Gartner Research

Develop the Right CTO Competencies to Support Business and IT Operations and Innovation

Published: 08 September 2016

ID: G00313794

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch , Betsy Burton

Summary

CTOs help manage the complexity resulting from organizations' efforts to exploit digital business innovation. We have identified key competencies for CTOs in end-user organizations and identify which of these they must master based on the type of CTO role they hold.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Four Types of CTO Role
  • Competencies of the CTO Role
    • Competencies All CTOs Need
    • Common Groupings of CTO Competencies
  • CTOs Focused on IT Operations
    • Actions to Succeed and Thrive in This Role
  • CTOs Focused on Technology-Enabled Business Operations
    • Actions to Succeed and Thrive in This Role
  • CTOs Focused on Technology-Enabled Business Innovation
    • Actions to Succeed and Thrive in This Role
  • CTOs Focused on IT Innovation
    • Actions to Succeed and Thrive in This Role

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