Signature Series 

Each year from the Symposium stage, we reveal never-before seen research as part of our ‘Signature Series’. These sessions cover some of the most anticipated insights and findings – including the CIO Agenda and Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends - to get you ready for the year ahead.

2019 CIO Agenda: Driving Business Model Transformation

Andy Rowsell-Jones


CEOs are reimagining business models in pursuit of growth and enhanced mission fulfillment. Helping reimagine a business model, then deploying it at scale, is a challenge all CIOs will have to rise to, but the barriers can seem daunting. What should CIOs do to reimagine and implement business model change at scale? This session will provide an answer, helping CIOs plan their 2019 leadership agenda.

A CXO's Perspective on the Opportunities and Limits of AI

Whit Andrews


It's easy to hear great visions for what AI could do. It's more important to come and learn of its practical accomplishments and core limitations, as well as what Gartner clients are actually doing with AI technologies. Most visions are fanciful. Most limitations are manageable. Most accomplishments still await action by the bulk of organizations puzzling over what's next.

Seven Digital Disruptions You Might Not See Coming

Daryl Plummer


As Digital projects move from optimization to Transformation, the ability to disrupt becomes a critical discipline. Coping with disruption requires the ability to recognize, prioritize, and respond in the right way. This presentation examines how CIOs can evaluate, track, and plan for 7 major disruptions using Gartner’s Digital Disruption toolkit.

Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond: Practicality Exists Even in Instability

Daryl Plummer


Predicting future technology impact on business strategy is an activity filled with uncertainty and anxiety. However, through the uncertainty, there is one inevitable outcome – CIOs must find practical approaches to dealing with fast paced trends. The meme of the future will be practice, practice, practice.

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

David W. Cearley


Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential and set the stage for innovation over the next five years. Companies must examine the business impact of these trends and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do. These are trends that IT cannot afford to ignore.

The CEO Perspective 2018: How CIOs Should Respond

Mark Raskino 


How are business leader priorities changing in response to market cycles and economic uncertainties? How is CEO thinking changing, as the digital era progresses?  Based on our annual survey and other sources we assess major trends and pull out some key actions CIOs should consider to get ahead of the game.

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