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Switzerland CIO Survey 2013

Challenges and opportunities for the Swiss CIO

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Welcome to the first Deloitte CIO Survey for Switzerland. A total of 56 corporate CIOs (Chief Information Officers) and senior IT executives participated.

Respondents completed a total of 46 questions either through an online tool (75%) or as part of a face-to-face interview (25%). The goal of the survey is to provide Swiss CIOs with valuable, practical insights, based on the experience of their peers.

The Swiss CIO is cautious

  • Our survey results indicate that Swiss CIOs are a cautious group.
  • Their highest priority for the coming year is to maintain current service. In contrast, their global peers are focused on implementing change.
  • Swiss CIOs are less likely than their international peers to have adopted new technologies such as public cloud and big data.
  • They have outsourced less of their IT function than is typical internationally.
  • Just 37% of Swiss CIOs say they are the hub of innovation in their business.
  • Only 21% see themselves becoming a CEO in the future.

Caution is not necessarily a bad thing

  • A conservative approach to new technologies has been appropriate over the long term. Avoiding the delivery risk of unproven technologies and the disappointments of the ‘hype cycle’ has been a sound strategy for both organisations and CIOs’ careers.
  • A conservative focus on control, cost reduction and consistent delivery has been what most organisations have sought from IT over the past ten years.

But conservatism comes with risks

  • A rapid shift in focus from control to innovation could be difficult: cautious IT organisations may find it challenging to respond with innovative solutions if the pace of technology-driven business change accelerates, as it may do with analytics and the cloud.
  • It may be increasingly difficult to hire the best technology talent into a conservative
    control-led organisation.

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Nick Davies
Managing Partner, Consulting
+41 (0)58 279 68 10
Mike Duggan
Lead Partner, Technology Advisory
+41 (0)58 279 68 15
Michael MacNicholas
Director, Technology Advisory
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