What CIOs Should Do About Strategic Chief Digital Officers

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This recent Gartner Research report from CIO team analysts Mark Raskino and Tomas Nielsen caught our eye. The Cazena team has been hearing more about Chief Digital Officers, both from newly appointed CDOs themselves and other IT leaders with questions about this new title, how it works and how to get the most value from the role. Whether you are a CDO, CIO or just trying to stay up to date, the report is an interesting read, with useful definitions, predictions and timely advice. 

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Report highlights:

  • Find out how the Chief Digital Officer role is commonly defined and why more companies are adding the title: "Gartner estimates that currently 15% of large enterprises have a CDO role."
  • Learn more about the different types of Chief Digital Officers, as identified by the authors: "CDOs come in at least three varieties." The analysts share common characteristics of each. 
  • Get advice on how to collaborate effectively: "Many enterprises appoint a strategy-oriented chief digital officer to lead a digital transformation. CIOs should treat this kind of CDO as an ally, not a rival. CIOs can strengthen their position by taking four steps to support the CDO before the role fades away."

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