Gartner and Guest Keynote Speakers at

Gartner Enterprise Archirecture & Technology Innovation Summit

Opening Keynote: Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation

Gartner analysts are a touchstone of leading practices of successful EA programs today. Those demonstrating impact with leadership teams have scaled the importance of the role beyond design alone. No other role takes a stance on such a broad array of technologies, business processes, solutions, information, and their impact upon the outcomes delivered to business models. From efficiency gains to business model transformations, the modern enterprise architect will gain important insights in this session as to what drives success to meet their leadership team's new expectations of EA today.

Saul Brand
 

Sr Director, Analyst

Gartner

Marcus Blosch
 

Sr Director, Analyst

Gartner

Jakie Fenn
 

Dstinguised VP, Analyst

Gartner

James McGovern
 

Sr Director, Analyst

Gartner

David Cearly
 

Distinguished VP, Analyst

Gartner

Gartner Keynote: Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends

Emerging and strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. The top emerging and strategic trends for 2019 are prime enablers behind digital business opportunities. Companies must examine their business impacts 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.

David Cearley

Distinguished VP Analyst

 

David Cearley is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a leading authority on information technology. As a member of Gartner Research, Mr. Cearley analyzes emerging and strategic business and technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals and companies derive value from technology. As a member of the Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation research group, he focuses on cloud computing, emerging and strategic technology trends, and how enterprises establish technology innovation programs.

Matthew Syed

 

Writer, Broadcaster, and Thought Leader

Guest Keynote:

Black Box Thinking — High Performance in a Complex World

As the world changes, there is one constant truth: only those who adapt can survive. Agility, and a willingness to innovate, are not just useful extras, but central to growth. The great institutions and successful individuals are adaptive for a simple reason: they realise that in a complex world, they don’t already have all the answers. They are therefore not threatened by information about their weaknesses. Indeed, they actively look for them, confronting their biases and recognising the benefits that come from cognitive diversity in process. The right psychology is the starting point for agility, adaptability, innovation and continuous improvement which are so fundamental to our future.

 

We need to move away from self-justification and status quo bias if we are to lead in a competitive market. Using compelling examples from healthcare, aviation, business, education, sport and the criminal justice system, Matthew Syed will highlight how to implement a growth culture underpinned by diversity of thought and he will lay out the impact that this has on driving performance – both at an individual level and at an organisational level.

Matthew Syed
Writer, Broadcaster and Thought Leader

 

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change, and has worked with many leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement.

Matthew’s work explores a thought-provoking approach to high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world. He draws on a vast array of case studies and real-world examples across sport, business, education and politics. He looks at the inside story of how success really happens – and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.

His cutting-edge thought leadership programme and digital learning tools are becoming a catalyst for real and lasting change within business and the public sector. Matthew also works very closely with the education sector to help improve mindsets in schools and young people.

By understanding the intimate connection between mindset and high performance, organisations can unlock untapped potential in individuals and teams, driving innovation and agility to secure a future-proofed environment. 

Dave Aron
 

Distinguished VP Analyst

Gartner

Gartner Closing Keynote: Winning in a World of Digital Dragons

Digital disruption is coming to every industry and geography. Digital dragons like Alibaba, Amazon and others are playing evolving roles, related not only to technology, but also to customer experience, payment, data and insight. They have deep pockets, great talent and attractive brands.


Every industry is digitalizing, and digital dragons are a critical piece of that story. Digital dragons are a different type of partner, pervading many aspects of your enterprise and ecosystem. CIOs must:


- Ensure that they have joined up management of their interactions with each dragon.
- Maintain a digital dragon knowledge base and develop a strategic posture toward them.
- Learn from other industries that have been disrupted earlier or more heavily, such as automotive.

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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