re: CIO Profiles: Manish Kapoor Of NuStar Energy
One thing we had to leave out of the digital magazine version of this profile because of a lack of space:
-- How do you give your teams room to innovate and experiment, as
opposed to do run-the-business or hard ROI projects?
"We are not a technology company; therefore, we don't have a lot of room for innovations and experiments per se. Most of our innovations come from the fact that we try to resolve business problems by spending fewer dollars and building applications that perform better than those of our peers or industry. I am very proud of my team for the solutions they have put into place the past couple of years, which led to NuStar receiving the Top Innovator award in the Energy and Utility category from InformationWeek in 2012. We also received the Special Award in Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) from ESRI in 2012 for our innovations."