Recent Release | 05 Apr 2022

How can your digital investment strategy reach higher returns?

Thought Leadership Team

Oxford Economics

Business people discussing investments

Results of the EY-Parthenon 2022 Digital Investment Index (DII)

Analysis of the 2022 DII survey, based on a survey conducted by Oxford Economics of 1,500 global C-level executives indicates these key takeaways:

  1. Companies continue to make heavy investment bets on digital transformation, with most seeing it as a top business imperative and crucial to survival.
  2. Success may hinge on getting the “right mix” of organic and inorganic investment vehicles.
  3. Many executives are optimistic that spending increases will nearly double their return on digital investments (RODI)2 this year compared to last year.
  4. More companies are measuring digital returns today, but progress is slow, with many saying they do not know how much they spent on digital last year or what value it yielded.
  5. A select group of executives — called digital performance leaders — is building momentum and separating itself from the pack in terms of digital investment success.

About the team

Our Thought Leadership team produces original, evidence-based research made accessible to decision-makers and opinion leaders. Principals for this project included:

Ben Wright

Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

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Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

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Ben Wright supports global research studies for the Thought Leadership group. A member of the team since 2014, Ben has developed and supported projects on subjects including cloud computing, workforce development, risk management, and the future of money.

As a New York-based Associate Editor, Ben is involved in all aspects of the research process, from development and research of proposals, to survey drafting and analysis, to publicizing deliverables through social media and infographics. Ben’s experience in both design and writing allows him to work seamlessly between the two realms to communicate Oxford Economics’ research and expertise in the clearest and most effective manner.

Ben graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in industrial design and a minor in creative writing. He has served as a copy editor for SCAD’s student newspaper, Mental Floss magazine, and Elmore magazine, as well as interning at Columbia University Press. Ben is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Hunter College.

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