Albert Ellis, Chief Executive, Harvey Nash plc
The 2014 CIO Survey is the largest survey we have ever undertaken in almost two decades of researching the market. With more than 3,200 CIOs and technology leaders taking part globally, it is one of the largest studies of its kind ever produced – and I am grateful to everyone who contributed to making this happen.
We are seeing a new spirit of optimism amongst CIOs. Growing budgets, a shift from cost saving to investment, innovation a key objective, digital transformation and an increasingly strategic role for many CIOs all point to a positive sense of expectation about new opportunities that lie ahead.
This year I am delighted to welcome Dr Jonathan Mitchell, recently appointed Chairman of Harvey Nash’s Global CIO Practice and former CIO of Rolls-Royce, to the CIO Survey team.
Jonathan’s advice and insights have helped shape and improve this year’s report and his Executive Summary on page 6 makes compelling reading.
I do hope you are able to find the 2014 Harvey Nash CIO Survey a valuable resource in your career and business planning.
As always, I and the Harvey Nash team are here to support you, in facing the challenges presented by the market and also in taking advantage of the many opportunities for technology leaders during 2014 and beyond.