Now in its 21st year, the Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2019 is the largest IT leadership survey in the world, with over 3,600 responses from CIOs and technology executives across 108 countries.
The survey provides direct insight into the priorities, strategies and careers of senior technology leaders around the world. In our digital age, it is no surprise to find that more IT leaders are reporting budget increases than at any other time in the last 15 years - but what are they using this for? How are they managing the balance between the huge opportunities that disruptive technologies such as AI bring and the risks of cyber security, data privacy and regulation?
A clear set of Digital Leaders1 are differentiating themselves from the pack and delivering real business results in nearly every measure. We take a closer look at these, finding that, on average, their time to market is better, their customer and employee experience is superior and their operational efficiency is higher. As a result, both revenue growth and profitability are higher too.
Digital Leaders work collaboratively with the business to put technology in the hands of value creators, clearly recognize the power of data and have a relentless focus on speed and agility.
In our special report, Becoming a future-ready Digital Leader (PDF 123 KB) we reveal how these leaders are outpacing their rivals in six key areas that we believe the IT function must get right in order to deliver business value, as identified in our Future of IT series.
Read the Executive Summary (PDF 52.2 KB)
View the CIO Survey Infographic (PDF 4.4 MB)
Download the full 2019 CIO Survey report (PDF 1.4 MB)
1Organizations identified in the survey as being very or extremely effective at using digital technologies to advance their business strategy.