The purpose of “IT innovation - Reinvent IT for the Digital Age” is to help business and IT leaders and digital professionals ride above the learning curve, reinvent IT as an innovation hub and game changer; reimagine IT as an innovation outlier; renovate a hybrid IT and digital organization; fine-tune IT as the digital whole brain of the organization; accelerate IT on the fast lane, rebuild IT as the business capability multiplier; empower IT as a digital change agent; and leverage the “alphabetic elements” to run a highly innovative IT organization for the digital age.
Summary IT plays a significant role in managing
information life cycle and fostering
● Reinvent IT as an innovation game changer.
Reimagine IT as an innovational outlier
● Renovate a hybrid IT and digital organization;
Fine-tune IT as the “digital whole brain” of the
● Accelerate IT on the fast lane. Rebuild IT as business
● Empower IT as digital Change Agent. Run a highly
innovative digital-ready IT organization.
Chapter 1 Reinvent IT as an innovation game changer
An innovative and value-driven IT
organization needs to understand
stakeholders’ expectations and propose an
innovation solution portfolio that
corresponds to both demand and cost drivers
with a focus on business priority, and
improve the overall business effectiveness,
agility, and maturity.
Chapter 2 Reimagine IT as an innovational outlier
Visionary CIOs are often outliers who can
step out of a conventional thinking box or
linear patterns, to envision the future, help
their organizations ride above the latest
technology trend and leverage information
for catching the new growth opportunity
and delighting customers.
Chapter 3 Renovate a hybrid IT and digital organization
Running a hybrid IT organization is
about taking balance as a management
In order to make a solid digital
transformation, there are many seemly
paradoxical, but indeed coherent elements
in running a high-effective IT
Chapter 4 Fine-tune IT as the “digital whole brain” of the
Because IT is the steward to manage business
information, it is like the business’s nervous
system to ensure the right information getting
to the right people at the right time to make
the right decisions. Digital IT needs to be the
“Whole Brain” of the business. Be rational as
the “left side of the brain,” and be creative as
the “right side of the brain.”
Chapter 5 Accelerate IT on the fast lane
IT plays a pivotal role in driving changes and
leading the digital transformation, focus on
the fastest speed available, because that is
where the main threat to competitiveness.
To speed up, IT needs to become an
innovation engine of the business, as well as
a business enabler to catalyze growth and
improve organizational agility.
Chapter 6 Rebuild IT as business capability multiplier
A highly capable IT organization is a
business capability multiplier.
IT is not just the sum of services or processes,
but an enabler of business capabilities which
can weave all necessary elements of the
business into strategic capabilities and
unique competencies of the organization.
Chapter 7 Empower IT as digital Change Agent
Change becomes a dynamic business
capability in which IT is the key enabler.
IT is not only the superglue but also an
integrator to weave all important change
elements seamlessly and make people
change, process change, and technology
Chapter 8 Run a highly innovative digital-ready IT
IT is the business, to unleash the digital
potential of IT, organizations need to
understand that IT is not just technical
or scientific, but also artistic and
At the dawn of the Digital Era, IT
needs to become a strategic partner of the
business, to unleash the full digital
potential of the entire organization.
Chapter 9 The alphabetic elements in digital innovation and
A Digital-ready IT organization is a
threshold competency of the organization,
it is an enabler of business digital
capability, goes beyond IT-business
alignment, and move up to integration
and engagement stage. IT can weave all
necessary business elements, from A to Z,
either hard or soft, to manage innovation
and orchestrate a digital symphony.
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