Tech leaders should lead a synchronised team with multiple talents and competencies, all working toward the transformation of the enterprise.
Deloitte’s 2023 Global Technology Leadership Study shows how savvy tech leaders are not only rising to this challenge but are also charting new career paths for themselves, and for the people on their teams.
“The way that technology has been engaged by the business, [and] the way we collaborate, has all changed significantly over the last few years, not just in terms of how we deliver solutions, but how we generate ideas based off business needs and feedback from customers,” says Sathish Muthukrishnan, chief information, data, and digital officer at Ally Financial. “The CIO role and technology is no longer a cost centre. I think of the function as a value generator and a revenue generator. Everything we do is critically connected to the business.”
It’s clear that tech leaders have more responsibility than ever before. But with this ever-growing list of mandates and expectations comes opportunity.
Deloitte in the USA surveyed more than 1,175 global leaders, including chief information officers (CIOs), chief technology officers (CTOs), and other senior technology decision-makers. More than 100 qualitative interviews were conducted with technology executives, spanning a range of sectors. They shared their perspectives on talent shortages, data integrity and security, the rise of automation as well as the reconfiguration of the technology function.
We’ll be publishing more findings in the coming months, including how leaders can reimagine their tech talent strategy, how companies can best measure and articulate tech value; and how organisations can adapt their working models to meet the ever-growing managerial and technological complexity of today.