In his Forbes piece, George Bradt argues against Chief Innovation Officers.
The whole premise behind a Chief Innovation Officer goes beyond useless to completely and utterly counterproductive. If one person is in charge of innovation, everyone else are not. And they must be. Anyone not innovating is falling behind those that are. Darwin taught us that that is a bad thing. So: No Chief Innovative Officers. No distinctions between scientific, artistic and interpersonal leaders. Everyone is responsible for innovating, creating and leading.
In high engagement cultures, everyone is invited, prepared and connected to innovate where they are in the organizations and their markets. Everyone shares responsibility for intrapreneurial mindsets and initiatives.