Episode 51 – Design-driven Transformation: James Toomey
We had the topic of today’s episode – transformation – a couple of times on this podcast, even though we did not call the episodes like that. But why?
Because transformation in today’s times is not an exception but the reality for all organizations. It is not just “an update by IT”, or something that is a “one and done”. We all need to change and transform our organizations all the time.
However, a lot of organizations are caught in their day-to-day issues and don’t plan the change – they don’t know how their “tomorrow” should look like.
Our guest this week is James Toomey, one of the founders of TMWR Lab and an expert in defining the strategy to get to the desired “tomorrow” but also in the “how” to get there.
He is a Connected SaaS Business, Commercial Innovation, and Brand Strategy executive with a proven track record in creating, enhancing, and building tangible value for companies, products, and brands across a diverse range of sectors.
In addition to this he’s an Expert Design-thinking and workshop facilitator and seasoned problem-solver with proven ability to tackle an issue/opportunity from all perspectives to deliver actionable roadmaps: new revenues, new business models, advanced capability building, and culture advancement.
In this episode of the podcast we are talking about:
- James’ background
- Companies are looking how to modernize and transform, but often don’t have a clear vision and strategy
- Development of a top-down strategy:
- Customers and Go-To-Market
- Operational capabilities
- Employee engagement and/or empowerment
- Vendor and networked value
- Automation capabilities vs. innovation capabilities
- How to activate transformation programs
Ep. 51 – Design-driven Transformation: James Toomey – What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified
- Here is the table that we were joking about (“What the British say, and what they mean”): https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/chart-shows-what-british-people-say-what-they-really-mean-and-what-others-understand-a6730046.html
Music by Jeremy Voltz, www.jeremyvoltzmusic.com
- CP1 (Welcome)
- Basement Apartment (Interlude 1)
- Wish You Knew Me (Interlude 2)
- South Wing (Outro)
Roland Woldt is a well-rounded executive with 25+ years of Business Transformation consulting and software development/system implementation experience, in addition to leadership positions within the German Armed Forces (11 years).
He has worked as Team Lead, Engagement/Program Manager, and Enterprise/Solution Architect for many projects. Within these projects, he was responsible for the full project life cycle, from shaping a solution and selling it, to setting up a methodological approach through design, implementation, and testing, up to the rollout of solutions.
In addition to this, Roland has managed consulting offerings during their lifecycle from the definition, delivery to update, and had revenue responsibility for them.
Roland is the VP of Global Consulting at iGrafx, and has worked as the Head of Software AG’s Global Process Mining CoE, as Director in KPMG’s Advisory, and had other leadership positions at Software AG/IDS Scheer and Accenture. Before that, he served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.