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EDITOR ’ S QUESTION

In today ’ s dynamic global economy , CIOs must remain innovative not only for the sake of their organizations , but to retain their top technical talent . Yet , while few CIOs would argue that innovative environments are the goal , they can oftentimes be challenging to build and maintain .

I would respectfully offer that to accomplish this , the CIO must adopt a philosophy that embraces continuous learning for themselves and everyone on their team .
There are many avenues by which to accomplish this . To start , read , read , read . . . industry publications and blogs , and watch the countless vlogs that are available at your fingertips . virtually infinite body of knowledge coming from all directions , it would be impossible for one person to explore all of it .
In fact , why not assign each team member their own subject area for which to be responsible , and then
The CIO must adopt a philosophy that embraces continuous learning for themselves and everyone on their team .
schedule lunch-n-learns when you or members of your team present your / their findings .
Next , take advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided at industry events and seminars . And finally , it may make sense to invest in the services and research of an industry analyst or two ( or more if your budget supports it ).
And I would be remiss if I didn ’ t also suggest that this valuable knowledge base should be captured , stored and protected . p
These research firms can offer a breadth and depth of knowledge that simply could not be obtained on one ' s own . And finally , divide and conquer . With a
SURYA VARANASI , CTO , STORCENTRIC
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