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2018 CEO Survey: CIOs Should Be Ready to Change Asset-Intensive Industries' Conservative View

Published: 11 April 2018

ID: G00354901

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup


Asset-intensive industry CEOs suffer from stagnant thinking about change and digital opportunities. They underestimate the value in IT and digital, and do not see underperforming technology as an impediment to growth. But CIOs can exploit the perceived value in IoT and engineering technology.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Change Is Slow in Asset-Intensive Industries, So CEOs Often Don't See the Need to Change
  • CEOs in Asset-Intensive Industries Emphasized IT Less, Which Undermines Competitiveness
  • Outdated Thinking About Digital Means That CEOs Underplay the Economic Value of Investments
  • CFOs Have Strong Influence, and May Cause Companies to Miss Key Technology Ideas
  • Bright Spots Exist in CEOs' Appreciation of IoT and Engineering Skills, Which Can Be Exploited and Expanded On

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