World’s largest IT leadership Survey – June 18

We’ve just launched the Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, the largest survey of its kind in the world, with some 4,000 respondents and a staggering 6,000 data points.

This is our third year of launching this study to the UK media and this year we concentrated on how boards were ramping up investment in data security and privacy in the rush to become GDPR compliant, and to avoid highly damaging data breaches which have reached an all-time high.

Just 24 hours after launch we have achieved widespread media coverage including The Wall Street Journal, CIO UK, Computing, Infosecurity, ZDNet, Information Age, Computer Weekly and a full page in this morning’s edition of City AM.

In advance of the launch we had prepared four thought leadership pieces for publication on the launch day. The topics varied from diversity, customer centricity, and digital strategy to how to deal with a lack of Big Data skills.

The survey, which analysed responses from organisations with a combined annual cyber security spend of up to US$46bn, found almost a quarter (23 percent) more respondents than in 2017 are prioritising improvements in cyber security as cyber crime threats reach an all-time high, while managing operational risk and compliance has also become a significantly increased priority (up 12 percent). These two areas represent the fastest growing IT priorities of company boards.