2022 day highlights

Day 1 of Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2022 focused on your role as the leader of the digital enterprise to design the future of work, driving digital business acceleration and enabling distributed digital leadership. Day 2 focused on your role as the leader of the function as you build the modern digital foundation.

Day 1

Speakers:

  • Ron Howard, Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker
  • Sami Yalavac, CIO, Bupa

Gartner Experts:

  • Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Dave Aron, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Sessions:

  • Gartner Opening Keynote: Activate the Human-Centric Autonomous Future
  • What Businesses and Their Leaders Must Do Differently to Grow in an Uncertain World
  • Workshop: Be Prepared for Ransomware by Optimizing Your Investment Posture Now
  • Special Event: A Conversation with Ron Howard

Day 2

Speakers:

  • Whitney Johnson, CEO & Author, Disruption Advisors
  • Nebi Bekiri, Deputy Chief Information Officer a.i., Green Climate Fund

Gartner Experts:

  • Irving Tyler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Jose Ramirez, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner
  • Srinath Sampath, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sessions:

  • Guest Keynote: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company
  • Where Is the CIO Role Going
  • Executive Insights: How Green Climate Fund Is Preparing For What's Next With Digital Acceleration
  • Workshop: Leverage a Product Operating Model to Boost Your Organization's Digital Dexterity — and Vice-Versa!

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A look back at 2022's agenda

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 09:00 PM - 09:45 PM EDT)

Gartner Opening Keynote: Activate The Human-Centric Autonomous Future

Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The only way to solve today’s talent crises, labor shortages and employee burnout is with work design that empowers human adaptability. Intelligent technology must also be unleashed to automate ethically. The future requires workforce autonomy and autonomous systems melded to drive sustainable growth.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

CEO Concerns 2022: Implications and Actions for CIOs

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's latest global CEO survey research will be revealed here first. Discover key shifts in chief executive officer thinking as they adapt their enterprises to the complexities of the postpandemic era. We'll paint a clear picture, together with specific, prescient actions CIOs can take to stay in lockstep with their business leaders.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

Five Steps to Selecting Innovation Initiatives that Align with Customer Needs

Michelle Bazargan, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

More and more CEOs are concerned about innovation that is business, market and customer aligned and provides a return on investment, and they expect CIOs to identify and execute high-impact digital initiatives to address their concern. This session provides overview of business model framework and five guided steps for CIOs to meet their CEOs’ expectation.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

How to Prevail in the Competition for Talent Amid Future of Work Reinvention

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs know they must implement a hybrid work model, but a bad design will worsen key outcomes, including attrition of IT workers. A human-centric design balancing individual, team and business needs will enable IT organizations to compete for scarce talent and drive performance.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

The Role of the CIO in the Enterprise Sustainability and ESG Programs

Simon Mingay, VP Analyst, Gartner

ESG and environmental sustainability are increasingly strategic initiatives for the enterprise. CIOs and the IT organization have an important role to play in helping the enterprise achieve its objectives. We will describe that role and what CIOs need to do to be effective.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM EDT)

Executive Insights: Sami Yalavac, Interim Managing Director, Bupa Health Services

Sami Yalavac, CIO, Bupa

In this session, Sami will share how Bupa is addressing the technology talent attraction, engagement and retention challenges of today and preparing for tomorrow… all in the midst of a complex operating model transition and a large suite of initiatives that must continue.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM EDT)

Ask the Expert: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent?

Neha Kumar, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Greg Li, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Organizations in APAC are struggling to meet digital talent needs. Their CIOs must reinvent the employment value proposition to attract and retain IT talent. Since IT employees care strongly about working for employers that take a human centric approach, that's what we will unpack in this session. We will discuss practical tactics for leading in the times of hybrid work, creating a human-centric work design and how to communicate that to compete for talent. Please bring your questions to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers!

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM AEST

(Sunday, 22 May, 2022 / 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM EDT)

Ask the Expert: Four Steps for CIOs to Leverage Gartner Business Model Innovation Framework to Decipher High-Impact Digital Initiatives

Daniel Sun, VP Analyst, Gartner

More and more CEOs are concerned about the low return on digital investments. And they expect CIOs to identify and execute high-impact digital initiatives to address their concern. This session provides one framework and four guided steps for CIOs to meet their CEOs’ expectation.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

Driving Action on Emerging Risks: From Problem Precision to Solution Options

Zachary Ginsburg, Director, Research, Gartner

The COVID-19 era’s sudden and seismic risk impacts demonstrated companies’ need to better prepare for emerging risks before they hit. Backward and inwardly-focused, traditional risk management approaches leave companies ill-prepared to identify, assess, and communicate the potential effects of complex emerging risks, such as those relating to digital acceleration, operational disruptions and market volatility. This session will share Gartner’s latest Emerging Risks benchmarking and teach practical steps CIOs can take to help their organizations better identify, prioritize, and act on emerging risks today.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

Fusion Teams: The New IT/Business Interface for an Era of Democratized Digital Delivery

Jaime Capella, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

Businesses take on an active role in stewarding digital initiatives enterprises and experimenting with fusion teams that build and manage digital capabilities. This session provides a fact-based overview of the main types of fusion teams and the most effective staffing practices, incentives and governance approaches for balancing team autonomy with enterprise outcomes. The session features examples of CIOs that are successfully guiding other corporate leaders to take responsibility for technology decisions and provide business product owners for fusion teams.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

New Disruptive and Innovative Digital Business Models

Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

How do advanced companies offer free shipping, no fees, or no commissions, permanently (not freemium) and still make profits? How can some start-ups guarantee business outcomes to large incumbents that have been trying to improve for decades? How do ecosystems generate revenue? Digital doesn't just bring technology advances, it also brings business model advances. Come explore these business innovations!

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

What Businesses and Their Leaders Must Do Differently to Grow in an Uncertain World

Dave Aron, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Types and levels of uncertainty will be at an extreme level for at least the next five years. This session will help understand how CIOs and other CxOs have to behave differently to succeed.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 01:45 AM EDT)

Research Discussion: The Strategic CIO: Evangelist and Orchestrator of Democratized Digital Delivery

Neha Kumar, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Neil Osmond, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

Many organizations are moving to more democratized digital delivery. In this model, CIOs are focused on engineering platforms to support the work of technologists in IT. They must also orchestrate delivery in new ways that take business technologists and fusion teams into account. In this interactive research discussion, we'll use examples from progressive CIOs to help you structure the management of platforms.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM AEST

(12:45 AM - 01:30 AM EDT)

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

Roy Kannan, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Paul Cunningham, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

How is your digital transformation journey progressing? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and barriers to executing your digital transformation strategy; 2) share learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your organization.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM AEST

(12:45 AM - 01:45 AM EDT)

Workshop: Be Prepared for Ransomware by Optimizing Your Investment Posture Now

Richard Addiscott, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ash Sowter, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

If you’re ever in a position to consider whether to pay a ransom, you’ve already lost. There are investments you should be making today to ensure you never have to make that decision. Stop fearing ransomware and start fearing your lack of investment to be ready for ransomware. In this workshop, participants will use the Gartner Risk Optimization Model for evaluating investment decisions related to ransomware and develop approaches specific to their organization. The model can be used across a variety of use cases.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM AEST

(12:45 AM - 01:45 AM EDT)

Workshop: The Art of the 1-Page Strategy

Andy Rowsell-Jones, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Brian Ferreira, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Storytelling is a foundational tool when communicating strategy and demonstrating how digital technologies contribute to business results. In this session attendees will:
1. understand the difference between a strategy and a strategic plan
2. learn how each are used during an executive conversation
3. will create a strategy, strategic plan or an executive presentation

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM AEST

(02:00 AM - 02:45 AM EDT)

Special Event: A Conversation with Ron Howard

Ron Howard, Academy Award-winning filmmaker,

You don’t want to miss this unforgettable interview with Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Ron Howard. Ron is one of the film and television world’s most enduring legends with work on films including A Beautiful Mind, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rush, The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, and Frost/Nixon. Ron will share stories from his incredible career spanning sixty years in the entertainment industry as a producer, director, writer and star of some of the most seminal productions of every decade since the 1960’s.

Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:00 PM AEST

(02:45 AM - 03:00 AM EDT)

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Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 08:15 PM - 08:45 PM EDT)

Peer Conversation: Creating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Culture in the Workplace

Christine Tsinta, Executive Partner, Gartner

Successful organisations are accelerated by diverse opinion, skillsets and life experiences and if there was ever an opportunity to embed greater diversity, equity & inclusion it is now! We would like to invite you to a space to share the triumphs, challenges and gems you have been involved with to progress your agenda, and to listen to how your peers have hired diverse talent and progressed their inclusive working culture.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 09:00 PM - 09:45 PM EDT)

Guest Keynote: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company

Whitney Johnson, CEO & Author, Disruption Advisors

Growth is the goal. Helping people develop their potential—enabling them to articulate and become the self they want to be, are capable of being, and that best serves them and others in the short and long term—is what we as individuals and leaders strive toward. Join Whitney Johnson for this informative keynote to envision how growth happens. She'll share a simple visual model, The S Curve of Learning (based on Rogers' diffusion curve), illustrating the growth process and providing a shared language for leaders to talk about growth and development. Now more than ever, your people want to grow. When you understand how to optimize their growth, you increase their capacity (and your own) to grow.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 09:45 PM - 10:00 PM EDT)

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Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

Becoming Composable to Master the Pace of Business Change

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Incorporating composability into digital business enables the enterprise or public agency to change and grow despite persistent uncertainty. Instead of avoiding the risk of change, executive leaders must reinvent their thinking to see change as a well-trusted tool for business resilience and growth.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

Digital Ecosystems in Practice: How Leading CIOs Co-Create New Capabilities

Alicia Mullery, VP, Research, Gartner

Founding or joining a digital business ecosystem can be a more efficient way to drive digital business goals, but ecosystem success requires a transformation in traditional ways of managing external partners. Join this session to learn how to set up ecosystem relationships around outcomes, not SLAs, and how to empower customers and partners to co-create digital capabilities with you. This session will feature case studies from Land o Lakes, Datev, and other leading CIOs.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

What Digital Leaders Do Differently: Insights From Digital Execution Scorecard Data

Cesar Lozada, Director Analyst, Gartner

As digital leaders leverage technology platforms, and influence their enterprise digital operating models, patterns have emerged that show how these impact their strategic digital priorities. Insights from Gartner's Digital Execution Scorecard shows how digital leaders can execute on their digital and business capabilities when compared to enterprises that have foundational digital organizations.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT)

Where Is the CIO Role Going

Irving Tyler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The role and responsibilities of the CIO continues to evolve. Gartner has identified several important archetypes for the CIO role all CIOs should understand. CIOs can learn from leading CIOs and take charge in order to increase value and impact for their enterprise.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM EDT)

Executive Insights: How Green Climate Fund Is Preparing For What's Next With Digital Acceleration

Nebi Bekiri, Deputy Chief Information Officer a.i., Green Climate Fund

During times of disruption and uncertain times, accelerating digital transformation is critical for organizations that want to prepare now for what's next. And leading with digital has been an important priority among business executives and IT leaders who began to think about better ways to deliver business outcomes quickly, enable effective employee collaboration and productivity, deliver values to partner ecosystems, and optimize IT spending.

Join this CIO story sharing session to learn how Green Climate Fund has taken on the digital transformation journey, adopted product-centric fusion teams,
embraced democratization of IT, and evolved CIO and IT team's role to lead Green Climate Fund's digital vision.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM EDT)

Ask the Expert: Where Next for Technology Leadership?

Andrea Cuadros, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Neil Osmond, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

As boards and executives increase their risk appetite and drive deeper into digital business, the strategic importance of technology leadership grows. But are organizations set up for success? What are the implications for CIOs and technology executives and what actions can they take to ensure they are successful?

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM EDT)

Ask the Expert: How Is the Role of CIO Evolving?

Andy Rowsell-Jones, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Technology never stands still. The opportunity to deliver impact-leading technology continues to expand for CIOs. Where is the role of the CIO going? Bring your questions about the future of the CIO role to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we’ll discuss emerging archetypes for the CIO role and explore how leading CIOs are stepping into new opportunities beyond IT functional leadership and driving value.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM AEST

(Monday, 23 May, 2022 / 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM EDT)

Ask the Expert: What Digital Leaders Do Differently: Insights From Digital Execution Scorecard Data

Paul Martin, Executive Partner, Gartner

Mat Myers, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

As digital leaders leverage technology platforms, and influence their enterprise digital operating models, patterns have emerged that show how these impact their strategic digital priorities. Insights from Gartner's Digital Execution Scorecard shows how digital leaders can execute on their digital and business capabilities when compared to enterprises that have foundational digital organizations.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

Agile Learning: How CIOs Can Foster a Culture of Agile Learners

Jose Ramirez, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are faced with a scarce supply of digital talent. Agile learning can help CIOs achieve better business outcomes by unlocking talent and skills within the enterprise. CIOs should foster a culture of agile learners to put learning into the flow of work and prepare the organization for future challenges and opportunities.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

How CIOs Should Respond to Their Boards’ Increased Risk Appetite

Srinath Sampath, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Boards are increasing their risk appetite primarily in response to threats of digital disruption accelerated by the pandemic. In one out of 2 organizations, the chief technology executive is held accountable for all technology risks. CIOs need to recalibrate their IT organization’s risk management architecture to support their board’s digital ambitions.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

Show Me the Money! How CIOs Can Justify Investments in Innovation

Peter Skyttegaard, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

"How much should we spend on innovation? And how do we prove the return on investment?" These are the questions we often hear from CIOs. Innovation pursues new ideas. You can't prove the value of ideas that don't exist. To overcome this, you must understand the value and risk profile of different areas of innovation and then apply a range of qualitative and quantitative decision criteria to justify the investments made.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

(12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT)

Talent Beyond Your Teams — A Talent Ecosystem Approach

IT talent shortage has consistently been identified as the biggest inhibitor to digital business progress. Contrary to the traditional linear talent recruitment and management approach, CIOs should treat talent as flow assets (networks of capabilities evolving and exchanging value in the flow of work), orchestrate internal talent and leverage external talent through a marketplace/ecosystem approach.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM AEST

(12:45 AM - 01:30 AM EDT)

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Creating IT Metrics That Matter to Executive Leadership

Nina Du Thaler, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Leon Bombotas, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Do your IT metrics communicate how IT is enabling critical business/mission outcome success? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and barriers to creating IT metrics which matter to executive leadership; 2) share lessons learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your organization.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM AEST

(12:45 AM - 01:30 AM EDT)

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Expanding Your Role to Achieve Digital Business/Mission Success

Jon Krause, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Corey Snell, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Have you made the transition from an IT technical leader to a business/leadership executive who leads the use of technology to achieve business/mission value? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and barriers to expanding your role as an executive leader; 2) share lessons learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your current situation.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM AEST

(12:45 AM - 01:45 AM EDT)

Workshop: Leverage a Product Operating Model to Boost Your Organization's Digital Dexterity — and Vice-Versa!

Andrea Cuadros, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Greg Li, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Most organisations are either testing the Product Operating Model or refining/scaling it. Its benefits are well documented. What is less apparent is how this new "management construct" can generate higher levels of Digital Dexterity — a prized, rare, commodity that greatly accelerates digital success. As Digital Dexterity rises, so do the components, conducive to Product Model success.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM AEST

(02:00 AM - 02:30 AM EDT)

Gartner Closing Keynote: Leading in 2022 — Three CIO Habits to Stop, Start and Continue

Ed Gabrys, VP Analyst, Gartner

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

This keynote will close out the conference and leave you with steps you can take in the coming year.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 / 04:30 PM - 04:45 PM AEST

(02:30 AM - 02:45 AM EDT)

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