Quartz – 11/16/17
[Ed. Note: Byline by Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies]
The tech industry prides itself on innovation, taking any opportunity to talk about cutting edge, pioneering, or revolutionary ideas. But too often it skips past what it means to make innovation work, especially at scale.
As a tech CEO for the past 13 years, I have seen thousands of good notions fade away because the creative came without consideration to the practical, functional or secure.
A great deal of the time, the problem is simply that companies don’t do the work. They don’t push enough or they push in the wrong direction. But sometimes, it is merely the seductive nature of a perfect picture on the whiteboard that gets in the way.