Gartner Research

Ten CEO Information and Technology Resolutions for 2017

Published: 12 January 2017

ID: G00321975

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino , Ivar Berntz , Stephen Prentice, Graham Waller


This research provides thought-provoking digital business leadership New Year's resolutions for the CIO to take to his or her chief executive officer.

Table Of Contents


  • Reset Direction
    • 1. Set an "Unmet Needs" Visionary Agenda
    • 2. Set 10x Digital Metrics Challenges
    • 3. Declare If You Are Fighting or Friending the Digital Giants
  • Remake Culture
    • 4. Cultivate Digital-Era Mindsets in Yourself and Your Team
    • 5. Meet With Your Geeks and Treat Them With Visible Respect
  • Redirect Resources
    • 6. Push for a "COO of Technology"
    • 7. Sell or Shut Down Something to Power Digital Transformation
  • Redevelop Yourself
    • 8. Get a Digital-Native Mentor
    • 9. Play With Alexa and Other "Tomorrow Toys"
    • 10. Deepen Digital Resolve With a "No Way Back" Public Speech

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