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How Tech Leaders of Top-Performing Companies Spend Their Time

As digital technologies have become pervasive in enterprises, demands and opportunities on tech leaders affect how they spend their time, and often expands their roles. Learn about it in this audio edition of our January 2024 research briefing.
By Peter Weill, Stephanie L. Woerner, and Gail Evans
Abstract

As large established companies become increasingly digital, offering connected products and services and leading or participating in ecosystems, their tech leaders must balance many demands and opportunities for their time. And as digital technologies have become pervasive in enterprises, these demands and opportunities often fall outside the traditional CIO role. In this briefing, we share how time allocations for tech leaders have changed over fifteen years, and Gail Evans, a technology leader at Disney Experiences, describes how she allocates her time.

The January 2024 research briefing is read by author Stephanie Woerner.

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© 2024 MIT Center for Information Systems Research, Weill, Woerner, and Evans. MIT CISR Research Briefings are published monthly to update the center’s patrons and sponsors on current research projects.

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Gail Evans, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Disney Experiences

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