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Symposium Partner Event in UK: The Changing Nature of Innovation and the Role of the CIO to Drive and Lead the Opportunity

By Administrator | August 24, 2010

As the global economy slowly begins to emerge from the downturn, companies are evolving their focus on cost cutting to look for opportunities to emerge in the new “normal” more competitive and positioned for growth.  The role of technology in innovating out of the downturn is far-reaching, and the opportunities for CIOs to take the lead are wide-ranging.

The Center for CIO Leadership – a community dedicated to advancing the CIO profession – is looking to explore what CIOs can do now to exploit the opportunities the downturn has created or opened up, as the leader of innovation in their organization.  In their role as technology leader, CIOs have the opportunity to impact both the process of innovation within their organization as well as the nature of what is being innovated.

The Center has teamed up with Cranfield School of Management to convene CIOs to uncover ideas and strategies for both of these aspects of the changing nature of innovation.  On Wednesday, October 6, the Center and Cranfield are co-sponsoring an in-person education program, “The Changing Nature of Innovation and the Role of the CIO to Drive and Lead the Opportunity.” The day-long program, taking place on the Cranfield campus outside of London, will examine these key themes:

  • Creating frameworks to drive collaboration and embed innovation within the business culture
  • Identifying and implementing technologies to lead product and service innovation
  • Innovating to transform the business model
  • Self-funding for innovation

We invite CIOs and other IT leaders to join their peers for :

  • Event: “The Changing Nature of Innovation and the Role of the CIO to Drive and Lead the Opportunity.”
  • Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm BST
  • Audience: Senior executives including CIOs, Directors of IT, VPs
  • Location: The Cranfield Management Research Institute, Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL
  • Registration fee:  £100 + VAT

The one-day program includes panel sessions, breakouts and networking opportunities that will connect you with other industry leaders.  You will come away with practical approaches and techniques that will help you to take action, and lead your organization to emerge stronger in today’s economy.  The agenda for this interactive program will feature peer presentations and provide real life examples of how CIOs have led innovation in their own organizations.

Visit the Center for CIO Leadership to see the full agenda and learn more.

Click here for the Cranfield University Registration Form to register for this event.

About the Center for CIO Leadership

The Center for CIO Leadership provides CIOs from around the world with access to a global community of academic and practitioner experts, peer CIOs and business leaders with a common goal of advancing the CIO profession and providing engagement that leads to change.  Visit the Center for CIO Leadership to learn more and to become a member.

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