Gartner Research

CTO Insights: CTO Responsibilities Are Evolving to Drive Technology Innovation

Published: 13 August 2019

ID: G00390946

Analyst(s): Samantha Searle


The CTO role is moving beyond infrastructure management to focus more on driving technology innovation and leading digital product development. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders who are CTOs should evolve their responsibilities in response to digital business transformation.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • All CTO Roles Share a Set of Core Responsibilities
  • The CTO Role Differentiates in Its Focus on Technology Innovation and Digital Product Management
  • CTOs Maintain a Dual Focus on Technology Innovation and IT Operations
    • Key Findings
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • Methodology

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