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Innovation; CIO Desk Reference Chapter 33, Updated Q3 2013

Published: 17 April 2014

ID: G00264024

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong , Mary Mesaglio , Ken McGee, Jackie Fenn


Innovation is an enterprisewide initiative that requires the support of senior business leaders, as well as the IT organization. To create an environment where innovation can flourish, CIOs must define and master their innovation process.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • CIO Call to Action
  • Conclusions


  • Maturity Model for Innovation Management
    • The Dimensions of Maturity for Innovation Management
    • Using Gartner's Innovation Management Maturity Model
    • Defining the Levels of Maturity
  • STREET Process for Emerging Technology and Innovation Adoption
    • Overview of the STREET Technology Adoption Process
  • Where to Focus Innovation
    • Innovation Perimeter
    • Innovation Approach
    • Innovation Charter
  • Measuring Innovation
  • Six Styles of the Technology Innovation Group
    • Navigator
    • Scholar
    • Responder
    • Counselor
    • Conductor
    • Pollinator
  • The Psychology of Innovation
  • Selling Innovation to Business Executives
  • Innovation Case Studies
    • Cargill
    • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Conclusions
    • CIO Call to Action
    • Conclusions

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