I think I'm fortunate that I get to meet with people on a broad range of topics -- and not necessarily just IT stuff, either :)
EMC is generally seen as a successful company, operating at global scale in an incredibly fast-moving and competitive industry. How we think about important topics (such as innovation) can often be instructive to others who are grappling with similar challenges -- albeit in a different context.
This Wednesday, EMC kicks off its 5th annual Innovation Conference. Although the event itself is quite impressive in its own right, it's far more impressive as just one component of an overall approach to innovation across many fronts.
Rather than simply beat our chests about how innovative we think we might be, we prefer to take a more serious approach and try to share with our customers and partners how we view the innovation challenge, what we've done about it, and the lessons we've learned in the process.
And I've found there are more than a few tidbits here for other corporate leaders who recognize the importance of fostering innovation across their enterprises.