CIO outlook 2017: Five elements of the new IT operating model

CIO outlook 2017: Five elements of the new IT operating model

CIO outlook 2017: Jettison the plan-build-run model, form fusion teams, hire agile learners, double down on IT risk and spearhead a plan to maximize the value of data. Here’s how.

The CIO outlook for 2017 can be summed up in one word — digitization. Next year’s agenda will be shaped by companies’ efforts to use next generation technologies to transform products, channels and operations. At the same time, all the work that IT has done in previous years won’t have gone away, so the old adage about building the ship while sailing has never been more true.

In conversations with hundreds of CIOs globally, we’ve heard about their biggest priorities for 2017. Collectively, it’s an impressive list of plans to change IT’s operating model, adopt new ways of working, upgrade IT talent, and come to grips with some of digitization’s most significant business implications. Here is our CIO outlook for the coming year in five steps.

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