IT strategy & planning

Positioning IT as an enabler for business strategy

The role of CIOs has evolved to become that of a business partner who acts as a liaison and enabler. The CIO should be able to translate technological advancements into business opportunities and capabilities, supporting business strategy and tactical commercial shifts with high responsiveness.

Your challenge

  • How do you keep your IT strategy aligned with the business strategic vision and objectives? Do you position your IT systems as the engine for change?
  • How do you plan to limit project delays, service outages and the failure to react fast enough to changing business needs?
  • How do you make use of innovation to acquire competitive advantage, increase market share, or review your operating model?
  • How do you keep pace with technological trends and take advantage of them?
  • Do you have all the monitoring structures in place to ensure that the rollout of your strategy will be successful?

Our solution

Deloitte’s IT strategy and planning service assists the CIO in positioning IT as an enabler for business strategy by establishing an IT vision and roadmap, and by defining the principles of the operating model that will most efficiently support them.

Together with the company, we review the organisation’s strategy, external factors such as the regulatory environment and the technologies that work in the market.

We then define long-term IT capabilities, identify the most appropriate technology trends to adopt, and specify the structural changes that we organise in a well-structured plan by taking into account capacity, innovation, alternative delivery models, etc. 


Patrick Laurent

Patrick Laurent

Partner | ACG Leader & Innovation Leader

Patrick joined Deloitte as partner in 2011 and was promoted to the Executive Committee in 2018. Patrick heads the Advisory & Consulting Group (ACG) and is the Firm Innovation Leader. He has extensive ... More

Jean-Pierre Maissin

Jean-Pierre Maissin

Partner | Strategy, Analytics & M&A and EU Leader

With over 20 years in consulting, Jean-Pierre Maissin has acquired a strong expertise in program management, regulatory programs and IT strategy & transformation projects. Throughout his career, Jean-... More