The Global C-suite Study Series

What is top of mind for global business leaders?
What is top of mind for global business leaders?

Every year, the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) interviews C-suite leaders from around the world to discover what outperformers do differently. Since 2003, the IBV has collected data and insights from more than 70,000 executives and academics worldwide.

Locations of surveyed C-suite executives for our Global C-suite Studies

Our C-suite Studies examine how executives’ perspectives have shifted over time—and what they expect to see in the future. Read our role-specific reports to learn what business leaders think about technology trends, business priorities, and how organizations can thrive today.

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Reports by role

6 hard truths CEOs must face

To gain a competitive advantage in the generative AI era, CEOs need to let go of “what’s always worked” and start tackling six hard truths that are holding them back.View the study

The CIO Revolution

Even in the midst of uncertainty, CIOs are collaborating with colleagues to meet fast-changing demands and driving value throughout their enterprises and beyond.View the study

The CTO Revelation

The ascent of the CTO is radically influencing a stronger sense of responsibility around technology decisions, the speed of innovation, and discovery of new solutions.View the study

Strategic Intelligence

Faced with a paradox of responsibilities—protecting stability while fueling transformation—CFOs are innovating ways to optimize their own potential and that of their teams.View the study

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2023 C-suite Study reports
Role reports
Chief Executive Officer:
Decision-making in the age of AI
Chief Data Officer:
Turning data into value