Managing Change in a Technology Driven World-Benny Kirsh-03/15/2011 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Managing Change in a Technology Driven World
Event Date: 
03/15/2011 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Benny Kirsh
Event Speaker Title: 
Founder and Principal
Event Speaker Company: 
TCM Consulting-Technology Change Management
Event Speaker Bio: 

Benny has held several top IT Management positions in Life Science and High Tech companies and up to recently as an Executive CIO for The Cooper Companies.
He joined the Cooper Companies to lead an ERP implementation and drive a cultural change necessary for a global roll-out. He also led a highly professional IT team in implementing several systems such as financials, distribution, supply chain and others. He instituted a Change Management strategy to create a working relationship based on transparency and accountability.

Prior to The Cooper Companies, Benny was the first CIO at Kyphon, while the company was experiencing significant growth. His most important objective was to lay the technology foundation for growth while sustaining the flexibility required for Kyphon to operate in a competitive market. He was responsible for implementing critical systems such as ERP, Quality Assurance, Workflow, Clinical Trial Systems and others.

Benny relocated to the US from Israel with an International Enterprise, Terayon Communication Systems, bringing with him a wealth of global experience. Working with a High-Tech company during the dot-com era required flexibility, creativity and innovation on a daily basis.

Driving change while implementing new technologies and addressing People-Process-Systems; Benny has found the people segment to be the most challenging aspect of a technology implementation. Benny has always been a strong advocate at investing the appropriate effort in preparing the organization for change. Topics such as Executive commitment, buy-in from the business users and communicating the real value are key components for a successful implementation.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Companies considering the implementation of new systems or upgrading existing ones readiness for a major change in the business, setting realistic expectations or establishing and communicating project values are just a few of the challenges facing managers when required to investment in the company’s future.
Effective Change Management Strategy and execution will mitigate the risk inherited in New Technology implementations and create the sustainable change in the business required to compete in today’s dynamic market.