In the recent past, we’ve seen the impact major software failures can have on leadership teams — think about the failed rollout of the Obamacare website, for example. In 2016, software will no longer be solely the responsibility of CIOs and CTOs. Accountability will extend throughout the C-suite to include the CEO, CMO, COO and CFO, among others, says Neelan Choksi, president and chief operating officer of software development and integration service platform Tasktop.
“Anyone in these roles who doesn’t know what’s going on with their software will be at risk of losing their jobs. I’d expect to see more CEO firings in 2016 that can be tied to software failures. But on the flip side, expect to see more tech- and software-savvy CEOs coming into their own because of software success,” says Choksi.