Properly defined, the Chief Innovation Officer’s role is too large to handle without a dedicated team of people to assist them with the execution of their varied responsibilities. Over the past few weeks I have identified a number of roles that I would want on my team in the corporate innovation function.
Once we have a good portfolio analyst onboard, the next role I suggest filling is that of an innovation performance analyst. If you believe old Drucker axiom that you can’t manage what you can’t measure, then we need to get some performance dashboards in place as soon as possible. An innovation performance analyst is a critical early member of the corporate innovation team.