Nov 20, 2017
Why aren’t associations more innovative when it comes to tech maturity? What’s holding us back?
For this show, I jumped off the stage at AMS Fest in Washington, DC, and ran to my computer to talk with experts about tech innovation (or the lack thereof) in the association industry. [Sorry for any of the "crowd noise" behind me in the audio]
This topic, studied by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation, sheds light on information technology (IT) maturity levels at associations.
In its survey, only 9% of associations were found to be truly innovative.
So I wanted to know: What are the major causes holding associations back? How do more innovative associations overcome this challenge? Could the key lie in a stronger relationship between the CIO and CEO be the solution, or is there a deeper issue at hand?
Some questions we discussed on this show:
What did the ASAE study find about tech maturity at associations?
Why do you think more associations aren't on the upper echelon of tech maturity?
How valuable is the CEO/CIO (or equivalent) role in reaching the innovative end of tech maturity?
When the CIO becomes the CEO or Executive Director -- how do you implement this change? What's your relationship with your CIO now?
Tim Hopkins, Director, Digital Center, International Association of Fire Chiefs
Bill Bruce, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Ray van Hilst, Director of Client Results, Yoko Co
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ASAE Tech Readiness Assessment: https://www.asaecenter.org/publications/109496-technology-readiness-assessment