Gartner Research

The Digital Transformation of Banks Demands a Radical New Approach to Corporate Culture

Published: 12 August 2015

ID: G00278950

Analyst(s): George Ambler, David Furlonger

Summary

Digital transformation represents a fundamental social, cultural and technological shift for historically conservative banks. This set of management changes remains poorly understood by CIOs and business leaders, which threatens the success of transformation initiatives.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The failure to address fundamental social, cultural and demographic shifts — which requires synergies between executive leadership and CIO execution — threatens the success of many digital transformation efforts of bank CIOs
  • Bank CIOs' professional backgrounds, skill sets and day-to-day operational management demands mean they are usually not best-suited to strategic leadership of digital transformation initiatives
  • Bank CIOs' digital transformation initiatives face severe challenges from a critical shortage of technical as well as nontechnical skills, measurement frameworks and sufficient customer knowledge

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