After an inspirational story of leadership and building high performing organizations by Pete Goss, the CIO leadership forum kicked off with opening sessions that concentrated on the theme of Amplifying the Enterprise. During the sessions, the audience of more than 300 CIOs provided their initial thoughts on the role of IT, their priorities and key technologies. Using an interactive online polling tool, the CIOs provided the following results.
What is the role of technology in the organization?
Here CIOs indicated technology as playing a significant role in growth and customer facing operations. Together these priorities see figure below, covered 66% of the respondents. Clearly the role and expectations for technology have evolved driven by new technology capabilities (e.g.: mobile, analytics, cloud, etc.) and by new business requirements to capture growth and customer experience opportunities.
Which aspect of amplification will you focus on in the coming year?
Amplifying the enterprise involves applying technology to how an organization sends its signal into the marketplace, handles feedback and makes adjustments and eliminates the distortation that drive cost and complexity. The areas of focus that CIOs provided in Phoenix are below.
Which technology is your top priority for 2012?
Technology > IT, as organizations look to adopt technologies that are qualitatively different from what we normally think of as IT. Mobility, analytics, social, cloud, big data and the like are new technologies that drive not only greater value but provide greater visibility and executive envy. The last question asked of CIOs revolved around their top technology priority for 2012. Here are the answers.
Amplify the Enterprise, is the theme of this year’s Gartner CIO agenda and the leadership forum. How do these survey results stack up against your experience, your expectations and demands? Please share your thoughts.
Welcome to the 2012 CIO Leadership Forum: Europe in London — This Post features the two planning framework slides from the keynote presentation.
London CIO Leadership Forum Final Poll Results – this post contains the results from the same questions asked of CIOs attending the Leadership Forum in London
Technology > IT — a discussion of the differences between technology and IT
Find your human middleware – a discussion of one source of distortion
The sources of distortion — a discussion of distortion and its importance in the 2012 CIO agenda