Gartner Executive Programs

2015 CIO Agenda

World-Leading Research
With 2,810 CIOs responding to the 2015 Gartner CIO Survey, this annual appraisal of CIO priorities had the highest participation in survey history. Including all major industries and geographies, survey respondents represent approximately $12.1 trillion in revenue/public-sector budgets, and $397 billion in IT spending. Survey results provide CIOs with superior direction and insight as they establish and refine their plans for 2015 and beyond. Combined with deep Gartner insight on the CIO role, findings from the survey informed the creation of the Gartner 2015 CIO Agenda.

Flipping to Digital Leadership: The 2015 CIO Agenda
The digital world and its ramifications have moved from the shadows to center stage, creating winners and losers in all industries and geographies. Cloud, mobile, social and big data are already central to business thinking, and the next set of digital technologies, trends, opportunities and threats is creating yet another competitive frontier.

According to our 2015 survey data, not only do CIOs expect, and aspire to, a leading role in digitalization, their CEOs expect them to step up and lead the digital charge during this critical transition period.

But incrementally improving IT performance won't be enough. To seize this unique opportunity and ensure that their enterprises survive and thrive in an increasingly digital world, CIOs must radically adapt their leadership to the "digital now, digital first" reality — "flipping" their information and technology leadership, value leadership and people leadership practices.

This year's CIO Agenda, including multiple 2015 action items, explains how CIOs can flip between old and new behaviors and beliefs, and why they must do so to successfully deliver on the digital promise.

About the 2015 Gartner Executive Programs CIO Survey

  • For the last 15 years — the largest annual survey of its kind
  • 2,810 CIOs responded, representing approximately $12.1 trillion in revenue/public-sector budgets, and $397 billion in IT spending, and
    covering all major industries and geographies (84 countries)
  • Survey conducted June through August 2014