How does IT drive Process Innovation?

Recently, I read an article on Harvard Business Review, entitled: Look to IT for Process Innovation? - Brad Power -HBR

The blog article poses: Are companies missing out on the product and process ingenuity of IT people? The author thinks many companies are missing out by not including IT in business strategy and process innovation discussions. He provides examples in the blog about what key tools IT organizations can bring to the table. The examples in the blog include: process improvement ("lean") development framework, rapid ("agile") development techniques, as project teaming.

What other IT competencies can help drive process innovation?

And what else are you doing to make sure your IT organization has a seat at the business strategy table so that you can help drive real process innovation?