The latest IDC report has revealed the worldwide CIO agenda 2019 predictions and related tech trends.
IDC said the most effective CIOs are reinventing IT from top to bottom and creating new digital platforms with agile connectivity while modernizing and rationalizing to jettison the ballast of obsolete systems.
By 2021, driven by LOB needs, 70 percent of CIOs will deliver agile connectivity via APIs and architectures that interconnect digital solutions from cloud vendors, system developers, start-ups, and others.
Compelled to curtail IT spending, improve enterprise IT agility, and accelerate innovation, 70 percent of CIOs will aggressively apply data and AI to IT operations, tools, and processes by 2021.
By 2022, 65 percent of enterprises will task CIOs to transform and modernize governance policies to seize the opportunities and confront new risks posed by AI, ML, and data privacy and ethics.
Through 2022, 75 percent of successful digital strategies will be built by a transformed IT organization, with modernized and rationalized infrastructure, applications, and data architectures.
By 2020, 80 percent of IT executive leadership will be compensated based on business KPIs and metrics that measure IT’s effectiveness in driving business performance and growth, not IT operational measures.
By 2020, 60 percent of CIOs will initiate a digital trust framework that goes beyond preventing cyberattacks and enables organizations to resiliently rebound from adverse situations, events, and effects.
By 2022, 75 percent of CIOs who do not shift their organizations to empowered IT product teams to enable digital innovation, disruption, and scale will fail in their roles.
Through 2022, the talent pool for emerging technologies will be inadequate to fill at least 30 percent of global demand and effective skills development and retention will become differentiating strategies.
By 2021, 65 percent of CIOs will expand agile/DevOps practices into the wider business to achieve the velocity necessary for innovation, execution, and change.
By 2023, 70 percent of CIOs who cannot manage the IT governance, strategy, and operations divides between LOB-dominated edge computing, operational technology, and IT will fail professionally.
The research agency said these predictions from IDC analysts Joe Pucciarelli, Serge Findling and Pete Lindstrom provide a strategic context that will enable CIOs to lead their organizations through innovation and disruption over the next five years.
The latest CIO predictions also lay out IDC’s vision for the ten most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 60 months and will help senior IT executives in the formation of their strategic IT plans.
“CIOs need to reinvent IT leadership, by orchestrating armies of bots and automated processes in addition to leading people. CIOs are reinventing IT through IT transformation (ITX),” said Serge Findling, vice president of Research for IDC’s IT Executive Programs (IEP).