It's 2020 and we're now looking towards the next big paradigm shifts in tech. What do you think will be the biggest shifts in the role of the CIO in the coming years?

Top Answer : The biggest shift is a focus on efficiency and automation.  Companies have too much friction in their current systems and processes and with headwinds on hiring staff (depending on industry vertical), automation will be key to removing said friction.  

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Red Charger
Professional Services
The biggest shift is a focus on efficiency and automation.  Companies have too much friction in their current systems and processes and with headwinds on hiring staff (depending on industry vertical), automation will be key to removing said friction.  
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Red Hard Drive
Educational Services
We will see more changes in Healthcare and Education Industries.   Leveraging Advance Analytics, AI, & IoT.  Convergence of mobile learning, social learning, cloud, and information transformative forces.
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Orange Charger
Professional Services
I believe the biggest shift will be into that of owning the data analytic function to help make data informed strategic moves for the organization. Personally I am already being considered in my organization CIO+, with more of my roles/functions helping organizational strategy/direction.
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Black Cloud
Consumer Goods
CIO role will be completely out of operations and will become strategic. CIO will drive the emerging tech driven innovation and automation.
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Pink Charger
Telecommunication Services
The CISO roll will merge into the roll of CIO, who will need to be an expert is security as well as applying technology to enable business strategy. Business strategy will grow to incorporate more automation, cloud services, and outsourcing to specialty service providers so vendor management will become key. 
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Blue Cloud
Educational Services
The CIO role itself is still shifting to one that’s not 100 percent technical. Being able to partner with the business and speak the language of business with stakeholders continues to evolve and define the position.  
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Red Hard Drive
Health Care and Social Assistance
The CIO will be expected to drive innovation and business transformation. IT Operations will always be part of the CIO role, in the same way that quarterly earnings and closing the books are part of a CFO’s responsibilities, or managing the basics of hiring and retaining is a part of a CHRO’s role. But those are table stakes for those positions, and good CFO/CHRO’s are finding ways to add incremental value, grow the top line, lower costs, and explore new business opportunities like any other function leader. So too will it be for the CIO in any company where it isn’t already. This means that sales, business operations, strategy, and partnership building will be even more important than technical skills in the coming years. We will see more and more CIO’s coming from non-traditional paths (meaning, not being promoted up from IT).
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Red Charger
Software
Driving efficiencies and automation of tools and processes, org structures, better cloud adoption (and migrations as necessary) as well as utilizing data and AI. Also more of a focus on security and take a preventative approach.
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Black Cloud
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Digital transformation is key for CIO success provided he contributes to companies bottomline n growth. 
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Blue Server
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
The CIO is constantly evolving and the position shouldn’t be in the business about how to solve the technology problem, but to ultimately understand the what and the why. What is the problem and why is technology part of the solution. It’s up to technologists to come up with the how. 
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