The CIO Role Is Changing

CIOs must become digital change agents for their organizations

The pace of digital change will never be this slow again.

To keep pace with digitalization and technological innovation, CIOs must reshape their role from delivery executive to business executive. They must help their organizations move beyond digital experimentation and pilots, and bring digital best practices to scale.

“Gartner helped guide us around our strategic planning, our future planning, enhancing our governance models to ensure that we’re firstly client-focused but also outcome-focused and contemporary, moving away from the traditional ICT governance model.”

Michael Draheim

Chief Information Officer, Metro South Health

How we address your top challenges

Digitalization and innovation are transforming your role as CIO from delivery executive to business executive — from controlling costs and re-engineering processes to exploiting data and driving revenue. We have the insights, advice and tools to help you get there.

2019 CIO Agenda: Secure the foundation for digital business

Digital business is reaching a tipping point as enterprises scale their digital capabilities, making it a mainstream objective for private- and public-sector organizations alike.

Three actions for CIOs to transform their digital organizations

CEOs are increasingly turning to digital investments to drive growth. These initiatives must improve product/service competiveness or create new market opportunities. CIOs can lead or help transform their firms to exploit technology innovation and become more digitally product-centric.

Transformation requires collaboration

Changing the culture to be more collaborative requires specifying what that means, getting started through conversation and action, and measuring change.

Enhance your CIO leadership strategy

CIOs have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent their role each year and transform it from enabler to innovator. Gartner CIO conferences offer rich sessions and interactions with fellow CIOs under the guidance of CIO-focused Gartner analysts who are dedicated to advising the leaders of the digital future.

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