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The Innovative CIO

How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation

Authors: Mann, Andi, Watt, George, Matthews, Peter

  • The Innovative CIO teaches CIOs and other IT leaders how to create business value through the innovative use of new and existing IT, how to transform their organizations into engines of innovation, and how to jockey IT innovation back to the front of C-level strategy.

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“Does your organization fumble when it comes to innovation? ‘The Innovative CIO’ presents a pragmatic guide to overcoming the 10 ‘innovation killers’ within your company.”  --Dennis McCafferty “CIO Insight”, 1/23/2013 (www.cioinsight.com/it-management/innovation/slideshows/ten-ways-to-kill-innovation/)

“Are you unwittingly stifling your employees’ entrepreneurial spirit? ‘The Innovative CIO’ discusses ‘innovation killers’ that could be holding back your small business or startup.” --Paul Shread “TIME/Business & Money”, 1/29/2013 (business.time.com/2013/01/29/removing-barriers-to-innovation/#ixzz2JSrUlD3A)

The Chief Information Officer’s influence in the business organization has been waning for years. The rest of the C-suite has come to regard Information Technology as slow, costly, error-prone, boring, and unresponsive to business needs. This perception blinds company leaders to the critical value IT can deliver and threatens the competitive health and long-term survival of their enterprise.

The modern CIO must reassert the operational and strategic importance of technology to the enterprise and reintegrate it with every department and level of the business from boardroom to mailroom. IT leaders must design, sell, and implement a vigorous culture of IT competence and innovation that pervades the enterprise. The culture must be rooted in bidirectional exchange across organizations and C-level policies that drive technology innovation as the engine of business innovation.

The authors, international IT strategists and innovators, quantify the benefits and risks of IT innovation, survey and rank the myriad innovation opportunities from mature, new, and emerging technologies,and identify the organizational structures and processes that have been proven to deliver ongoing innovation. Buttressing their brief with dozens of case studies and specific examples, The Innovative CIO shows you how to:

 

  • Take advantage of the IT and business innovation opportunities created by new and emerging technologies
  • Shift IT innovation from afterthought to prime mover in strategic business planning 
  • Inject IT into the dynamic core of your organization’s culture, training, structure, practice, and policy

 

 

 

    About the authors

    Andi Mann is Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies. With over 20 years experience across four continents, Andi has deep expertise of enterprise software on cloud, mainframe, midrange, server and desktop systems. Andi has worked within IT departments for governments and corporations, from small businesses to global multinationals; with several large enterprise software vendors; and as a leading industry analyst advising enterprises, governments, and IT vendors from startups to the worlds largest companies. He has been widely published including in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, ComputerWorld, InformationWeek, and TechTarge. He has presented around the world on virtualization, cloud, automation, and IT management, at events such as Gartner ITxpo, VMworld, CA World, Interop, Cloud Computing Expo, SAPPHIRE, Citrix Synergy, Cloud Slam, and others. Andi is a co-author of Visible Ops Private Cloud and The Innovative CIO. He blogs at Andi Mann bergeek (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.

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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    The Innovative CIO
    Book Subtitle
    How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation
    Authors
    Copyright
    2013
    Publisher
    Apress
    Copyright Holder
    Andi Mann and George Watt and Peter Matthews
    eBook ISBN
    978-1-4302-4411-0
    DOI
    10.1007/978-1-4302-4411-0
    Softcover ISBN
    978-1-4302-4410-3
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    X, 304
    Number of Illustrations and Tables
    29 b/w illustrations
    Topics