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Keynote Sessions

Typically presented by non-Gartner industry leaders, these plenary sessions are designed to be entertaining and thought-provoking.


Summit Chair Welcome and Gartner Keynote: Integrate the Past. Embrace the Present. Shape the Future

22 July, 2013 (09:30 - 10:30)

Today is an exciting time to be in IT but there are many disruptions and pitfalls. In addition to navigating the changing landscape, organizations must pay attention to today’s realities and uncertainties, manage cost pressures and plan for working in challenging times. The future will be shaped by how organizations leverage the Nexus of Forces (cloud, mobile, social and information) and the intersections of those forces. This is where tomorrow’s innovations will arise from. But they will not appear magically. The past brings us much in the way of skills and assets. But also much baggage. To move forward, organizations must not just integrate legacy but also do so in a way that minimizes dependencies on legacy thinking.

Industry Panel Discussion: How Mobile, Social, Information and Cloud Computing Alter the IT Landscape

22 July, 2013 (10:30 - 11:00)

Guest Keynote Panel Discussion: Capabilities and Skills Mismatch — What Can Organizations Do from a Practical Perspective?

22 July, 2013 (17:15 - 18:00)

According to a recent study by Greythorn, Cloud Computing has been identified as the skill set that will be most valuable for the next 12 months, followed closely by Mobility Solutions, Business Intelligence and Information Systems. However, research also shows that there is disconnect between skills and actual capabilities within organizations. The challenge is exacerbated further by a lack of demand for higher skills from within organizations and a lack of interest from the workforce in advancing their skills. This does not bode well for local organizations to compete on a global basis. This panel will discuss this mismatch, the challenges facing organizations and approaches adopted to overcome the capability and skills gap.

Guest Keynote: Beyond Hype — Gamification and The Future of Work

23 July, 2013 (15:30 - 16:15)

Dr Jason Fox will unpack some of the freshest insights in motivation science, setting a strong foundation for what works to build and sustain engagement. You’ll learn what makes games work, and how IT partnered with good gamification design will influence the future of work. You’ll see some of the best emergent examples of gamification, and will learn to distinguish the key things that make these applications work. You’ll also learn how to cut through the hype and the noise, avoiding the gimmicky distractions to instead focus on the design that drives the alignment of IT with strategy and motivation.

Gartner Closing Keynote: What To Do on Monday?

23 July, 2013 (16:15 - 17:00)

When you get back to the office you will have key project and priority decisions to make based on the information at this event. How should you consider and prioritize what to do next?

Summit Chair Closing Remarks

23 July, 2013 (17:00 - 17:15)

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