CIO Quick Takes: What does innovation look like?

0 Posted by - 12th September 2016 - Technology

Last month, we celebrated our 29th annunal CIO 100 Awards program, which culminated at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes where we honored both award winners and our seven Hall of Fame inductees. The ocean-side venue was impressive, but we were more dazzled by the honorees and their winning projects.

The theme for the CIO event was “Customers in control: The race to innovate.” It’s not just a catchy line.  The race to innovate is being run everyday in every industry and IT leaders are driving transformations where winning is the only option. This installment of CIO Quick Takes continues with that theme. We asked Sanjay Shringarpure, Matthew Lasmanis and Sarah Naqvi this question:

What has been your biggest innovation in the past six months?”

While the answers varied in the specifics of the projects, of course, there’s no mistaking the common denominator. Below you’ll read about how a wine-maker is improving engagement with its distributor’s sales reps by adding collaboration and gamification to its mobile app. You’ll learn how a pharmaceutical company launched a new webinar platform and information portal that lets it medical experts engage virtually with healthcare providers. And, finally, you’ll discover how a company that operates food and beverage concessions in major airports in North America increased sales by developing of an app with dashboards with business critical information for its internal mobile workforce. 

 

Sanjay Shringarpure – CIO, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Sanjay Shringarpure – CIO, E. J. Gallo Winery.

What has been your biggest innovation in the past six months?”

Sanjay Shringarpure – CIO, E. J. Gallo Winery

“In the past six months, we have been focused on leveraging technology to drive engagement across the organization and with our partners. In the vineyards we are developing Geographical Information System capabilities to provide both our grower relations team and the growers with information they need in the vineyard. We are also focused on driving deeper engagement with our third-party distributor sales force.

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