The CIO’s World in 2025 - Will Thompson, VP of Thought Leadership at Forbes Media



The dynamic has already changed for technology leaders, warns Will Thompson, VP of Thought Leadership at Forbes Media. Successfully navigating the next five years requires a keen understanding of a new business/technology dynamic and a commitment to making the tough choices and difficult changes necessary to remain relevant.

 

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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