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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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Northwestern Mutual CIO takes incremental approach to IT innovation

The insurance and investment company is building an analytics platform and other solutions on an innovation continuum where learning from failure is a means to a better end.

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Spring 2021: State of the CIO

The 2021 State of the CIO research confirmed CIOs’ pivotal role this past year, but can they live up to the high bar they’ve established for themselves?

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16 traits of a world class chief innovation officer

Your innovation program, and the role of the CINO, is too important to leave to chance. Make sure whoever holds the top innovation job has these essential qualities.

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10 tips for fostering a culture of continuous learning

To create and maintain an adaptable, dynamic organization that thrives in ever-changing conditions, IT leaders must encourage staff to continually acquire new skills and embrace new mindsets.

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2021 US CIO 100 winners: Celebrating IT innovation and leadership

The CIO 100 celebrates 100 IT organizations for driving digital business growth through technology innovation. Honorees will be recognized at the annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony in August.

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Get good at delivering software

Survival in the digital age requires an emphasis on execution and speed, enabled by a DevOps approach across the business

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7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

Things will never be the same. Here’s a look at what IT will look like as the COVID-19 threat recedes.

Discover five emerging tech trends with transformational impact

7 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2021

Maximizing the value of hybrid cloud, while managing sprawl and cloud costs, is top of mind for CIOs seeking to boost business outcomes this year.

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Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

Facilitating the future of work and securing a hybrid working environment top the list of tough, pandemic-inflected issues IT leaders must navigate this year.

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Balancing innovation and optimization

How online trading platform Robinhood dealt with hyper-growth, Kubernetes, and getting the goals right

Rick Rioboli, EVP & CIO, Comcast

How Comcast IT moved from order-taker to innovator

Rick Rioboli, EVP & CIO of Comcast, discusses the importance of moving toward a target architecture, his strategy for clean data, and how he assesses candidates for his IT leadership team.

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Tapping into dark data for efficiency, innovation, and income

Looking in the recesses of your data silos can pay dividends for CIOs seeking to improve business processes and drive innovation.

Ryan Snyder, CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific

How empathy drives IT innovation at Thermo Fisher Scientific

CIO Ryan Snyder shares his insights on IT’s expanding role in product development and the future of the CIO role.

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9 best practices for better innovation

Following these steps for prioritizing ideas will help you seize the most promising opportunities.

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