Gartner Research

CIO Role Evolution Primer for 2019

Published: 22 January 2019

ID: G00383622

Analyst(s): Heather Colella , Tina Nunno , Jenny Beresford


In the digital era, CIOs must increase their contribution to business success by executing as business executives. This agenda explores emerging roles CIOs must embrace, develop and deliver, and how distribution of information and technology leadership capabilities will shift over time.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can CIOs influence digital business understanding to maximize digital business capabilities?
    • How do CIOs become politically savvy leaders in an ever-changing environment?
    • How can CIOs who are new to the role position themselves for success?
  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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