Innovation is about creating and sharing ideas, then turning those ideas into new business opportunities. That process involves change, critical thinking, and disruption, and can be uncomfortable for businesses. But innovation is critical for growth, so organizations need someone who can lead and drive innovation. This briefing examines the ways in which Chief Information Officers are increasingly taking the lead on innovation within organizations and are driving change and growth. It draws on the findings of a study tour from the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Chief Information Officers in addition to the findings of surveys and primary and secondary research.