January 25, 2016

Are You The Spark That Ignites Innovation In Your Organization?

Are You The Spark That Ignites Innovation In Your Organization?

Are You The Spark That Ignites Innovation In Your Organization? Innovation can drive the success of an enterprise. Today, in the midst of digital transformation, the individual or organization that scouts, mentors, and infuses new ideas and technologies into the enterprise is indispensable. At some organizations, the role of the technology scout is informal. In others, it is the assigned responsibility of a designated technology gatekeeper.

As the rate of technological innovation accelerates, the education industry is a primary beneficiary of the advancements. The progress not only enhances the personalization of learning, but it fosters a growing creativity among students. New, emerging concepts expose students to innovation that inspires their curiosity and triggers their imagination. Stimulating creativity is one of the most important goals for schools as they prepare students for a world where robots and AI are increasingly eliminating the more routine, less creative jobs. We are learning just how aggressively school IT departments can be in evaluating new technologies as results of our Smart School survey continue to flow in.

Do you feel it is important for your school or university to keep up with the latest, bleeding-edge (just ahead of leading-edge) technology? If so, how do you stay informed?

Take our short survey about keeping up with innovation and you’ll be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini 4. We’ll share the full results in a blog later this winter.

According to PwC, 80% of CEOs believe innovation drives efficiency and leads to competitive advantage. Virtual reality, augmented reality, Google Cardboard, beacons, and more are transforming education. Do you rely on Gartner or send a delegate to the annual Consumer Electronics Show to learn about the latest tech? Does your organization have a techno-intrepreneur?

Take our survey about how IT leaders scout emerging innovation to advance the organization’s mission. It takes only 2 minutes and maybe you’ll win an iPad mini 4. Thanks for your help!

About The Contributor:
Bob NilssonDirector of Vertical Solutions Marketing

Bob Nilsson is the director of vertical solutions marketing at Extreme Networks. In this role, Mr. Nilsson leads the Extreme Networks strategy and programs for vertical markets including Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Federal Government, and Hospitality. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing IT systems to Global 1000 companies worldwide. Before joining Extreme Networks Bob was VP Marketing at Clear Methods. Prior to that Bob held senior marketing positions at Digital Equipment and HP. Bob holds an SB degree in EE from MIT and MBA from Columbia Business School.

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