CIO's role is to embrace change and tame digital dragons
22 September 2017
Digital business has created a change-ready mindset for 77% of CIO survey respondents in Africa, according to Gartner, Inc.'s annual CIO survey.
Gartner analysts presented these findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, currently hosted in Cape Town this week.
The survey showed that 50% of CIO respondents in Africa are responsible for the digital transformation strategy of their organisation, and 43% are in charge of innovation.
"CIOs in Africa are fully embracing and capitalising on digital business," said Tomas Nielsen, research director at Gartner. "Among respondents from Africa, on average, 29% of organisations' processes have been optimised through digital means. As a result, their role is moving to non-IT responsibilities, forcing them to reimagine their role within the organisation."