Iheanacho Chinemerem C. – Technology Evangelist – Youth for Technology Foundation – Africa

Current project

Interfacing IoT with Arduino Hardware programing.

Dream project

Using Python effectively on AI and Machine Learning.

Why is it gaining momentum in your industry?

We are at the crossroads of endorsing and embracing the new age
technologies which are growing, changing and improving at a very fast
pace. We cannot rely all the time on outsourcing agencies to help
endorse these technologies as these will not help the organization to
grow itself. In order to make sure that the technology is kept at pace
in the organization it is important to do that in-house while empowering
our own people.

Are organizations missing a trick by not creating a “Chief Insourcing Officer” post?

The chief insourcing officer can definitely help bring a change in
the organization and push forth the insourcing transition in an
organized manner. However, what may be more important is to develop a
mind set in the entire organization to help people understand that
in-order to grow with the technology growth, they have to take
responsibilities of their operations and get into skilling and
re-skilling at an equal pace.

How can a CIO create a solid business case for insourcing?

The CIO needs to do extensive research using the data available of
years and years of outsourcing and put it in retrospect of the proposed
insourcing transition. Over that, should be an abstraction layer of how
the difference is beneficial and will be implemented and brought forward
in the form of tangible results of revenue and cost cutting.

What services lend themselves best to outsourcing in your industry?

Non-core processes and support operations are mostly the domains
which are outsourced in the industry. These are mostly included in the
IT procedures and are made sure to be non-risk non-IP.

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