CIO Think Tank Roadmap Report: Reinventing IT

As companies strive to accelerate out of pandemic disruption, how can IT meet increasing demands—and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, dozens of IT leaders identify obstacles, highlight innovative approaches, and challenge the tech industry to help navigate the road ahead.

Earlier this year, CIO held a series of CIO Think Tank discussions—virtual roundtables that brought together 36 IT leaders to unpack one of the most important issues in the enterprise today: IT reinvention.

These discussions aimed to identify key issues in reinventing IT to meet today’s rapidly evolving business requirements, and offer a roadmap for IT leadership to overcome practical obstacles. The roundtables were facilitated by John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director for IDG, and also included IDC Research Director Joe Pucciarelli, Group VP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC; IDG B2B Editor-in-Chief Eric Knorr; and BMC Software Chief Technical Officer Ram Chakravarti.

The participants—IT leaders from a broad swath of commercial industries, universities, and government agencies of all sizes—drew on their own experience and knowledge to describe strategic and tactical approaches to critical challenges. How can IT overcome old habits and technical debt, reskill the workforce, and even reshape its own mandate?