2015 CEO Survey: Committing to Digital




Gartner’s 2015 CEO and Senior Executive Survey finds that growth is the priority and technology is a primary tool, but the need for deep, structural change is not yet fully recognized.



Key Findings

  • Most CEOs expect positive business conditions and accelerating technology innovation.

  • Twenty-five percent of CEOs cite technology-related issues in their top business priorities for 2015 and 2016.

  • Digital revenues will double to 41% by 2019; 63% of CEOs will increase technology investment in 2015.

  • Ninety-five percent of CEOs do long-term planning, mostly five to 15 years; 75% do very long term planning.

  • Two-thirds of CEOs say their enterprises are involved in industry-level digital initiatives.

  • Only a third of CEOs are changing their business models, in the next three years.

  • Most CEOs have improved the digital capability of the board and C-suite, or will do so by 2016.

  • Two-thirds of CEOs think their IT departments are up to the tasks ahead.

  • Customer-facing tech investments are most important, with the Internet of Things rising rapidly.

  • CEOs’ security and risk concerns are rising, including the impact of artificial intelligence.


  • CEOs must drive digital more deeply into strategic and business model change.

  • CIOs should drive technology-related change thinking into long-term planning.

  • CIOs should amplify every C-suite, board and industry digital change that CEOs make.

  • CIOs should seize on CEOs’ rising interest in the Internet of Things early.

  • CIOs should “fix the roof while the sun is shining,” as CEOs’ tech belief is at a peak.

  • CEOs and CIOs should collaborate to jolt the executive team out of cyber-risk complacency.


Giuseppe, un caro amico, mi ha detto “Perché non metti una bella lista dei tuoi film preferiti sul tuo blog?”.
Non potevo non accettare la sfida, ma le difficoltà sono parecchie: ce ne sono troppi!!!

Allora ho deciso di andare per ordine (da brava Svizzerotta direbbe qualcuno) e questo è il risultato…