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Information to Innovation: Jean Holley

Information to Innovation: Jean Holley Editor-at-Large, Praveen Gupta interviewed Jean Holley, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Tellabs, about the role of IT (information technology) in evolving the field of innovation in the corporate world.* *THIS INTERVIEW WAS TRANSCRIBED BY ARVIND SRIVASTAVA. 1. What is your perspective for corporations to sustain profitable growth? A company needs to have a certain amount of innovation in the organization to position itself for future growth. Innovation challenges status quo and traditional thinking. It is a catalyst for change, which is a critical part of sustainable growth. In IT at Tellabs we challenge our traditional practices and are not afraid to try different things, learning from what works and what doesn’t work. You need to have experiments in the organization and a tolerance for trying new things. It also means you are going to have failures. I am less concerned about having successes in everything. I am more concerned about what we learn from successes and failures. To sustain profitable growth, you need to have an innovation engine in your organization and you need to have that talent that isn’t afraid to think into the future and ask, “Why not?” 2. How do we develop that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Innovation Science Emerald Publishing

Information to Innovation: Jean Holley

International Journal of Innovation Science , Volume 2 (3): 4 – Sep 1, 2010

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1757-2223
DOI
10.1260/1757-2223.2.3.141
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Abstract

Editor-at-Large, Praveen Gupta interviewed Jean Holley, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Tellabs, about the role of IT (information technology) in evolving the field of innovation in the corporate world.* *THIS INTERVIEW WAS TRANSCRIBED BY ARVIND SRIVASTAVA. 1. What is your perspective for corporations to sustain profitable growth? A company needs to have a certain amount of innovation in the organization to position itself for future growth. Innovation challenges status quo and traditional thinking. It is a catalyst for change, which is a critical part of sustainable growth. In IT at Tellabs we challenge our traditional practices and are not afraid to try different things, learning from what works and what doesn’t work. You need to have experiments in the organization and a tolerance for trying new things. It also means you are going to have failures. I am less concerned about having successes in everything. I am more concerned about what we learn from successes and failures. To sustain profitable growth, you need to have an innovation engine in your organization and you need to have that talent that isn’t afraid to think into the future and ask, “Why not?” 2. How do we develop that

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International Journal of Innovation ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2010

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