It’s Time to Increase Your Digital Bet

Jaime Capella
Jaime Capella

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For you CIOs, Jaime Capella of CEB now Gartner says it much better than Charles Dickens in this case:

“It’s a great time to be a CIO. There’s never been a better time to be a CIO — the level of opportunity, the level of visibility, the old proverbial ‘seat at the table’ is no longer a question. The question is, can we scale our digital capabilities fast enough? Is the CIO savvy enough to make the investment justification cases necessary to modernize the company’s infrastructure in a way that can scale and support digital capability?”

How can CIOs guide the enterprise to make the right decisions — and gamble a bit — on digital transformation? Jaime Capella, principal executive advisor with CEB now Gartner’s IT Practice, rejoins Gartner ThinkCast correspondent Mary Mellor for insights on how to spur digital investment that makes a difference, and how CIOs can navigate the tricky political waters that churn up around investment discussions.


  • 01:04 — How IT investment broken?
  • 03:08 — Digital investments
  • 04:03 — Navigating organizational politics
  • 05:30 — Seizing the opportunity


Jaime M. Capella is a Principal Executive Advisor with CEB, now Gartner, focused on helping CIOs and senior IT executives improve their management practices and advance their careers. Mr. Capella has spent almost two decades studying the strategies, leadership principles, management practices, and organizational innovations used by the best companies to maximize value from digital investments. He has facilitated hundreds of leadership conferences and roundtables with CIOs, Chief Enterprise Architects, and other senior executives from Fortune/FT 500 companies. He also frequently helps leadership teams develop their strategic plans and scorecards.


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