The Innovation Conundrum: Should IT or Digital ‘Own’ The Digital Innovation Agenda? (Episode #8)

May 5, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Virtual (EDT)

Michael Schrage, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (#michael_schrage)

Akira Bell, Mathematica (@akiralynnbell)
Brook Colangelo, Waters Corporation (@BrookColangelo)
Gail Evans, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (@GailEvans_21)

In many enterprises, ‘legacy IT’ and ‘digital natives’ bring different cultures, perspectives and capabilities to data, cloud & platforms. Innovation can be orchestrated from the stewards of legacy systems or it can be spearheaded by the next-gen digerati who will supplement, surround and supplant yesteryear’s code. How do you disrupt something without breaking what works? Perhaps CIOs and CDOs must blend these approaches. In this panel we will clarify and discuss the real-world trade-offs as companies confront ‘software is eating the world’ realities.