The Chief Innovation Officer needs a coalition of executives to successfully transform the innovation competencies of a large, established enterprise. The head of marketing for the corporation should be a key ally.
I met with a former client last week to get caught up on life and his work in innovation. He leads the innovation and product development program office for a large, global life sciences corporation. The primary responsibilities of the group are management and execution of the portfolio management and program review processes, resource allocation, and innovation performance reporting.