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CIOs Can Play a Pivotal Role in Defining and Harnessing Digital Mesh in the Automotive Industry

Published: 10 May 2017

ID: G00326650

Analyst(s): Martin Birkner


CIOs in automotive or related areas need to push their organizations to understand and leverage the digital mesh evolving in the automotive industry. To win in the digital race, they must assign it the same top priority as quantifying technology trends such as AI, connectivity or vehicle automation.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The amplifying effects of the digital mesh are raising the risk-reward levels across all aspects of the automotive value chain, presenting CIOs with new, unprecedented challenges
  • The fluid and evolving nature of the digital mesh in automotive will require CIOs to implement more-flexible scenario-based technology planning and technology architectures
  • The digital mesh transcends interorganizational and company boundaries, and will require CIOs to adopt evolved metrics and an open, cross-boundary communication style, and to assume an elevated role

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