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 Succeeding without Knowing IT - Overcoming IT Phobia

By Prem Kamble

About the Seminar

Companies are incurring huge losses on account of failed ERPs and other IT Projects. On the personal front, you as managers are missing out on the opportunities given to you on a platter by technology to succeed, improve effectiveness and grow professionally. IT is providing you an opportunity to improve effectiveness, reduce stress and grow. But you are missing out on this opportunity. 

Not all actions are results of our conscious decisions.  Most of our actions are results of what I call "Mental Reflex Actions" on which we have little control. 

What is stopping you from taking this opportunity is YOU.  You are inhibited by thoughts like "I do not know technology. It is very confusing. My younger colleagues are more IT Savvy. I will make a fool of myself if my ignorance is shown." 

Look into yourself, there are more thoughts which are stopping you. "IT guys don't understand my business. They are too finicky, too rigid and too adamant. Let me not mess around with them. It is better if they keep away."

In reality, ERPs and IT projects fail not because of technical flaws, they fail more due to people related issues. 

There are two types of people issues, both due to deep rooted subconscious conditioning of the mind.

The first issue is a result of our subconscious rules and expectations, and a psychological phenomenon which I call "Living in the Past Syndrome". Typically, most projects start off with very high expectations, soon to be replaced by disappointments and then frustration. We think that the computer is a superior machine. According to our common experience, machines do wonderful jobs and there is very little we little we need to know or do, except maybe in case of very sophisticated machines. We are extremely happy with the machines we use in our normal personal life. The second issue is a result of our subconscious fear of the unknown - "I do not know technology" and "I am not OK" syndrome. 

This seminar digs into the subconscious and helps rediscover the truth.

This seminar dwells on the conscious and  the subconscious. Most of our actions are results of what I call "Mental Reflex Actions" on which we have little control. This insight can help us better understand ourselves and our behavior in our professional lives.

The seminar explains human behaviour in light of the controllable and the uncontrollable behaviour.

The seminar explains the meaning of subconscious mind, what goes in our subconscious mind, the unfathomable nature of what goes in the subconscious mind and how to know your subconscious mind. 


Part I: What is Subconscious Mind

  1. Why Study the Subconscious for IT Behavior?
  2. What is the subconscious Mind
  3. How does Subconscious govern our Actions - Conscious and Sub-Conscious Decisions
  4. Subconscious Rule Book
  5. What Goes in the Subconscious Mind
  6. How Subconscious Mind Affects our Professional behaviour with respect to IT
  7. How to uncover what is there in the Subcoscious Mind
    • Fear of Technology. Subconscious fears and cravings
    • "Living in the Past" Syndrome

Part II: Subconscious Mind-blocks and Living in the Past Syndrome - The IT Scenario

  1. Misconceptions of IT
  2. Pitfalls of Technology
  3. Living in the Past - Industrial Age and Information Age
  4. Discovering the Reality


Why this Seminar?


This insight can help us better understand our professional behaviour , particularly with respect to our approach towards new technology.

Who Should Participate?

Participants can be CEOs, Entrepreneurs, CXOs, Business Heads, Department Heads, Line Managers,  etc. In other words, any managerial staff at any level.

Participants can cut across all functions. Whereas the program is useful for non-IT managers from all functions like Finance, production, materials, procurement, HR, Admin, etc., it is equally useful for IT managers like CIOs, Sr. Mangers, Project Managers, Analysts, implementers, program managers and team leaders.



Why Us

Prem Kamble is a Computer Professional with MBA from IIM Calcutta and B.Tech. from IIT Bombay. He has passed Advanced Management course called "Energo Cybernetic Strategy" with flying colors from Germany. He has also attended self-development programs like Est, Forum, Advanced Course, SELP (Self Expression & Leadership Program), etc. organized by Landmark Education Foundation, USA (earlier Centers Network) which have helped him to develop a broader outlook and a different way of thinking.

He has successfully overseen technology transitions for over 25 years. During his career, he has been a keen student of IT Management, Change Management, particularly the people and psychological issues of IT transformation. Here he shares his rich experience and learning with Top Professionals like you.

He has very closely interacted with people and lived with them during the struggle of technological changes. He, therefore, knows their fears, discomforts, anxieties and frustrations as they go through the implementations. He also knows what exactly they think they need to know of this technology, and what they should actually know.

He has worked both as Software Delivery head in SEI Level 5 companies and as Head of Technology in manufacturing companies. As Software Delivery Head in SEI Level 5 company, he created records of

*    Delivering all projects on time

*    Highest Repeat Orders

*    Highest Resource Utilization

As Head of IT in companies like Essar, Sutherland, Pidilite, Modi Rubber, etc. he has been extremely successful in conceptualizing and implementing computerized systems in the toughest of situations. He has expertise right from high-level IT Strategies and Management of IT-Driven-Change to down-to-earth software delivery.

He started his career as an analyst/ programmer and in less than five years was heading the IT function for a group of companies. He has major contribution in introducing computers for business applications in reputed companies. His areas of interest are business orientation and human orientation in Information Technology, study of the psychology of evolution from industrial era to information age, etc.

With a right mix of People, Process and Technology (PPT) expertise, he specializes in Business Process Automation focused on business objectives and people. Having managed IT on behalf of both IT user companies and SEI CMM Level 5 software manufacturing companies, he has expertise right from high level IT Strategies, Change Management, Strategies for IT implementations, upto down to earth system architecture and software delivery. With his close study of the businesses and people, he brings the insight to develop business solutions that work for businesses and people.

He has published articles on InfoTech management in the country's leading magazines. Most of the articles display an 'out-of-the-box' thinking and a knack to see what is not so obvious. He has also written on an objective analysis of God and Religion. Though these two areas of IT Management and Religion may seem to be poles apart, Prem believes that they are actually very closely related - both are a study into the human psychology of change.


Success Stories/ Real Life Case Studies

*  On Business Orientation in IT

*  Prem Kamble's IT Strategy to get maximum Business Benefit was published in Times of India. This is an excellent real life case study of ways to maximize your business benefits in IT. Click here to Read

*  On People Orientation in IT

*  Prem Kamble created a record in a SEI Level 5 company by delivering all projects on time and to specs, to the utmost delight of his overseas customers. He penned down the success factors in an article. Click here to Read.

*  On Successful IT Implementation Strategy

*  His Implementation Strategy and People orientation which led to the success was published as a cover article in Computers Today. This makes a good case study in key success factors of IT Implementations in companies. Click here to Read.