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China Summary Translation: 'The Three Steps Every CIO Should Take to Create New Digital Businesses, Products or Services'

Published: 20 May 2019

ID: G00389517

Analyst(s): Lars Van Dam , Daniel Sun


The transformation to digital is a "make it or break it" opportunity for CIOs. This research enables CIOs to apply the business strategies of technology companies to achieve digital success.

Table Of Contents



The Three Steps Every CIO Should Take to Create New Digital Businesses, Products or Services

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Step 1 — Shape Strategic Thinking and the Planning Process and Gain Influence by Adopting Two Gartner Business Strategy Methods
    • Method 1 — Business Strategy Innovation Matrix
    • Method 2 — Apply Positioning to Frame Disruptive Intent
    • Guiding and Influencing Discussions With Executive Peers and the CEO
  • Step 2 — Apply Core Tenets of Successful Technology Product Management to Shift to an External-In Mindset and Focus on Business Innovation
  • Step 3 — Use Experience in Driving Innovation and Operational Excellence for Technology Initiatives to Form and Execute Business Innovation


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