According to Gartner’s 2016 CIO Agenda on Building the Digital Platform, CIO power and influence are up from 2014 and continue to increase. Most CEOs see their CIO role as having the most digital leadership responsibility, but how do CIOs feel about this? Are they excited by the challenge or worried about the change?
AtGartner Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, Dave Aron, vice president and and Gartner Fellow, shared the results of an open ended question to CIOs in the 2016 CIO Agenda survey about what they enjoy most and least about their role. He said CIOs are excited by the opportunity and the imperative to lead and drive change, but they are concerned about their ability to cut through organizational policies, processes and politics.