Are you “Born to be digital”?

How leading CIOs are preparing for a digital transformation

Digital technologies – including social media, the cloud, data analytics and mobile – are rapidly emerging as disruptive forces for businesses in all industries. They are fundamentally changing the ways in which consumers interact with companies and brands, while also opening up new business models at the heart of these firms.

With every month that passes, more services go digital. Just think: when did you last book a flight without going online? Or go into a bank branch to transfer funds? This race for digital presents a huge opportunity for CIOs, especially those who aspire to take on bigger and more influential roles.

EY’s Born to be digital: how leading CIOs are preparing for a digital transformation, published in spring 2014, surveyed over 180 CIOs, chief technology officers and subject matter experts from a range of industries that use information technology (IT) intensively.

Our new addition to this report, Born to be digital- Executive briefing has been developed specifically for the time-pressed executive who is looking for a crisp and clear overview of the main report findings. It includes findings such as the following:

  • CIOs see digital as a major opportunity to fulfill their career aspirations.
  • Proactive CIOs within IT-intensive industries are better suited to transforming their businesses and their careers.
  • Despite having a seat at the top table, not enough CIOs are grasping the potential for digital transformation. This is opening the door for new specialist roles, such as the chief digital officer.
  • The CIOs who are most strongly aware of the key role they have in developing business show a distinct set of six characteristics that help them stand out.

All materials are part of the EY CIO program which aims to facilitate networking and addressing the personal interests of CIOs as they develop themselves, their teams, their functions and their careers. If you want to find out how digital-ready you are, use our interactive self-assessment!

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