• Marc Hallquist – Manufacturing Practice Director and VIE Expert

    Marc Hallquist is Practice Director for Manufacturing and CIO consultant for Virtual Information Executives (VIE). Marc provides clients with strategic advice as well as practical operational expertise in business technology strategy, business integration, program management, IT governance, and solutions development & implementation.

    His career of over 30 years includes senior management roles in Manufacturing, Distribution, and Professional Services as well as a solid foundation in “Big 4” consulting, blending best practices with a real-world understanding of the challenges and opportunities of digital technology.

    Marc and VIE bring a proven approach to leverage IT in a way that enables your company to scale while fostering innovation. Marc develops and mentors our clients’ leaders, providing thought leadership. He views systems holistically, addressing people aspects first, then process, then tools. Marc’s skills are applicable across industries, with IT leadership or consulting experience across a wide variety of industries. Marc graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering – Manufacturing. He has served as a board member and Programs Director for the Portland chapter of the Society for Information Management.

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    Ascending the IT Pyramid

    Less than half of business leaders feel their technology teams are up to the challenge of increased performance requirements.

    Most realize that Information Technology has huge potential, BUT it is still often managed as a back office function and an expense to be minimized – not something that adds true business value.

    We will discuss the three levels of IT:

    • Utility function
    • Lever for productivity
    • Driver of profitability
    We will recap the different skills, behaviors and organization required at each level.  This is a call to action for IT leaders to take the journey necessary to succeed as a business transformation partner and as a business strategist.

    Don't Get Caught Treating IT as an Afterthought

    At some point every firm is challenged to make the jump from one stage of growth to the next.

    Years ago, manufacturing / distribution businesses might have successfully made their jump treating information technology as an afterthought.

    Not today.

    Today, you ignore IT at your peril.

    In this talk, Marc will present proactive steps your company can take at each stage of growth to deploy IT as an enabler and accelerator of business growth.

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    Project Initiative Charter
    Stories in the press about IT project failures abound. The largest failures in IT occur as a result of projects that fail to deliver business value on time and on budget. To ensure the success of your projects from the beginning, use this project charter template to initiate your project.


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