2011 CIO Symposium - IT as an Innovator OHTech | September 11, 2011 Innovate: to introduce something new; make changes in anything established. Technology changes so rapidly, that the status quo is definitely not an option. While "the IT department" is often viewed as a support function of the organization, more and more opportunities are arising for IT to be the innovation leader in the company. From deploying new software to integrating leading edge hardware to unleashing creativity, IT can lead the way to a robust innovation environment. Our panelists will share their insight into how they successfully changed the mindset about IT at their company and how they've led their organization to be truly innovative. Panelists: Jim Sage, CIO-The University of Akron, Doug Wenger, CIO-Omnova Solutions, Richard Hutchinson, Progressive Insurance. Listen here.