As Networks Evolve, the Role of the CIO Must Change

Originally published July 6, 2018

Today’s CIO is not just expected to understand and integrate technology, but to anticipate how tech can be harnessed to drive business growth and transformation, product evolution, customer satisfaction and employee productivity. CIOs are in a position to drive change across their organizations to help them compete and grow.

Gartner’s annual CIO Agenda Report — the world’s largest CIO survey — emphasizes this point, showing that growth and the supporting digital transformation it requires are at the forefront of the modern CIO’s mind.

The report represents the views of more than 3,000 CIOs across almost 100 countries, covering nearly $13 trillion in revenue and $277 billion in IT spending. It is clear from the report that the evolving technology landscape is changing the very nature of the CIO’s job: from delivery executive to business executive.

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