Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 10/5/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 5000+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “Digital Master” book series includes 25 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

Three Aspects on How Collective Learning Fosters Innovation We live in the information and knowledge economy, today’s digital professionals are hard workers, knowledge workers, and creative workers, who are exploring, innovating and evolving to new digital paradigm proactively in a continuous way. To create the new requires not just one skill, but many, not just old experience, but new perspectives. Collective learning rejuvenates the organizational culture and foster innovation.

The Corporate Board as “Digital Overseer” The board as senior leadership team needs to steer their organization toward the uncharted water or blurred territories with unprecedented uncertainty and complexity. To lead effectively, they have to look into an unknown future and attempt to define the landscape with its risks and opportunities and provide the guidance about what core to preserve and what future to stimulate the business progress toward. Here are three aspects of the corporate board as “digital Overseer.”

The New Book "The Change Agent CIO: The CIO's Dynamic Role of Leading Digital Transformation" Introduction
With change as the new normal with the faster pace and high velocity, IT faces an unprecedented opportunity to refine its reputation, also needs to take more responsibility as a true business partner. Change is a dance between the top management and the affected parts of the organization, the CIO needs to take the logical scenario to gain change curve awareness, proactively participate in business conversations and get the IT change agenda ready. Slideshare Presentation

Running IT as Business in the Business by Taking Innovative Approach The digital world is so data-driven and information-intensive. Organizations rely more and more on technology, technology needs will only expand. IT is being used more and more around the globe for revenue generating initiatives and the business is becoming IT. IT has also to be run as the business in the business by taking varying innovative approaches.

Depth + Breadth = Probability for Digital Innovation? Innovation is how to transform novel ideas to achieve their business value. Innovation has to result in something which leads us to a better state than where we are today. Innovations in the digital era are coming at seemingly much fast space, with changes and potential disruptions. With well-educated digital workforce today, it's obvious that innovation is being pursued now more than ever. In the business setting, innovation is the development of a new combination of available resources, in a way that solves real-world problems in a more suitable way. Due to the fact that innovating in today’s digital world has become increasingly complex in nature, it’s important to gain an in-depth understanding of business issues as well as have the interdisciplinary knowledge to connect the dots for sparking innovation. Depth + Breadth = Probability for digital innovation.

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