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Digital Leadership Fundamentals for Japanese CIOs, Part 2: Start Innovating for Digital Business

Published: 20 March 2019

ID: G00380234

Analyst(s): Yuko Adachi , Tsuneo Fujiwara , Graham Waller , Leigh McMullen , Bruce Robertson , Jackie Fenn


CIOs with an aspiration to play a bigger role in digital business change can start by building an innovation team to enable the business to develop digital capabilities and value propositions. This research shows how to successfully scope, organize and execute innovation in Japan.

Table Of Contents


  • Adapted Customizable Innovation Framework for Japan
    • Goals
    • Context and Principles
  • Activities
  • Innovation Roadmap for Japan Context
  • Start Small With Incremental Innovations
  • Become the Glue That Binds Innovation With IT or Business
  • Plan Early for Innovation Ownership Transfer to IT or Business Unit

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