Monday, June 12, 2017

The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning: Digital IT as an Innovation Hub June 2017

Within abundant information and emergent digital technologies, IT is a key component of holistic business mindset to re-imagine “what is possible” - unleashing business potentials and improving business efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and maturity. The art of possible to reinvent IT for the digital age is to deliver the value of information in helping businesses grow, delight customers and doing more with innovation.

Digital IT as an Innovation Hub


Digital IT as an Information Hub and Innovation Engine? Due to the changing nature of technology and the overwhelming volume of information, IT plays a pivotal role in leading organization's digital transformation. However, IT running in an industrial mode is a business controller with the reputation of slow to change, back office function, not fits in the fast changing business circumstances or volatile digital dynamic. With explosive data and the abundance of information, how to run IT with the growth mentality at digital speed? And how to transform IT from a cost center to an information hub and innovation engine

CIO as "Chief Innovation Officer": Three Aspects of IT Innovation Most of forward-thinking IT organizations are experiencing the digital shift from ‘built to last’ to ‘design to change’; from a back-office support function to a value creator and innovation engine. But how to manage such a digital transformation more seamlessly, what is the primary role of the CIO in harnessing IT innovation and building IT competency and maturity?

Do you think IT is well Positioned to be the Innovation Nerve Center of the Organization? The traditional role of CIOs is to manage information, IT systems, and cost, now with information is permeating into every corner of business and digital technologies are more often the cause of innovation disruption, IT has itself transformed to create a new competitive advantage, new products, and new services. But many of today’s C-suites are unaware of what is technologically possible now or in the future, so do you think IT is well positioned to be the innovation nerve center yet?

How to Run an Innovative IT Modern IT continues to move up its maturity from a reactive helpdesk, back-office function into a proactive business partner and innovation engine. What are the tips and stories to create a culture of innovation? What are the innovation implications when IT leverages the Cloud model? How shall IT assess their partners for delivering innovative business solutions, should the business pay IT for being innovative thereby enabling business proactively?

An Innovative IT: From industry surveys, the majority of IT organizations are still being perceived as maintenance center, most employees outside of IT don’t call their IT teams very innovative, yet most believe technology is growing in importance, so IT leaders are facing unprecedented pressures to transform their IT into value center and innovation engines, but how to run an innovate IT, what’re the roadblocks one need to overcome, and which capabilities IT needs to cultivate.

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