Gartner Research

CIO Innovation and Strategic Business Change Leadership Primer for 2019

Published: 11 January 2019

ID: G00375765

Analyst(s): Brian Prentice , Tsuneo Fujiwara , Peter Skyttegaard , Heather Colella , Nicholas Evans


With digital technologies accelerating the speed of business change, enterprises need a new approach to strategy, one that integrates business models, information and technology, design thinking, and disruptive innovation. This research agenda is designed to help CIOs in that effort.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What is included in an effective business model and business operating model?
    • How can enterprises create engaged audiences using digital design capabilities?
    • How can CIOs achieve a unified business strategy?
    • How can CIOs lead and manage innovation?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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