CIO Detroit Summit | May 16, 2019 | The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel - Detroit, MI, USA



IT as a Catalyst for Enterprise Innovation

Think Tank - 3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

In the age of data and machines, Information Technology (IT) organizations are uniquely placed to drive Innovation across the company. For years, manufacturing industries has considered IT as a pure efficiency play: either through implementing common systems (Standardization) or automation through removal of manual work (Digitization). With a wealth of multi-disciplinary information and process knowledge within the IT teams, let us discuss how to leverage this dormant strength into a culture of innovation. Walk through some examples of what works and also what does not seem to work


  1. Practical tips on developing innovation culture within IT
  2. How to scale the innovation model from IT into plants & business
  3. Leveraging new technologies to accelerate business value

Presented by:

Soma Venkat, Vice President of IT, Cooper Standard View details