Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 - Page 10

NEWS

Study finds new class of post-pandemic tech leaders emerges to tackle experience economy

Liz Centoni , EVP , Chief Strategy Officer , GM of Applications
In the wake of the pandemic , it reveals the emergence of a new class of technology experts stepping up to meet critical challenges that are blurring the lines between business strategy and IT operations . The report also cites the demand to make all products and services digitally available in the Experience Economy amid heightened security threats , increasing complexity and the accelerated shift to hybrid work and the cloud .
“ The bar continues to rise and over the last year we have seen a redefinition of what it means to be an Agent of Transformation .
These leaders are looking to better understand how issues in their respective domains impact the total experience of users and applications , adapting to change with solutions that positively affect the overall business ,” said Liz Centoni , EVP , Chief Strategy Officer , GM of Applications .
According to the Cisco AppDynamics report , 74 % believe that their experiences in recent years – particularly during the pandemic – have accelerated their careers and 88 % now consider themselves to be business leaders .

Cisco AppDynamics , a leading provider of Observability and Application Performance Monitoring technology ,

has published findings from Agents of Transformation 2022 , the fourth annual report that analyses the skills and attributes of elite global technologists .

Quest Software research finds data quality core to governance

Quest Software , a global systems management , data protection and security software provider , in collaboration with the Enterprise Strategy Group ( ESG ), has released the 2022 State of Data Governance and Empowerment Report .

This is an annual report highlighting the top challenges and innovations in data governance , data management and DataOps .
The report found that data quality has overtaken data security as the top driver of data governance initiatives , with 41 % of those surveyed agreeing that their business decision-making relies fundamentally on trustworthy , quality data .
At the same time , however , 45 % of IT leaders say that data quality is the biggest detractor from ROI in data governance efforts . While they recognize its importance , they ’ re struggling to improve the quality of their data , and thus the ability to strategically leverage data in practice .
“ Business users at all technical levels have an edge when they have full visibility into , control over and confidence in their data ,” said Patrick Nichols , CEO of Quest Software .
“ Trustworthy data and efficient data operations have never been more influential in determining the success or failure of business goals . When people lack access to highquality data and the confidence and guidance to use it properly , it ’ s virtually impossible for them to reach their desired outcomes .”
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