The Networking - We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits. You will get the opportunity to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.
Do your Systems Support your Associations Direction
Are your organisation’s systems haphazard or organised, planned and sustainable. Are they aligned with and support your organisational objectives.
Consider the following:
- Is it easy to do business with you?
- Are your customers/members frustrated by your systems?
- Are your systems an obstacle?
- Are your staff frustrated by your systems?
- Do you know what systems you have?
- Do your systems contain unrecognised or unaddressed risks to your operation?
- Do you have “work-arounds” to achieve what you need to do?
- Do you trust the information that comes out of your systems?
- Is the information you and your staff require readily available?
Ian will discuss what an “Information Systems Strategic Plan” is and why every organisation should have one. You should come away from this session with an understanding of the high level components of an “Information Systems Strategic Plan” and an appreciation of their value.
The Deep Dive - Stay for a few minutes afterwards… this newly introduced deepdive session, which should be held after the lunch, in which the Ian will expand on their topic further and answer any burning questions that you have
He will examine some of the tools used to develop and document an “Information Systems Strategic Plan” along with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and explore areas of specific interest.
Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.
Speaker - Ian Abrahams
Ian Abrahams has over 35 years’ experience with assisting organisations to ensure that their systems support their business, both now and in the future. He is the author of “Do your systems support your business direction”.
He has a pragmatic, business oriented approach and firmly believes that one size does not fit all.
Ian is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand (FIMCNZ). Ian is also a Chartered IT Professional (CITPNZ) as well as a member of the Institute of IT Professionals and the Project Management Institute.
Ian’s broad experience which, covers both the public, private sectors and not-for-profits, has been obtained over a number of years as a Management Consultant and Project Manager/Director, providing pragmatic advice to clients and adding value to their organisations.
He has undertaken a large number of reviews since the mid 1980’s. These include risk reviews of various types of projects, physical environments and existing IT systems. These days he focuses on developing IT Strategic Plans with clients and providing independent advice, guidance and mentoring.
NB: If AuSAE invoices you for the event, the amount paid into our NZ bank account are in NZ dollars. Credit Card payments are converted to AUD dollars.