TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2020 - IDC Survey - Doc # EUR146190420
CEO Priorities in Europe for 2020: Delivering Value in the Digital Economy
By: Philip CarterPhilip Carter, Group Vice President, European Chief Analyst and WW C-Suite Tech Research Lead, Danielle Hernandez, Erica SpinoniResearch Analyst, European Digital Transformation Practice
This IDC Survey presents key findings from IDC's CEO Priorities Survey on the relevance of digital transformation (DX) activities, the status of organizations' DX journeys, and the main challenges faced by CEOs in European organizations. Fielded in January to February 2020, the survey covered 102 respondents in key industry sectors in four European countries.
"As the global pandemic, trade wars, climate shocks, and political appeal become the new normal, CEOs must learn how to lead their businesses and execute strategies during potential uncertainty. Intelligence, connectivity, and automation have the power to multiply the value organizations produce, but leveraging the power of these digital technologies is only possible if CEOs can attract new (digital) skills and enable new ways of working together," said Philip Carter, chief analyst, IDC Europe. "Survey results show that European CEOs are already taking proactive steps to drive digital transformation, but this is not the last mile of the journey and a lot of work still has to be done."