InformationWeek Profiles ACTIVE President, Darko Dejanovic

Darko Dejanovic Chief Technology, Product,  and Innovation Officer,  Active NetworkInformationWeek Magazine profiles our President, Darko Dejanovic, in its latest CIO feature!

This profile stems from our recent first place win on the InformationWeek 500 list in the Information Technology category, and 29th overall. The InformationWeek 500 is a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. ACTIVE was recognized for its RTP LivePass™ technology for ski resorts.

Curious to know his most important career influence or what’s playing on his iPod right now? Below are some highlights from his conversation with the magazine:

Most important career influencer: My mother taught me the importance of being honest and ethical, and that if you aren’t, you might advance in your career, but you’ll likely be penalized along the way.

How I give my team room to innovate and experiment: To innovate, keep things simple. Overdeveloping products is a common mistake that hinders innovation. Typically, only a few key features and functions really matter, and that’s where you should concentrate your efforts. We push our teams to experiment and innovate around those key things. We also have a small group whose entire mission is to drive innovation.

Favorite band: Maroon 5

If I weren’t a CIO, I’d be … You have to read the full story to find out!