Boards are ramping up investment in data security and privacy to become GDPR compliant, according the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, to avoid data breaches which have reached an all-time high. In Switzerland, half of the survey participants were still GDPR non-compliant as of 3 April 2018.
CIOs have a difficult tight rope to walk. One the one hand, they’re asked to drive innovation, promote transparency and ensure the responsible use of customer data throughout the organization. On the other, to improve reporting on cyber security, data integrity and resilience. Getting the balance right – between innovation and governance – is where today’s CIOs can make an impact.
The 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey takes a close look at how CIOs are getting to grips with this new balancing act. Presenting the views of 3,958 technology executives from 84 countries – including Switzerland – it’s the largest IT leadership survey ever undertaken.
Taking a look at shifting board priorities, the race towards GDPR compliance and the struggle to find talent in emerging technologies and big data, some of the critical insights from the survey include: