Forbes Insights – The CIO Of 2025: Driving Fundamental Enterprise Change



Over the next five years, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) will lead their companies toward fundamentally new ways of doing business. Already leaders in corporate strategy and innovation, the CIOs of 2025 will be much more heavily invested in business outcomes, with direct responsibility for generating revenue. They will work closely with other leaders to understand how business units make their money and where competitive pressures exist, using their expertise to build solutions specifically aimed at improving topline results. These are some of the key findings from a Forbes Insights survey of more than 650 global CIOs from organizations with annual revenue of $1 billion or more. This brief highlights the key opportunities enterprise CIOs will have in the next few years and the challenges they must confront as they steer their companies toward success—accelerating business and generating revenue, as well as ensuring their own personal evolution in the process.

 

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Forbes Insights: The CIO's World in 2025


Over the next few years, chief information officers (CIOs) in all industries will become architects of new business models. Those who navigate with skill and foresight will have the opportunity to guide their companies to new levels of success, while those who ignore important trends and insist on doing business as usual will see their companies fall into decline.

To illuminate the role of the CIO in 2025, Forbes Insights partnered with VMware to survey more than 650 CIOs from a range of sectors. Respondents were from organizations with annual revenue of $1 billion or more, with 16% from firms with $10 billion or more in revenue. Based on the survey findings, this report explores how the world for CIOs is rapidly changing and what their role will look like in 2025.

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