Before answering the question of “Why 2 new certifications for ITconnecter,” its important to paint a picture.
As ITconnecter and CrossWaves Ventures evolves, we continue to see evidence that technology has changed IT forever, and that IT has an opportunity to change and expand their role in conjunction.
…“has an opportunity…” doesn’t mean that IT will benefit automagically; there needs to be an executable vision, executable in the short, mid and long terms.
The approach we have taken is one we believe every CIO in any mid-large size enterprise should take:
– understand how the internet, virtualization, the cloud and BYOD has led to the increasing importance of technology, not just IT, to every business, independent of industry
– take a leadership role in technology’s underlying pillars of data, process and integration (cloud and social)
– invest in learning about innovation, vertically, horizontally, B2C, B2B, IT technology, etc.
– openly embrace the move of IT from operator to broker of IT and invest in “the business of IT tools” from vendors such as VMWare (ITBM), Comsci, Apptio and even traditional vendors such as HP that are investing on products in this space.
Since these are our beliefs, these are also the reasons for the 2 new certifications, one in the vendor camp (e.g. VMWare) and one in the innovation camp (e.g. GIM Institute). We’ll expand this list consistently, adding to our ITIL and Lean Six Sigma certs and to our participation in relevant organizations such as ITFMA and the TBM Council, all to continue to “eat our own dog food” on behalf of our IT leader clients.