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February-April 2018

Top IT priorities for Nordic CIOs in 2018

For Nordic CIOs, the start of the new year is the time to set out their priorities for the next 12 months. In 2017, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain dominated the public debate and IT departments were kept busy by several large-scale cyber attacks, but what about the year ahead? Computer Weekly asked a select group of CIOs and analysts in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for their take on the top IT priorities in 2018. As in 2017, digital transformation will continue to be a buzzword in 2018 as Nordic companies seek to reap the business benefits of digitisation. “For the CIO, this means that both the technologies and the IT service delivery models must be updated,” said Anders Elbak, research manager at analyst firm IDC in the Nordics. “But also, the CIO needs to understand the company’s business, and start discussing its strategic direction, to drive the digital agenda. CIOs will increasingly be responsible for creating new business rather than just supporting the needs of business units.” Juha Penttilä, CIO at ...

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