Digital maturity will determine whether businesses sink or swim. At the core of the changes needed to happen throughout the organisation en route to a technologically competent business is the CIO.
In the year ahead, organisations will need to rethink the architecture of the business with the technology capability in mind, according to Irving Tyler, research VP at Gartner.
"The CIO is going to have to take on more leadership responsibilities," weighing in on major business and strategy decisions.
"The CIO is going to have to take on more leadership responsibilities," weighing in on major business and strategy decisions, Tyler said.
With the spotlight on the capabilities they can enable, CIOs will need to "step up their leadership as they did during COVID-19," said Tyler, alerting leaders to the importance of enabling technology throughout the organisations in a collaborative way.
"We're going to have to think about different ways of working together," he said. "And if we do that, we can really take advantage of technology."