Gartner Research

2018 CIO Agenda: Global Perspectives on the New Job of the CIO

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00346865

Analyst(s): Tomas Nielsen , Jan-Martin Lowendahl , Andy Rowsell-Jones , Chris Howard


This research compilation provides CIOs with a global perspective on our analysis of responses to the 2018 Gartner CIO Survey. We compare and contrast different geographic regions, enabling CIOs to better understand the global landscape and their relative position within it.

Table Of Contents


  • Growth Dominates the Agenda
  • As Enterprises Emerge From the Global Financial Crisis and Embrace Digital Business Transformation, the Nature of the CIO Job Is Being Reshaped
  • Security Threats Will Continue to Increase
  • Adoption of Disruptive Technologies Is Accelerating
  • CIOs Anticipate Digital Scaling
  • It Is Time to Define the New Job of the CIO
    • Leading Like a Business Executive
    • Embracing Growth and Digital Transformation
    • Mastering Change
  • The New Job of the CIO Must Now Be Lived
    • Revitalizing Digital Teams
    • Building Bench Strength
    • Rebalancing the Technology Portfolio

Research Highlights

  • Digital Urgency: An Industry-Specific Digital Business Benchmark
  • Deep-Dive Into Geographies and Sectors

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