Canadian CIOs: Use IT to Transform the Business

Top-performing CIOs play an active role in business model changes, and Canadian CIOs are no exception.

Nearly half of Canadian CIOs are playing an active role in defining new business models for their organizations, demonstrating the emerging importance of IT in delivering business outcomes and value. What’s more is that CEOs are counting on them to do so.

With the rise of digital business, CIOs are increasingly involved in creating business models that were simply not possible in the past. Nearly all top-performing organizations deem IT as important in enabling new business models, and this includes 91% of Canadian organizations.

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The Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda shows that Canadian CIOs are using IT to transform the business.

Like other top-performing global peers, Canadian CIOs are realizing their unique position to both influence the business models of their enterprise and become more than just a provider of IT capabilities.

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Gartner clients can read more in The 2019 CIO Agenda: A Canadian Perspective by Chris Howard.

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Steps CIOs Can Take to Drive Business Model Innovation

Enterprises struggle to successfully transform to a new business model despite their ambitions. It is important for CIOs driving business model innovation to establish a positive mindset for innovation. The REFI approach provides an efficient way for CIOs to drive BMI.

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