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The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer

Harvard Business Review

These three change accelerators are what lie behind today''s avalanche of business transformation, and they are directly affecting the roles of CIO and CTO. And, just as the CIO''s role needs to change, so too does the CTO''s—from Chief Technology Officer to Chief Transformation Officer.

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How To Disrupt the Tech World

Mills Scofield

What is your image of an inventor or innovator? Increasing evidence shows most innovation comes from two or more people…one of whom might even be a woman! We stereotype innovators as men and mainly in STEM* products. Fast-forward ~ Innovating Women launches today!

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How Much do Software Developers Make in 2019?

Strategy Driven

Software developers have always been in high demand, but in 2019 the appetite for developers has just increased as new innovations and applications emerge. The starting salary of cyber security engineers is also misleading. in Computer Engineering from UVA.

Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

Four years ago, Craig Hatkoff, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, approached me about a brainstorm: an event recognizing and celebrating breakthrough innovators. She also believed that Sanofi’s competitive edge was at risk because of this narrow approach to talent management.

Whose Job Is It to Manage Freelancers?

Harvard Business Review

The other one of us cofounded 10x Management , a well-respected talent agency representing top-tier freelance programmers, designers, and other technology professionals. Others are new to managing or stronger technically than as a supervisor.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business Review

HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Hill began to dig into the scholarship around leadership and innovation, she soon realized there was a lot of research on both.

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Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business Review

HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Hill began to dig into the scholarship around leadership and innovation, she soon realized there was a lot of research on both. Specifically, what is the role of the leader in creating and sustaining an innovative organization? Or, as Hill puts it, “Conventional leadership won’t get you to innovation.”

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What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Because I teach a course on Product Management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “what is the role of a Product Manager?” ” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” Authentic and trusting relationships within an organization can lead to more support if additional funding is needed for a product or to sway an engineer to include a quick bug fix in the next sprint.

The C-Suite Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

What they don’t do well enough is reinvent and innovate. Sure, there are exceptions who are both visionary CEOs and innovators — Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, for example — but there are very few companies that can stomach that sort of leadership. Innovation Leadership

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Which U.S. Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?

Harvard Business Review

Which companies allocate the highest proportion of that budget to engineering in China and India, specifically? And what drives their success with these global engineering initiatives? They consider global engineering to be strategic.

Reversing the Curse of Dominant Logic

Harvard Business Review

In the HBR article, " A Reverse Innovation Playbook " (April 2012) and our forthcoming book, Reverse Innovation , my co-author, Chris Trimble, and I elaborate on how western multinationals can overcome their dominant logic. So innovation and learning will move from rich countries to poor countries. Leverage global resources: Paliwal recruited several of the more open-minded members of the legacy engineering culture to join the India LGT.

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Is Your Organization Ready for Total Digitization?

Harvard Business Review

Three Approaches to Managing Total Digitization. How are enterprises managing the spread and scope of total digitization? At Boeing, all enterprise technology (including digital) investments are managed by the CTO, which enables significant synergies.

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Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

Harvard Business Review

While Agile began as a product development innovation, it sparked a corporate strategy and process revolution. Maximize engineering productivity. Engineers love continuous delivery environments because they can immediately see how their work adds value to the organization. As Inessa Lurye, former head of product at Maxwell Health, points out “Continuous delivery is one of the more contemporary engineering practices that attracts high quality engineers.”

How IT Professionals Can Embrace the Serendipity Economy

Harvard Business Review

With Frederick''s Taylor invention of scientific management in the 1880s, and its subsequent assimilation into what we now consider modern management, organizations have used logic and rationality to the eliminate waste, to seek efficiency, and to transfer human knowledge to tools and processes.

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How Sephora Reorganized to Become a More Digital Brand

Harvard Business Review

Sephora has always been an innovative global business, doing things a little differently, which is what drew me to the brand. When you arrived, what did you see as the opportunities and priorities for increasing digital innovation?

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How IBM, Intuit, and Rich Products Became More Customer-Centric

Harvard Business Review

In response to the rapid advance of cloud computing, IBM’s software engineering groups embraced the Agile development method – with teams focused on incremental delivery of new capabilities every few weeks or months. How well do you know your customers?