As Digital Technologies Move to the Heart of Organizations, the Role of CIOs Is Evolving
CIOs are spending less time focused on IT project delivery and more time focused on executive leadership.
45 Hours per month CIOs spent on executive leadership in 2014
60 Hours per month CIOs spent on executive leadership in 2017
BROADER IS BETTER?
CIOs are more likely to have responsibilities outside of IT at better-performing organizations.*
84% of CIOs at top-performing organizations have a broader role
72% of CIOs at typical organizations have a broader role
53% of CIOs at trailing organizations have a broader role
*Performance level of Gartner survey respondents' organizations determined via self-reported IT and enterprise performance scores regarding digital maturity. The three performance categories: top, typical and trailing.
EYES ON THE HORIZON
But investing in emerging technologies—and finding the right talent to execute related projects—remains central to the CIO role.
The percentage of CIOs who this year will invest in (or plan to invest in)…
Talent can be hard to find when it comes to emerging tech, CIOs say.
|Needed new skills||Found skills hard to find|
Source: 2018 CIO Agenda Report, Gartner, 2017