Signature Series 

Each year from the Symposium stage, we reveal never-before seen research as part of our ‘Signature Series’. These sessions cover some of the most anticipated insights and findings – including the CIO Agenda and Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends - to get you ready for the year ahead.

2019 CIO Agenda: Driving Business Model Transformation

Andy Rowsell-Jones


Digital business is maturing, from tentative experiment to application at scale all across the whole economy. In the face of this profound change, how should CIOs respond? Come and find out what 3,102 of your peers are doing to build a new foundation to master this change. This session presents you with an opportunity to compare and contrast your view of the future with that of your peer group and so refine your leadership agenda for 2019.

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

Magnus Revang


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


Confronting digital disruption is essential to the success of digital business. However, most organizations are focused on optimizing for efficiency rather than innovation for effectiveness or truly transforming through disruption — three phases of digital value. This presentation examines the three phases with an eye toward understanding seven disruptions you might not see coming over the horizon.

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. Companies 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?  Based on 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.

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