The Importance of cost transparency across the business and the framework needed in place to be successful
Technology is essential to businesses in all sectors. A wide array of digital business models, platforms, and solutions have emerged to solve a CIO's everyday challenges and provide them with new opportunities. Considering the centrality of IT to a business, it faces daily challenges from the business and finance. As IT is expected and continues its spending on an upward trajectory, it is now even critical that a company's cost base is transparent across the business. During the pandemic, companies need to advance their goals, prioritize technology and maintain high performance even more. Therefore, a transparent collaborative and universal language is critical when discussing IT spending.
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Kyri lives to connect IT and business strategy. A digital native, Kyri started his career building and supporting IT Infrastructure for Norther Telecom and Mercedes-Benz Finance, aiming to bridge the gap between IT and the Business. After moving to a boutique consultancy, Kyri helped some of the larges software vendors, Hewlett-Packard and BMC Software, delivering Service Level Management projects to respected brands such as PepsiCo, Credit Suisse and Sanofi-Aventis. After seeing the lack of tools to align IT and Finance, Kyri joined software start-ups Digital Fuel (Service Level Management) and Apptio (IT/Cloud Cost Management) to build cost effective end-to-end SLA performance/efficiency and Cloud-based cost analysis. Looking for a more significant impact, Kyri joined one of the big 4, KPMG - CIO Advisory, to help CIO's and CFO's establish their role in the business through strategy, vision, roadmaps and goals. Now independent, he aims to support C-Suite executives achieve their strategic objectives linking business processes finance and IT systems to facilitate becoming more productive, efficient, agile and competitive.