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More CIOs report to the CEO, underscoring IT’s rising importance

Jun 06, 2016
From the Advisory Institute

An article from CIO.com featuring KMPG's Marc Snyder and Rick Wright.


According to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO survey, 34% of CIOs surveyed report directly to their CEO, further validating how IT has become increasingly strategic as businesses seek to generate more money using digital technologies,. However, 65 percent of CIOs say the lack of technical talent—particularly for big data analytics—is hampering their efforts to keep up with the pace of change.  

CIOs are no longer focused solely on delivering the right technology to enable the enterprise, rather they are now the key agent of change for moving enterprise strategy forward.  —Marc Snyder, Managing Director, KPMG CIOA Advisory Global Center of Excellence 

With digital strategies increasingly taking center stage in many businesses, more CIOs are reporting to the CEO. However, the tech talent dearth threatens CIOs ability to conduct their work. 


Read More CIOs report to the CEO, underscoring IT’s rising importance at CIO.com.



Explore The Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2016 results on this website.

KPMG, in collaboration with Forbes Insights, surveyed more than 500 business executives to explore the current state of digital and mobile capabilities across industries, read the report here.

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