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Meet Mike Habeck

Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Understanding how technology strategy, infrastructure and IT service delivery models fit into the business and IT landscape requires experience and knowledge in technology, operations and strategy. Mike Habeck has over 20 years of experience delivering solutions that are centered on optimizing and transforming IT technology and operations, both as a consultant and in related executive roles in technology and telecommunications companies.

As Deloitte’s national leader in this space, Mike has a track record of helping clients achieve their business objectives. He has advised and managed many successful projects in the areas of IT transformation and optimization, technology planning and strategy, IT service management and large-scale architecture and implementation projects. Samples of these projects include:

  • Shared infrastructure services for a financial services/media company leading to a 25% cost reduction in associated spending
  • IT architecture and implementation associated with Financial Transformation that resulted in a 30 day reduction in the budget cycle and significant reductions in processing costs
  • Data center and disaster recovery strategy and implementation for a medical device manufacturer

Mike has led teams in the creation of ITIL-based capability maturity models, service optimized datacenter strategies and datacenter reference implementations. Mike also holds a patent in the area of high-availability computing.

Organizations and Affiliations

Member, Speaker – itSMF
Member – National Eagle Scout Association


Banking and Securities
Consumer Products
Life Sciences
Media & Entertainment
Process & Industrial Products

Service Offerings

Data Center and Infrastructure Optimization
Cloud Computing
IT Service Management

Latest Media Hits

Carbon: Risk or Opportunity?
DatacenterDynamics Conference & Expo | October 20, 2010
During the conference panel, Mike provided his perspective on implementing a strategy to manage your data center’s Carbon Risk Exposure (CRC).

Green IT – Increasing IT Efficiency and Creating a Low Carbon Society
ISACA | December 16, 2009
In this keynote presentation, Mike highlights the trends that are driving sustainability as a mainstream business issue and provides a framework for establishing a corporate Green IT Program.

Mike’s Seven Rules for a Successful Project

  1. Have a clear vision and success metrics – without a shared understanding of the goals of the project and how success will be objectively measured, success cannot occur.
  2. Be accountable – clear ownership, decision rights, accountability and effective sponsorship is required to keep the project moving forward.
  3. Focus on the people - address the human component through strong organizational change management efforts to reduce resistance to change, competing interests and turf battles.
  4. Be financially aware – sufficiently fund and staff the project to stop excessive day-to-day interruptions for firefighting. Manage the budget and scope in alignment with the project vision and success metrics.
  5. Staff with the right skill sets – have the right balance of leadership, process, technology and interpersonal skills and manage the group dynamic.
  6. Take a holistic view – don’t over-emphasize tools and technology to the detriment of the people and process elements.
  7. Build a solid foundation – starting with an inadequate, brittle or overly complex foundation will lead to an inadequate, brittle, overly complex solution.


Related links

  • The 2011 CIO compass
    Gain insights and tips to align your overall business and technology agendas and improve the delivery of IT services.
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