The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation

The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation

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“Does your organization fumble when it comes to innovation? ‘The Innovative CIO’ presents a pragmatic guide to overcoming the 10 ‘innovation killers’ within your company.” --Dennis McCafferty “CIO Insight”, 1/23/2013 (

“Are you unwittingly stifling your employees’ entrepreneurial spirit? ‘The Innovative CIO’ discusses ‘innovation killers’ that could be holding back your small business or startup.” --Paul Shread “TIME/Business & Money”, 1/29/2013 (

The Chief Information Officer’s influence in the business organization has been waning for years. The rest of the C-suite has come to regard Information Technology as slow, costly, error-prone, boring, and unresponsive to business needs. This perception blinds company leaders to the critical value IT can deliver and threatens the competitive health and long-term survival of their enterprise.

The modern CIO must reassert the operational and strategic importance of technology to the enterprise and reintegrate it with every department and level of the business from boardroom to mailroom.IT leaders must design, sell, and implement a vigorous culture of IT competence and innovation that pervades the enterprise. The culture must be rooted in bidirectional exchange across organizations and C-level policies that drive technology innovation as the engine of business innovation.

The authors, international IT strategists and innovators, quantify the benefits and risks of IT innovation, survey and rank the myriad innovation opportunities from mature, new, and emerging technologies,and identify the organizational structures and processes that have been proven to deliver ongoing innovation. Buttressing their brief with dozens of case studies and specific examples,The Innovative CIO shows you how to:

  • Take advantage of the IT and business innovation opportunities created by new and emerging technologies
  • Shift IT innovation from afterthought to prime mover in strategic business planning
  • Inject IT into the dynamic core of your organization’s culture, training, structure, practice, and policy

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781430244103
    Publisher: Apress
    Publication date: 12/07/2012
    Edition description: 1st ed.
    Pages: 288
    Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

    About the Author

    Andi Mann is Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies. With over 20 years experience across four continents, Andi has deep expertise of enterprise software on cloud, mainframe, midrange, server and desktop systems. Andi has worked within IT departments for governments and corporations, from small businesses to global multinationals; with several large enterprise software vendors; and as a leading industry analyst advising enterprises, governments, and IT vendors from startups to the worlds largest companies. He has been widely published including in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, ComputerWorld, InformationWeek, and TechTarge. He has presented around the world on virtualization, cloud, automation, and IT management, at events such as Gartner ITxpo, VMworld, CA World, Interop, Cloud Computing Expo, SAPPHIRE, Citrix Synergy, Cloud Slam, and others. Andi is a co-author of Visible Ops Private Cloud and The Innovative CIO. He blogs at Andi Mann bergeek (, and tweets as @AndiMann.

    Table of Contents

    1. Innovation Matters
    2. Stories from the Trenches
    3. Innovation Is Not the Only “I”
    4. Business Innovation vs.IT Innovation
    5. Pull and Push
    6. Opportunities to Innovate Today
    7. Innovating with Consumer-Driven IT
    8. Opportunities to Innovate Tomorrow
    9. Making Innovation Intentional
    10. Connecting IT Innovation with Business Value
    11. The Dirty Little Secrets of IT Innovation
    12. What's Next for Me?
    13. Summary

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