How To Lay The Foundation For Digital Transformation (By Becoming Data-Centric) Escape From Data Darkness webcast series - episode 2

Why IT Costs Explode (And What Your Best Practices Got To Do With It)

Escape Data Darkness webcast

Date: Dec. 2, 2020
Time: 5 pm CET

Every year, a majority of US$ 3.8 trillion spent in IT projects is wasted. Still companies are following the same path over and over again that increases IT complexity, siloed data and operational costs. But as digital natives like Apple, Google and Amazon have proved, successful digitalization is all about agile source integration, easy data access as well as reliable data use.


In this live webcast Chris Brockmann and Dave McComb discuss what fundamentally prevents companies from achieving data agility and digital maturity. They argue that it‘s not despite established best practices in IT management but because of it. Reflecting on their own practical experiences in large-scale IT projects, they pinpoint the root cause of what they call the software wasteland quagmire.

In this webcast you will learn:

  • why IT costs have been skyrocketting over the last years (and will continue to do so),
  • why hardly any large IT migration or modernization project achieves its objectives,
  • why established IT best practices are no longer fit for today‘s requirements of digital transformation, and
  • what application-centricity has got to do with it.

Prequel episode:
Why IT Costs Explode (and what your best practices have got to with it)

Watch the prequel webcast with Chris and Dave right here.

Dave McComb, Semantic Arts

Dave McComb is the though-leader in how to overcome IT complexity in business environments. With more than 40 years of practical experience in governmental and enterprise IT management, he has seen all pitfalls that cause the failure of digitalization efforts. Dave is author of the though-provoking books „Software Wasteland“ and „The Data-Centric Revolution“.

Hans-Christian Brockmann, eccenca

Chris Brockmann has been supporting large companies like VW, Daimler, Siemens and Nokia to overcome their data and IT complexity for the last 20 years. As CEO of leading knowledge graph company eccenca Chris is an evangelist for the paradigm shift in IT and data management that supports the need for reliable, agile and collaborative data use.