Insight into the CIO Role & Priorities

In its 20th year, the 2021 State of the CIO research provides an understanding of how the role of the CIO continues to evolve in today’s business climate and helps define the CIO agenda for 2021. This webcast, moderated by John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director at IDG Communications, Inc. and Tim Scannell, Director of Strategic Content at the CIO Executive Council, joined by Sarah Naqvi, EVP & CIO at HMSHost and Nathan Rogers, SVP & CIO at SAIC, reviews the study and offers the CIO perspective and advice as they relate to the results of the survey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pandemic & the New Tech Landscape: 37% of CIOs said that their 2020 tech budgets increased due to the global pandemic. Find out how IT was relied upon during this time.

  • CIO Responsibilities: Given this past year, IT leaders are highly focused on security management. See what others areas are taking up their time and expertise. 

  • Revenue-Generating Initiatives: 68% of CIOs say that the creation of new revenue-generating initiatives is among their job responsibilities. Learn how certain actions are growing in importance due to current socio-economic conditions. 

  • Diversity & Inclusion in IT: How are CIOs and IT leaders prioritizing diversity & inclusion among their teams? 72% are making it a priority during the hiring process.

Watch the full webcast to learn first-hand what CIOs are saying about their goals and initiatives. 

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