Said by Mr. Peter Sondergaard, executive vice president and member of Gartner's operating committee.
Peter Sondergaard leads the company's Research & Advisory organization, which addresses the mission-critical priorities of the CEO and every functional leader in the enterprise. Mr. Sondergaard's organization, including 2,500 research analysts and advisors with deep expertise in IT, Marketing, Supply Chain, HR, Finance, Sales and Legal, serves clients in more than 11,000 enterprises in 90 countries worldwide.
“Digital KPIs will become your enterprise compass, built into the performance objectives of every leader in the organization. These digital KPIs must measure leading, not lagging, indicators,” Mr. Sondergaard said.
“The large ecosystem players measure themselves by the number of registered partners in their ecosystem. You might measure how many ecosystems you participate in, and the conversion rates in each. Digital allows for deeper, outcome-driven measures, and they apply to all industries.”
The new breed of CEO believes their companies must use technology to gain a competitive advantage. Gartner data shows that two-thirds of all business leaders believe that their companies must pick up the pace of digitalization to remain competitive.
“That puts CIOs in the spotlight. They play a part in the digital transformation,” Mr. Sondergaard said. “But it does not mean the exact same thing to every CIO.
To meet the digital challenge, you must understand both what will be expected of you, and what you truly aspire to be.”
Within the enterprise, on any given day, and with any given partner, the leadership the CIO provides may vary. There are three situational roles for the CIO that include: a partner CIO; a builder CIO; or a pioneer CIO.
“The digital value may be either optimization – just efficiency – or full transformation in the form of growth. It is best used to invent something entirely new,” Mr. Sondergaard said. “This is critical because if your organization is not creating new digital business models, or new ways to engage constituents or customers, you are falling behind.”
Mr. Sondergaard pointed out that scale does not merely mean getting bigger. The largest organizations are not the only ones that will win. In the emerging world of interconnected platforms and ecosystems, smaller organizations can very rapidly compete with the largest.
Gartner anticipates three high demand skills for 2018 and beyond,
“We believe that AI will be critical to solving both digital security and IoT challenges,”
Mr. Sondergaard said. “It will be an essential defense, creating a continuously adaptive risk and trust response. So, prioritize your investment in AI, beginning at the top with AI capable leaders.”
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