In my role as an executive working in the cloud space, I am accustomed to change. I have seen many memorable developments over the past few decades, but nothing has caused such a tumultuous bump in the road as the coronavirus pandemic. Up until the dawn of 2020, the world was cruising along its timeline reasonably predictably. But the events that then unfolded substantially altered our perspectives on technology, work, life, and society – much more quickly than we are used to.
As a result, to help CIOs look ahead and envision the altered future that awaits companies and the people who work for them, we asked a group of experts to weigh in specifically on how the CIO role has changed over the years and especially through the pandemic period, and how it is predicted to change further. It is my pleasure to present this report with some of their thoughts.