CUNA Tech Council white paper explores innovative thinking

CUNA Tech Council white paper explores innovative thinking

July 13, 2018

The CUNA Technology Council has published a new white paper, "I for Innovation: How Technology Executives Foster Breakthrough Thinking.” 

Innovation in financial services can take many forms, from quantum leaps to more incremental advances to enhance service delivery and dial up operational efficiencies. Technology executives are well positioned to lead innovation at their credit unions if they are given the charge and capacity to look beyond managing current information technology (IT) needs.  

This white paper examines: 

  • How chief information and chief technology officers can become agents of change by developing their own leadership competencies and conceptual thinking abilities, and by developing the business acumen and collaborative skills of their staff; 
  • How organizational structures and methodologies support innovation and cultural shifts, enhancing collaboration across business units; and   
  • How IT leaders can set the tone for an innovative environment in which new ideas are welcomed, and employees are coached and rewarded, for moving their teams, departments and credit unions forward.  

CUNA Council members are eligible to receive complimentary copies of this, and hundreds of other white papers. 

The paper is available online in the white paper section of