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PhillyETE 2012 "Enterprise Makeover"

PhillyETE 2012 "Enterprise Makeover"

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As companies grow, the ability to undo decisions becomes more costly and more challenging. This talk is a reminder that technology decisions, unlike diamonds, aren’t forever. This talk will explore the legacy of a 40 year old company with 15 year old set of technology decisions that left them at a dead end for growth.

We’ll discuss the unique (and sometimes difficult) set of tech and strategic decisions we made which have led this company to reduce annual technology costs by over 70% and simultaneously open up multiple new channels of previously unattainable revenue.

This kind of makeover isn’t just a new haircut or a pair of designer jeans – it’s a whole new way of seeing yourself in the mirror.

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Alex Hillman

April 10, 2012
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  1. enterprise makeover what it takes to undo 15 years of

    technology decisions Tuesday, April 10, 12
  2. drexel dropout developer hired guns entrepreneur (gag) writer speaker hi.

    i’m Alex Tuesday, April 10, 12
  3. oh great, another 20-something who thinks he knows business Tuesday,

    April 10, 12
  4. build for humans know when to quit iterate let go

    transform costs into revenue Tuesday, April 10, 12
  5. when you plan to BUILD Tuesday, April 10, 12

  6. question who you’re building for Tuesday, April 10, 12

  7. when you keep running into walls Tuesday, April 10, 12

  8. follow the person headed for the door Tuesday, April 10,

    12
  9. how do you eat an elephant? Tuesday, April 10, 12

  10. one bite at a time Tuesday, April 10, 12

  11. the busi-ness that you know Tuesday, April 10, 12

  12. ...might be the weak-ness that’s holding you back Tuesday, April

    10, 12
  13. if you’re investing in yourself Tuesday, April 10, 12

  14. share with others to magnify your returns Tuesday, April 10,

    12
  15. build for humans know when to quit iterate let go

    transform costs into revenue Tuesday, April 10, 12
  16. thanks @alexknowshtml alex@indyhall.org Tuesday, April 10, 12