Global CEOs’ Views on Technology Disruption

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KPMG survey found majority of CEOs globally believe their companies are actively disrupting their industries, with 65% seeing technological disruption as opportunity

Global CEOs' Views on Technology Disruption

2017 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data from KPMG’s 2017 Global CEO Survey of 1,267 chief executives from 10 countries, including Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, U.K. and U.S., and 11 key industries

Proof Point Findings

  • Majority Disruptors – Three in four (74%) CEOs see their companies as disruptors in their industries, with only 11% being disrupted by other firms
  • Disruption as Opportunity – Close to two-thirds (64%) of CEOs view technological disruption as opportunity than threat to businesses, with only 16% threatened by disruption
  • Key Drivers – Include exponential advances and decline in cost of core technologies, such as computing power, artificial intelligence, network connectivity, and new materials driving innovation across different fields, convergence of industries, and intensifying global competition


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Date Last Updated

January 19, 2018

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