THE BUSINESS CASE FOR THE ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT OF CORNING PROGRAM MANAGERS

In early 2007, Joe Miller, the chief technology officer, detailed a proposal for doubling the rate of productive innovation. The pipeline was and is full of a number of promising technologies that require wise stewardship to enhance successful implementation. Mark Newhouse, senior vice president, had just completed a review of innovation successes and failures across the past thirty years within Corning. Some common themes emerged and were addressed in the formation of a “Strategic Growth Organization” designed to shepherd new opportunities that did not fit within an existing business. In addition, a corporate technology council and a strategy and growth council ...

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