Speaker Bio

Neha Kumar

Neha Kumar

Sr Director, Advisory
Neha Kumar is a Senior Director, Advisory in the CIO research group at Gartner, with an expertise in translating research insights into actionable advice. She helps Technology Executives (CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and others) make informed decisions on digital transformation to achieve successful business outcomes.

The key areas where Ms Kumar can be your go-to-expert are IT operating model, democratized digital delivery, fusion teams, talent management, and designing the technology strategy. She also works with clients to help them present their strategy to the board and select metrics 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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Tuesday, 13 September, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST
Reinvent Your EVP to Survive and Thrive Through the IT Talent Crisis

Significant demand for technology talent, unprecedented turnover and aggressive compensation increases are reshaping the IT job market, making it difficult to attract and retain IT talent. Employees and candidates’ views of work and the workplace are transforming. Considering that many organizations do not consciously articulate EVP strategies at the enterprise level, the pressure and responsibility are on CIOs, in partnership with HR, to address the technology talent risks. Join this session to learn about how to create and deliver against a human-centric EVP for IT to attract talent, improve engagement and retention.

Tuesday, 13 September, 2022 / 02:15 PM - 03:45 PM AEST
CIO Experience Leadership Exchange: Drive Growth by Rethinking Your Talent Management Practices

CIOs can’t hire their way out of the technology talent crisis. This highly interactive, discussion-based session will bring together CIOs to explore how leading organizations are adapting their talent management practices to drive business outcomes. We will explore unconventional approaches along multiple dimensions of the talent management lifecycle, from attracting and retaining top talent to upskilling/reskilling staff to thrive in a dynamic and distributed digital delivery environment.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST
Democratized Digital Delivery: Fusion Teams and Product Management

CEOs want more technology delivery to happen directly in business areas, and are investing more in technology talent in those areas. Join this session to understand the elements of democratized digital delivery, how it fits within product management approaches to delivery, how teams are organized as fusion teams, and the critical role the IT function must play in transitioning to this model.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.