Sessions By Type

Keynote Sessions

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


Gartner Opening Keynote: The Future of Your Business: Transparent, Decisive, Personalized

10 March, 2014 (09:00 - 10:00)

The impact of analytics on business, society and our own personal lifestyles, has been far more impactful than anyone could have imagined. Transparent organizations embracing information as an asset have discovered billions of dollars in revenue opportunities already. Predictive analytics have shown entire new levels of precision, allowing the automation of millions of daily business decisions. And the next phase is upon us, where personal analytics start to challenge business analytics, with the same sophistication. But as boundaries are stretched, how far is "too far" when deploying big data analytics and targeted offers? And although algorithms may make better decisions, where is the human measure? How will you seize the opportunity, while mitigating the risks?

Panel Discussion: Opinions from Industry Leaders

10 March, 2014 (10:00 - 10:45)

Thought leaders share their insights about the major trends; emerging best practices and characteristics of successful organizations. Attendees will also compare their opinions to other attendees and the panelists in a series of rapid-fire, audience-participation questions.

Magic Quadrant Power Session: Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Data Warehouse Database Management Systems

10 March, 2014 (11:15 - 12:00)

Gartner Magic Quadrants (MQ) are a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. This is your chance to hear Gartner analysts at their best — unbiased, unscripted and unfiltered. It is your chance to ask the questions that will help you with your investments.

Guest Keynote: The Improv Insight - Stories Make Sense

11 March, 2014 (15:30 - 16:15)

Before data there were stories. For centuries, we have told stories to educate, discipline, inform and even seduce each other. With all this knowledge flooding our inboxes, we need narrative even more, not less. Information is not wisdom, it can only take us so far. Seeing the story can help us make sense of what is happening and how we might act in the future. Neil, co-founder of the world-famous improv troupe the Comedy Store Players, will help us understand what makes a good story in this unique, funny, interactive and energizing session.

Gartner Closing Keynote: The Rise of the Smart Machines: Their Technical, Business, Economic and Social Impact

11 March, 2014 (16:15 - 17:10)

Understand Smart Advisors and Virtual Personal Assistants tools such as IBM's Watson and GoogleNow to be able to discuss and plan action on the opportunities and threats with other members of your Executive Committee. Secondary benefit: building one's credentials as a strategic part of the business. What are smart machines and how are they different from everything that's come in the past? Where and how will they appear and what impact will that have on people, enterprises and industries? What should you do about it and when?

Closing Remarks

11 March, 2014 (17:10 - 17:15)

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