target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Aug 2023 - Document type: IDC Perspective - Doc  Document number: # US51062823

IDC's CIO Advisory Board: Exploring the CIO-CFO Relationship


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This IDC Perspective summarizes the discussion shared by IDC's Global CIO Advisory Board members on the CIO-CFO relationship. Data and insights from IDC's CEO Study and IDC's C-Suite Survey was shared by Tony Olvet, group vice president at IDC. Following that, we heard from our panelist Warren Hero, chief technology officer at Webber Wentzel, on how he worked with the new CFO at his organization to align strategic goals and transition to an agile financial planning process.

"The CEO call for CIOs to step into a strategic mindset and focused business outcomes has been made clear. What's still missing is the call for the CFO and other C-suite roles to step beyond their functional silo and reflect on how they are working to make the business drive better outcomes, be more agile, or generate new revenue streams through technology. This evolution will bring them one step closer to becoming the digital dream team and meeting the leadership requirements of the current market." — Teodora Siman, research manager, C-Suite Tech Agenda at IDC.


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