The team from Act On Insight (AOI) guided us on the journey to create a new Information Systems Strategy based on a model of strong business engagement and a view of the emergent future. This was against a backdrop of an evolving strategic partnership between WelTec and Whitireia and an ISSP that needed to reflect that relationship in an integrated way. The team at AOI were acutely aware of the cultural differences between the two organization’s and did an exceptional job of bringing the groups together. They used a highly collaborative approach to solicit feedback and contribution from all stakeholders, ensuring that resulting presentations were clear and understandable for senior executives and non-technical participants. Their workshop approach and facilitation techniques provided us with a high level activity road map that the business felt comfortable with; as it looked at both strategic implications and new technology as a way of navigating through the many constraints in our environment.
This work is now being used as the basis of a Shared Services operating model and the development of Technology and Applications Roadmaps which will underpin the progressive delivery of the future capability needed to support the integrated operating environment this strategic partnership is looking to offer its customers.
The feedback we have received at all levels across our organisation have been very positive and I would not hesitate to recommend them for any organisation wanting a strategy revamp.
Chief Operating Officer, Wellington Institute of Technology