Our brand-new global CEO and senior business executive survey reveals what business leaders are focused on in 2019 and 2020. These early trend signals will help CIOs think about how the agenda for IT and digital will change. We will give important high-level advice on what to do in response, so you can get ahead of the game in your own business.
In just five years’ time, digital ethics has grown from an interesting future trend to a core business necessity. Organizations that are rounding out their digital businesses label it a top 3 priority. But the topic is shifting again. After the big data and privacy debate, ethics and artificial intelligence is on everyone's mind. A complex topic, but there are some emerging practices already. How to deal with ethics and AI before it is too late?
This workshop will look at the opportunities, challenges and limitations with IoT in the digitalization of business models in critical infrastructures.
Gartner’s CIO surveys reveal that many midsize organizations are making plans for their digital business transformation. We believe that MSEs will not only fail in their attempt at digital business transformation, it will also put them at risk of going out of business. This presentation will review several digital optimization alternative scenarios.
New approaches are needed to planning the finances of IT to achieve business agility and benefit from disruptive technology.
Many CIOs are upgrading their I&T operating model to support digital business. Digital business hinges on I&T being embedded into business strategies, not just supporting business operations. This workshop will help CIOs develop a plan for using their I&T operating model as a tool to change their business' operating models and increase their own credibility as business leader.
This workshop will help you focus on short-term cost-optimization measures, not cost-reduction measures.
Do you have questions about how to build a successful digital workplace and be ready for the future of work? Bring your questions with you to this interactive session and get some answers! Hear what your peers are concerned about and learn from each other. Attendees should come prepared to share their questions and experiences.
As digital product management becomes the new normal for enterprise IT organisations, CIOs will need to recalibrate their own management focus to ensure successful, high-impact products are delivered.
This presentation will focus on three product leadership principles for CIOs:
1) competing on experience,
2) avoiding the trap of over-engineering, and
3) intellectual property strategy.
A key aspect of the increasingly important global digital narrative is the role of digital dragons. These organizations, like Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent (BAT), Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA), have digital-first cultures, are digital employers of choice, have highly scalable services, data mastery, deep pockets, evolving platforms and ecosystems with powerful capabilities. They have increasing ambition that crosses and blurs industry boundaries. How should traditional companies and governments think about them, plan with them in mind, and choose whether to and how to use, compete, partner or ignore them?
Continuous intelligence brings dramatic, measurable benefits in revenue generation, resource allocation, customer service and other metrics. More than ever, Data and Analytics leaders use real-time analytics to improve the performance of their businesses.
This workshop will explain a best practice approach for how to operationalize “Industrie 4.0” initiatives (including group exercises).
In this workshop we will brainstorm on ecosystem based on published Gartner model and define an approach to determine what fits your company.
CIOs' are looking through the CEO business model lens to develop their digital business platform. However this is not enough to compete with new Ecosystem Business platforms. In this session we will show you a new lens for designing a Digital ecosystems strategy, how a business strategy looks like through this new lens, and where you should start to define your own digital ecosystem business strategy to drive genuine digital transformation.
Digital transformation is top of mind of every leader but often forgotten and ignored is the employee. At the heart of every digital transformation journey therein lies the importance of employee engagement. This, within an organization, is more prevalent than ever as a driver of business performance. The needs of your employees are changing and if you fail to adopt a digital workplace strategy you will fall behind. Successful digital transformation requires a multifaceted digital workplace program approach across people, process and technology.
CISOs are called on to fill the twin roles of operational expert and strategic planner. Many CISOs struggle when developing a strategy because they have not been exposed to this process. A few pragmatic steps can help ensure that your strategy is useful.
This session will address the following:
● What are the elements that you must consider?
● What pragmatic steps can you take during its development to ensure success?
● What safeguards do you need to support successful execution?
ContinuousNext is a mindset that accepts and embraces perpetual change. Leadership for ContinuousNext requires CIOs to adopt a deliberate leadership approach: shape, shift and share. CIOs can influence culture and change the organization’s mindsets and practices by shaping the new culture deliberately, shifting leadership responsibility to employees and sharing the new culture widely.
Gartner has revealed the global Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends, ranging from intelligent technology such as AI and augmented analysis to digital systems like digital twins and immersive experiences, or mesh technology approaches including blockchain and smart paces as well as quantum computing. This presentation will "translate" the top strategic trends for CIOs in DACH in terms of operational and long-term priorities for their digital transformation agenda.
In this session, Majestic Program members can join Dr. Ingo Brüning, Managing Vice President of Gartner Executive Programs, and Cross-Industry and Advanced Manufacturing Research Groups Managing Vice President Frank Ridder for an exclusive Majestic session to review how to work with Gartner and master the critical executive-level competencies for business, leadership and develop high-performance teams to accelerate your success. The session will be followed by networking lunch and Q&A in the same room.
Stories abound about how born-digital companies completely abolished the traditional organizational structure and became extremely successful. This in turn causes CEOs to ask CIOs, who also happen to be digital business leaders, what is the appropriate organizational structure they should use for a new digital enterprise. Is there an ideal structure that fits my company? How does it relate to the operational model? What about changing the structure of an existing digital operation, is it straightforward?
Much has been written and spoken about Millennials but very little about Centennials. And the headache for companies has not really been the former ones (who in average are already in their mid thirties) but the latter. Centennials are really the first digital-native generation. CIOs are starting to get frustrated with their first experiences with Centennials (the older ones are around 23-24 years old, that is, they are starting to enter the labor market): Centennials exhibit short attention span, they get demotivated very quickly, they only commit to what they want to commit to versus what the company needs. There is clearly a mismatch between how CIOs lead Centennials and how they need to be led. A research is being carried out about this at the moment.
High-performing teams standout because they do and behave differently. Although building this kind of teams can often feel more like art than science, there are a set of practical steps that CIOs can use — how can I identify whether am I doing it right or not? Does pulling the best performers together guarantee a high-performing team? Is it necessarily a long and winding road, or are there catalysts to accelerate it?
Data & analytics is at the core of digital business, reinventing industries and redefining business models. Distributed analytics teams in business functions are leading the charge and reshaping IT’s role in data and analytics. This session will cover: (1) How to foster and not fight business led analytics; (2) Striking the balance between IT led centralized/business decentralized teams and (3) "Must have" strategic roles and partnerships
Whether your organization is conservative or aggressive in pursuing transformation, you must apply modern digital application and integration strategies to advance. You and your enterprise can and must achieve organizational and thought leadership in order address the challenges of a digital future. Accelerate and guide the transformation toward digital impact.
CIOs are increasingly leaning on ecosystems of internal and external partners including think-tanks, to accelerate the digital innovation within their IT as well as business organizations. Especially the digital entrepreneurial development, skills and talent sourcing has taken CIOs to collaborate with new partners in DACH such as the TechQuartier in Frankfurt to test and source new technology applications, or build out their own center of excellence as Siemens City 2.0, Berlin as shown. This presentation will show the critical steps in leveraging internal and external ecosystems through data governance, design thinking, and digital simulation and twins.
Few enterprises are questioning the need to have a digital design capability. The challenge facing CIOs is how to hire and retain digital design staff, where to fit these people within their department (or departments other than IT) and how to manage handoffs between teams — particularly in conjunction with agile development. This presentation will go through the most common patterns Gartner has seen in both public and private sector enterprises. We will explore the pros and cons of each approach to help CIOs in finding the approach that works best for their specific environment.
Culture is the most frequently mentioned obstacle to scaling digital business. CIOs find culture hard to understand and even harder to change. The journey of changing culture starts when you talk about it, and happens through an intentional series of small changes. Use Gartner's PRISM model as a way to start a conversation in your organization about culture and start your culture change journey.
In this roundtable, we will discuss of the use of neurosciences to support measures for change management.
In any professional role some introspection and personal development is a good idea, but particularly for CIOs — because the role is changing. This year’s list of personal professional development ideas centres on a culture shifting theme. Both CIOs and CEOs tell us cultural barriers are the toughest hurdles to digital business progress. So as a CIO, you need to work on your own ability to think differently and catalyse and lead cultural change.
The future holds a story that need to be told. A story of hope, perspective, and a hint of concern. But with today's pressures, it is easy to forget about the future. Yet, a more fundamental and long term view on the business is crucial. Yes, the focus is on digital transformation today. But WHY? To what end? Learn from Gartner's global "Digitopia" studies, with the zeitgeist from over 25 countries.
Most organizations invest significant time and money in developing a sound IT strategy. But a strategy is only as effective as the technical team’s ability to execute it.
Learn how Gartner for Technical Professionals provides the insights， guidance and tools your technical team needs to deliver flawless execution and outstanding results on the initiatives that support your IT strategy.
In this roundtable, we will discuss how to be successful in the financial services industry with automation and artificial intelligence.
Many enterprises are looking at a migration of their existing SAP-ERP-Landscape onto SAP S/4, not at last on the background of SAP's announcement to desupport the current ECC solutions in 2025. But many are also struggling to identify business benefits that would argue for such a migration and its expected costs. This roundtable will discuss potential target architectures, migrations paths and overall strategical and tactical approaches for, but also barriers to a migration onto SAP S/4.
This workshop will help you focus on short-term cost-optimization measures, not cost-reduction measures.
AI technologies are providing deep insights into long-winded B2B sales processes but also support the automation of business process steps. But moreover, it will have a great impact on B2B revenue growth and its sales strategy. This session looks into current AI technologies on a high level across three customer facing departments, its use cases, and their impact on B2B organizations customer experience.
The business wants simple solutions that work on every device and have started to buy SaaS solutions themselves, or have pushed for more web based on mobile applications and really want to get rid of the old applications. Or you have already introduced a variety of cloud applications and have been able to integrate the new applications with the legacy systems. Nonetheless, you wish to phase these applications out and at the same time reduce application portfolio complexity. This short session will address the critical success areas to minimize application modernization issues and meet business demand.
AI technologies can support long-winded B2B sales processes but might support the automation of business process steps. But which AI technologies are really working for a B2B organization? What are these technologies and what is their impact on achieving revenue targets? This session is facilitating the opportunity to interact in a group of limited end users with the analyst for an open discussion.
There is growing pressure on SAP users to accelerate their planning for a migration to S/4HANA and take first or further steps. Best Practices are evolving although slowly. Companies are learning what actions to take in their existing ECC landscapes to ease a migration.
While postmodern enterprise resource planning (ERP) is still maturing in its adoption, a fourth era of ERP is emerging to support the digital business transformations. The 1960s-style thinking, so inherent in traditional ERP is grossly inadequate to meet the needs of the information age. As such, we are beginning to see how radical changes in ERP are needed to meet the demands of the business. This session will also cover the migration to SAP S/4HANA, which should be relevant to the audience.
Digital transformation requires application architects and developers to constantly evolve and embrace new skills as well as strengthen existing ones. Use this session to identify the skills like agile architecture, AI, ML, multiexperience design and modernization that will enable you to deliver solutions that are relevant and effective.
Products and services lacking consideration for privacy represent a clear liability to organizations that process personal information. Security and risk management leaders responsible for evolving the privacy program should adopt Privacy Engineering to transform the initiative from a forced to an organic change. We will look at lessons learned from the mad rush to the GDPR and how small, strategic changes to the way you plan, design, measure and acquire can make compliance a natural step in your progression.
Digital and even more traditional initiatives are increasingly demanding agile practices and DevOps principles to deliver results on time, at the right quality level to meet customer, consumer, or employee expectations. From a CIO perspective the focus is on the objectives, but strategically it requires to ensure both the internal delivery and management organization as well as the vendors and contract mechanisms support a long-term successful application of agile and DevOps. This presentation will take you through the organization, contracting and measurement mechanisms to put in place to successfully contract and maintain agile delivery of IT or business outcomes.