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10 New Make-or-Break Priorities for the CIO

As the move toward digital innovation continues, CIOs are increasingly challenged from all angles and with new responsibilities and new technologies.
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Most CIOs are staking their careers on leading their companies’ digital transformation. In fact, Gartner’s 2017 CIO agenda survey showed that 34 percent of CIO’s are already leading their companies’ innovation efforts. Many excellent examples abound, and we’re seeing more and more CIOs shift into this role today.

But as this role transformation toward digital innovation continues, CIOs are increasingly challenged from all angles and with new responsibilities – from managing the newfound state of SaaS sprawl to seeking and fostering talent in the wake of new technology.

In this slideshow, we explore 10 career-defining priorities that today’s CIOs must tackle in order to move their companies’ digital transformations forward, make an impact on overall business operations, and ultimately succeed in the role today.

Kevin Hansel is CIO of SailPoint.

Kevin Hansel, SailPoint
Kevin Hansel, SailPoint

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