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Posted by Chip Gliedman on May 15, 2013
I recently had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel discussion on innovation at Forrester’s Forum For CIOs, where I was able to share the stage with Lawrence Lee, Sr. Director of Strategy, PARC, a Xerox company, and Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer, Dell Services. We had the opportunity to discuss the business imperatives for innovation, how to look at inventions and translate them into business value, and how to build the narrative that tells a compelling story around these innovations.
While the discussion gave me fodder for a suite of future blog posts, I just want to highlight a few things that came out of our talk to get you thinking a bit more about how to make your innovation program more effective.
Our conversations delved into these and other topics — each of which I’ll address in future blog posts. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t also point you to both Lawrence Lee’s blog and Jim Stikeleather’s blog, where they talk about their experiences in innovation. Jim also recently published a series of posts on the Harvard Business Review website on the CIO/CEO relationship, which I highly recommend.
From my point of view, the best news is that I get to do this again! I’m moderating another panel on making innovation work at Forrester’s Forum For CIOs EMEA (#ForrForum), where I’ll be joined by innovation leaders from BT and BBVA, who will share their experiences. Please join me there for what is sure to be an equally informative discussion.
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