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What Are Industry Benchmarking Roundtables?

Our Industry Roundtables are designed to immerse IT executives in the key issues, trends, and technologies in their industries so they can drive stakeholder value.

Insights &
Best Practices

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  • Reference Architectures & Value Streams
  • Industry Trends
  • Peer & Industry Benchmarking
  • Top Technologies

Peer
Connections

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  • Monthly Executive Collaboration
  • Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Sharing
  • High-Impact Discussion Topics

Boardroom-Level
Deliverables

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  • Custom Deliverables
  • Peer-Validated Initiatives
  • Board-Ready Presentations
  • Custom Next Steps

Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Deep insights step 1

Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Deep insights step 4

Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


Strategy Alignment
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Agriculture Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Agriculture industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Agriculture IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy and document them in the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Agriculture Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Use the Agriculture Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to share the key findings of the business-aligned analysis with your organization's leadership team.
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Oil & Gas Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Oil & Gas industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Mining Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Mining industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Mining IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy and document them in the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Mining Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Use the Mining Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to share the key findings of the business-aligned analysis with your organization's leadership team.
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Oil & Gas IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Oil & Gas Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Oil & Gas Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Agriculture Supply Chain Traceability Trend Report

  • The new supply chain no longer just looks for raw material sourcing. A fully integrated chain of global sourcing has full visibility of the entire production process, including product specification, the manufacturing process, quality controls, waste disposal, and finally distribution of products.
  • Learn about how supply chain traceability affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Agriculture Precision Farming Trend Report

  • Though precision farming, farmers are able to make real-time, daily condition assessments of their natural capital and ward off threats from pests, weeds, and disease.
  • Learn about how precision farming affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Agriculture Digital Marketplace Trend Report

  • The globalization of the economy and e-commerce has accelerated the product introduction, so organizations need to become more agile and target the right audiences.
  • Learn about how digital marketplace affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Mining Automation and Core Modernization Trend Report

  • Businesses aren’t expected to be able to realize the full potential of the intelligent mine without modernizing their digital core.
  • Core modernization involves creating a roadmap for building next-generation systems that incorporate digital, cloud, and other macro forces.
  • Learn about how automation and modernization affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Mining Digital and Data Optimization Trend Report

  • There are many data silos in Mining companies and a need exists to refine and improve data and analytics capabilities to achieve competitive advantage and provide forward vision to support business objectives.
  • Learn about how digital and data optimization affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Mining Increasing Regulatory Complexity Trend Report

  • Mining companies will face increased pressure to demonstrate social responsibility, address new taxation policies, and provide compliant transparent reporting.
  • Learn about how the increasing regulatory complexity trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Oil & Gas Low Oil Prices Trend Report

  • With the decrease in prices, margins have come under pressure and many producers are operating at negative cash flow.
  • Learn about how low oil prices affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Oil & Gas Data and Analytics Trend Report

  • Data is crucial to developing insights to improving operations, reducing costs, and deriving greater value.
  • Learn about how data and analytics affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Oil & Gas Automation and Remote Work Trend Report

  • Improvements in automation both for wells and for facilities are allowing for leaner staffing while increasing the reliance on technology
  • Remote work has been increasing both for corporate/head office employees and increasingly in the field, where a single technician might be remotely overseeing the operation of multiple wells.
  • Learn about how automation and remote work affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Agriculture IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT
  • Understand important focus areas to address and gain insights into how your team compares with other Agriculture IT organizations.
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Agriculture IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT spending benchmarking program, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more effective.
Peer Benchmarking
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Mining IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with neve rending demands from the business.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT spending benchmarking program, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more effective.
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Mining IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their stakeholders are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address and gain insights into how your team aligns with other Mining IT teams.
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Oil & Gas IT Staffing & Spending Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more effective.
Peer Benchmarking
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Oil & Gas IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their stakeholders are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address, and gain insights into how your team aligns to other Oil & Gas IT teams.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Agriculture IoT Platforms Technology Report

  • Internet of things (IoT) technology is adding a new level of visibility, traceability, and use of goods and machines involved in the agriculture process.
  • Learn about what IoT platforms are, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Agriculture Farm Management Systems Technology Report

  • Farm Management Systems (FMSs) facilitate day-to-day administrative processes, such as accounting and procurement, as well operational processes, such as crop and grazing rotation planning. All these modules facilitate the integration of business processes and, along with it, the flow of data to all users.
  • Learn about what an FMS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Agriculture Blockchain Technology Report

  • In the Agriculture industry, blockchain could bring visibility of a product from its origin through the farming process to final distribution.
  • Learn about what blockchain is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Mining Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Technology Report

  • Existing Mining on-premises ERP systems aren’t going away any time soon for many organizations. At some point, however, Mining companies will look at migrating to a cloud/SaaS solution as vendors begin driving up costs for on-prem solutions and lowering cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution costs or vendors declare end of life for modules.
  • Learn about what ERP is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Mining Digital Twin Solutions Technology Report

  • Digital twin solutions will soon become the single most impactful piece of technology that will help Mining companies stay competitive and thrive in the Mining business.
  • Learn about what digital twin solutions are, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Mining Data Visualization Technology Report

  • Without the ability to visualize the massive amounts of data, a Mining company may make bad decisions and investments, continue to be inefficient, and be less competitive.
  • Learn about what data visualization is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Oil & Gas Data Visualization Report

  • Oil & Gas companies have vast amounts of data, often distributed across various disparate systems.
  • Learn about what data visualization is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Oil & Gas Fracture Simulation Software Report

  • In its infancy, the question of how to best develop an unconventional well through fracking was more art than science, relying on petroleum engineers' experience along with some back-of-the-napkin math.
  • Learn about what fracture simulation software is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
Core Industry Technologies
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Oil & Gas ERP Report

  • The greatest challenge facing Oil & Gas IT today is that many enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are ending support on their existing on-premises products, and they’re trying to force their customers into software as a service (SaaS) ERP solutions that result in greater lock-in and higher cost.
  • Learn about what ERP is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

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