Gartner Research

Boards Should Appoint Top-Flight CIOs and CTOs as Nonexecutive Directors

Published: 03 January 2019

ID: G00376078

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino

Summary

Digital disruption of industries should cause boards of directors to infuse more technology wisdom into their ranks, but our research shows it’s lacking. CIOs can change that.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Digital Business Is Becoming a Material, Ongoing, Board-Level Issue in Most Industries
  • All Over the World, Boards Have a Deficiency of C-Level Tech Experience Within Their Ranks
  • If Appointed as NEDs, Top-Flight CIOs and CTOs Can Help Fill That Talent Gap
  • Through Collective and Individual Supply-and-Demand Actions, CIOs Can Change the Situation
    • How to Correct the CIO Board Member Shortfall From the Demand Side
    • How to Correct This Shortfall From the Supply Side
    • Becoming Board-Ready
    • Becoming Board-Appointment-Visible and Sought
  • Final Recommendations

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client