Every company wants to innovate for growth & profitability, but is this at the top of business leaders’ agendas? Leaders and resources should be aligned to spur sustainable creativity and innovation, but doesn’t that require a framework for making innovation efforts measurable and results predictable? What does it take to make innovation a critical long-term capability of the enterprise?
Daniel Fallon, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Navistar
As Navistar’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dan Fallon is responsible for evolving Navistar’s IT strategy, simplifying Navistar’s IT environment, streamlining service management & delivery, and enhancing techn... More View all posts
As Navistar’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dan Fallon is responsible for evolving Navistar’s IT strategy, simplifying Navistar’s IT environment, streamlining service management & delivery, and enhancing technology capabilities to directly support Navistar business strategies. Since joining Navistar in 2008, Dan has focused on aligning the IT strategy to Navistar’s business requirements, including its global growth agenda. He also has sourced portions of Navistar’s IT infrastructure to redirect resources to customer-oriented and strategic activities. Dan also is driving an enterprise architecture function. Through that, he is delivering a service-oriented capability that better integrates systems and enables business process flexibility. As Navistar’s CTO, Dan provides leadership for technology standards, architectures, and operations. He works closely with Navistar’s IT Business Partners to deliver secure, reliable, and increasingly flexible IT capabilities. Dan joined Navistar from Accenture where he served as a Senior Executive working most recently in their Technology Services organization. Dan has more than 24 years of experience in the IT strategy, application, and technology areas. Dan holds a BA in Economics and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. Less View all posts
Clayton Christensen, Professor & Author, Harvard Business
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. His resea... More View all posts
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. His research and teaching interests center on the management issues related to the development and commercialization of technological and business model innovation. Professor Christensen holds a B.A. with highest honors in economics from Brigham Young University (1975), and an M.Phil. in applied econometrics and the economics of less-developed countries from Oxford University (1977), where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1979, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar. He was awarded his DBA from the Harvard Business School in 1992. He holds four honoarary doctorates and an honorary chaired professorship at the Tsinghua University in Taiwan. Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Professor Christensen served as chairman and president of CPS Technologies (CPS), a firm he co-founded with several MIT professors in 1984. CPS is a leading developer of products and manufacturing processes using high-technology metals and ceramics such as silicon nitride and silicon carbide. Professor Christensen is the bestselling author of five books, including his seminal work The Innovator's Dilemma (1997) which received the Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year, The Innovator's Solution (2003), and Seeing What's Next (2004). Recently, Christensen has focused the lens of disruptive innovation on social issues such as education and health care. Disrupting Class (2008) looks at the root causes of why schools struggle and offers solutions, while The Innovator's Prescription (2009) examines how to fix our healthcare system. The latter two books have received numerous awards as the best books on education and health care in their respective years of publication. The Innovator's Prescription was also awarded the 2010 James A. Hamilton Award, by the College of Heatlhcare Executives. Less View all posts