Why Wells Fargo says diversity of thought is essential to innovation

By Judy Quinn, Contributing Writer

About five years ago, Mike Duke faced the sophomore slump.

Mike_Duke_07_2014The Chief Innovation Architect and Executive Co-Chair of The Innovators Club at Wells Fargo had recently joined the company from Wachovia, as part of the largest bank merger in U.S. history. An IT executive with experience running product innovation teams, Duke scored an early win by bringing together a group that successfully met a Wells Fargo senior leader’s challenge: to enable him to send money to his daughter straight from his phone. The team came up with many ideas for new features and functions for mobile banking technology as part of that exercise.

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