For companies that want to take innovation seriously, start with the CIO.
The CIO and CIO organization can be at the center of innovation in any company as long as we understand innovation for what it is.
The word “innovation” may be bandied about with such imprecision that it can become for many, mere pabulum. To say a product or solution is “innovative” is merely to say it exists -- such is the nature of overuse and hyperbole. In no sector is this truer than in technology where every idea or minute change is heralded as “innovative.” No wonder so few people take the word seriously anymore.