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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Does IT Matter?

Friday, Jan 13 2012 8:30AM to 10:30AM

Chris France, Advance 2000
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange


Friday, January 13, 2012

Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217


8:30 am to 9:00 am      Continental breakfast and networking

9:00 am to 10:30 am    BIG Ideas Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG:   RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: “Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage” by Nicholas Carr


Learning Objective: How technological, economic, and competitive forces are combining to transform the role information technology plays in business, with profound implications for IT management and investment as well as strategy and organization


Discussion Topic: Reconsideration of the role of IT in the economy and within companies


Simply put, it remains difficult, if not impossible, to draw any broad conclusions about IT's effect on the competitiveness and profitability of individual businesses. Information technology has become the largest of all corporate capital expenditures—and an intrinsic element of nearly every modern business process—but companies continue to make IT investments in the dark, without a clear conceptual understanding of the ultimate strategic or financial impact. The goal of this book is to help promote such an understanding, to provide business and technology managers, as well as investors and policy makers, with a new perspective on how technology, competition, and profits intersect.



As a reminder, you don’t have to read the book! The facilitator will share the main principles from the book with the group.

Chris France, Advance 2000, will facilitate this stimulating discussion.

For an excerpt of this book, go to:




During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth


Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. We are currently looking to fill the 2012 calendar. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month, so pick a month that suits you for 2012!