As business leaders get used to the discomfort of uncertainty and digital channels become key to survival, the surge in technology investment required to adapt to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis means CIOs will need to deal with a number of implications in the longer term.
At the same time, technology leaders are enjoying an unprecedented era of influence, with professionals who are capable of navigating current and future business demands becoming more visible than ever.
These are some of the key findings of the 2020 CIO Survey published by recruitment and technology company Harvey Nash and consulting firm KPMG, which cover the before, the onset and the ongoing effects of the health crisis on technology leadership across the world.
Some 4,200 technology leaders participated in the study, which ran in its first iteration in December 2019. The study was paused in March 2020 and resumed in May, running until August