data and data assumptions, poor communication and collaboration -- therefore, performance gaps are now under siege as leading edge companies adopt broad capabilities for enterprise-level business analytics and intelligence.

Join thought leader and author Tom Davenport and VP of Solution Management for Corporate Performance Management products at SAP, Nenshad Bardoliwalla, for an interactive discussion on best practices and approaches that are driving agility and competitive advantage in organizations today.

In this one-hour event you will hear how to:
• Start an iterative corporate performance management initiative
• Formulate a base line from which to define corporate goals
• Drive adoption of corporate goals throughout the organization
• Ensure plans and budgets are linked to strategic goals
• Provide information to any stakeholder in time and context
• Provide management and statutory reporting