Gartner Research

How to Add Everyone's IT CIO to Traditional CIO Leadership

Published: 17 April 2014

ID: G00260055

Analyst(s): Simon Mingay , John P. Roberts, John Mahoney


We outline why and how CIOs need to develop the role of leading Everyone's IT, one of the four futures of the CIO role, in which an understanding of industrywide and ecosystem issues is critical. We identify the main actions necessary to add this role to a traditional CIO role.

Table Of Contents


  • Characteristics of Adding an Everyone's IT CIO Role to Traditional CIO Leadership
  • Critical Success Factors of an Everyone's IT CIO and How to Achieve Them
    • Innovate Information Communities Using IT
    • Review and Restate Accountability
    • Build Trust With the CEO, CMO, CFO and Business Unit Heads
    • Build the Guardrails and Supporting Services
    • Create Supporting Capabilities and Services

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