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At Manulife Financial, innovation is part of IT governance structure

In this CIO Innovators video, Manulife Financial Corp. CTO Harry Pickett describes IT innovation as a function of the IT governance structure.

At Manulife Financial Corp., IT innovation is not a special project layered on top of technology: It is a way of life, and part of the Toronto-based insurance and financial services company's IT governance structure.

In this CIO Innovators video, Chief Technology Officer Harry Pickett describes how he "gets people working together on an innovation agenda," by managing diverse councils that oversee innovation in key areas of the company, including infrastructure operations, enterprise applications, risk management and project management.

Part of the success of this strategy, Pickett says, is "getting people out of their comfort zone" to think about innovation.



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