Innovation Imperative The onslaught of new technologies is changing the business landscape at a higher pace than ever before. Companies can now deploy powerful cloud technologies and bring to market incredible products and services faster than ever before. Firms that capitalize on such capabilities are also able to secure the first-mover advantage ahead of their competitors while also capturing consumer mindshare and business marketshare. Companies must realize that innovation, more than ever before, must be the centerpoint of every dimension of business, management, and leadership. And this imperative cuts through everything, starting with the choice of the future CEO.