Significant growth from breakthrough innovation is very difficult to achieve in large organizations.

Large company investment in breakthrough concepts has been falling for twenty-five years. Our largest organizations are simply not designed to deliver results from innovation. The cross-functional nature of successful innovation means that organizational accountability only comes together in the office of the CEO, and our Chief Executives have their hands full with more than a few other responsibilities.

Enter the Chief Innovation Officer.

In 2012, over 43% of large corporations had a single senior executive formally accountable for innovation. This was up by almost a third in a single year. This makes the Chief Innovation Officer the fastest growing executive role in recent memory.

But what does a Chief Innovation Officer actually do? That is the question we are here to explore.

 

Chief Innovation Officer Resources

The team is working on a variety of resources and tools that will help Chief Innovation Officers succeed in their new position. Tools and resources that will soon be accessible include:

  • Innovation Management Framework
  • Innovation Capability Maturity Model
  • Capability Self-Assessment Tool
  • Portfolio Review Questions & Checklist
  • Concept Evaluation Framework
  • Flexible Gated Development Model
  • Solution Provider Market Overview
  • Portfolio Analysis Tools & Views
  • Innovation Dashboard Design & Tool
  • Product Development Value Map
For the past 20 years Bill Poston has helped Chief Innovation Officers in technology-driven industries transform their competencies to deliver results. His work with executives in a variety of industries provides him with a unique perspective to share with clients and audiences around the world. Continue reading..

For the past 20 years Bill Poston has helped Chief Innovation Officers in technology-driven industries transform their competencies to deliver results. His work with executives in a variety of industries provides him with a unique perspective to share with clients and audiences around the world. Continue reading..

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The Chief Innovation Officer's Playbook

Bill is currently working on his first book, The Innovation Officer’s Playbook. This playbook is meant to be a guide for all Chief Innovation Officers as they work to define their role and deliver on the promise of innovation for their organizations. Read more..