Exponential IT: Lean Into the Curve

Friday, October 13, at 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Summary

Generative AI capabilities, today and in the future, are leading to the next sea change for IT leaders. The technology curve has bent exponentially and there is no return. All IT organizations – and by extension, all organizations – are at risk of falling behind. Exponential IT is Info-Tech's comprehensive, strategic, and actionable answer for IT leaders on how to adapt and thrive rather than fall behind. 

Our proprietary framework outlines the aspirations and tactics needed in all areas of a modern IT department:

  • Strategy, Risk, & Governance: Capitalize on the Commoditization of IT.
  • Financial & Vendor management: Shift From Technology to Capabilities.
  • Service Planning & Architecture: Deliver Organizational Capabilities.
  • People & Leadership: Lead Transformation to a Technology-First Enterprise.
  • Security & Privacy: Shift From Reactive to Predictive.
  • Applications: Move From Applications to Organizational Capabilities.
  • Data & Analytics: Make Data Capabilities a Differentiator.
  • Infrastructure & Operations: Focus on Value Over Assets.
  • Project & Portfolio Management: Automate & Focus on High-Value Activities.



Join our webinar to learn more about Exponential IT and how to thrive in this new era for IT.

Exponential IT Diagram | Lean Into The Curve

Webinar Speakers



Tom Zehren

Chief Product Officer

  • Tom Zehren is Info-Tech’s Chief Product Officer. He leads the company’s Product Management function across all products and is responsible for the company’s research agenda. Tom joined Info-Tech in 2022 from McKinsey & Company. He was an Associate Partner specializing in digital product management, growth strategies, and digital transformations. His clients included leading technology companies, financial service providers, and not-for-profit universities across North America, Europe, and South East Asia. He has also served and provided pro bono advice to a large number of start-ups ranging from SaaS to regenerative agriculture. Prior to joining McKinsey in Germany, Tom worked for the German Development Bank KfW in various roles and co-founded an IT ecommerce business.

  • Tom developed and taught several courses in technology management, start-up financing, and entrepreneurship to graduate and undergraduate students at a German university for three years. He holds a summa cum laude PhD in technology management from the Technical University of Dortmund and a Master of Finance with Honors from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is also a certified German financial advisor and a trained firefighter.



Gord Harrison

Chief Research Officer

  • Gord Harrison, SVP, Research and Advisory, has been with Info-Tech Research Group since 2002. In that time, Gord has leveraged his IT and business experience to develop Info-Tech's practical, tactical, and value-oriented research product to the benefit of our members' organizations.

  • Prior to Info-Tech, Gord was an IT consultant for many years with a focus on business analysis, software development, technical architecture, and project management. His background of educational game software development and, later, insurance industry application development gave him a well-rounded foundation in many IT topics. Gord prides himself on bringing order out of chaos, and his customer-first, early value agile philosophy keeps him focused on delivering exceptional experiences to our customers.

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