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2016 CEO Survey: CIOs Must Act on Senior Business Executives' Positive Rating

Published: 31 March 2016

ID: G00301198

Analyst(s): Diane Morello


Gartner 2016 CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey results characterize CIOs as having more influence and power than CIOs perceived for themselves. CIOs need to close the gap; put simply, the leadership opportunity is theirs to win or lose.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • CEOs and other senior business executives think more highly of CIOs' influence and power than do CIOs, suggesting that CIOs step up, take action and drop the refrain that they get no respect
  • More than half of pioneering CEOs and senior executives view CIOs as trusted allies, reinforcing the need for CIOs to own or take the lead in business innovation
  • Differences between CEOs and CIOs around impacts and outcomes of digital business require a meeting of the minds

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