Jan-Martin Lowendahl
Guest speaker

Jan-Martin Lowendahl

Distinguished VP Analyst
Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Ph.D. (chemistry), is a Research VP in Gartner Research, where his research area is mainly higher education governance, strategy and emerging trends. The methodologies for strategic planning and frameworks for governance are especially focused on stakeholder communication and are also used in several other sectors with a high percentage of knowledge workers or end users with large and complex consumption of IT-related services. Such organizations include R&D organizations, public-sector organizations, as well as primary and secondary education institutions.
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Sunday, 03 November, 2019 03:45 PM|Sunday, 03 November, 2019 04:15 PM
Winning in the Turns — The CIO's Role in Creating an Adaptive Higher Education Institution

In an era of ContinousNext, with constant fluctuation in society, the most adaptive survives. The higher education core missions requires that we make education adapt to learners needs or risk diminishing relevance. This requires creating adaptive education as well as institutions that can continuously adapt itself to societal needs.
This session answers the three questions:
Why is "adaptive" important?
What is adaptive in the higher education context?
How can the CIO make the higher education institution more adaptive?

Monday, 04 November, 2019 09:30 AM|Monday, 04 November, 2019 10:30 AM
Gartner Opening Keynote: Winning in the Turns: Leadership in a Digital Society

It’s been 50 years since the first message was sent over the ARPANET, the forerunner to today’s internet. Technology-enabled connectedness has put IT leaders in a unique position to help design the next 50 years. Gartner will show how CIOs can leverage today’s technology accelerators, ContinuousNext agility, and connected people to turn dilemmas into opportunities. We will present a bold vision for the changing role of the CIO and IT in a digital society with practical advice and inspiration from across the globe.

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2019