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2018 Top Actions for Life Science CIOs: Prioritize Investments in Your Digital Transformation

Published: 19 March 2018

ID: G00351138

Analyst(s): Brad Holmes , Jeff Smith , Michael Shanler , Stephen Davies


Life science CIOs must reduce costs and reinvent their operational model to survive today's highly competitive marketplace. Drive these top actions forward in 2018 to put your organization on the path to success through digital transformation.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Recommendations
    • Gauge Your Digital Progress Versus Your Peers and Digital Leaders
    • Engage Your Organization in a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment
    • Evaluate Your Portfolio Readiness for Outcome-Based Treatments
    • Begin the Transformation to Digital With a Data Roadmap
    • Optimize Business and IT Alignment Using the Gartner CIO Survey
    • Increase Innovation by Reimagining the R&D Operating Model

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