How CIOs Can Lead a Digital Transformation

How CIOs Can Lead a Digital Transformation

How CIOs Can Lead a Digital TransformationHow CIOs Can Lead a Digital Transformation

The ability to build a relationship and trust with the CEO is extremely important to a CIO’s journey to business influencer and digital ambassador.

Influential AgentInfluential Agent

89% of survey respondents feel that the CIO is now a key contributor to business strategies.

Open MindedOpen Minded

90% said the CIO should be a “chief inclusion officer” who promotes an open and innovative culture.

Personally InvolvedPersonally Involved

88% said that hands-on experience in leading digital programs and initiatives is the best way to become a digital CIO.

Speaking UpSpeaking Up

84% said a CIO must articulate a clearly defined digital strategy for a successful digital transformation.

Essential InsightsEssential Insights

82% said that a CIO must understand the business benefits of various digital programs for a successful digital transformation.

Direct ConnectionDirect Connection

62% said the need to build relationships and trust with the CEO is “extremely” important.

IT EmergenceIT Emergence

85% said that marketing is increasingly becoming digital, requiring tech interface.

Driving ForceDriving Force

79% said the customer experience is largely shaped by digital tech.

Background CheckBackground Check

82% said that business experience matters greatly for digital CIOs, and 78% said the same about cross-industry experience.

Higher LearningHigher Learning

86% said an IT degree is required to secure a career as a CIO, and 83% said business management education should be required.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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