The reach

The Study is based on an unprecedented volume of discussions and data from business leaders around the world.
•    CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, CIOs, CMOs and COOs
•    More than 2,000 face-to-face meetings and 10,000 phone interviews — all of which were analyzed using the cognitive power of IBM Watson® to identify overarching themes.


interviews across 6 C-suite roles


countries around the world


global industries

Why it matters

Written by eight authors who represent a mix of leading academics from top business schools and global leaders from IBM, the C-suite Study reflects an unprecedented number of CxOs surveyed giving you a full view of where the business landscape is today, as well as where it’s headed.

We've crafted a comprehensive analysis of responses, revealing a blueprint for action across the vision, culture and operations of your organization.

Now, we are about to enter a new era for business – one defined by “the incumbent disruptors,” where companies will need to have had a past in order to have a future.

Mark Foster, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, IBM

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