State of the CIO webcast 2023

In its 22nd year, the 2023 State of the CIO research provides an understanding of how the role of the CIO continues to evolve in today’s business climate and helps define the CIO agenda for 2023.

This exclusive presentation and discussion is presented by CIO and the CIO Executive Council, and hosted by John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director at Foundry. John is joined by Jo Abernathy, CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Gary Jeter, EVP & CTO, TruStone Financial Credit Union who offer their perspectives and advice as it relates to the results of the survey.

Key takeaways:

  • CIOs are optimistic about their tech budget for 2023: 91% of ITDMs expect their tech budget to increase or remain the same this year
  • IT leaders are currently focused on improving the basics and driving innovation in the future: 40% of ITDMs are currently focused on improving IT operations and 32% say that they plan to spend their time driving business innovation in the next 3 years
  • Hiring and finding certain skill sets remains a struggle for IT leaders: The top areas anticipated as the most difficult skills to fill are cybersecurity, blockchain, and data science/analytics
  • CIOs anticipate involvement with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards to increase in the future: Right now, 64% of CIOs say they’re tasked with adhering to ESG standards and are involved in the selection of clean information technology

Watch the full webcast to learn first-hand what CIOs are saying about their goals and initiatives. 

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