Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning: Running an Ultra Modern IT via Innovation Sep. 2017

In essence, innovation is the use of something that is new and unique, and you are able to create its business value.

Within abundant information and emergent digital technologies, IT is a key component of holistic business mindset to reimagine “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.

Running an Ultra Modern IT via Innovation

CIOs as Chief Innovation Officer: Five Types of Innovators to Accelerate Digital Innovation  Innovation is about future, without it, you lose sight of tomorrow. Innovation is an exceptional, exclusive, and realistic idea that separates you from others without a second thought. Do innovators belong to rare breed or they are among us and within us? More often than not, innovation is the teamwork, the different strengths and complementary skills of innovators can develop the business’s innovation capability and capacity, and improve the overall innovation success rate. CIOs as “Chief Innovation Officer,” can you identify innovators and manage innovation effectively?

Three Aspects to Run an “Ultra-Modern” IT Organization We live in an information enriched and the technology-empowered world, every day more and more technologies affect the way we think, live, and work. Great opportunities, dangers, and disruptions are around every corner.  However, many IT organizations seem to have a tendency to align with the slow changing parts of the organization, act as a controller, not an enabler. In order to make a leap of digital transformation, IT must become the strategic partner of the business, the trendsetter of the business advancement, and the catalyzer of the digital transformation. Here are three aspects to run an “ultra-modern” IT organization.

CIOs as Chief Innovation Officer: Take a Stepwise Approach to Manage Innovation? In essence, innovation is the use of something that is new and unique, and you are able to create its business value. Isn't that what innovation is all about: do it better, differentiate yourself from your completion, run, grow and transform the business. For forward-thinking organizations today, innovation is not just nice to have but must have core business capability to compete for the future. Innovation is not just about technology as well, it's about people, culture, partnership, processes, etc. Innovation Management is an overarching management discipline which needs to weave many key business factors into an innovation playbook and take a stepwise approach for achieving its business value.

CIOs as Chief Innovation Officer: Three “DE” Management Effort to Accelerate IT Innovation : Organizations across the vertical sectors, no matter large or small, all face the unprecedented change, uncertainty, velocity, and accelerated business dynamic on the journey of digital transformation. Digital is the age of innovation. Digital innovation has expanded scope with a full spectrum of management disciplines, including both hard innovations such as products/services/business model innovations, as well as soft innovations such as leadership/culture/communication innovation, etc. It is important to note that within the organizations, innovation is rarely an individual action; rather, it is a team effort, often across multiple organizational silos, and it needs to connect the dots across the digital ecosystems.

The Goal-Driven IT Transformation?: The digital world is so technology-driven and information-intensive, organizations rely more and more on information & technology nowadays, IT needs will only expand. Hence, IT must be a business partner within the organization to deliver business-driven results. A digital CIO has to have great leadership traits, understand the business context, oversee business processes, envision the latest technology trends, and motivate IT team to do more with innovation. And most importantly, take a systematic approach to managing the goal-driven IT transformation seamlessly.

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