Sessions By Type
Typically presented by non-Gartner industry leaders, these plenary sessions are designed to be entertaining and thought-provoking.
Gartner Keynote : Leading Business Change – Negotiate Political Landmines
25 September, 2013 (08:00 AM - 08:50 AM)
Organizational politics are daily realities that often go unspoken and unaddressed. Those who seek to lead change are certain to encounter political challenges. Often, the success of a project or initiative is dependent upon the ability of the leader to identify and negotiate political land mines. This keynote focuses on defining what politics really is, and identifying the key political land mines we all encounter when attempting to create change.
25 September, 2013 (08:50 AM - 09:45 AM)
Somehow we’ve come to believe that creativity is reserved for a chosen few. The truth is that creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our potential. UNthink is the keynote experience that will push members of your organization beyond their traditional thought patterns and habitual levels of performance. It will inspire audiences to realize they are capable of so much more than they have been led to believe. Learning how to UNthink will inject your daily grind with new passion, allowing employees to see how the organization wants and needs all of their talents and energies, not just the ones they’ve been using so far. You’ll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunity on which to create your masterpiece.
25 September, 2013 (09:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
Gartner Keynote: Creative Destruction
26 September, 2013 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
As legacy IT costs become uncompetitive or unsustainable in a world that’s changing under our feet, organizations need strategies to source newer, more attractive alternatives. Explore new ways of doing things that make better financial sense, now and in the near future, as the Gartner Nexus of Forces starts to impact our costs. If we stay where we are for too long on increasingly unstable ground, vendors increasing the rent could be the least of our worries!
Using the Science of Influence to Improve the Art of Persuasion
27 September, 2013 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
It is through the influence process that we generate and manage change. Like most things, the process can be handled poorly or well. It can foster growth and move people away from negative choices and in more positive directions, creating the conditions for new change opportunities. Or, it can be used clumsily, reducing the chance for genuine movement and, in the worst of cases, rebounding into conflict and resentment. In this presentation, Dan Norris will discuss the six universal principles of influence — those that are so powerful that they generate desirable change in the widest range of circumstances.
Gartner Closing Town Hall - Getting Ahead of Trends in IT Asset, Procurement & Vendor Management
27 September, 2013 (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
Over the two-and-a-half-day conference, attendees will get to the heart of the important trends, best practices, strategies and tactics that are essential for destroying legacy costs and creating new value. In this closing presentation, we identify key take-aways and provide actionable advice on what to do as soon as you return to the office.