Gartner Research

Use CIO Leadership Critical Success Factors for Digital Enterprise Transformation

Published: 30 September 2014

ID: G00269462

Analyst(s): John Mahoney


This research identifies five critical factors that will determine CIOs' leadership success in their digital enterprise transformation. It also provides a self-evaluation tool to help CIOs discover how they perform today, and a range of recommendations to improve their digital leadership readiness.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • CSF 1: Embrace an Expanded Role — the Executive CIO — to Shape Bimodal IT Leadership and Oversee All Technology Enterprisewide
  • CSF 2: Create and Deliver Blended Strategies for Digital Business and Technology
  • CSF 3: Strengthen and Extend the CIO's Influence, Power and Governance
  • CSF 4: Drive Innovative Talent Acquisition and Development Enterprisewide
  • CSF 5: Expand Flexibility and Impact of Your Personal CIO Leadership Style
  • Use the CSFs to Identify Your CIO Digital Leadership Readiness
  • Choose Your Digital Enterprise CIO Development Goals
  • Case Examples
    • From "Traditional CIO" to "Ready for Digital"
    • From "Digital Has Started" to "Ready for Digital"
    • From "Ready for Digital" to "Digital Enterprise CIO"
    • Already a Digital Enterprise CIO

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