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The 2011 IBM Global CIO Study


How are CIOs earning - or sustaining - the authority to help their organisations fulfil critical strategic objectives? What type of IT Support do they really need? And how are they getting the knowledge they need to drive business value and overcome IT management challenges? In a complex global environment where demand is high for creative business leaders, what are today's Chief Information Officers (CIOs) doing to remain vital, no matter what type of business they support?

For the 2011 IBM Global Chief Information Officer Study, we conducted over 3,000 face-to-face interviews - several hundred more CIO interviews than our 2009 study. CIOs in 71 countries representing 18 industries relayed their experiences, accomplishments and future plans, all in terms of the kinds of IT support their own organisations need most.

What are the different contexts in which today's CIOs operate, and how does the type of industry play a part? How can CIOs excel in any setting by delivering results against their organisations' business priorities? In a rapidly changing world where technology is a critical enabler of business success, which actions enable CIOs to have the most impact, particularly by leading innovation, capturing insights and enabling integration?

Find out how CIOs are optimising information technology on behalf of their organisations, with most required to aim beyond meeting universal, fundamental needs.



If you want to play at the senior level of an organisation, you must have a view on every aspect of the business.

Jeremy Vincent, Chief Information Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, discloses how a good CIO can add value to an enterprise, and the skills needed to make that difference.


Wema Bank reaches customers in new ways
Read how Nigeria's oldest indigenous bank created a responsive IT platform, and strengthened its brand appeal through new services.


The 2011 CIO Leadership Exchange Virtual Event Series
Discover how CIOs are helping to lead innovation and drive growth. The initial virtual discussion - featuring three CIOs and IBM chairman, Sam Palmisano - premieres live on June 29th at noon (Eastern time) and after this date the event will be on demand.

Latest videos

The - Q&A Simon Meredith IBM's UK and Ireland CIO Simon Meredith discusses findings from the firm's Essential CIO Global Study - 24 June 2011. (FLV, 00:07:49)

The Essential CIO - Q&A with Luke Robertson, IBM's UK and Ireland Technology Strategy & Transformation Leader discusses IBM's global study of the CIO role across the world - 13 June 2011. (FLV, 00:05:43)



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The 2011 Global IBM CIO Study -- The Essential CIO
This on demand web event features a presentation on the findings of the Study and a panel discussion of CIOs.


The Intelligent CIO: Driving Innovation, Insight and Integration
How are Chief Information Officers (CIOs) earning - or sustaining - the authority to help their organisations fulfil critical strategic objectives? In a complex, dynamic global environment where demand is high for creative business leaders, what are today's CIOs doing to remain vital, no matter what type of business they support? Learn more about the discussions of the recent FT CIO dinner held in association with IBM.



Peterborough puts sustainability on the map
Discover how this English city is enabling citizens to make smarter decisions about resource use while allowing utilities, government and businesses to share information for the first time.

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