Industrial Manufacturing CIO priorities in the new reality

Digital transformation is paramount.

Alec Binder

Alec Binder

Director, CIO Advisory, KPMG US

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Donna Meshaka

Donna Meshaka

Advisory Managing Director, Alliances, KPMG US

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A Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2020 industry report

Operational priorities, technology investments, business performance, cloud and data security, diversity and inclusion in Industrial Manufacturing

For many industrial manufacturers, the COVID-19 pandemic posed sudden and drastic challenges as demand for products fell and geopolitical trade conditions severely disrupted access to markets, distribution channels, and suppliers. The speed of recovery for Industrial Manufacturing is highly dependent on recovery from the pandemic and what becomes the new reality for commuting and travel. Companies in this industry will need to utilize key market data to inform long-term strategic decisions based on shifts in demand and their own downstream impacts. Investing in digital transformation will be paramount.

In this Industrial Manufacturing report, we share how being a digital leader differentiates you from your industry peers. We also compare survey results for Industrial Manufacturing to overall results in these key areas:

  • board priorities and investment 
  • strategy and operating model
  • delivering value at speed
  • people and culture
  • the rise of cyber
  • analytics and insight.
Key findings from the survey responses of 365 Industrial Manufacturing industry technology leaders

Full survey report

Now in its 22nd year, the Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey is the largest IT leadership survey in the world, with over 4,200 responses from CIOs and technology executives across 83 countries in 2020.