Better & Faster Decisions in Supply Chain Management: Turning Data Into Action Escape From Data Darkness webcast series - episode 3

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.

Brad Householder, ASCM & DBI

Brad Householder has over 35 years of experience in operations and supply chain management roles in industry and consulting.  Before retiring from PwC, Brad held numerous leadership roles in PwC’s Operations Management consulting practice, including responsibility for PwC’s thought leadership in Operations.   Prior to his consulting career with PRTM and PwC, Brad served in research, engineering, manufacturing, and management roles at Ashland, Procter & Gamble, Corning, and Ceramics Process Systems.  He has published multiple articles, and was a key contributor to both editions of the critically acclaimed book, Strategic Supply Chain Management: The 5 Disciplines for Top Performance. He continues to be an active leader in the field of supply chain management as a long-time volunteer and adviser with APICS and the Supply Chain Council, serving on the Board of Directors for both organizations, and as the global Board Chair of APICS in 2018.

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.

Watch Episode #2, too
How To Lay The Foundation For Digital Transformation (By Becoming Data-Centric)

Watch the Escape From Data Darkness webcast #2 with Dave McComb right here.