Innovation At Interop: Tackling Outdated Cultures
Promoting innovation is the key to success, according to former Guardian Life CIO and others who spoke at the CIO Forum at Interop New York.
As evidenced by Microsoft, Facebook, Google and many other tech sagas, creativity drives innovation. And innovation is the key to entrepreneurial success, agreed Aman Kohli, managing director at BNY Mellon, Frank Wander, founder of The IT Excellence Institute and James Robshaw, senior director of IT at Cisco IT, who analyzed this topic during a panel discussion at the InformationWeek CIO Summit at Interop in New York City.
The executives also agreed that there is no simple or cheap recipe to inspire creativity amongst developers and other IT professionals. One of the biggest challenges is breaking down the cubicles (literally and figuratively) and creating a relaxed and flexible environment.
“People must be in a productive or innovative state of mind,” says Wander. “You must create an environment where they can actually think, innovate, relax, focus, have think-time.”... Read full story on Bank Systems & Technology
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