I was asked this week to speak to a group of large-company Chief Information Officers on the subject of innovation in IT. On Monday, I wrote about a couple of obvious challenges facing the IT function in large-companies.
I have written about the responsibilities of the Chief Innovation Officer over the past couple of months in a series of ten posts on this site. In summary, the role of the Chief Innovation Officer is to drive innovation capabilities across functions and geographies to deliver better business results. In my opinion the Chief Innovation Officer must be a member of the corporate executive team, preferably reporting to the CEO.