Gartner Research

CIO Role Evolution Primer for 2018

Published: 18 January 2018

ID: G00348483

Analyst(s): Ian Cox , Irving Tyler , Heather Colella , John MacDorman


In the digital era, CIOs must increase their contribution to business success by executing as business executives. This agenda explores the new role of CIO, as it evolves from controlling costs and streamlining processes to exploiting data to drive revenue and scale digital business.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What is the CIO's relationship with other CxOs?
    • How does a CIO become a politically savvy leader?
    • How does a new CIO position oneself for success?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading

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