About our Survey

Earlier this year, we conducted the second annual Sapphire Ventures CIO Innovation Index survey, which explores how CIOs and IT leaders are adopting emerging technologies and engaging with venture-backed startups. 

We fielded the survey just as COVID-19 emerged as a global threat, so we made sure to ask questions specific to the pandemic to understand how enterprise IT organizations have been grappling with the changing environment, and the impact on startup engagement.

Ahead of the full CIO Innovation Index to be published this September, we've released this Special Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on Enterprise Innovation based on input from more than 100 CIOs and IT executives from large enterprises.

Key findings include:
  • Despite uncertainty, budgets remain steady as spend shifts to critical technologies
  • CIOs are prioritizing digitization initiatives due to COVID-19
  • CIOs are eager to work with startups, most feel they’ve been key to enabling remote work

Download the Report