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Innovation: How to Implement New Ideas The CIO Executive Council shares strategies, tips and insights on creating processes for innovation. Leave a comment By William Golden March 01, 2007 CIO This Forum is a follow-up to our Jan. 1 column , which focused on how CIOs can create innovative cultures. Here, we explore how to create processes for innovation. On the surface, putting “innovation” and “process” together seems oxymoronic. Process conjures boundaries; innovation, some say, is best fostered in unfettered environments. But smart CIOs understand the need for both in pursuit of the new. From Concept to Rollout Through an initiative called “Connect and Develop,” Procter & Gamble’s CEO has mandated that 50 percent of the company’s innovation come from outside the enterprise. Robert Scott, P&G’s vice president of innovation and architecture, Global Business Services (currently on loan to CincyTechUSA, an organization to drive growth in Cincinnati), is charged with realizing this goal in IT. “You’re going to have to let innovation flow in and out of the walls of your organization and in and out of your company,” Scott says. Therefore, he built connections to the labs of P&G alliance
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