Guest Keynote Speakers

Jason Jennings

Dan Norris

CMCT, Leading Authority on the Psychology of Persuasion

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 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.

Jason Jennings

Erik Wahl

Graffiti Artist, Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Somehow we've come to believe that creativity is reserved for a chosen few, but creativity is in all of us. We simply need to unlock our potential. UNthink 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.

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Tina Nunno

Tina Nunno, Vice President & Gartner Fellow

Leading Business Change: Negotiate Political Land Mines

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.


Frances O'Brien, Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and Conference Chair

Creative Destruction

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!

Getting Ahead of Trends in IT Asset, Procurement and Vendor Management

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.

Gartner Analyst Speakers

Patricia Adams
Christopher Ambrose
Van L. Baker
Victoria Barber
Alexa Bona
Stewart Buchanan
Linda R. Cohen
Frank DeSalvo
Jane B. Disbrow
Dolores Ianni
Mark A. Margevicius
Jim McGittigan
Robert Naegle
Joseph Neapolitan
Tina Nunno
Frances O'Brien
Alvin R. Park
Kurt Potter
Jo Ann Rosenberger
Rob Schafer
Guriq Sedha
William R. Snyder
Gayla Sullivan

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