Gartner Research

CIOs Must Drive Rapid Change and Experimentation in the Enterprise for Greater Innovation and Competitive Advantage

Published: 05 November 2014

ID: G00260204

Analyst(s): Ansgar Schulte, Kurt Potter


Developing strong enterprise capabilities for rapid change management and experimentation is mandatory for digital business success. CIOs must lead this cross-functional endeavor and lay the groundwork by addressing four key areas.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand and Share With Your C-Level Peers the Strategic Imperative for Rapid Change and Experimentation in the Digital Economy
  • Explain the Business Rationale for a Dedicated, Multidisciplinary Center of Excellence and Promote IT's Catalyzing Role in It
  • Develop, Jointly With Your CFO and Other Enterprise Stakeholders, a Quick and Effective Way to Engage, Fund and Disengage From Innovative Initiatives
  • Work With Your Chief HR Officer and Business Peers on Supplying the Right Skills Set to the Center of Excellence and Create a Positive Culture of Learning by Failure

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.