In one of our previous blog “ Getting technology deployed and replicated - 3 tips for suppliers”, we shared three tips for suppliers to increase the chances that technology gets deployed and replicated. In this blog, we share three tips for Operators.
1. Make someone in your company responsible for Technology Deployment
No one would argue with the statement that effective technology deployment is essential to reap the full benefit from technology & innovation efforts.
Strangely enough, though, there are very few companies that we know of that have someone who is overall responsible for the technology deployment drive within the company.
Very often the role of a CTO, VP Technology or people with similar job titles stops the moment a technology is ready for deployment, and the business is supposed to take it from there. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
People that are busy with meeting production targets or project milestones often don’t have the time and/or the specific expertise required to get technology deployed. As a result, they stick to conventional practices.
It is therefore essential to make someone within your company responsible for technology deployment, to ensure that technology gets deployed and replicated across the applicable base.
The following lines may be part of the job description of such a person:
It is essential that we apply appropriate technology fast and efficiently, such that our company becomes an innovative energy company and increases its competitiveness.
You will be responsible for keeping a live overview of the challenges and opportunities related to all business activities of our company
You will be responsible for screening the market for suitable (digital and non-digital) technologies, focusing on technologies successfully used by others; demonstrated by deployment references and reviews. As well as technologies that are still under development.
You will have to develop & deliver robust technology deployment plans for selected technologies
You are responsible for achieving significant business value through technology deployment, whereby the progress is reported on a monthly basis to senior management.
You must ensure that technology gets sustainably embedded.