New-to-Role CIOs: Make Your First 100 Days Count

Use this roadmap to drive tangible outcomes in the first 90 to 100 days in your new CIO position.

New-to-role CIOs: Download your fast-start action plan

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New CIOs: To drive impact, approach your transition in five phases

Increase impact in your first 90 to 100 days — both as a C-suite executive and leader of the IT function.

Download this action plan that includes:

  • The five key phases of any successful transition: prepare, assess, plan, act and measure
  • Relative timelines and sample actions, outcomes and communication tactics for each
  • Gartner tools you could use to speed your impact — to benchmark your team, create your strategic plans, speed decision making and more.

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Webinar series for CIOs transitioning into a new role

The first 90 to 100 days in a new role represents a career-defining opportunity for CIOs. 

To drive your success, join Gartner experts for these hour-long webinars that drill into the strategy, tactics, tools and competencies you’ll need to make an impact quickly.

Each is available on demand so you can watch when you choose, and get a bonus download of the presentation. Select your session and watch now:


Focus on a core set of objectives to make a quick and impactful start in the organisation.


Evaluate your leadership style to better grow your own strengths and overcome weaknesses.


Understand the IT team’s capabilities, senior leadership’s business priorities and enterprise strategies.


Learn to identify and incorporate critical areas of disruption and key trends into your strategic planning.


Get a template to create an IT strategy that aligns to the goals of the business, and learn to communicate it efficiently.


Quantify your impact and improve execution by establishing metrics that track the right digital KPIs.

Drive stronger performance on your mission critical priorities.