Interrupting my series of Terrible Innovators for a moment, you may be interested in these recent things:
Over at Computing magazine, I write about the future of IT leadership, specifically, that in an era where the ownership of IT systems is becoming unclear, the role of technologies leaders is also becoming blurred. Do they have a role in the future? I don’t know, but what I do know is that our new managers, the ones coming up IT now, are way better rounded than their siloed predecessors. Anyway, read the article, and especially the rebuttal from one of the current generation IT leaders who says I’m wrong.
Then, over at Finextra, they are running a feature (pulled from the book, actually) on the prioritisation that CIOs have, compared with what innovators need to make change. My point, there, is that CIOs have such vastly different priorities to innovators that they are fundamentally unable to embrace innovation and keep on keeping on.
Hope you find these interesting , and I’ll be back with Terrible Innovator No. 4 – the Lone Ranger – tomorrow.