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Week of Jul 05

Fostering and sustaining a culture of innovation requires establishing an overall environment that supports and encourages creativity at all levels.

- By Patrick Seamon, Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Harris Corporation

Week of Jun 28

Just as no man is an island, no company is innovative in a vacuum. Innovation is born in the context of changing technology, business, and consumer trends.

- By Prith Banerjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Schneider Electric

Week of Jun 21

The truth is, we now need people with all kinds of educational backgrounds. We need people with sharp business and social skills because technology is at the core of any business right now, and it is no longer clear where IT stops and the business begins. 

- By Natalia Amores Quinteros, Director of Supplier Security, Philips

Week of Jun 14

I believe, the one ingredient that is necessary to succeed is the courage to believe that you can. Once you have that, you can get everything else. You can have the courage to say I don’t know and ask for help.

- By Audrey Mothupi, Chief Executive Officer, SystemicLogic Group

Week of Jun 07

IT executives increasingly need to think beyond IT, need to understand the business and its problems, so that they are not pigeon-holed as technology people. 

- By Tina Sands, CIO, Cadent Gas

Week of May 31

We really need to think about tapping in to all the potential talent in our population, to create an environment that is open and inclusive to a diverse group of talented people.

- By Christy Barker, VP – Chief Information Officer, Olin Corporation

Week of May 24

There is still a tendency for business services, whether it’s HR, finance, or IT, to be sidelined as “the support guys,” the order takers. That may have been good enough in the past, but these days, you need to be a partner.

- By Tina Sands, CIO, Cadent Gas

Week of May 17

It is easy to feel, as a woman leader, that you are being treated differently or perhaps even unfairly. But…I never saw myself as “the woman in the room.” Once you do that, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

- By Annie Chong, Regional Director, IT Planning & Operations, MSD International GmbH Singapore

Week of May 10

The main role of the business is to own the problem, not the solution…. Often businesses will focus on perceived solutions, to the perceived problem. That is a way to waste huge amounts of money and never fix anything.

- By Karl Smith, Consulting Director, Paradigm Interactions

Week of May 03

If you like change, IT is the place to be. And if you want to be a leader who has an impact, digital transformation is the biggest opportunity around.

- By Maurice Boon, CEO, Quint Wellington Redwood

Week of Apr 26

At the end of the day, business is a lot like sports: success is often determined by the quality of teamwork. As I like to say, there are no individuals on a team. You either win as a team or you fail as a team.

- By Pankaj Patra, Vice President of IT, Brinker International Dallas

Week of Apr 19

Pay attention to the diversity of your hiring panel to help increase the chances of diverse hiring. 

- By Rachel Powers, SVP and Global Head, Digital Consulting, HCL Tech