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Mumbai, India, October 25, 2010 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces CIO & IT Executive Summit 2010

Global and Local Analysts To Focus On How the Indian CIO and IT Leadership Team Can Help Support And Drive Business Agility And Growth

Gartner Inc., today announced the Gartner India CIO & IT Executive Summit 2010 to be held in Mumbai on November 23rd and 24th, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt hotel. The event, now in its fourth year, has become a ‘must attend’ for senior chief information officers (CIOs) and senior IT leaders. This year’s event will focus on how enterprises can capitalize on the post-downturn recovery, deliver results now, prepare for growth and create IT action plans for navigating future business opportunities and threats.

CIOs in India have cited managing enterprise change initiatives, creating new sources of competitive advantage and expanding into new markets and geographies as the key business requirements for the next three years (Gartner Executive Programs Survey 2010). Over two days, Gartner analysts will offer insight and advice on how IT can drive cost and value optimization through strategic and tactical infrastructure and application initiatives, whilst also driving innovation in the business. Critical to this effort will be success in effectively leveraging the appropriate strategic technologies across the entire business value chain in order to achieve this differentiated level of business support.

Speaking about the event, Partha Iyengar, head of research in India at Gartner, said “In a value-packed 2 day event, including an exclusive CIO program, the Gartner India 'CIO & IT Executive Summit' will deliver critical tactical and strategic advice for IT leaders across infrastructure and operations, applications and CIO Strategy.”

Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President, Research, Gartner, will present the inaugural keynote.  Mr. Sondergaard will discuss how Indian CIO’s can balance the cost optimization needs of the enterprise, while driving increasing levels of business value and innovation from their IT investments. His keynote will provide insights in achieving this balance and ensuring that IT remains a key driver for overall enterprise effectiveness and agility.

Among the 14 Gartner analysts presenting more than 20 sessions and roundtables at the Summit include:

  • Valentin T. Sribar - Group Vice President
  • Stephen Prentice - VP & Gartner FellowJanelle B. Hill - VP Research
  • Cameron Haight - VP Research Rakesh Kumar, VP Research
  • William Snyder - VP Research

Some of the key topics covered at the event are:

  • Current trends & future direction of IT in India
  • Cloud computing
  • Business Intelligence & analytics
  • ERP & SCM mega-trends
  • Data Centre
  • Virtualization
  • Future of IT operations management
  • Improving disaster recover, availability and resiliency Enterprise mobility
  • Governance diagnostics for CIOs
  • Generating exponential growth through innovation
  • Top strategic technology trends for 2011

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