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C-Suite Builds Courage to Delve Into Business Tech

"Instead of deferring any and all tech-related issues to the IT department, today's most successful C-suite leaders are diving deeply into technology challenges and solutions," according to a recent ThoughtWorks survey cited by CIO Insight (Aug. 10, McCafferty). The research found that a majority of these executives believe the digitization and adoption of new technologies have become a top priority. Consequently, most of them are developing an in-depth understanding of business technology. Some are even writing code. The report states: "In this era of chaos and uncharted possibility, courageous executives are the ones willing to challenge everything: the status quo, internal silos, and immovable strategies." A total of 150 CIOs, CTOs, CEOs and other C-suite executives in Fortune 500 companies participated in the Northstar-conducted survey.

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