Now is the Time for Digital Transformation 

CIOs must challenge themselves to reinvent the organization, the process, or the business they operate.

CIOs know they need to make their businesses more digital, but many IT leaders are taking deliberate steps to get there. In the fast-paced digital business world, CIOs must get more nimble, and speed up their initiatives.

Ahead of Gartner Symposium/ITxpoPeter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of Research at Gartner, and Chris Howard, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, sat down for a Facebook Live interview to discuss how companies embrace digital business.

“This is a transformation year,” Mr. Sondergaard said. “This is a year in which we really need to take all the digital initiatives and pilots, and drive them into the mainstream of the business. We need to get off our horse of just piloting, and we have to get into the real stuff.”

You can watch the full interview here:

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Additional analysis on IT trends will be provided during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and other senior IT executives. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 theme of Lead 360: Drive Digital to the Core is about gathering a global perspective on how the IT landscape is shifting and using that frame of reference to see your role in a fresh light. By thinking, acting and leading change in multiple directions, CIOs can perceive what others can’t. Leading 360 opens your eyes to a bigger picture from the edge to the core. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using#GartnerSYM.

Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 include:
October 5-7, Tokyo, Japan
October 16-20, Orlando, Florida
October 24-27, Sao Paulo, Brazil
October 24-27, Gold Coast, Australia
November 6-10, Barcelona, Spain
November 15-18, Goa, India