TECH BUYER Sep 2021 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US48154621

Setting the New CEO Agenda for 2021 in a Digital-First World


Elisabeth Clemmons
Philip Carter
Erica Spinoni

This IDC Perspective identifies the top 10 CEO priorities in 2021 based on IDC's ongoing CEO Interview Series. These are designed to shape an understanding of how to react not only to current challenges but to future ones as well. This document then looks at how these align to IDC's future enterprise, namely through the creation of a digital-first CEO and a race to outcomes among businesses, which means the increased scope, an emphasis on results, and widespread use of metrics to define success.

"As we move from a period of extreme volatility to a slightly steadier, but still very uncertain business environment, the decisions that CEOs are making now will set the stage for their organizations to potentially thrive over the next few years," says Philip Carter, GVP of IDC's C-Suite Tech Research. "As part of this, our CEO research reflects the acceleration to a digital-first approach for business leaders to solve the increasingly complex challenges facing society globally. The top 10 CEO priorities for 2021 reflects the key areas that IDC believes CEOs need to be aware of and address as we prepare for 2022 and beyond."


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