The 5 skills that innovative leaders have in common
By Katherine Graham-Leviss

“Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers,” writes the author of this Harvard Business Review article. But what does it take to be an innovative leader? XBInsight collected competency data on nearly 5,000 leaders across a wide range of industries and identified the five key competencies that innovative leaders share. Learn the skills needed to become an innovative leader.

Right tech, wrong time
By Ron Adner and Rahul Kapoor

“Over the past 20 years we’ve gotten very good at predicting whether a major new technology will supplant an older one – but we are still terrible at predicting when that substitution will take place,” write the authors of this Harvard Business Article. In this article, the authors discuss “Right tech, wrong time” syndrome, and shed new light on the question of timing.

How artificial intelligence will redefine management
By Vegard Kolbjørnsrud, Richard Amico and Robert J. Thomas

“While oncoming disruptions won’t arrive all at once, the pace of development is faster and the implications more far-reaching than most executives and managers realize. Those managers capable of assessing what the workforce of the future will look like can prepare themselves for the arrival of AI,” write the authors of this Harvard Business Review article. In this article, the authors share five practices that successful managers will need to master in the age of AI.

How we finally made agile development work
By Jeff Gothelf

If you are struggling to figure out where you fit in an agile world, read this Harvard Business Review article by Jeff Gothelf, an interaction designer and one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. He explains how he evolved his resistant team to move to an agile process.

Make enterprise software people actually love
By Jon Kolko

There is a big, important change happening in digital product design. For a long time, there has been a clear split between business software, and consumer software. That split is increasingly irrelevant. In this Harvard Business Review article, Jon Kolko, vice president of design at Blackboard, explains why humanizing software is becoming increasingly critical and makes a case that all software – even B2B software – should be simple, well-designed and something that people love to use. Kolko provides four guiding principles to designing enterprise software with the end-user in mind. 

Competing for IT's most elusive resource: Talent
By The Enterprisers Project

Talent shortages in IT are nothing new. In fact, CIO Magazine devoted a special issue to the topic in the early 1990s. Even with recent technology slowdowns and whole layers of the IT stack being abstracted at a dizzying pace, the unemployment rate for most IT jobs remains close to zero. Skilled technologists are being recruited in the same way sports prodigies are, often after their first year of college. To look for solutions in this talent-constrained environment, The Enterprisers Project gathered four top IT executives from the Greater Atlanta area for dinner and an evening of conversation. Download the roundtable for the conversation highlights. 

Surviving the IT talent crisis
By Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

Surviving the IT talent crisis has become a critical component in a company's ability to compete and succeed in the digital economy. CIOs must collaborate with HR leaders to overhaul legacy approaches to finding, attracting, and retaining IT talent that is capable of keeping up with the demands of digital transformation, according to new research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Learn practical, actionable advice from CIOs and business leaders who are defining the new best practices for IT talent management. Download the full report: “IT Talent Crisis: Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders.”

Software: The true competitive differentiator
By The Enterprisers Project

Almost every company uses software these days, but what can we learn from companies using it to their best business advantage? In this Enterprisers Project virtual roundtable, we gathered five IT leaders from a range of industries to discuss new frontiers of software advantage, including how to build a software-centric culture, open new markets with software, and how to use open source as a development accelerator. Download the conversation to find out how these leading IT executives are evolving their organizations to be more software-centric.

The Internet of Things: Moving from vision to execution
By The Enterprisers Project

With Internet of Things expected to be a $1.7 trillion market in 2020, an “Internet of Everything” future seems inevitable, and it's creating both exciting opportunities and unknown security risks for enterprise IT. The Enterprisers Project asked a group of IT leaders to share their thoughts on moving from vision to execution while minimizing challenges along the way. Learn how leading organizations are identifying the right IoT opportunities while minimizing their security risks.

CIO Roundtable: Driving digital transformation
By The Enterprisers Project

A recent study from Harvard Business Review revealed that success in the digital age is linked to CIOs who bring a strategic and collaborative approach to connecting IT to the business.  The Enterprisers Project brought together a group of IT executives to discuss how they are staying in front as digital leaders and the best practices they are using to bring their organizations along.

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Submitted By Carla Rudder
February 24, 2017

In this week’s news roundup for IT leaders, we bring you the latest news and opinions on a few emerging technologies, including IoT, AI, and augmented reality.

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February 23, 2017

It’s easy to forget that some of the biggest tech companies today began on a humble college campus.

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