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EITL Peer Forum Debrief: Fostering an Innovative Culture That Meets Business Requirements (Nov-13 NA)

Published: 12 December 2013

ID: G00259740

Analyst(s): Wil Schmidt, Mbula Schoen


To foster innovations that support business outcomes, IT leaders must analyze current and future business needs. At the recent EITL peer forum in Washington, D.C., members with innovation responsibilities exchanged ideas on the importance of aligning innovation initiatives to the business strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Keynote Presentation: Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM
  • Keynote Presentation: Rick Holgate, CIO of the ATF
  • Member Breakout Sessions
    • Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Innovation Panel Session: Innovating and Architecting in the Digital World
  • Member Presentations
    • Hallmark's Journey to Digital Asset Management: Policy Versus Technology — Hallmark Cards
    • Identifying Sources of Innovation, Presented by Gartner Leadership Partner Fred Balliet
  • Plenary Session
    • Overarching Themes
    • What Lessons Were Learned From the Rollout?
    • What Lessons Did the ATF Learn From the Boston Marathon Bombing and the West Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion?
    • What Are the Talent Management Issues at IBM?
    • Should the CISO Report to the CIO, the CRO or Someone Else?
    • What Does "BYOD Version 2.0" Look Like at IBM?
    • What Are the Public Sector's BYOD Challenges?
  • Member Presentations
    • Innovation Network: Connecting Passion With Purpose, From Ty Harmon of AstraZeneca
    • Connecting the Dots: Architecting for Exploratory and Confirmatory Data Analysis, From Wade McNair at ORNL
  • Closing EA/Innovation Panel
    • Facilitated by Gartner Leadership Partner Vivek Dixit on Leading in the Digital World: Radar and Road Maps

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