Signature Series

Each year from the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ stage, we reveal never seen before research as part of our Signature Series. These sessions cover some of the most anticipated insights and findings — including the 2019 CIO Agenda and top 10 strategic technology trends — to get you ready for the year ahead.

2019 CIO Agenda: Driving Business Model Transformation

Andy Rowsell-Jones

CEOs are reimagining business models in pursuit of growth and enhanced mission fulfillment. Helping reimagine a business model, then deploying it at scale, is a challenge all CIOs will have to rise to, but the barriers can seem daunting. What should CIOs do to reimagine and implement business model change at scale? This session provides an answer, helping CIOs plan their 2019 leadership agenda.

A CXO’s Perspective on the Opportunities and Limits of AI

Whit Andrews

It’s easy to hear great visions for what AI could do. It’s more important to come and learn of its practical accomplishments and core limitations, as well as what Gartner clients are actually doing with AI technologies. Most visions are fanciful. Most limitations are manageable. Most accomplishments still await action by the bulk of organizations puzzling over what’s next.

Seven Digital Disruptions You Might Not See Coming

Daryl Plummer

As digital projects move from optimization to transformation, the ability to disrupt becomes a critical discipline. Coping with disruption requires the ability to recognize, prioritize and respond in the right way. This presentation examines how CIOs can evaluate, track and plan for seven major disruptions using Gartner’s Digital Disruption Toolkit.

Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond: Practicality Exists Even in Instability

Daryl Plummer

Predicting future technology impact on business strategy is an activity filled with uncertainty and anxiety. However, through the uncertainty, there is one inevitable outcome — CIOs must find practical approaches to dealing with fast-paced trends. The meme of the future will be practice, practice, practice.

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
David W. Cearley

Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential and set the stage for innovation over the next five years. Organizations must examine the business impact of these trends 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.

The CEO Perspective 2018: How CIOs Should Respond
Mark Raskino 

How are business leader priorities changing in response to market cycles and economic uncertainties? How is CEO thinking changing, as the digital era progresses? On the basis of our annual survey and other sources, we assess major trends and pull out some key actions CIOs should consider to get ahead of the game.

Attend these sessions and dozens more. View full agenda here.