Bio – Natarajan Thangaraju
Natarajan (Nat) Thangaraju is the Head of Priority Projects Office (ePMO) at Medibank, Australia. He has extensive experience in establishing and running Enterprise PMOs, delivered transformation Programs and projects across US, Europe and Asia Pacific regions with global conglomerates including Telstra-Australia, Coles- Australia, General Electric -USA, General Motors-USA, Caterpillar-Europe, Boots-UK, Toshiba & Yaskawa in Japan.
He is a thought leader in establishing Agile / Lean framework co-existing with other models in large organisations delivering business outcomes. He is experienced in developing IT Strategy road-maps spanning supply chain, digital, data and multiple technologies and have worked with CXO level stakeholders to deliver strategic outcomes. Nat has also presented innovative papers in Global Conferences including PMI Global Congress in USA and Supply Chain World Conference in USA.
Head of Priority Projects Office at Medibank | Delivered transformation programs across US, Europe and Asia-Pacific | Thought leader | Presented at PMI Global Congress in USA
Bio – Santhana Narayanaswamy
Santhana Narayanaswamy is a Program Manager at Medibank, Australia. He has extensive experience in conceptualising and managing high value strategic transformation Programs for corporations like Unilever, World Bank, Sealed Air, Telstra, American Airlines and Medibank.
Passionate about building innovative digital healthcare solutions that make a difference to the community and health insurance industry. Santhana thrives in creating high performing team(s) that incubates, assesses feasibility and manages large programs based on corporate plan and business demands. Active participant in project management conferences and health and well-being forums.
Program Manager at Medibank | Manager of high value strategic transformation programs | Passion for building innovative digital healthcare solutions
Rapidly changing business environment and unpredictable competitive markets are forcing organisations to constantly revisit the typical annual corporate planning process more frequently (with a financial year) with an agile mindset while aligning to long term strategic objectives.
Quarterly dynamic replanning of strategic initiatives along-with do-ability assessment (capacity and capability assessment) has been successfully used in Medibank to align to dynamic business needs to meet annual objectives while being aligned to long term strategy.
Developing a culture of Agility in enterprise-wide corporate planning process creates challenges across all areas of an organisational ecosystem spanning people, processes and technology. While it’s easy to propose an option to pivot one or more initiatives of the annual corporate plan, it might lead to the risk of not achieving any of the key objectives for the specific financial year.
Hence, it’s important to create agility in realigning the corporate plan while keeping the core components of mandatory initiatives to achieve the annual outcomes.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Enterprise-wide approach for strategic prioritisation, Enterprise Do-ability, Quarterly review and their re-alignment which has helped Medibank to successfully meet both short term objectives and long-term strategy