Gartner Research

2016 CIO Agenda: Global Perspectives on Building the Digital Platform

Published: 25 February 2016

ID: G00297534

Analyst(s): Andy Rowsell-Jones , Partha Iyengar , Poh-Ling Lee


This research compilation provides CIOs with a global perspective that expands on the 2016 Gartner CIO Survey. We compare and contrast geographic regions and industries to bring CIOs a stronger understanding of the global landscape and their relative position in it.

Table Of Contents


  • The Global Digitalization Surge Continues as IT Purse Strings Loosen
    • IT Budget Purse Strings Loosen, but Just a Little
  • Digital Visionaries Are Harnessing Platforms to Win
  • Digital Threats Are Diversifying
  • Bimodal Adoption Varies by Geography and Industry
  • Talent Remains the Biggest Barrier to CIO Success Almost Everywhere
  • Leading Digital Transformation Needs the CIO to Transform, Too
    • In Digital, the Strength of the CIO/CEO Relationship Matters
    • CIOs Are Enjoying the Opportunities to Lead Change, but Must Find Ways to Handle the Politics and to Make Space and Time

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