Mark Turrell is CEO of Imaginatik, a publically listed innovation company with offices in Boston, London and Berlin.Imaginatik 'provides unique enterprise software, processes and insights to tap into the Collective Genius for collaborative innovation and problem solving' and works with a wide variety of clients on innovation and idea management programs.We discuss enterprise scale programs with regulatory boundaries and complicated enterprise security requirements in multiple languages.Mark says innovation is being decimated in the current economy... Imaginatik, using the mature tool set which grew out of the last ten years of innovation, are doing extremely well as companies lay of their core innovation teams.We have an interesting conversation around crowdsourcing:Mark uses this example with his clients: 'do you need to have US or Belgian style democracy in their crowd sourcing planning? The US style gives you an absolute right to vote or not vote: The Belgian style is to be fined 500 euros if you don't vote. Requisite volume of participants is very important to achieve your objectives- I make the point that security and scale are the two differentiators between lightweight applications and enterprise wide roll outs.Rapidly changing leadership models are beginning to have an effect on how we engage as humans; command and control is under pressure as never before.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?