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IEEE/CN - “Enterprise IT & the Language of Execution”

on May 11, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Speaker Dave Burrill
Topic Info Monday, May 11, 2020

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

Topic: “Enterprise IT & the Language of Execution”

Speaker: Dave Burrill, Managing Director - IT’s About What, LLC


Over seventy percent (70%) of enterprise IT projects fail. For larger, more complex projects over a million dollars the failure rate jumps to ninety-five percent (95%). These failures cost US companies roughly $500 Billion every year. Two-thirds of these failures happen for just one reason. It’s not the technology. It’s not the team. It’s because what the business is trying to do is never fully communicated; therefore, it’s never fully understood.
The origins of this communication problem are not what we have assumed. Psychologists and neuroscientists have recently discovered that the human brain does not work the way we thought it worked. And that discovery has profound implications for how we need to manage our project communications. The purpose of this presentation is threefold: (i) To unpack how two-thirds of enterprise IT projects fail; (ii) To explain the mental processes that are responsible for those failures; and (iii) To offer a simple solution—a checklist—that can be used by anyone to prevent such a communication problem from destroying their IT project.

Speaker Bio
Dave is a senior technology executive (President, COO, CIO), entrepreneur, author, speaker, board director and advisor. He’s been a management team member of three successful tech companies taking each from co-founding or early stage, through multiple financing rounds, and rapid revenue growth (organic and acquisition) to either IPO or sale to a public company. A trusted advisor and C-Suite peer with the expertise and experience to cross disciplines from finance, operations and IT to sales and marketing. Over 30 years of technology project management experience leading multi-discipline, multi-region teams that successfully completed projects for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50.
He is a former PWC Consultant and CPA, member of the Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master (CSM). He has received international awards for his work in SaaS, advanced analytics and machine learning, and has been selected to Who’s Who in American Executives & Professionals. He pursued his doctorate in Organization and Systems Design at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business where he earned his MBA. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.   
Location Virtual Meeting - Connection information available after May 11th 4:00 pm on Vtools (link below)
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San Diego IEEE Consultants' Network Meeting Date and Time:
May 11, 2020 (Monday)
6:00 - 7:30 pm – Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 pm – Introductions and Announcements

We meet on the second Monday of every month, same time.

Cost No Cost

We are asking everyone to RSVP so that we can provide the meeting connection information via e-mail.  All are welcome. Signup two guests. Please
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