Dave Aron

Dave Aron

Distinguished VP Analyst
Dave Aron is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in the CIO Research group, focusing on digital business and innovation. Mr. Aron is a thought leader on digital business strategy and helping Boards and CxOs understand and engage with disruptive trends such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the impact of the digital giants. He has received Gartner's Analyst of the Year award, created Gartner's IT strategy framework and originated the concept and term "bimodal." He was voted one of the 50 most influential people in U.K. IT in 2017. He has taught business and IT topics at a number of business schools, including London Business School, Oxford University's Said Business School and Henley Business School, and recently wrote a book, "The Essence of Strategy."
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Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 09:20 AM|Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 10:30 AM
Gartner Opening Keynote: Winning in the Turns: Leadership in a Digital Society

It’s been 50 years since the first message was sent over the ARPANET, the forerunner to today’s internet. Technology-enabled connectedness has put IT leaders in a unique position to help design the next 50 years. Gartner will show how CIOs can leverage today’s technology accelerators, ContinuousNext agility, and connected people to turn dilemmas into opportunities. We will present a bold vision for the changing role of the CIO and IT in a digital society with practical advice and inspiration from across the globe.

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 02:05 PM|Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 02:50 PM
Build Your Knowledge of Your Digital Dragons

How do I know who are the most important dragons for my business? How do I track and understand them? How do I think about their likely behaviours? (Based on the research note to be published in June, building on the Nov 2018 EXP report. This is the most frequent inquiry topic on the EXP report.)

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 08:00 AM|Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 08:45 AM
10 Ideas That Must Die (for Digital Business to Thrive)

A focus on the ideas, terms, approaches that are beginning to hold us back as the digital world evolves, and what they should be replaced with. (One example is: ‘User/Customer Experience’ -> "Digital Anthropology".) (Inspired by the book This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress, where about 100 experts wrote 2 pages each explaining why a particular idea/ theory/ term/ way of thinking was blocking progress.)

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