Neha Kumar
Gartner Keynote

Neha Kumar

Director, Advisory
Neha Kumar is a Director, Advisory in the CIO research group at Gartner, with an expertise in translating research insights into actionable advice. She helps CIOs and their IT leadership teams make informed decisions to achieve successful digital business outcomes.

The key areas where Ms Kumar can be your go-to-expert for targeted recommendations are IT operating model innovations, product line management, culture and mindset shifts, agile ways of working, and designing the digital strategy. She also works with clients to help them formulate their strategic workforce plans and KPIs to demonstrate the business value of IT.

Before moving to CIO research, Ms Kumar has advised CISOs on presenting cybersecurity to the board, as well as Heads of Infrastructure on their cloud and DevOps strategies.

Before joining advisory, Ms. Kumar worked with Gartner's Research team as a Senior Research Analyst for 3 years, covering a range of topics including DCIM (data center infrastructure management), IT orchestration and automation, and mobile app development platforms.
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Monday, 25 October, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 05:30 PM AEDT
(12:45 AM - 02:30 AM EDT)
Research Discussion: The New Model for Democratized Technology Delivery

Technology work, once the sole purview of dedicated IT shops, has become democratized. Unfortunately, many CIOs are still wedded to traditional divisions, ways of working and task-specializations that are no longer effective. This meeting will help CIOs navigate the journey toward a new technology model for the enterprise.
Questions this meeting will address:
• How are technology responsibilities being redistributed across the enterprise?
• What are progressive CIOs doing to build more and better technology leaders outside of IT?
• How does the role of the CIO change when technology work becomes democratized? (Repeat)

Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM AEDT
(12:00 AM - 01:00 AM EDT)
CIO Workshop: Pivoting Your Personal Leadership Style for the New Normal

The pandemic has dispelled many long-held beliefs in how works get done and CIO’s are faced with the dilemma of evaluating their leadership style to successfully address a fundamentally different world. In this workshop, CIO’s will leverage the Gartner IT Leadership Competency Tool to help identity which competencies may need to Pivot for the Future in order to effectively address to challenges of hybrid work.

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM AEDT
(Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 / 09:00 PM - 09:45 PM EDT)
Ask the Expert: Succeed With Digital Business by Actively Shaping Culture Changes

Culture is the most frequently mentioned obstacle to achieving digital business success. But changing culture can feel daunting and hard to do. Under the combined pressure of digital acceleration and disruptions due to the pandemic, CIOs need to work with business leaders to purposefully turn culture into a facilitator of their organization’s strategy instead of a barrier.
In this session, we will unpack questions such as:
How can CIOs act as a catalyst for culture change in a digital enterprise?
How are CIOs helping IT staff develop the mindsets, beliefs and behaviors needed for digital?

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.