Deloitte CIO Survey: The interest in emerging technologies is growing in Romania

Georgeta Gheorghe 22/08/2018 | 15:36

According to Deloitte’s CIO Survey, the demand for cyber security specialists and data analysts is growing. In Romania, both local companies and service centers of major global corporations are competing for these two types of resources.

Over one third of the respondents build their budgets in Euro, and almost half of them are based in Europe, the survey said. Moreover, approximately 10 percent of the organizations surveyed differentiate themselves as being part of the digital avant-garde, organizations that mix a coherent digital strategy with the IT approach among market leaders.

As far as the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) is concerned, the role is  is appreciated less for traditional values ​​such as solving complex problems or the ambition to succeed. Instead, the CIO is expected to deliver far-reaching organizational changes, with high-performing, results-oriented teams.

According to the survey, digitization is perceived by almost all organizations as a strategic priority, even though its meaning is vague and may differ among organizations. The major impact in the near future will be generated by cyber security, application service upgrades and cloud, the survey says. The targeted technologies include digitization, data analytics, as well as emerging technologies, while the most watched emerging technologies are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Robotics Process Automation.

“We consider this survey to be representative for Romanian companies, both for the subsidiaries of multinational entities, as well as for the main local organizations,” said Andrei Ionescu, Deloitte Romania Risk Advisory Partner. “We easily observe a growing interest in exploring emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) within IT teams.”

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