Partha Iyengar

Partha Iyengar

Distinguished VP Analyst
Partha Iyengar is VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO Research team. He is also the Country Leader - Research, India. His research interests cover areas of strategic interest to CEOs and their direct reports, including digital business, customer experience, expectations of the CIO and IT organization, and globalization issues. Mr. Iyengar is a frequent and much sought-after speaker and presenter at numerous Gartner and external forums, as well as for various government organizations in India, China and other countries. He is extensively quoted in the local, national and international press; was interviewed on the U.S. CBS News show "60 Minutes"; was a panelist on a CNN International panel discussion on the future of IT; and also participated in the BBC panel discussion on IT in emerging markets. He is the co-author of a book published by Harvard Business School Press on India and China strategies, titled "IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation." Mr. Iyengar served for three years as a nonexecutive director on the board of directors of State Bank of India, India's largest bank and one of the world's largest financial institutions.
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Monday, 16 September, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, 16 September, 2019 12:15 PM
2020 CIO Agenda: Winning in the Turns

There are turns coming – in society, in economic conditions, in changed technological adoption, in business model innovation. How can CIOs improve the fitness of their IT organization and the enterprise to be ready to win in the next turn? This session will discuss leadership, organizational, process and technology priorities for CIOs for the coming year.

Monday, 16 September, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, 16 September, 2019 02:50 PM
Spotlight Session: Winning in the Turns: A Few Findings from Gartner Research

Gartner is undertaking several studies to determine how organizations function effectively in “turns,” those expected or unforeseen disruptions where advantage is gained or lost. This session will focus on related findings from various Gartner practices (including IT, Finance, HR), identifying the nature of “turns” as well as the best forms of enterprise fitness seen in the data.

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 12:15 PM|Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 01:00 PM
Jumping the Curve: From CIO to Digital Leader

Digital leadership is essential for enterprise growth and effectiveness. CEOs need someone to fulfill it. Some CIOs will take on more of this role, maybe to the exclusion of the traditional CIO responsibilities. Using recent analysis, we will look at the nature of this career transition and the evolution of digital dexterity on the executive team.

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 11:45 AM|Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 12:30 PM
How to Have an Engaging Conversation With Your CEO

Most CEOs are excellent problem solvers, but too often CIOs seek approval rather than enable their CEOs to participate in the decision making process. This causes disengagement, and is at the root of many of the challenges CIOs and IT leaders face. CIOs need to use different tools to get their CEO to the table and keep them engaged so that they value the outcome of the decisions we ask for.

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