This report contains the findings from IDC’s annual CIO Summit Survey 2019. The respondents of the survey were CIOs of different-sized organizations from various industries across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The report focuses on the responses from government sector CIOs in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Specifically, it aims to understand technology investment trends focusing on digital transformation; the maturity, priorities, challenges, and focus areas of government CIOs in these countries. In some sections, the 2019 survey results are compared with findings from the previous 2018 survey to highlight notable trends.