Opinions about CIOs’ agendas for 2018 vary.
Gartner, who surveyed more than 3000 CIOs, has suggested that the roles of IT leaders are changing. As digitisation continues to advance, business expectations and technology trends are shifting. In 2018, CIOs will be focusing less on technology and more on information. They are moving away from technical roles and they’re becoming business executives. Their job is to make smart decisions, based on in-depth customer data, that will help to achieve their organisation’s chief objective, GROWTH. More than 120 IT leaders were surveyed at Crimson’s Innovation Conference in 2018. When asked the question ‘Compared to five years ago, is the CIO more or less important to your organisation?’ 73% responded that CIOs had become more important and only 9% said their CIO’s role had stayed the same.