EMC’s Innovation Network, led by the Office of the CTO, seeks to solve the company’s most pressing business problems. Their Innovation Roadmap outlines the process. The roadmap begins with executives posting challenges. Then, in a competition- like manner, employees then submit their solutions and winners are chosen. Those winners present at an Innovation conference whose participants are partners, customers, and other external stakeholders in addition to EMC employees. Those solutions then enter the incubation period where the idea is prototyped and tested before implementation.