Rita Sallam

Rita Sallam

Distinguished VP Analyst
Rita Sallam is a Distinguished VP analyst and Gartner Fellow in the Data and Analytics team. Mrs. Sallam's focus includes tracking and predicting market trends, vendor assessment and selection, and identifying best practices for making analytics pervasive and strategic to the business. Of particular interest is how all aspects of data management and analytics are being disrupted by AI-enabled augmented analytics. She is also focused on building a methodology for selecting and valuing data and analytics portfolios including AI investments.
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Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 08:00 AM|Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 08:45 AM
The Future of Analytics and BI: The Augmented Consumer

Analytics and BI platforms are rapidly transforming from focusing on enabling the analyst to augmenting the consumer. This is being driven by a convergence of capabilities including, conversational and consumer experiences and augmented analytics, a disruptive trend that leverages machine automation and AI to transform how data is prepared, how insights are generated and shared and how data science and ML models are created and operationalized. This presentation provides insight into how you can prepare for and leverage these market disruptions in your organization.

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 05:45 PM
Bake-Off: Modern Analytics and BI Platforms

Modernize your analytics and BI capabilities by selecting the products that best meet your needs. See side-by-side, scripted demonstrations of four leading vendors. What are the key features to consider and how do they compare in action? How can you improve your own evaluation process and internal proofs of concept? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors?

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 06:15 PM|Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 07:15 PM
Women in Data Networking Reception: With Men Who Care About Diversity

This networking reception will explore three main topics: Empowering Women For and With Each Other — Addressing gender bias between women and how they can support each other up the leadership ladder. Engaging Men to Advance Women — How men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders — and why they would want to. Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots — Whether gender bias is subtly build into the system or does its damage unconsciously, there is clear path to eliminating it.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 11:00 AM|Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 11:45 AM
How to Optimize Data and Analytics Investments to Achieve Business Value… Finally

Data and analytics is becoming strategic to organizations as they digitally transform. Yet, most organizations don’t have a systematic way to assess and optimize their data and analytics (including AI) investment options. This presentation details Gartner's Return Opportunity Appetite Risk (ROAR) Portfolio Optimization Model is a framework to help CDOs, CIOs and data and analytics leaders across the organization identify, prioritize and select combinations of investments in data and analytics (value streams) that align to key business initiatives and strategic intent.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 01:45 PM|Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 02:30 PM
Top Technology Trends in Data and Analytics That Will Change Your Business

AI is not the only thing driving rapid change in data and analytics. From the next generation of augmented analytics tools to the use of continuous intelligence to interpret streams of data from IoT or the potential of intuitive interfaces, there is rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to prioritize the innovations that will drive digital business.

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