Senior IT and Business Professionals Create New Forum to Focus on the Challenge of Achieving Operational Agility
A new interest group called the Operational Agility Forum has been established by senior information technology and business professionals who represent some of the largest users of IT in the UK. Members of the forum work in senior change management roles in both business and IT functions within organisations such as BT, Co-operative Financial Services, Barclays, BSkyB and the NHS
The forum provides a confidential environment in which senior business and IT professionals can examine how complex organisations can respond more efficiently and effectively in real time to a rapidly changing business environment. The forum is focused on exploring new ways of empowering business operations to implement their own rapid change initiatives in partnership with the IT function. It specifically seeks to identify and share approaches and tools to achieving and delivering operational agility.
For members of the Operational Agility Forum it represents a conduit to the vast wealth of experience and expertise contributed and shared by senior staff of the member organisations.
“The meetings we have already held, combined with the high level of participation and focus, we can see that this unique forum is already generating a lot of interest. The forum output to-date has reinforced the collective view of the participants that we have established a platform from which we can deliver real and tangible benefits back into our respective organisations,” said Dave Hudson, Director, Service Operations BTW at BT Operate & Chairman of the Operational Agility Forum
“I am delighted to be a founding member of the Operational Agility Forum and be a member of the advisory board. It’s a real pleasure to meet and discuss the issues of operational agility with experienced change professionals from such prestigious organisations” commented Alastair Bathgate, CEO of Blueprism, “I look forward to our next meetings at to the lively debate that I am sure the forum will start on the new website www.operationalagility.com”