Topic 10

Innovation Isn’t Always Where It Seems to Be

The pace of new digital technologies may look overwhelming for the majority of us. But important precisions must be made about what’s innovation and what’s standard engineering. Moreover, technical novelty does not always equate value-adding business innovation.

You will learn:

•About the phases that new technologies go through to become available to corporate IT.
•That the pace at which new technologies emerge rarely justifies corporate IT being caught in urgency.
•That innovation process of corporate IT teams primarily focuses on new technologies, not on business value.
•That the lack of relevant measures about team efficiency, speed of delivery, or total cost of ownership open wide the doors for the introduction of technology for the sake of technology.
•That for a digital technology specialist, having the right CV often translates to enticing revenue increases.
•What questions to ask when being told about digital innovation.