Gartner Research

2015 CIO Agenda: A Latin America Perspective

Published: 30 January 2015

ID: G00272973

Analyst(s): Ione de Almeida Coco, Alvaro Mello


This research addresses how Latin America CIOs are facing new digital business possibilities and the "flipping" behaviors they should adopt to succeed. This year's survey clearly shows that CIOs in the region have the opportunity to successfully assume the role of digital leaders.

Table Of Contents


  • Business Context
    • Latin American Companies Are Above the Average IT Budget per Revenue Ratio — Brazil Is Lagging Behind
    • A Large Amount of CIOs in Latin America Report to CEOs
  • Information and Technology Leadership
    • Latin America Is Very Much Aligned With the Top Five Investments Worldwide
    • Latin America Has Increased Adoption of Public Cloud, but a Large Number of Companies Still Have Not
    • Value and Risk Leadership
    • Benefit Analysis Needs Improvement in Latin America — Some Companies Are Already Doing It
    • A Total of 95% of CIOs in Latin America Use IT Cost as a Main Metric to Indicate Performance — This Needs Immediate Action
  • People and Culture Leadership
    • CIOs in Latin America Are Efficiently Running IT by Using the COO of IT/CTO Role
    • Move From a Command-and-Control Leader to a Coach or Visionary Type of Leadership
    • Companies in Latin America Are Using Several Techniques to Increase Digital Business Awareness
  • Summary

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