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Where Innovation Comes From

Mark van Heijningen

· Tech Media and Telco

In this episode of The Aligned Leader, I interview Mark van Heijningen, Chief Digital Officer at cablex, on his journey, why it’s important to have the human in the center of innovation and how he leads through change.

We discuss how to deal with different stakeholder groups, how sometimes innovation comes from customer needs and sometimes from technology capabilities and how to integrate a centralized and decentralized organization into a common model.

Watch the full interview below.

About Mark van Heijningen

Mark van Heijningen is Chief Digital Officer at cablex AG, a subsidiary of Swisscom. The company specializes in the construction, maintenance and operation of high-performance ICT and network infrastructure solutions, as well as the planning and implementation of forward-looking "Smart Infrastructure" projects. Mark is responsible for the transformation of cablex to embrace the opportunities driven by digitalization.

Before his current position Mark was Head of Smart City at Swisscom B2B and held various positions in strategy, partner management and business & IT consulting. In addition, Mark is a guest lecturer at different Swiss universities for business model innovation and digitalization and regularly provides key notes at conferences.