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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Learning The Keys To Exceptional Execution

Tanveer Naseer

Some went on to dominate a market without any previous background in it. He offered to update my uninspiring site at zero cost and designed a website that has consistently maintained a page one search engine ranking in many key phrases.

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.

How Sephora Reorganized to Become a More Digital Brand

Harvard Business Review

Sephora, the cosmetics retailer, has been widely recognized as a leader in integrating its digital marketing efforts into its overall strategy. As one sign of that, Sephora has a single executive who serves as both chief marketing officer and chief digital officer. Marketing

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Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

Harvard Business Review

Companies that can successfully implement Continuous Development throughout their organization will find dramatic strategic benefits, including: Faster time-to-market. Maximize engineering productivity. Engineers love continuous delivery environments because they can immediately see how their work adds value to the organization. And that satisfaction leads to a more attractive work environment in a competitive talent market. aleksandarvelasevic/Getty Images.

The C-Suite Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

This is not a CTO role or a role that reports to the CEO. You produce growth engines with calculated bets, not “wild-ass gambles.” You have the charm, charisma, enthusiasm, hard work, and marketing mind to encourage and drive your teams to think anything is possible.

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Reversing the Curse of Dominant Logic

Harvard Business Review

Western multinationals — especially the most successful ones — consistently struggle to achieve their growth targets in emerging markets. Because they try to repeat their past success formulas — the ones that work so well for them in developed markets. However, the company's initial steps to penetrate developing markets were unproductive. This is so because emerging market customers have vastly different needs as compared to rich-world customers.

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

Harvard Business Review

This seems to be a key question on the minds of not just marketers, but company strategists these days. This intensive customer focus has increased as technology-enabled transparency and online social media accelerate an inexorable flow of market power downstream from suppliers to customers.

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

Harvard Business Review

The book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation , was written by Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, with Greg Brandeau, former CTO of The Walt Disney Studios and current COO/president of Media Maker; Emily Truelove, a PhD candidate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and Kent Lineback, Hill’s cowriter on, Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Good Leader.

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Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

Much as I want to believe that a glaringly good idea will stand on its merits, I have come to realize that just like any product or service, ideas require good marketing if they’re going to reach their intended customers.

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

Harvard Business Review

Determined to feature a global perspective, the authors include narratives of executives within India-based IT company HCL Technologies, the German division of online auctioneer eBay, and the marketing division of automaker Volkswagen in Europe.

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