Gartner Research

CTO Insights: Which Teams or Functions Report to a CTO?

Published: 04 April 2019

ID: G00380398

Analyst(s): Samantha Searle


CTOs should ensure that teams reporting to them align with their objectives. Gartner’s 2018 CTO Survey revealed that different functions reporting to a CTO vary by persona. EA and technology innovation leaders, including CTOs, can leverage this information to support digital business transformation.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Teams Reporting Into the CTO Vary by Persona, Digital Maturity and Organizational Size
    • Key Findings and Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • 75% of IT Procurement Teams Report Into the Chief Business-Led Technology Innovation Officer
    • Key Findings
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • 71% of IT Security Teams Report Into the Chief Technology Innovation Officer
    • Key Findings
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • 76% of Technology Strategy Teams Report Into the Chief Technology Operating Officer of IT
    • Key Findings
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • Methodology
    • Additional research contribution and review

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