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2018 CEO Survey: CIOs in Manufacturing Must Advance Executives' Digital Capabilities

Published: 06 April 2018

ID: G00354166

Analyst(s): Frank Ridder


Gartner's 2018 CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey reveals industry differences on digital business. CIOs in manufacturing must manage a higher corporate risk appetite and lower executive leadership capabilities than peers in other industries and must advance executives' digital capabilities.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Manufacturing CEOs' Increasing Risk Appetite Will Require Investing in Risk Management
  • Better Product Digitalization Demands Strengthening Governance and Relationships Between IT, Manufacturing Operations and Business Leaders
  • Digital Business Initiatives Require CIOs to Raise Digital Competence on the Executive Level

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