Chief digital officers are increasingly driving business transformation efforts, but chief information and technology officers lead the pack, according to a Constellation Research's list of 150 influential executives.
What jumped out was the popularity of chief digital officer (CDO) as a title. CDOs surfaced a few years ago , but there was a good bit of debate about whether the title would stick.
A look at the Constellation Research BT150 list highlights the following title breakdown:
CDOs were the second highest title, with chief marketers at 7.48 percent. Chief innovation officer is also an emerging title to note.
By industry, manufacturing was the industry represented the most with 24 percent of the BT150. That reality isn't that surprising given manufacturing is the sector with the most to gain from Internet of Things, big data, and technology projects. Retail and financial services accounted for 20 percent of the BT150.
In addition, 76 percent of the BT150 executives were male and 86 percent of the list was based in North America.
In July and August 2017, Tech Pro Research surveyed IT professionals about how their companies collect business insights, what data they're collecting, and how useful and actionable these insights are.