Innovation

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Mary Gendron, SVP and CIO, Qualcomm

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How PVH IT speeds innovation

Global CIO Eileen Mahoney shares her approach to IT innovation and lessons for building momentum.

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Winter 2021: Supercharging IT innovation

As organizations seek to accelerate their digital transformations, time to market, and development of new customer engagement channels, CIOs must find ways to sustain innovation. Read on for advice for upping innovation velocity and...

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Travelers’ Mojgan Lefebvre on the future of business innovation

How will agile teams that flourished in in-person settings adapt to new ways of working and continue to advance business innovation? CIO’s Maryfran Johnson sat down with Mojgan Lefebvre, executive vice president and chief technology...

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9 emerging innovations that could redefine IT

CIOs must keep an eye on the horizon. The following forward-thinking strategies and technologies are starting to gain traction and could impact the next decade of IT.

Steve Bugajski, CIO, U.S. Steel

Developing a digital culture at U. S. Steel

At one of the world’s largest steel companies, digital success springs from solid business cases, a culture of innovation, and diligent change management, says CIO Steve Bugajski.

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3 steps toward a more innovative business culture

Capturing a culture of innovation in a post-pandemic landscape is perhaps one of the greatest challenges facing organizations. Change cannot happen passively.

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3 tips for combatting not-invented-here syndrome

Company culture and internal politics can block ideas at any time as they make their perilous journey from concept to value. These techniques will help you knock down those barriers to innovation.

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10 impediments to IT innovation

From inefficient IT operations to an inability to upskill at pace, innovation is often undercut by ingrained organizational issues that IT leaders must change.

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What is design thinking? An agile method for innovation

Design thinking eschews traditional development processes in favor of an agile, flexible method for developing products and services with a unique focus on the customer.

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6 ways to harness the value of open data

A treasure trove of free information assets is dispersed across public and private institutions. Here's how can you use that data to drive business success.

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Making the most of university tech talent

From establishing tech incubators to providing STEM education grants, companies are developing deep ties to tech talent at local universities while facilitating key IT skills development.

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Leveling up your IT talent strategy

The promise of technology advancements and digital transformation has helped CEOs finally recognize what the best CIOs have known all along: IT is the business. Is your talent strategy keeping pace?

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Rethinking IT governance for agility and innovation

To meet today’s need for constant innovation, IT leaders must take a different approach to IT governance centered around flexibility and agility — without sacrificing stability and security.

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IT leaders commit to diversity to gain competitive edge

Aware that diverse organizations drive better business outcomes, CIOs are reshaping IT cultures by seeking out and elevating more diversity in their IT teams.

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Consequential innovation: 4 tips for unlocking hidden growth opportunities

For innovation to be consequential, you must strike the right balance between incremental innovation and disruptive innovation. Here's how to get started.

Raghu Sagi, CIO, Inspire Brands

How Inspire Brands IT serves up innovation at scale

CIO Raghu Sagi and his team are creating a multitenant architecture to improve customer experiences and worker productivity across seven restaurant brands.

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6 ways IT leaders are jumpstarting innovation post-COVID

CIOs are pushing for new approaches to innovation to meet the opportunities and challenges of a business landscape forever changed by the past year’s pandemic.

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Innovation vs. operations: A critical balancing act IT must master

The sweet spot between business innovation and operational excellence is elusive, but IT’s pandemic response has provided new skills and strategies for solving an age-old IT conundrum.

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