Gartner Executive Programs

2014 CIO Agenda

World-Leading Research
With 2,339 CIOs responding to the Gartner 2014 CIO Survey, this annual appraisal of CIO priorities had the highest participation in survey history. Including all major industries and geographies, survey respondents represent more than $300 billion in IT spending. Survey results provide CIOs with superior direction and insight as they establish and refine their plans for 2014 and beyond. Combined with deep Gartner insight on the CIO role, findings from the survey informed the creation of the Gartner 2014 CIO Agenda.

CIO Agenda 2014

Dave Aron VP, and Gartner Fellow

Taming the Digital Dragon: The 2014 CIO Agenda
In 2014, CIOs must transition to a new era of enterprise IT — an era of digitalization that impacts strategy, leadership, structure, talent and financing. Today's CIOs face a host of digital opportunities and threats, with all industries in all geographies undergoing radical digital disruption. This is a CIO's dream come true and a career-changing leadership challenge. 2014 will be a year of meeting ongoing needs for efficiency and growth while exploiting the new digital paradigm.

Powerful digital and societal forces have created much broader and deeper opportunities and threats than the scope of traditional enterprise IT covers. The 2014 CIO Agenda explains why CIOs need to act and how they can act fast and act smart to protect their enterprises, their IT organizations and themselves.

About the 2014 Gartner Executive Programs CIO Survey

  • Annual survey since the year 2000 — the largest of its kind
  • 2,339 CIOs responded, representing more than $300 billion in IT budgets and covering all major industries and geographies
  • Survey conducted from September to December 2013