The 2018 CIO Agenda: Mastering the New Job of the CIO

Foundational Refreshed: 04 January 2019 | Published: 29 September 2017 ID: G00341914

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As digitalization shifts IT’s focus from technology to information, the CIO is changing from a delivery executive to a business executive — from controlling costs and improving processes, to exploiting data, driving revenue and scaling digital business. This report describes the new CIO role.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    • Acknowledgments
  • Executive Summary
    • Mastering the new job of the CIO
    • Pre-empt disruption
    • Define your new job
    • Live your new job
  • Pre-empt disruption
    • The scaling of digital business is driving changes to the CIO job in 2018
    • The future of growth is not what it was
    • Top performers have broken through the digital wall
    • The job of the CIO is changing
    • Actionable advice on how to pre-empt disruption and respond to digitalization trends
  • Define your new job
    • The new job of the CIO means a mindset change
    • The new job of the CIO means a new approach to time allocation
    • CIOs at top-performing organizations are more likely to report to the CEO
    • Actionable advice on how to define your new job
  • Live your new job
    • Exploit a change-ready IT organization to deliver the new job of the CIO
    • Put in place the right digital team structures
    • Anticipate the impacts of emerging technologies
    • Actionable advice to help you live your new job
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Case Studies
    • Boticario Group transforms the traditional CIO and IT roles into a value-add entity to foster collaboration with the rest of the business
    • The City of Naperville gets smart by leveraging advanced analytics to improve city services
    • Georgia State University rethinks the CIO role to help digital education evolve
    • Globo TV builds a solid foundation to leap ahead in digital business
    • Kaspi Bank shifts focus from selling banking products to helping customers and partners
    • McDermott International is establishing a new digital ecosystem that will help channel new business opportunities
    • POSCO launches a digital Smart Factory initiative to gain a competitive edge
    • PostNord transforms IT culture to deliver digital solutions to customers
    • Sinopec energizes its production and stays relevant by developing the “smart factory”
    • State Bank of India embraces innovation and digitalizes its vast network
  • Appendix: Is Your Organization a Top, Typical or Trailing Performer?
  • Further Reading
    • Related content
    • Gartner Executive Programs reports
    • Core research
    • Book
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