Digital Vision of Companies Set by CEOS 40% of the Time


Economic Times | September 7, 2017

Economic Times featured Russell Reynolds Associates research, “Digital Pulse 2017​,”​ and quoted Consultant P​uneet Kalra​ in their article, “Digital vision of companies set by CEOs 40% of the time: Report.” The article is excerpted below.​​
A recent survey shows that about 40% of the time the digital vision and strategy of a company is set by the chief executive instead of a functional specialist. The findings of the Russell Reynolds Associates’ Digital Pulse 2017 survey underscore the need for business acumen and general management and end-to-end operational understanding of the business, beyond tech savviness. 

According to Puneet Kalra, managing director of Russell Reynolds Associates, the world’s largest companies are allotting C-level positions to tech-specific roles, specifically CDO (chief digital officer). 

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Digital Vision of Companies Set by CEOS 40% of the Time