2020 State of The CIO

CIOs are the CEOs and Strategy Officers of the future. The role of the CIO is crucial to the overall success of the enterprise.

Each year, the International Data Group puts out their “State of the CIO” report which helps define the CIO agenda for the year as well as outlines the responsibilities and challenges facing senior tech leaders.

Here were a few of my key takeaways from the report:

💼 95% of CIOs say that their role is expanding to include new responsibilities – the main areas are cybersecurity (64%), data privacy/compliance (49%), and customer experience (46%).

💼 89% of CIOs say that they are more involved in leading digital transformation initiatives compared to their business counterparts.

💼 CIOs continue to move toward a strategic role – 40% of CIOs fall into a strategic role which is right behind the previous front runner, transformational (42%).

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