Outsourcing your IT Department - The Inside Scope

[On Demand Webinar - DL1081]

Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation

Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge 

Duration: 40 minutes

Course Description:

This course is only available to Lex Mundi members.

Why would a Managing Partner want to outsource her firm's IT department? And how do you make it happen? Maria-Pia Hope, Managing Partner at Advokatfirman Vinge KB shares first-hand experience as to what steps the firm took and why they did it.  

    What You Will Learn:

    • Pros and cons for outsourcing of IT to a third party
    • Potential pitfalls to avoid when outsourcing
    • Best practices for change management within the firm as you move to a third party





    Gordon Vala-Webb, Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation, Lex Mundi

    Gordon helps leaders of organizations improve their business results by transforming how their people collaborate, innovate and share what they know. He is an award-winning social business and knowledge practitioner and thought-leader with 15 years of experience working with large / complex public- and private-sector organizations.

    Gordon was National Director of Innovation and Information at McMillan LLP (a Canadian business law firm) where he was responsible for developing and executing firm-wide strategies for innovation and information strategy that helped shape and implement "best-in-class" internal processes, tools and technologies.

    Previously he was National Director of KM for PwC Canada and led the Business Value / Design team as part of the selection and rollout of a global social networking platform across PwC's network of firms (175,000 people in 150+ countries). That platform won Jive's best-in-show "New ways in business" in 2012. 

    Gordon has worked with a number of the leading social networking platforms (Sharepoint, Yammer, Newsgator, IBM Connections, Cisco Show and Share). Some of the projects he has led include:

    • Developed and launched an innovation program for a 6,000 person national firm – 100 new ideas in 5 weeks
    • Reducing email overload and improving leadership communications by shifting corporate communications from emails to tailored streams of news on mobile devices and portal
    • Creating an internal YouTube-like video channel for leadership communications, training and knowledge sharing
    • Driving operational efficiency and revenue enhancement through an innovation program using social networking platform (100 ideas in 30 days)

    Teams he has led have been recognized through awards such as the NN/g Top Ten Government Intranets and the IIR Best Portal, Content and Collaboration Excellence Award. Gordon is frequently asked to speak at conferences and other events in both North America and Europe.

    Gordon has a MA (Politics) from Queens and a Masters in Management Science (Technology) from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also certified as a Human Capital Strategist (HCI).




    Maria-Pia Hope, Managing Partner at Advokatfirman Vinge KB (Lex Mundi member firm for Sweden).

    Maria-Pia Hope is specialized in banking and finance, insolvency and reconstruction. She has more than 15 years’ experience of banking and finance and she is ranked among Sweden’s leading banking and finance lawyers by IFLR and Chambers Global 2012. She is Managing Partner of Vinge Stockholm as of April 2012.  

    Registration and fees:

    Lex Mundi Member Fee - No Charge

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