Executive Briefings

Organizations Need Technology Evangelist, But He or She Must Be Carefully Managed

The development of new, disruptive and innovative technologies is one thing. Commercializing them and getting them flying off the shelves is another. In the current supersaturated market of innovations, from wearable technology to big data, the role of the technology evangelist can make all the difference to the business of a technology provider. But individual organizations can, and should, have such an evangelist too. Yet there can be a darker side.

Generally, such a technology evangelist is one who can be a catalyst for the uptake of new technologies by skilfully responding to the inevitable array of questions, concerns and potential objections posed by nay-sayers and others opposed to the technology in one way or another.

When your company is a potential user of a new or emerging technology, the consequences that a persuasive, single-minded technology evangelist may have on the company should be carefully managed.

A technology evangelist who is an employee may play an important part in airing for scrutiny a technology that may not have otherwise been considered. In your organization, does your CIO or IT team have the necessary influence needed to play the role of technology evangelist?

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Keywords: supply chain management IT, supply chain solutions, supply chain systems, enterprise technology, supply chain management, IT leaders, technology advocates

Generally, such a technology evangelist is one who can be a catalyst for the uptake of new technologies by skilfully responding to the inevitable array of questions, concerns and potential objections posed by nay-sayers and others opposed to the technology in one way or another.

When your company is a potential user of a new or emerging technology, the consequences that a persuasive, single-minded technology evangelist may have on the company should be carefully managed.

A technology evangelist who is an employee may play an important part in airing for scrutiny a technology that may not have otherwise been considered. In your organization, does your CIO or IT team have the necessary influence needed to play the role of technology evangelist?

Read Full Article


Keywords: supply chain management IT, supply chain solutions, supply chain systems, enterprise technology, supply chain management, IT leaders, technology advocates