This IDC study provides IDC’s top 10 predictions for the CIO agenda in 2017. These predictions provide a strategic context that will enable CIOs to step into a critical role and lead their organizations through a period of accelerating digital transformation. CIOs and other IT executives have the potential to find a path forward through these unprecedented changes. And if they embrace and adapt to these changes, senior IT leaders and the IT organization can partner with the business, serving as an engine of transformation — from old to new, from unstable to stable, and from experimental to operational. These predictions lay out IDC’s vision for the 10 most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 36 months and will guide senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plan.