CIO-as-a-Service & Enterprise Architect
Few SMEs and family businesses have a strong internal CIO (chief information officer) or CTO (chief technology officer) on board, who is able to provide a vision and challenge the manager.
An external CIO, who is able to take a look a few days per month, can watch over your IT architecture and help you make the right strategic decisions, which is an important step in the growth of the company.
"An enterprise architect dares to make choices and looks at the broad impact that innovation can have on a company."
Digital transformation is about flexibility in a changing world. It is about being able to quickly respond to new market situations and opportunities as a company. Besides a flexible team, you also need a flexible IT architecture.
Many companies still work with fairly traditional (read: outdated) IT systems and IT partners, which slows down the speed and flexibility of the business.
My experience tells me that SMEs invest in IT projects without seeing the 'big picture' far too often: a piece of the puzzle is tackled each time without a strategic plan. Decisions are made based on proposals from the current IT supplier.
As an SME you cannot afford to spend large sums to re-invent your IT over and over again. Large sums of money on customization are out of the question.
My specialty is to help you build a 24-month action plan in which you will not only take a huge step forward digitally, but also evolve into a future proof & nimble IT architecture with which your company is ready to quickly respond to any future opportunities.
Just as an interior architect can help you make your home a cohesive and harmonious whole, I can help you make strategic IT decisions, and to build with puzzle pieces that form a flexible and coherent whole.