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C-Suite Leadership and Generative AI: A CIO Perspective

Published: 19 July 2023


Recent advances in Generative AI make it potentially the most disruptive set of technologies and capabilities to hit the global market in decades. CIOs will play a leadership role in GenAI assessment and adoption and have views on levels of C-suite acumen, potential value and top risks.

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Key Findings
  • In looking at Generative AI (GenAI) as a C-suite priority, CIOs report a conservative posture. Forty-five percent of CIOs responding to the 2023 Gartner CIO Generative AI Survey say their C-suites are acting to explore and learn about GenAI as part of their existing leadership efforts, while only 11% indicate a significant effort in the C-suite is underway.

  • CIOs note that C-suite acumen of GenAI is limited. Only 4% indicated their C-suite has full understanding of the technology. CIOs rate their own acumen as only slightly better than their C-suite partners, with over half saying they understand the basics,

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