Re: New technologies
@SachinEE: This is definitely one of those questions that depends entirely on what industry sector a company operates in. Though I do think that CIOs working for companies that were not considered to be "tech" companies, such as insurance, or banking, or retail, may have in years past been able to get away with not being ahead of the curve on new technologies. That has shifted in recent years, and no industry is safe from digital disruption. The general consensus from CIOs I spoke with during the MIT event was that digltal disruptiion is a very real concern across all industry sectors and they're feeling a tremendous pressure to stay ahead of the pack. As one IT leader there told me: "If we don't figure out how to use technology to improve our business, some upstart is going to come along and eat our lunch."
The disruption that Uber and Lyft have cuased the traditional taxi industry, and Airbnb has caused the hotel industry, has made everyone realize that there is no corporate sector that is immune to digital disruption at one point or another.