iTWireTV INTERVIEW: CTO of BMC Software, Ram Chakravarti, explains why a culture of innovation matters, and how to measure success

GUEST INTERVIEW: Harnessing the benefits of digital transformation requires an ongoing culture of innovation, with true company-wide engagement, tangible results that deliver measurable outcomes, along with enough staff with enough time to excel at work while working on the future, with BMC’s CTO a flexibly agile example of doing innovation right.
BMC Software. The company works with 86% of the Forbes Global 50 and customers and partners around the world to create their future.

Proudly boasting a history of innovation that stretches back to 1980, the company today offers industry-leading automation, operations, and service management solutions, combined with unmatched flexibility to help organizations free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead.

Its CTO is Ram Chakravarti, whose responsibilities include BMC’s technology strategy, innovation, cross-pillar tech services, technology advocacy and corporate development.

Recently, Chakravarti wrote an excellent article, detailing how “Digital transformation requires a culture of innovation,” where he noted “few items rank higher on the C-suite agenda than building a more innovative culture in their organisation.”

He continued: “Innovation not only guides them through uncertain times, but it also enables them to be agile and flexible to adapt to new market conditions.”

Chakravanti’s article is a great resource, and I urge you to read it!

iTWireTV had the chance to speak with Ram directly on this topic, with a great conversation on innovation, what it meant, and more.

The video interview is below, after which is a summary of the topics we about, so please watch and read on!

  • I start by introducing Ram, asking him for an update on BMC software, and then asking what an Autonomous Digital Enterprise means.
  • When then spoke in-depth about different aspects of innovation – what is it, how to get employee buy-in, how to measure it, and more, in good detail.
  • We also look at what stands in a company’s way in getting the true benefits of innovation, how to get company-wide employee buy-in on actively engaging in innovative thinking and projects, and plenty more.
  • Ram then shared his views on BMC’s future and growth over the next two years, and what a day in the life of a CTO was like.
  • Next up were memories of Ram’s first computer, great advice received in life, and his final message to readers and viewers.

So, to learn more about Ram Chakravartvi, innovation and BMC Software, please watch the video interview above!


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