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ICT Literacy Course Schedule 

ICT Focus Areas for Board Members & Management

How to get maximum return from your ICT budget?

23rd October 2024 from 8:30 – 18:00

Venue: BluePoint Antwerp

Presented in English by Bert Brijs (your questions in Dutch, French, German and Spanish are welcome)

Fee, if booked before 31st July 2024: € 750 + VAT 21%

As of 1st August 2024: € 950 + VAT 21%

Learning Objectives

Primary objectives

  • Get a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your ICT infrastructure;

  • Evaluate the other five ICT layers in your organisation that determine your success as a manager;

  • Have sufficient knowledge to ask the right questions to your ICT pros and assess their answers;

  • Evaluate new technology and its impact on your strategy and tactics;

  • Assess the present level of integration of ICT in your business strategy;

  • Experience how to improve the ICT governance in your organisation;

Derived objectives

  • Learn the Archimate modelling language to communicate unambiguously with the technology experts;

  • Discover the various options and components for data and information analysis;

  • Discover the value of a well-functioning enterprise architecture process;

  • Improve your performance as a technology investor

A one day classroom course for non-ict managers

Why choose this course?

First and foremost, because it is oriented towards you daily business practice and the concepts, ideas and methods presented in this course will contribute to your effectiveness as a manager or staff member.

Your job as a manager is changing rapidly:

  • Covid-19 has reduced the watercooler conversations;

  • ERP combined with AI demands more focus on human creativity;

  • Ever growing GRC regulations demand security and privacy by design and that is more than an IT requirement;

  • Your business analysis and software practice are increasing their speed and you need to keep up with it;

  • ICT and ethics will be a growing issue in the next few years;

  • New tools in analytics will  force you to move from static reporting and ad hoc queries to true story telling via conversing with the data inside and outside your organisation;

  • New business models are emerging so you need to be able to evaluate their meaning for your organisation;

This course will provide you with the tools and the roadmaps to adapt to new realities.

Bert Brijs' book "Business Analysis for Business Intelligence" is published in Chinese

Course Agenda

  8:30-9:15:         Registration and welcome refreshments and coffee

9:15-10:45:         Introduction

                              ICT and the Strategy Process

                              ICT and Strategy Execution

To make sure non-ICT experts ask the right questions, they need to have a deeper insight in the strategic ICT drivers and their functioning. What is the first question a board member and manager needs to ask?

10:45-11:00:      Coffee and refreshments

11:00-12:30:      Overview of ICT and its value for the business:


                             Software architecture

                             Choosing the right ICT organisation

                             Operational aspects

                             Information management

                             Capability and business process management

12:30-13:30:      Lunch

13:30-15:00:      The Impact of Digital Disruption

                          Evaluating large ICT Projects

                          Infosec and Privacy aspects

What are the technologies that may change the way you do business? How can large ICT projects contribute to strategic and tactical changes and how do you evaluate their effectiveness to do so? How do ever growing regulations affect your ICT projects?

15:00-15:15:      Coffee and refreshments

15:15-16:30:      Analytics, AI and Big Data Literacy

                          Plenary Case study

How to assess opportunities?

What are the promises and the pitfalls of Big Data?

Creating the conditions for success.

                          Distinguishing hypes from trends.

16:30–17:30:      Network cocktail with snacks

This will give you plenty of time to discuss the results of the plenary case study over a drink and a snack. We reserved the venue until six PM.

More information on the contents of this course.

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