The future for CIOs: Which way is up?
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Technology has thrust the CIO centre stage. There are now plenty of opportunities for ambitious CIOs to make their mark on the business. In recent years, a handful of CIOs have even become CEOs of major businesses, so attitudes about the role among business executives are clearly changing. The question for CIOs in Asia-Pacific is, are they ready? To find out, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey, sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems, of 1,000 senior executives from across the region. To get a rounded view of the topic, respondents were drawn from the IT function and from non-IT functions. This executive summary—available in English and Mandarin—highlights what businesses across Asia-Pacific expect from their CIOs and how CIOs view their future prospects.