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Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:30 PM
CIO Story: The Future of Digital Transactions in Dubai
Moza Suwaidan, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Smart Dubai

The Smart Dubai case study will demonstrate the success achieved so far in digitizing government services towards a 100% paperless experience by 21.12.2021, the challenges and lessons learnt along the way and how the future will look being the first city globally to achieve such a transformation.


Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:30 PM
CIO Story: Government Digital Platform (Etimad) — To Enable Digital Transformation, Transparency and Efficiency
Ahmed Alsuwaiyan, Deputy Minister, Technology and Development, Ministry of Finance
Mohammed Alyousef, Integration Director, Ministry of Finance
Yasser Alshammari, Product Director- Etimad, Ministry of Finance

The Etimad case study will demonstrate how to improve the digitalization of government transactions to enhance the speed of process, ensuring accuracy of data and increasing the ease of doing business between government entities and private sector contractors.


Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:30 PM
CIO Story: The HSBC Cloud Journey — Focus on Analytics/Big Data
Ghinwa Baradhi, CIO Middle East North Africa & Turkey, HSBC

The case study will be a pragmatic look at HSBC’s cloud strategy addressing key industry challenges from stake holder management to cloud security, vendor lock in and governance.


Monday, 04 March, 2019 09:20 AM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 09:30 AM
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Welcome Address
Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office

Smart Dubai is anchored in the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. Please join us for a welcome address by Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office.


Monday, 04 March, 2019 09:30 AM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 10:30 AM
Gartner Opening Keynote: From Digital Transformation to ContinuousNext
Don Scheibenreif, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Gavin Tay, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
John Kost, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Leigh McMullen, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business transformation is upon us. Enterprises large and small recognize the power of technology to transform their ability to deliver value. But where is it leading? The opening keynote will connect the dots on your digital journey — from culture to technologies to strategy to operating models — all so you can adapt to a world of continuous change.


Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 09:00 AM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 09:45 AM
Gartner Keynote: The CEO Perspective 2018: How CIOs Should Respond
Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

How are business leader's priorities changing in response to market cycles and economic uncertainties? How is CEO thinking to change, 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.


Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 05:00 PM
Guest Keynote: How to Get Your Company Thinking Like a Startup — What Silicon Valley Has to Teach Us About Innovation
Marc Randolph, Netflix Co-founder, Executive Mentor and Angel Investor,

The world is changing rapidly - and companies that can’t innovate effectively are going to be left behind. But while innovation is easy to aspire to, it’s hard to do. Netflix founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph will share dozens of effective tips, tricks and stories drawn from his 4 decades as an entrepreneur that will help you make your company more responsive to changing conditions - regardless of your company's size or industry.


Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 09:45 AM
Guest Keynote: The Fourth Wave — How The Impact of Technology Can Create a Strong, Vibrant and Prosperous Society
Michio Kaku, Best Selling Author, Theoretical Physicist

Every nation has a destiny, but throughout history ignorance and poverty prevented them from achieving it.
Not any more. The Four Waves of Science can help nations attain that destiny. The First Wave was the Industrial Revolution. The Second Wave was the Electric Age. The Third Wave was the High Tech Revolution of today. And the Fourth Wave will be artificial intelligence, biotech, and nanotech.
AI will create entirely new jobs, open up new markets, reduce costs and inefficiencies, creating a society which is seamless, without the friction of capitalism. AI will help to eliminate jobs which are dirty, dull, and dangerous, and open up entirely new vistas for society.
Augmented reality and virtual reality will open up entirely new worlds as every aspect of society and commerce gets digitized. With the internet in our contact lens, knowledge will be almost free and everywhere, which will empower society and liberate us from ignorance.
The biotech revolution will cure ancient diseases which have haunted society since the dawn of time. The genetic revolution will give us new tools to combat cancer, alzheimers, and even aging itself, and the ability to grow new organs of the body.
In one generation, with proper leadership and the combined efforts of a unified people, technology can help a proud nation rise to greatness and fulfill its destiny, to become a beacon to other nations.


Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 03:45 PM
Gartner Keynote: Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2019 and Beyond: Practicality Exists Even in Instability
Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

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.


Monday, 04 March, 2019 11:15 AM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 12:00 PM
CIO Meetup: Creating & Identifying CIO Dashboard Metrics

Creating a CIO dashboard can help to articulate IT's value to your business and your company's overarching goals. How have you organized your business facing CIO dashboards? What key metrics are needed at the CIO level? What KPIs do you use to show progress and track success? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 11:15 AM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 12:00 PM
Meetup: How Are You Driving Business Performance with Analytics?

Join your peers to discuss how you're using Big Data/BI/Analytics to increase business performance. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 01:15 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 02:00 PM
Meetup: Do You Feel Robotic Process Automation is Making a Difference?

Most organizations still have a lot of routine manual processes that could be improved and streamlined with Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Have you evaluated or introduced RPA? If so, what impact has it had on your business processes? How did you optimize your processes prior to integration to avoid additional technical debt? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: How Are You Balancing IT Innovation vs. Keeping the Lights On?

How do you evaluate your spending on innovation vs. upkeep? What ratio do you strive for? Where are you currently at? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: How Are You Planning for the Future of the IT Workforce?

The IT domain in 2030 will likely evolve out of today's agile practices and professional services models. Senior IT leaders will be tasked with organizing a fluid arrangement of teams charged with turning ideas into reality. How is your company planning to tackle future workforce challenges through workforce planning and development? What considerations (if any) do you give to the impact of changing demographics, technology, worker preferences and globalism? How do you anticipate disruption of existing job types and next generation jobs? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 11:15 AM
Meetup: How Are You Leveraging Blockchain?

Join your peers to discuss your thoughts on how private blockchain could fundamentally change business processes by making them more transparent and auditable. What scenerios are you evaluating? What risks/challenges do you see? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 11:15 AM
CIO Meetup: Evolution of the CIO Role

What have you done to improve strategic relationships with key stakeholders (BOD, executives, peers, team members, external) to increase influence and promote the value of IT? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:45 PM
Meetup: How Have You Saved Time When Negotiating Software & Cloud Contracts?

What have you found to be the biggest barriers to successfully contracting for software or cloud solutions? Is it internal procurement process? What have you found to be successful for expediting this process? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:45 PM
Meetup: Women in IT — Communication With the Board of Directors

It’s challenging enough as a senior IT leader to get a seat at the Board of Director's table; however, when you’re a woman in IT, the challenge intensifies. What techniques, tips and advice can other women share who have been successful at this? What common languages does a woman need to learn, fine-tune and adopt to have presence, influence and impact? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 10:30 AM
Meetup: How Are You Addressing API Security?

Do you use an API Management product or are you planning to rely on your existing security infrastructure, such as Web Application Firewalls? What about identity? Who should "own" API security - the security or integration team? Or both? What has been your experience in your organization? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 10:30 AM
Meetup: Best Practices for Developing a Digital Customer Experience Strategy

Where have you found success in developing a digital customer experience strategy? What hurdles did you encounter? Were you able to overcome them? How did you determine which aspects the business owns vs. IT? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 04:00 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 05:00 PM
Roundtable: Women in IT — Elevate Your Game for Strategic Impact
Helen Poitevin, VP Analyst, Gartner

Although women make up nearly half of the global workforce, women are only 31% of IT employees. Unlike other professions where women have made significant strides to reach leadership positions, only 22% of IT leaders are women. This Roundtable discussion will explore the questions:
1) What holds women back from attaining leadership roles in IT?
2) What keys to success can we learn from women CIOs and from female senior business executives in technology companies?
3) What changes are being tried to better attract, retain and promote women in IT?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 04:30 PM
Workshop: Strategic Storytelling — An Approach to Communicating Strategy in the Digital Age (Limited capacity, arrive early to guarantee your place)
Monika Sinha, VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs need to view the world in narrative terms, not as a thesis to be argued or a pitch to be made but as a story to be told. Strategic Storytelling introduces the concept of “narrative thinking” and shows how it can be used to achieve maximum impact of communicating strategies in a digital world. Storytelling is more effective at changing minds than rational argument.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 01:15 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 02:45 PM
Workshop: Amplify Your Persuasion Superpowers to Shift Organizational Culture (Limited capacity, arrive early to guarantee your place)
Leigh McMullen, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

More than ever CIOs must be masterful persuaders. Our research takes a fresh and entertaining take on the art of persuasion viewed through the lens of modern neuroscience. We assume persuasion is a natural talent, but it's something even people with engineering brains can master, if they know the right tricks. You will leave this session with skills you can use to shift and transform employee groups and, ultimately, company culture.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 01:15 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 02:15 PM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: How to Use Four Financial Models to Optimize Costs During Negotiations
Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This clinic will walk through and illustrate through actual vendor scenarios how to use financial models as powerful tools when planning and strategizing vendor negotiations. The negotiation scenarios illustrated during the clinic will show how and when to use four different types of financial models and related action items for cost transparency and also to use as negotiation leverage. The analysis models will include TCA (total cost of acquisition), NPV, BAU demand forecasting, and "Make Me Whole" financial equivalency analysis for on-premises to cloud migrations.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 11:30 AM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Eight Steps to Strategize Software and SaaS Negotiations for Cost Optimization and Risk Mitigation
Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session provides eight steps to use for planning negotiations with major vendors — megavendors, and new and emerging software and cloud vendors. These steps can and should be used for any major negotiation to ensure the right questions are asked and the right detail is revealed to analyze proposals from a cost optimization and risk-mitigation standpoint. They focus on engaging the right IT and business stakeholders to identify requirements and then using stakeholders as part of the negotiation plan and strategy to optimize these deals to balance cost, value and risk. Attendees from this session will receive ready-to-use checklists, templates, and matrices to execute these eight steps effectively in their organizations.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:00 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 04:00 PM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Negotiating With the Software Megavendors — IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP
Roberto Sacco, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sourcing and vendor procurement leaders and negotiators struggle to negotiate effective software and SaaS deals with the software megavendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. This session will provide you with best practices, strategies, tips and tactics related to negotiating:

● Appropriate licensing

● Optimized Pricing

● Robust contract terms to minimize risks

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, 04 March, 2019 10:35 AM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 10:55 AM
Orientation
Dan Winterbottom, VP, Conferences, Gartner

Attending the orientation session is the best way to make the most of your experience. This session highlights the new features and activities we have incorporated into the event.


Monday, 04 March, 2019 12:05 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 12:35 PM
Gartner Zone: Technology 101— Understanding the Magic Quadrant
Louise Bourgeois, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Need an objective opinion on which technology to adopt? Not sure which service market is right for you? Join this session for a deep dive into two key Gartner methodologies that will help you answer those questions: Magic Quadrants and Hype Cycles. We’ll also share the latest update to the Gartner Magic Quadrant methodology — a new, interactive experience.


Monday, 04 March, 2019 12:40 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 01:10 PM
Gartner Zone: Make Smart Architecture Decisions With Gartner for Technical Professionals
Michael Disabato, VP Analyst, Gartner

IT project success depends on experience, planning and architecture. See how you can benefit from best practices from technical planning through design and technology selection to project execution based on proven criteria.


Monday, 04 March, 2019 03:40 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 04:10 PM
Gartner Zone: What’s Your ITScore and ITBudget?
Louise Bourgeois, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

ITScore is designed to help CIOs and IT leaders evaluate the maturity of both their organization as a provider of IT services, and the enterprise as a consumer of IT. ITBudget will show you how your spending compares to industry averages in a customized report. Join this session to learn how the ITScore and the ITBudget assessments can help you.


Monday, 04 March, 2019 03:55 PM|Monday, 04 March, 2019 04:15 PM
Spotlight: Digital Twins — What Impact Will They Have on Your Business?
Chet Geschickter, VP Analyst, Gartner

The rise of digital twins (aka software models of physical things) is creating the next chapter for digital business platform strategies. Enterprises are leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for their digital platform journey. What is the potential of digital twins and how will digital twins affect or enhance your business or open up opportunities?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 09:55 AM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 10:25 AM
Gartner Zone: Technology 101 — Understanding Hype Cycle
Louise Bourgeois, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what's commercially viable? Gartner Hype Cycle gives you a view into how a technology or application will evolve over time.


Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 12:30 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 01:00 PM
Gartner Zone: Strategic Roadmaps for Your Key Initiatives — How to Leverage the Gartner Portal
Louise Bourgeois, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Discover how you can leverage the Gartner Portal to build a strategic roadmap for your top initiatives. We’ll guide you through the extensive suite of tools and resources to help you make better decisions every day.


Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:40 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 04:10 PM
Gartner for Technical Professionals: The Pitfalls, Challenges and Proven Path to Office 365
Michael Disabato, VP Analyst, Gartner

For most midsize and large organizations committed to the Microsoft stack for enterprise software, migrating to Office 365 is inevitable. This session helps technical professionals navigate the business and technical decisions required to successfully implement an Office 365 roadmap.


Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 03:50 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 04:10 PM
Spotlight: Myths and Realities of AI Beyond the AI Hype Cycle
Bern Elliot, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

A virtuous cycle for a new generation of AI builds along several critical dimensions. Use the AI Hype Cycle to understand maturity of various dimensions underpinning AI. The risk of ignoring potentially transformational AI technologies exceeds the mitigated risk of fast, early failure.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 05:00 PM|Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 05:30 PM
Executive Programs — Exclusive session with Marc Randolph
Marc Randolph, Netflix Co-founder, Executive Mentor and Angel Investor,

Exclusive for Gartner Executive Programs members, join us in the Executive Programs Member Lounge Spotlight Center for the opportunity to have an intimate Q&A session with Guest Keynote Speaker, Marc Randolph

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 09:55 AM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 10:15 AM
Gartner for Technical Professionals: Developing Cloud Native Strategies and Architectures
Michael Disabato, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud is no longer an "if" but "how" for most organizations. Many recognize they need to adopt cloud services to remain competitive, drive innovation and create agility across their business. This session explores how to build a "cloud-first" strategy for your business and begin establishing hybrid cloud architectures to consume cloud services at scale.


Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 09:55 AM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 10:25 AM
Executive Programs — Exclusive Session with Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku, Best Selling Author, Theoretical Physicist

Exclusive for Gartner Executive Programs members, join us in the Executive Programs Member Lounge Spotlight Center for the opportunity to have an intimate Q&A session with Guest Keynote Speaker, Michio Kaku.

*Please note that these sessions are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 12:35 PM
Spotlight: Tactics to Improve Gender Balance in IT
Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Women represent only 31% of the global IT labor pool and less than 25% of IT leaders. Leading CIOs understand that there are clear business benefits that result from including women on teams that are making innovative, strategic decisions for the digital enterprise. They also understand that improving gender balance requires both recruitment and a retention strategy. This session will show how Adidas, Telstra and others are using low-cost, high-impact ways to recruit and retain women in IT.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 12:30 PM|Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 01:00 PM
Gartner Zone: Accelerate Project Execution — How to Use Gartner Toolkits
Louise Bourgeois, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Key projects taking too long to get off the ground? Doing too much rework? Join us to learn how Gartner Toolkits can help you save time and money by making better decisions and improving execution through a set of tactical resources and frameworks.


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