Speaker Bio

Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas

Distinguished VP Analyst
Anne Thomas is a VP and Distinguished Analyst in the Enterprise Software team in the Gartner for IT Leaders research group. Ms. Thomas covers Application Architecture and Infrastructure. Her current major topics include microservices, APIs, application platforms, open source strategies, and digital modernization.
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Wednesday, 13 September, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM BST
Strategic Roadmap to Adopting Modern Architectures and Technologies

Legacy application systems based on outdated technology and archaic application architectures carry significant technical debt that causes serious risks and stymies agility and innovation. Software engineering leaders must develop a migration plan to reduce technical debt and adopt modern application architectures and technologies.

Thursday, 14 September, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM BST
Roundtable: Women in IT

Although women make up nearly half of the global workforce, women are only 31% of IT employees. Unlike other professions where women have made significant strides to reach leadership positions, only 22% of IT leaders are women. This Roundtable discussion will explore the questions:
1) What holds women back from attaining leadership roles in IT?
2) What keys to success can we learn from women CIOs, software engineering leaders, and female senior business executives in technology companies?
3) What changes are being tried to better attract, retain, and promote women in IT?

Thursday, 14 September, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM BST
What You Need to Know About Java Licensing and Java Runtime Options

In 2019, Oracle changed its licensing model for Oracle Java SE. Since then, Oracle has revised its licensing model and support subscriptions a few times, generating confusion amongst users. This session will explain the licensing and subscription requirements, as well as discuss alternatives to Oracle Java SE and a framework for choosing a Java runtime.

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