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Recent Research: Life Science CIO Survey Results

by Stephen Davies  |  November 16, 2017  |  Submit a Comment

Each year Gartner surveys CIOs to gather data about company strategies, IT budgets and priorities, digital initiatives and industry-specific topics. Life science CIOs participate in this survey and our analyst team added questions for these CIOs to offer their unique perspective. Recently we published an early peek at these results.

Here at Gartner, we are often asked how industry peers lead their IT teams and drive organizational change using advanced technology. The CIO survey is a great opportunity to learn, analyze and benchmark your leadership approach and how your company compares to other organizations. Life science leaders, IT and business, consider their challenges to be unique due to high levels of regulation, a complex supply chain and the need for continuous innovation. Each of these challenges is considerable, but life science leaders can learn from other industry leaders also dealing with major obstacles, barriers, and innovation needs.  Life science CIOs can leverage these insights to “hurdle” over their own IT challenges.


Title: 2018 CIO Agenda: Life Science Industry Insights

Summary: Gartner’s CIO Survey reveals opportunities to optimize 2018 IT initiative portfolios. Life science CIOs must overcome their greatest challenge — ensuring business-IT alignment — by linking IT initiatives with top strategic business priorities.

Topics Covered

  • Top Business Priorities
  • Top Tech to Win
  • Top New Tech Spending and Top Cuts in Tech Spending
  • Barriers to Digital Transformation
  • Life Science CIO Challenges

Contact Gartner to discuss the CIO Survey.

Gartner Clients: Click here to make sure you are tracking the life science initiative “Leveraging Digital Strategies for Life Science R&D and Commercial Impact”


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Category: digital  life-sciences  new-research  

Tags: cio  cio-survey  digital  life-science  

Stephen Davies
Research Director
4 years at Gartner
32 years IT Industry

Stephen Davies is a member of the Healthcare team within the Industries Research organization. He covers the technology aspects of commercialization topics (CRM, revenue management, contract management, compliance) for the life sciences area. Read Full Bio

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