The Center for Operational Excellence's IT Leadership Network is an organization that brings together technology leaders to collaborate and learn from shared experiences in transferring their IT groups to a culture of operational excellence.

Event Recap: November's forum, feat. Columbus Collaboratory CEO Matt Wald

columbus collaboratory matt waldMatt Wald (pictured, right) runs an organization founded by a group of seven pillars of Columbus’ business and research scene, but some of the biggest challenges they’re facing are formidable for any company, no matter the size or legacy.

It was their desire to collaborate and drive innovation speed that formed the Columbus Collaboratory three years ago, beginning a journey Wald, the organization’s CEO, traced at an November meeting of COE’s I.T. Leadership Network series. Wald’s keynote – an exclusive glimpse inside a company pursuing leading-edge innovation to solve critical business challenges – offered insights on the value of cross-industry collaboration and took a closer look at what’s causing innovation “drag” for companies, holding them back from unleashing the capability they need.

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CoverMyMeds: Innovate, grow - and hold the jargon

covermymeds rick neighbarger nate lusherThe routine “Best Places to Work” features that offer a snapshot of what it’s like to be a part of Columbus-based CoverMyMeds often focus on what stands out at first glance: The pool tables, the beer tap, the jeans-day-every-day vibe. Nate Lusher, an agile coach at the health-care software startup, says the key to understanding the company’s culture is to look closer. He and colleague Rick Neighbarger offered a peek inside the Columbus company’s culture at the latest meeting of COE’s IT Leadership Network series. They also detailed their own efforts to make tools and behaviors key to continuous improvement a part of it, a challenge that’s intrinsic to process improvement efforts at companies of any size.

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The best insights on your operational excellence journey often can come from those who've lived it. Since the Center for Operational Excellence founded the IT Leadership Network in 2012, more than two-dozen speakers have come to The Ohio State University to share best practices in lean I.T. transformations.

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