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29 Apr 2021
IT Business Partnering

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What is IT Business Partnering? How does it support technology leader, functions and teams?  Due to the ever increasing pace of technology, the role of IT Business Partnering as a function is rapidly evolving, those within this role add value by assessing business needs and adapting technologies to maximise the effectiveness of their companies and their individual departments.

This session aim to clarify the roles and responsibility of the IT Business Partner and offer practical skills, tools and advice on developing successful partnerships.

During this session our expert will discuss:

  1. What IT Business Partnering and what a good partnership looks like
  2. The vital skills required to be an successful IT Business Partner
  3. Developing the confidence to forge relationships and build trust
  4. How to deal with requests and ensure good service
  5. Who the top stakeholders are for any IT Business Partner
 

Target Audience:

Business Analyst, Project Managers looking at transferring into the role

New IT Business Partners

Any CITF member who is interested in understanding the role of an IT Business Partner
 

Related Resources

The Changing Face of IT

 

Speakers

Sandeep Thakrar

Management Consultant, IT Strategy and Transformation, Coeus Consulting Limited


Summary

Sandeep has over 20 years’ IT experience within global corporate organisations, in consulting and industry roles. His experience includes designing and implementing business-led IT strategies and operating models and solving business challenges with leading edge and pragmatic IT solutions.  Most recently, Sandeep was engaged as the Interim CIO at Southend Borough Council where he led the transformation of the IT function into a business aligned, outcome enabling capability. Sandeep was previously Senior Director, IT Business Partner at JLL, where he was accountable for business engagement and technology provision to a pan-EMEA business line. His role was later expanded to include business engagement and product leadership for 3 major global service lines.   Sandeep is passionate about aligning technology to business strategy and demands, and firmly believes a relationship driven and outcome led approach is key to delivering technology as a business enabler. Sandeep holds a Computer Science degree from City, University of London and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

 

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