Michael Hugos
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Michael Hugos
Key Topics:
  • Agile Business
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data
  • Supply Chains
  • Simulations
  • Gamification
  • Innovation
  • Agile Development
  • Bio Info:

    MICHAEL HUGOS is an author, speaker, award-winning CIO and principal at Center for Systems Innovation [c4si]. He develops elegant solutions to complex problems with focus in supply chains, agile cloud-based IT, and use of game mechanics to redesign and reinvigorate business organizations.


    Mike Hugos spent six years as CIO of a national distribution organization where he developed a suite of supply chain and e-business systems that transformed the company's operations and revenue model. For this work he twice won the CIO 100 Award for resourcefulness and boldness, the InformationWeek 500 Award for innovation and the Computerworld Premier 100 Award for career achievement.
    Michael has combined video game and social technology to create a supply chain modeling and simulation application called SCMGlobe.com that is presently used in universities around the world to teach supply chain operations. He is author of eight books including the popular Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 3rd Edition,the well reviewedBusiness in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud Computing,and his newest book -Enterprise Games: Using Game Mechanics to Build a Better Business.


    Michael Hugos has spoken at conferences and taught seminars in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.


    Michael Hugos is passionate about agile development methods in IT and business and has mentored managers and development teams in companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks Coffee, Aramark Healthcare and U.S. Navy Medical Logistics Command as well as numerous smaller companies.


    Mike Hugos earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.



    Sample Keynote Presentations


    Doing Business in the Cloud

    What is cloud computing and how it is changing the nature of corporate business structures. The cloud is creating dramatic new options for variable cost business models that better manage risk and enable faster and more agile enterprises.


    Tao of Supply Chains

    See how to turn commodity products into valuable solutions to unique customer needs by wrapping them with tailored supply chain services. Learn to identify customer needs and effectively deliver value added supply chain services to meet those needs. Customers will pay extra for services with a provable value proposition.


    Established Company Looking for Chief Innovation Officer

    In business it’s not just innovative ideas that you need; what really counts is turning those ideas into profitable offerings customers want to buy. How will the chief innovation officer and the creative types be integrated into the rest of the company? Are they just going to dream up ideas and toss them over the wall to be delivered by others or will they have their own delivery capabilities?


    IT Agility Makes Work Fun Again

    IT people get no respect from business people – here’s what to do about it. Respond to business needs quickly using 30-60-90 day cycles to deliver working systems and then continuously enhance them with new features as the world unfolds and new needs arise.


    Business Agility: Sustainable Prosperity in a Relentlessly Competitive World

    Learn five key characteristics of the agile enterprise that companies are using to become more agile and adaptive, and see how organizations are changing their financial and operating structures and their supporting IT architecture to respond in real time.


    A Formula to Measure Business Agility

    Drawing on my experience as a CIO and working with clients, actual business and IT strategies are presented to deliver business success and earn the “agility dividend” of profit margins consistently 2 to 4 percent higher than the going market rate.

    Enterprise Games: Using Game Mechanics to Build a Better Business
    Games are playing a crucial role in many successful businesses-not just in PR and marketing, but as a model for designing business systems and workflows. In this presentation, Michael Hugos provides compelling case studies that demonstrate how game mechanics enable companies to respond quickly to challenges in today's real-time economy.It's not about giving workers a smiley face for producing more widgets. You'll discover how game mechanics-particularly popular multiplayer video games-provide field-tested best practices for engaging workers in creative and complex activities. With games, your company can shift from an outmoded top-down hierarchy to an agile network structure that promotes coordination over control.

    -- Discover why industrial age business structures from the 20th century no longer work
    -- Design real-time business collaboration systems, using massively multiplayer online game concepts
    -- Make your in-house systems more agile with technologies such as social media, mobile devices, and cloud computing
    -- Understand game dynamics: goals, rules, real-time feedback, and voluntary participation
    -- Apply virtual worlds and 3-D animation to business intelligence and data analytics applications


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    Travels From:
  • Tao of Supply Chains
  • Established Company Looking for Chief Innovation Officer
  • IT Agility Makes Work Fun Again
  • Business Agility: Sustainable Prosperity in a Relentlessly Competitive World
  • A Formula to Measure Business Agility
  • Enterprise Games: Using Game Mechanics to Build a Better Business
  • Doing Business in the Cloud
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