CIO and IDG released the 2017 State of the CIO report this week. Their findings are useful not just for the CIO role in general but also for exploring the connection between the CIO and analytics initiatives. Looking at the report through the lens of data and analytics, I had three reactions to the survey results:
- CIOs should consider using analytics to drive business innovation, backing up their transformational and strategic activities with concrete resources.
- CIOs and line of business leaders should consider communicating even more and syncing expectations through data and analytics.
- CIOs should consider investing in a data and analytics roadmap to enable themselves as both business strategists and technicians.