CIOs are operating in an era of reduced budgets, intense scrutiny of all IT spend and increasing risk aversion amongst senior decision-makers. Against this backdrop, what can IT leaders do to ensure that IT remains a strategic priority and continues to add value to the organisation? What is the role of innovation in these straitened times?
The challenge for IT leaders will be as much to win the boardroom battle for maintaining research and development investment on the corporate agenda as it will be to identify the right technology for the organisation.
James Woudhuysen, professor of forecasting and innovation at De Montfort University and co-author of Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation, presented to IT leaders on this topic at the January meeting of Computer Weekly’s CW500 Club.
In this video, Computer Weekly editor in chief Bryan Glick asks Woudhuysen about the challenges faced by CIOs in managing innovation.