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What CIOs Should Do About Strategic Chief Digital Officers

Published: 30 May 2018

ID: G00355251

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino , Tomas Nielsen


Many enterprises appoint a strategy-oriented chief digital officer to lead a digital transformation. CIOs should treat this kind of CDO as an ally, not a rival. CIOs can strengthen their position by taking four steps to support the CDO before the role fades away.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Advise Your Company If It Needs a (Strategic) CDO
  • Decide If You Want to Be CDO
  • Friend and Extend the CDO
  • Plan to Absorb the CDO's Responsibilities
  • Recommendations

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