The 2020 CIO Innovation Index

Now in its second year, the CIO Innovation Index explores how CIOs and IT decision makers are adopting emerging technologies and engaging with venture-backed startups. The first edition of the CIO Innovation Index released last September was the first-ever study to capture how and in what categories enterprise IT leaders interact with startups. This year, we built on that foundation by collecting year-over-year data, and diving deeper into areas such as the proof-of-concept process.

Special Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on Enterprise Innovation

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on IT departments as companies have had to ramp up customer service and enable a fully remote workforce almost overnight. Despite uncertainty, our just released report finds that IT budgets and headcount will remain steady with the majority of CIOs anticipating IT vendor spend to remain constant (46%) or increase (40%). But while our data shows that IT budgets aren’t shrinking for many CIOs, spend allocation is quickly shifting.

The 2020 CIO Innovation Index

COVID-19 has had an unforeseen impact on companies and their IT departments. But the 2020 CIO Innovation Index finds that despite uncertain times, innovation is a top priority for enterprise IT teams. We surveyed 100+ CIOs, including IT leaders at companies such as AEG Worldwide, Avnet, Blue Diamond, Flex, Kao and Kraft Heinz to better understand what emerging technologies enterprise CIOs are prioritizing right now, how they’re working with startups, and what CIOs themselves are doing to drive innovation within their companies.

2019 CIO Innovation Index

The 2019 CIO Innovation Index is our first-ever study identifying best practices that CIOs are using to uncover and engage emerging technologies and venture-backed startups. Check out last year’s report to learn about what technologies CIOs and IT leaders are investing in and what trends are top of mind for them.

The 2020 CIO Innovation Index for CROs and Revenue Leaders

This September, we released the 2020 CIO Innovation Index: Startup Engagement Trends for the Crisis CIO. As we evaluated the data and trends, we realized the report has implications for startup CROs and revenue leaders, so we developed the CRO Edition of the 2020 CIO Innovation Index. The report leverages CIO Innovation Index data to provide guidance to startups on how to better attract large enterprise CIO buyers, including mitigating weaknesses, making proof-of-concept improvements and more.

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The Future of Work in Post-Pandemic Europe from CXOs at Roche, Bentley, Deutsche Telekom and Others

Will people want to come back to the office? How often and how long will they be willing to commute? Has working from home led to less balance and more productivity, but less innovation? And what solutions will stay in the rotation for success in the workplace?

5 Strategies That Will Define the Crisis-Era CIO Post COVID-19

In speaking with dozens of IT executives, including leaders from companies such as Citrix, Sinclair Broadcast Group and DocuSign, the Portfolio Growth team observed a set of critical strategies (and technologies) that will define the crisis-era CIO in the post COVID world.

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