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2018 CEO Survey: CIOs Should Guide Business Leaders Toward Deep-Discipline Digital Business

Published: 06 April 2018

ID: G00354611

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino


CIOs can use trend insights from the 2018 Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey to deepen the enterprise's discipline and commitment to digital business.

Table Of Contents


  • Report Overview
  • CEO Priorities and Business Landscape Assessment in 2018 and 2019
    • Growth Is CEOs' Top Priority, but Capacity Limits Are Changing in How It Will Be Achieved
    • Digital Business Matters to CEOs as Much as Ever
  • Analysis and Advice
  • Lock in the Leadership to Deep Digital Business Change
    • Confirm Commitment
    • Assert Authority
    • Tune the Table
  • Make the Model Shift to the New Digital Business Model(s) Ahead
    • Crystalize the Model
    • Commit the Revenue Switch
    • Start Digital Productivity Engineering
  • Transform the Talent Base to Fuel the Future Digital Business
    • Make Talent the No. 1 Priority
    • Develop a Talent School
    • Specify the Culture Shift
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • Survey Firmographics

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