Gartner observes many customers approaching data governance and enterprise information management with trepidation — because these ambitious programs can encounter cultural resistance， technological impediments， skill shortcomings， and resource limitations. Learn how your peers creatively clear these hurdles to incrementally deliver useful EIM/DG programs that start small and evolve.
Windows 10 and its rapid update cycle has caused untold chaos within IT departments. In this Gartner-led roundtable， discuss with your peers the options for deploying Windows 10， performing OS and application testing， and abstracting Win32 applications.
From procurement， security， compatibility， and to trust in providers there are still many barriers to adoption that organizations struggle with before fully adopting public cloud. In this moderated peer-to-peer discussion， Gartner analyst Brian Adler will help attendees learn from each other as to what has worked well (and what hasn’t) in terms of overcoming some of these obstacles and why.
We all keep talking about the tools and technologies required to operationalize the data and analytics architecture for continuous delivery. But when it comes to processes we create silos based on functional roles and create fences around us. In order to be successful, we need to understand each other’s roles, responsibilities, skill sets and play our part in order to productionalize the entire analytical pipeline to deliver AI-based systems.
Due to the complexity and rapid update cadence of Office 365, continuing the old on-premises support model for Office 365 is doomed to failure. This session will describe the new support processes and roles needed to support Office 365 effectively.
Platform Ops is an approach to scale DevOps that involve dedicating a team to deliver a shared self-service platform. Many platform teams fall into the trap of focusing on the technologies offered. This session gives you a framework for delivering a platform as a product, emphasizing the processes and working culture fostered by the collaboration of the platform team and its tenant teams.
This session helps existing data center engineers understand what they need to do to evolve into cloud engineers. Additionally, this session helps managers build a strategy and a roadmap on how to evolve their data center teams to be ready to design, implement and operate in the public cloud. We discuss which roles are most impacted and potential career development opportunities, needed skills and certifications, gamification strategies, which conferences to attend and much more.
The trends in today's enterprise IT technology appear to offer you more power, productivity and career potential than ever before. Don't get trapped by this catastrophic mythical thinking. Join this session to find out why rapid changes in technology aren't cause for career optimism, why you should expect more competition for a shrinking number of jobs, and why there's never been a better time than now to get out of IT.
Agile methods offer little software architecture advice. Yet most agree that a resilient and maintainable software architecture is imperative. Additionally, speeding software delivery and increasing software quality require more than process improvement; it also requires adopting modern architecture paradigms. Increasing development and delivery agility requires us to also increase architectural agility.
This session addresses the following key issues:
● How is agile architecture different from traditional approaches to software architecture?
● What are necessary skills of an agile software architect?
● What practices are necessary for agile software architecture?
How do you accelerate cloud computing adoption in your organization, while still managing risks? What organizational models best facilitate effective use of cloud services? A cloud center of excellence (CCoE) represents the best way to ensure cloud governance, while improving business agility. This session covers why and how to build a CCoE suitable for a broad range of organization types and cloud strategies, including the first year of actions to take.
Every organization is moving to the cloud. IT organizations need to build their cloud security strategies to make sure they are ready for the onslaught. Traditional architects will need to expand their knowledge into Security, Identity, Access, Cloud Application Risk, Operational and Compliance skills to lead the cloud adoption and build their companies cloud strategy. This session will discuss the key skills for becoming a Cloud Security Architect the new mission critical role!
The growth of public cloud, DevOps and serverless technologies forces I&O professionals to reassess and recalibrate their role in the organization. This session covers Gartner's outlook on the new roles and skills needed by I&O in cloud architecture, engineering, brokering, automation, governance and management.
A well-managed and intrepid crew of self-service BI analysts and citizen data scientists can transform an organization for the better, but hiring new experts for these roles isn't always possible. This talk focuses on how to mine your existing team for these new roles by repurposing talent from tasks that are increasingly automated and launching a curriculum of in-house growth and exploration.
IT has always been an agent of change, but times are more tumultuous today than ever before. IT budgets are under pressure and IT spending is moving into other departments, while digital transformation forces a fundamental rethink of traditional business and operating models. What are you doing to protect or even advance your career in these times? Talk to peers who are in the same boat, have already found a way forward or are struggling to catch the wave in the digital business era. If you don’t leave with new ideas about managing your career, at least you’ll have made some new friends!
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 and only 13% are CIOs. This roundtable discussion will explore ideas on how to attract more women and also to retain them. How can we reverse the industry trend of women leaving the field twice as fast as men?
Organizations are rapidly realizing the benefits of a diverse workforce. Despite their best efforts to attract a range of talent， many CIOs are concerned that they are failing to meet even their basic staffing goals. Why? In this workshop you will earn how to write a job description that will attract the right candidates and create the right incentives to fuel retention and promote a different kind of leader.
Diversity continues to be a struggle for organizations as they strive to develop and retain a diverse workforce. Organizations are largely embracing the idea that diverse teams achieve better outcomes and more quickly. Given the pace of technology adoption and the need for organizations to develop new skills and adopt and implement new technologies, diverse workforce development becomes a key to success. Join this session to learn how from NCWIT speaker Terry Hogan on how to embrace, develop and retain diverse teams.