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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.

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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.

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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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