Gartner Research

Latest CDO Hiring Criteria Reveal Three New Challenges for CIOs

Published: 29 January 2016

ID: G00294642

Analyst(s): Ken McGee


In 4Q15, Gartner interviewed executive recruiters to learn what CEOs seek in hiring chief digital officers in addition to the criteria Gartner established in 2013. The study revealed three digital business areas where CIOs must act.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The hiring of CDOs from outside the organization will drive manufacturing CIOs to develop rapid-response IT organizations
    • Recommendations
  • CDO focus on managing cultural change will inspire CIOs to devote more staff to digital transformation projects
    • Recommendation
  • The expanding number of CDO job titles makes it necessary for CIOs to help the CEO clarify what "digital" means for the enterprise
    • Recommendation


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