Gartner Research

CTO Insights: Why and How CTOs Are Investing in Emerging Technologies

Published: 05 July 2019

ID: G00389349

Analyst(s): Samantha Searle


The CTO role is shifting its focus from IT operations to driving technology innovation. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should work with CTOs to establish the right level of emerging technology investment to achieve competitive advantage for their organization.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • 78% of CTOs Are Investing in New or Emerging Technologies at Varying Paces
    • Key Findings
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • 68% of CTOs Invest in Emerging Technologies to Provide Competitive Advantage to the Business
    • Key Findings
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • 50% of CTOs Are Using APIs, While 49% Are Involved in Adopting Emerging Technologies Focused on Digital Security
    • Key Findings
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • Methodology
    • Additional research contribution and review:

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