It seems that everyone these days believes in the power of technology to transform. Believing in the power of IT to transform is one thing, actually making it happen however, is an entirely different matter. The road to fulfilling IT’s potential to transform our organisations is more often a road to failure than it is a road to success. Just look at the statistics. Most pundits agree that 70+% of IT enabled change programmes fail.
As a lover of technology and a believer in technology’s potential to transform, Owen finds statistics like this very frustrating. As a result, he now dedicates his time to supporting organisations to implement better ways to deliver change and to fulfill on technology’s transformative power.
Owen is a qualified accountant and was previously a partner in Deloitte Consulting where for several years he led Deloitte’s Australasian outsourcing business before returning to New Zealand to take up the position of CIO of The Warehouse Group. In addition to running his practice Owen is a regular blogger and contributor to CIO and iStart publications and is sought after as both an event speaker and judge of industry awards including CIO 100, CIO 50 and the NZ Hi Tech Awards.