Special Report: Innovation
How do smart companies innovate?
In the third installment of Oracle's new Innovator's Playbook series, Oracle Senior Vice President Bob Evans spoke with Adam Bennett, executive general manager of National Australia Bank about the pressure to keep meeting customer's evolving expectations: “Today's innovation is tomorrow's 'What are you doing for me lately?' type thing,” said Bennett. “We put a lot of effort into making sure we do experiments [figuring out] what are the some of the innovative practices that we can do working with companies like Oracle.” Register to watch a replay of the recent webcast, to hear more now.
Plus, check out the rest of our special report for insightful advice from other thought leaders about strategies that can help make innovation a part of your company's cultures.
Innovation and the CIO: 5 Great Ideas
Today's dynamic business environment calls for the CIO to step forward cheerfully and confidently to take on the additional (and unofficial) role of Chief Acceleration Officer, taking responsibility for finding ways to speed up everything from financial closings to product-development cycles to customer-feedback loops.
Five Ideas: Innovation
Watch the latest Innovator's Playbook to learn how BT Group's leaders are leveraging cloud, mobile and social to provide an outstanding customer experience. Plus, find out what Oracle's latest research reveals about creating an innovative culture, and more.
Executive Viewpoint: Freeing Up Resources for Innovation
From C-Central: Sonny Singh, senior vice president of the Oracle Industries Business Unit, talks about the challenges and opportunities CIOs face in managing the complexities of today?s IT environments.
The Hunt for Innovation
10 insights for helping companies improve their efforts at identifying, nurturing, and generating innovation from Bob Evans, Oracle Senior Vice President, Communications.
Innovative Companies Capitalize on Failures and Feedback (pdf)
The world's most innovative companies not only permit failure, but welcome and harness it to craft more successful ideas, according to Cultivating business-led innovation, an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by Oracle.
Innovation at Work: How smart IT solutions are inspiring fresh ideas among the workforce
Due to privacy concerns, many health services professionals are reluctant to use social media to answer medical questions from patients. But a partnership between University of Louisville's Russell W. Bessette, MD, associate vice president of health affairs at Uof L, and Priscilla Hancock, PhD, vice president of information technology/chief information officer, inspired a new approach.
A Simple Formula
In The Laws of Subtraction, Matthew May, Toyota-veteran and Toyota veteran and founder of ideas agency Edit Innovation, challenges leaders to apply constraints, simplify rules—and even encourages them to spend time doing nothing. Here, he explains how his approach drives innovation and project success.
Six Steps to Innovation
Oracle worked with the Economist Intelligence Unit to conduct a global survey exploring the characteristics of companies that promote innovation. The findings revealed six successful strategies—in addition to some reversible mistakes—that influence innovation within the workforce.