Collaboration Technologies Provide Key to Creating Culture of Innovation Among Partners
– Ginny Davis

10 September 2014

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Since 2008, when I took over as CIO, Technicolor has gone through major transformation.

The rise of the cloud has coincided with this effort to transform our company.

Cloud technology is really allowing us to redefine our internal processes and technologies as well as revisit and nurture our existing relationships.

Optimising the organisation.

Changing the mindset of IT from the order taker to the service broker.

That really led into working with our business partners around key technologies that we need to implement, such as collaboration. Whether that be expanding on our production network, providing video conferencing solutions, global data sharing solutions, file transfer solutions.

It was really looking at the need of the organisation to transform us from the old Thomson to the new Technicolor.

We have identified five types of users to which we have mapped our collaboration strategy. When we select tools and technologies and we have these profiles in mind.

With that we have a really diverse userbase within Technicolor. We went though that and created these five different profiles – the creatives, the technologists, the corporate back office, the supply chain experts and the management group.

Those are the five we took that and said what are the requirements or needs of each of these five profiles. Then as an IT organisation put the top three to five initiatives in place over the next two years and to deploy technologies that underpin what these users need to do their jobs more effectively.

Think about the service broker model. Move away from the horse and cart model of IT, where you have the burden of creating software, building and managing everything in your data centers – those days are truly going away.

There will always be a place for some of that but a very small percentage. You really need to be transformative and allow the users to self provision – allow and manage. Stay ahead of it, otherwise if you don’t you will be behind it.

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Transcript:

Since 2008, when I took over as CIO, Technicolor has gone through major transformation.

The rise of the cloud has coincided with this effort to transform our company.

Cloud technology is really allowing us to redefine our internal processes and technologies as well as revisit and nurture our existing relationships.

Optimising the organisation.

Changing the mindset of IT from the order taker to the service broker.

That really led into working with our business partners around key technologies that we need to implement, such as collaboration. Whether that be expanding on our production network, providing video conferencing solutions, global data sharing solutions, file transfer solutions.

It was really looking at the need of the organisation to transform us from the old Thomson to the new Technicolor.

We have identified five types of users to which we have mapped our collaboration strategy. When we select tools and technologies and we have these profiles in mind.

With that we have a really diverse userbase within Technicolor. We went though that and created these five different profiles – the creatives, the technologists, the corporate back office, the supply chain experts and the management group.

Those are the five we took that and said what are the requirements or needs of each of these five profiles. Then as an IT organisation put the top three to five initiatives in place over the next two years and to deploy technologies that underpin what these users need to do their jobs more effectively.

Think about the service broker model. Move away from the horse and cart model of IT, where you have the burden of creating software, building and managing everything in your data centers – those days are truly going away.

There will always be a place for some of that but a very small percentage. You really need to be transformative and allow the users to self provision – allow and manage. Stay ahead of it, otherwise if you don’t you will be behind it.

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