The decline in CIOs sitting on boards continues to grow, but influence stays strong
Over the past two years, fewer chief information officers (CIOs) are sitting on boards, according to the 2019 CIO Survey by Harvey Nash/KPMG. The survey, which received responses from more than 3,600 CIOs and technology leaders from around the world, reveals several contributing factors for the recent decline in CIO involvement, including:
While the percentage of CIOs sitting on the board declined from 71 percent to 58 percent in two years, a large amount (66 percent) of IT leaders believe the role has gained or maintained influence. In some industries, like hi-tech, telecommunications, and engineering, CIOs continue to broaden their reach and scope. As highly connected, digitally enabled enterprises become the standard business model and senior executive roles normalize, the number may fluctuate again in the coming years.
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