What Canadian CIOs Can Do to Help Drive Innovation

The Conference Board of Canada, December 3, 2013
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The Conference Board of Canada has released The New CIO Value Proposition: Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth, a report that addresses how the human element impacts innovation at a corporate level.

This webinar with Sarah Dimick, report author, brings the report findings to life. She hones in on the role of Chief Information Officers (CIOs)—once the knowledge base touch point and key strategist, and now changing and growing to include innovation.

Webinar Highlights

What can Canadian CIOs do to help drive innovation in their organization? Sarah share findings from a study tour to Palo Alta, California, that included meetings with IT and innovation thought leaders like Stanford University's Robert Burgelman, Haim Mendelson, Bab Shiv, and William Miller; a tour of the Google Campus and Google Labs; and an innovation workshop with innovation and design firm IDEO.

Chief Information Officers are uniquely situated to lead innovation within their organizations, and it makes good business sense for CIOs to take on these strategic roles. The CIO role can thrive in an environment that supports innovation, as CIOs should be the leaders in identifying and driving innovation processes for their companies. Recognizing the necessity of change lays the foundation for establishing an organizational culture that supports and fosters innovation.

About Sarah:

photo of Sarah DimickSarah Dimick is a Research Associate at The Conference Board of Canada. Sarah, a MA graduate, has contributed to the research programs of both the Technology and Innovation as well as the Energy, Environment and Technology Groups for the past seven years. Her experience includes research and report writing in an extensive collection of topic areas, including life sciences and biotechnology, commercialization and the innovation ecosystem, water management systems and nuclear energy.

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