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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM EDT

Gartner CIO Leadership Forum Update

Due to ongoing concerns about the current outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gartner has decided to cancel the CIO Leadership Forum. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming conference. If you need additional assistance, please contact GlobalConferences@gartner.com.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 07:15 PM EDT

Conference Registration and Information

Registration and Information hours for the day.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Research Discussion : Why Midsize Enterprise CIOs Need to Look Outside IT for Capacity (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Christopher Mixter, VP, Advisory, Gartner

CIOs in midsize enterprises are expected to support a growing volume of digital business projects, but most believe their teams do not have the capacity to fully support these efforts. Fortunately, a growing amount of evidence indicates that MSE CIOs can successfully find and take advantage of capacity outside IT. Review data on high-performing digital business teams and case studies on how to tap into support outside IT and examples of how IT can better engage with business partners.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Research Discussion: From Shadow IT to Distributed Fusion Teams: The New Model for Digital Delivery?

Miles Gibson, VP, Advisory, Gartner

To meet the speed and agility demands of digital business, CIOs are transforming their IT departments and shifting a growing share of IT work from projects to products. At the same time, growth in business-led IT has expanded the span of employees across the enterprise who are responsible for technology initiatives. This more distributed model has created challenges for CIOs for maintaining governance and accountability. In this research discussion, exclusive for CIOs, we will review real-world case studies and practical tools to address the following CIO questions:
(1) How are CIOs managing the transition to a distributed model of digital delivery?
(2) What are the most effective ways CIOs can organize technology capabilities in a distributed model?
(3) How do you establish responsive and reliable governance for distributed teams?

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 06:15 PM EDT

CIO Lounge

Join your peers in the CIO Lounge to network, refresh and get some work done between sessions.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Better together - Executive Programs Focus Group (Lunch will be provided)

Have your voice heard. Meet your peers in an intimate setting as we explore ways Gartner can improve the value delivered to you and your organization. Focusing on your most important priorities, share how Gartner can enable you and your organization to get to "execution" faster. Findings will inform the evolution of our member experience. (Lunch will be provided.)

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

CIO Leadership Forum Attendee Orientation

John Cho, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

De'Onn Griffin, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

An introduction to CIO Leadership Forum. This session will provide an overview of conference activities, speakers and tips on how to optimize the Forum experience.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Gartner Keynote: CIO Agenda for 2020: Cultivating Enterprise Fitness

Chris Howard, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's 2020 CIO Agenda focuses on the actions that enterprises have taken to "win in the turns." Ten attributes of fitness emerge clearly that set healthy organizations apart from their more fragile peers. This session will examine these fitness attributes and provide guidance on how to cultivate them in your public- or private-sector organization.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Networking Break

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Design Thinking Is the Top C-Suite Cognitive Skill: Are You Ready to Deliver?

Irving Tyler, VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner surveys of the needed cognitive and social skills C-suite leaders need to succeed indicate design thinking as the number one and fastest growing competency. CIOs must learn and apply design thinking as a solution process and an IT delivery capability. Learn the essentials in this presentation.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Gain (or Regain) Executive Committee Influence by Fulfilling 3 CEO Expectations

De'Onn Griffin, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gaining influence can be a long journey. Losing influence is a short one, especially when it is only based on the perception about your performance. Apply three specific actions to reinforce and/or accelerate your influence upon the top management of the company.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

How Leaders Can Support Women in IT

Christie Struckman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Gender imbalance is stagnating if not getting worse in many IT organizations. The challenge is not just hiring more women, it’s also not losing them. Leaders can support the women in IT by creating, curating and managing a pipeline program. Creating an inclusive environment also means confronting behaviors that marginalize women.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Refine the Digital Talent Strategy to Win in the Turns

Lily Mok, VP Analyst, Gartner

What are the turns in the digital talent market that inhibit CIOs from finding and hiring right talents? This session explores significant signs of changing digital talent market and presents action items for CIOs to refine their digital talent strategy in alignment to their context.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Strategy in a Volatile World: Practical Examples of Adaptive Strategy in Action

Noah Rosenstein, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Adaptive strategy is key to navigating the rapidly changing and uncertain world. Leading enterprises are responding by adopting an adaptive strategy approach, which enables them to respond quickly to new threats and opportunities. This session will explore a series of case studies from organizations that are already using adaptive strategy to succeed in a volatile world.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: Enable a Future of Winning in the Turns: Preparing to Outperform in Challenging Times

Mark Bartram, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

The future is uncertain driven not only by global economic and political challenges but also by major industry and technology shifts. Along with challenges come opportunities with the right mindset and preparation. Join us for this roundtable to share and test your thinking in the safety of peers. How will you position your organization to achieve victory through the most challenging turns?

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: The Digital Change — Are You a Driver or Passenger?

Kathleen Ameche, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Carl Deal, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Digital is driving inevitable change with all organizations. Are you driving or being pulled along reluctantly? The roundtable will discuss tips, tricks and best practices that will ensure your success as a change agent within your enterprise.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Enterprise Fitness Workshop: The Art of the One-Page Strategy

Heather Colella, VP Analyst, Gartner

Developing a strategy has gotten easier over the past few years with 15 pages replacing hundreds. But even 15 pages can be 14, too many, when trying to communicate how business success is enabled by information and technology (I&T). There is a science in developing an IT strategy, and there is an art. This session explores the art of strategic planning, helping attendees find their enterprise story to achieve business success.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Enterprise Fitness Workshop: Accelerating Your Digital Journey

Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This workshop helps CIOs better craft and communicate their digital business strategies. We'll start by ensuring that you have the right digital ambition/scope and metrics. We'll review the components that are often part of a comprehensive digital journey. You'll have a chance to learn from Gartner experts and discuss these areas with your peers during the session.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Enterprise Fitness Workshop: Building a Transformation Ready Workforce

Miles Gibson, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Talent continues to be one of the biggest risks for digital transformation success, as organizations struggle to fill critical digital roles and build a change ready mindset in the workforce. This workshop will highlight the importance of diverse learning experiences to attract, develop and retain digitally dexterous talent, and help you build and communicate a strategy to drive digital dexterity through experiential learning.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Enterprise Fitness Workshop: Migrating from Projects to Products

Christopher Mixter, VP, Advisory, Gartner

To drive greater agility, efficiency and responsiveness, CIOs are organizing a growing share of the work of IT around product management- small teams with end-to-end accountability across plan/build/run to delivery specific business outcomes. This workshop will help CIOs prepare for critical CEO/CFO/executive leadership conversations at key stages in the journey from launching the first IT product teams, to scaling product management across the enterprise.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Enterprise Fitness Workshop: Optimize Risk, Cost, and Value to Prioritize Investments

Paul Proctor, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs should optimize risk, value, and cost in a business context through the lens of key stakeholder needs. This will strengthen business cases, funding requests, committee reviews, and board reporting to support the achievement of business outcomes. This workshop introduces the Gartner Risk Optimization Model and we will review examples in technology debt and cybersecurity.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Better together - Executive Programs Focus Group (Light refreshments will be provided.)

Have your voice heard. Meet your peers in an intimate setting as we explore ways Gartner can improve the value delivered to you and your organization. Focusing on your most important priorities, share how Gartner can enable you and your organization to get to "execution" faster. Findings will inform the evolution of our member experience. (Light refreshments will be provided.)

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Culture Sprints – How to Practice ContinuousNext Change

Rob Rizzo, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Bruce Robertson who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. Businesses must now operate in a climate where uncertainty is higher than ever before. Moreover, CIOs increasingly recognize that people and culture are barriers to their success in Digital Business in this ContinuousNext environment. How can CIOs lead culture change to instill the best change fit people for any challenge? We recommend leveraging tools like Culture Hacks but also working iteratively in a Culture Sprint style to practice ContinuousNext change.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Ten Rules for Rapid IT Spend Reduction

Cesar Lozada, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Difficult times call for difficult actions. In an uncertain and pressurized economic environment organizations often face the challenge or realizing immediate IT cost savings. When faced with the challenge, all CIOs need to determine how to approach cost cutting in the least damaging way to the mid- and long-term health of the business.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Planning for the "Turns" Ahead?

There are turns coming – in society, in economic conditions, in changed technological adoption, in business model innovation. What steps are you and your leadership teams taking to prepare 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.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Peer-led Meetup: How Are You Balancing IT Innovation vs. Keeping the Lights On?

Joe Bonefas, Vice President – Business Technology, Discover Financial Services

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.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Speaking the Language of Leadership to Effect Change?

What language or techniques have you used to catalyze change in your organization, especially at the leadership level? What advice do you have for dealing with leadership that doesn’t understand IT methodology? Are there novel ways to get the business to change their thinking? 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.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Make Metrics and KPIs That Work

James Anderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many IT leaders are challenged to overcome the perception from stakeholders that they don’t truly understand “the Business.” Join this interactive session to ask questions such as: How can I create KPIs and metrics to help evolve the perception of IT as a business partner? How can I make KPIs and metrics that influence business decision making?

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM EDT

Networking Break

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 05:30 PM - 06:15 PM EDT

Guest Keynote: Becoming a Champion, Conquering the Impossible

Minda Dentler, Tri-athlete and health advocate,

Minda Dentler, paralyzed with polio as an infant, overcame failure and roadblocks to become the first female wheelchair athlete to complete Kona’s vaunted Ironman World Championship. In this keynote, Minda challenges attendees to see beyond their fears, get back up, set goals and conquer their personal ironman.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM EDT

Global Enterprise Executive Experience Reception

Minda Dentler, Tri-athlete and health advocate,

Join your CIO peers from global and large enterprises for an exclusive reception.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 / 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM EDT

Welcome Reception

Attendees are invited to join us for the welcome reception to network, relax and unwind after the day's sessions.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 07:00 AM - 07:45 AM EDT

Sunrise Yoga

Begin your day with a yoga class designed to free your mind and relax your body. Stimulate every muscle group in the body with gentle stretching to lengthen your muscles from head to toe.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 07:30 AM - 06:15 PM EDT

CIO Lounge

Join your peers in the CIO Lounge to network, refresh and get some work done between sessions.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 07:30 AM - 06:15 PM EDT

Conference Registration and Information

Registration and Information hours for the day.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 07:45 AM - 08:45 AM EDT

Midsize Enterprise Networking Breakfast (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Mike Cisek, VP Analyst, Gartner

Exclusive Breakfast for Midsize Enterprise attendees at Gartner CIO Leadership Forum. Join your fellow delegates from midsize organizations to enjoy breakfast and network before the day's sessions begin.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 07:45 AM - 08:45 AM EDT

Better together - Executive Programs Focus Group (Breakfast to be provided)

Have your voice heard. Meet your peers in an intimate setting as we explore ways Gartner can improve the value delivered to you and your organization. Focusing on your most important priorities, share how Gartner can enable you and your organization to get to "execution" faster. Findings will inform the evolution of our member experience. (Breakfast will be provided.)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM EDT

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM EDT

Networking Break

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT

Gartner Opening Keynote: Leadership Positioning for CIOs: From Defense to Offense

Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs often feel as though they are playing defense and not getting ahead of the game. A CIO may feel they are under unfair political attack, or simply spending too much time in a reactive mode. This can impact a CIO’s brand and strategic positioning in their enterprise, and in the marketplace. This Keynote session focuses on practical techniques to help CIOs diplomatically shift from defense to offense, without becoming “offensive”.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Networking Break

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Roundtable: How Midsize Enterprises Are Competing for Talent (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Kevin Hollister, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Tara MacNair, Executive Partner, Gartner

New talent acquisition is an essential component to executing a midsize enterprises’ (MSEs’) vision and digital business strategy. In many cases CIOs must compete with larger enterprises for the same talent pool. Join your peers to discuss strategies MSE leaders are using to acquire new talent in today’s competitive landscape.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Roundtable: Develop the Digital Dexterity of the C-Suite

Rick Nordtvedt, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Join this roundtable to learn and share with you peers alternative strategies to enhance literacy of your C-level peers. Share which practical initiatives are you adopting? What is working and what is proving most successful to raise awareness and engagement of traditional leaders.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Roundtable: What's Your 360 Communication Plan for Digital Dexterity?

Marc Andonian, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

During this discussion, CIOs will share best practices in improving digital dexterity through effective communication of intent and purpose.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Four Psychological Hotspots in Transformation

Jackie Fenn, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Nicholas Evans who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. Why does transformation feel so hard? In part, it's because we are more rigorous about project goals and completion that we are about culture change and adaptation. Leaders underestimate four predictable psychological hotspots that cause transformations to stall and - if addressed - can accelerate change.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

CEO & Board Concerns 2020: CIO Implications and Actions

Chris Howard, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's 2020 global CEO survey results are shared first at the CIO Forum events. Hear how CEOs are thinking about macrotrends in business and digital change and how that will affect the agenda for CIOs.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The Future of Technology Leadership

Rob Rizzo, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Jaime Capella who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. As senior leaders outside of IT become more digitally dexterous, the CIO’s role is transformed, and IT’s delivery responsibilities decrease. Technology leadership becomes a distributed C-suite responsibility. Senior leaders outside of IT increasingly hire their own technology talent and actively shape digital strategy, test and scale digital business ideas and manage digital P&Ls. Join this session to hear how management of the digital foundations, including cross-cutting platforms, integration and talent coordination, will become a key focus of CIO.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Meetup: Cybersecurity – How Are You Increasing Awareness and Communication from Employee to Executive Level in Your Midsize Enterprise? (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Join your midsize enterprise peers to discuss practical methods for increasing end-user awareness of cyber threats in your organization. What's worked for you? What tools are you using? What are the most effective ways to increase awareness at the associate level and to communicate at the board level? 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Effectively Communicating with the Board of Directors?

All CIOs understand how challenging it is to get a seat at the Board of Director’s table and effectively present your case. What techniques, tips and advice can you share? What do you 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Culture Hack Your Enterprise (Exclusive for Global Enterprise Executive Experience Attendees)

De'Onn Griffin, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Leading enterprises play to their strengths, rather than bemoaning their constraints. They capitalize on their advantages to become more competitive, even with organizations that have more resources than they do. Join our analyst and your peers to explore how successful CIOs complement transformation efforts by hacking the culture of their enterprises to create visible, tangible change.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Meetup: What Do You Think Is the Ideal Size for Your Team?

What do you think is the ideal number of direct reports for a CIO? How large of a team should each of those direct reports lead? What factors should be taken into consideration so that you can lead effectively and optimize your time? Come share your ideas and practices for how to best organize your team. 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Workshop: Be a Digital Accelerator in a Volatile World — Journey With Us to Deliver Value

Carolyn Damon, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Digital business presents a number of challenges. There is no greater challenge for CIO's than the pace the business wants and needs to move — fast or slow. In this workshop, explore techniques to be the digital accelerator your organization needs to drive value, while delivering against today's demands.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Workshop: The Power of Communications - The Most Important Life Skill Ever

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Monika Sinha, VP Analyst, Gartner

Communications is at the heart of every successful relationship – personal and professional. In fact it is the single most important life skill from the moment we are born. Communications takes so many forms and even with decades of experience, training, a variety of mediums very few do it well. In fact most fail at effectively communicating, whether that be in a 1:1 conversation, a presentation, or an annual report. For IT professionals we communicate all sorts of things and yet our message doesn’t hit the mark. The essence of effective communications is hitting the target message to the audience who cares. This workshop will help IT leaders become more effective communicators. Using a simple approach – W5 – Who, When, What, Why and Where is an anchoring framework to get your started. You will leave skilled in the 4C’s of strategy communications. This workshop will step you through the power of communications and how to get it right, whether you are talking strategy, inspiring your team or a challenging 1:1 conversation. We will walk through five communications methods and – dialogue, presentations, storytelling, meetings and the written word. . Becoming a great communicator will change your life.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Workshop: Four Psychological Hotspots That Impede Transformation and Techniques to Accelerate to Successful Outcomes

Steven Lachowski, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

This workshop will identify four predictable, psychological hotspots in organizations that impede transformation success. Learn techniques to identify and address these hotspots in your Enterprise, avoiding painful transformation stalls and accelerate to successful transformation outcomes.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Digital Ethics: The Age of Artificial Intelligence

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital Ethics is at the peak of the hype. Many executives worry about the unintended consequences of the use of data and technology, particularly concerning AI. What are the latest developments in digital ethics? Which ethical principles are the most commonly cited around AI? How do we build a value system into AI systems?

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

How Geopolitics Will Impact the Operations of a Digital Business

Irving Tyler, VP Analyst, Gartner

Geopolitical factors are increasingly forcing digital businesses to operate across balkanized digital societies centered around national/regional ideological narratives. This balkanization spans data and platforms through to customer experience. CIOs will need to be prepared to support the changes required to the structure and operation of a digital business in this emerging environment.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

The Everything Customer

Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital has created a customer who wants everything ... and sometimes their demands are conflicting - wanting strict data privacy, but also wanting your company to provide a personalized experience. Technology has everything to do with keeping this new generation customer happy. Find out how to develop the technology foundation to serve the Everything Customer.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM EDT

Attendee Lunch

Join other attendees for lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network and catch up on the day's activities so far.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Global Enterprise Executive Experience Lunch: Digital Product Management: Hype versus Reality

Donna Scott, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Chris Howard, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Product teams, fusion teams, pods, squads and other terms are being used to describe a new way of working for information and technology. At the same time there is confusion over the definition of an internal product and when and where they should be established. During this session we will answer your questions on the topic of digital product management, including what, where, who, how and why. Come to the session with your burning questions ready, as well as your experiences with digital product management to share.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Are You Leveraging Design Thinking to Out-Maneuver Your Competition?

Bob Brese, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Michael O'Brien, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Companies and organizations are under continual competitive pressure to deliver compelling new and improved digital products and services. In this lightly moderated roundtable, CIOs and technology leaders will share their challenges, opportunities and successes in leveraging design thinking to out-maneuver the competition.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: CIO Role to Bring Digital Ethics Expectations to the C-Suite

Steven Lachowski, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

How CIOs can bring digital ethics to the C-suite agenda ? What could be their role? Join this Roundtable to share your early experiences and learn from your peers.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Making the Move From Project to Product

Prashant Pant, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

In this roundtable discussion, CIOs will share experiences, successes and challenges in the move from project to product management and projects to products.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Continuous Learning Time Has Come – How CIOs Can Harness What Is Suddenly Possible

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Online learning marketplaces offering just-in-time micro learning and stackable credentials are now abundant. By combining these affordable learning options with coaching and curated experiential learning the closing of critical talent gaps via rapid reskilling is now possible. CIOs are uniquely positioned to accelerate continuous learning within IT and as an enterprise competency.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Creating Executive Patience for Digital Transformation

Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Kristin Moyer who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. Executives and patience are not words that usually go together, but are vital to success. Volatile conditions make it more challenging than ever for executives to invest with patience. Many promising transformation initiatives are cut too soon because it usually takes years to achieve net positive financial results. CIOs should create executive patience to get past three danger points.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Developing High Performance Teams?

High performing teams stand out because they consistently outperform other teams. What are the characteristics of a high performance leader? What are some trends in the workplace and how is technology playing a role? Join this Meetup to share some of the successes you have experienced, as well as best practices and lessons learned. 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

CIO Story

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Meetup: Culture Hacking Brainstorm (Exclusive to Global Enterprise Executive Experience Attendees)

Culture hackers can often get a lot more concrete change in less time than those focused on big transformations. What are the hacks you are using or that you think you could use in your global enterprise to spark the culture change you need? 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. This Meetup is exclusive to Global Enterprise Executive Experience participants.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Improve Technology Risk and Cybersecurity Through Better Customer Experience

Paul Proctor, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Great engagement between stakeholders is an essential component to the success of any risk and security program. Treat the experience of how risk and security is delivered as a fundamental component of what is delivered. The same techniques used to excel in customer experience can also be used to improve the delivery of appropriate technology risk and cybersecurity.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Keeping Projects and Processes Lean?

Even healthy projects and processes have components that can weigh them down -- aspects that have outlived their usefulness, or problematic parts of an otherwise good package. How do you identify these unhealthy components and fix them or remove them? Join this Meetup to share best practices on evaluating your organization's projects and keeping everything lean. 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Business Model Innovation

Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This workshop helps enterprises discover new ways to innovate their business models in the digital era. It uses Gartner frameworks and approaches to develop ideas to improve the current business model or to pursue new models. It is industry independent and can be applied to almost any organization. The result formulates the basis for organizing and executing innovation.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Workshop: IT's Brand Is Your Secret Weapon in the Race for Talent

Steve Heck, Executive Partner, Gartner

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

The best talent is drawn to organizations that are known to provide purpose, a great work environment and challenges people to reach their potential. Many organizations fail to appreciate, let alone manage, the power of brand. In today's race toward digital transformation, failing to be a talent magnet could be your biggest problem. This workshop will provide the tools you need to manage your brand and compete for (and retain) the best talent.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Workshop: New CIO Role? Tips and Best Practices

Erin Griffin, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Nick Reddall, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Are you a new CIO to either the role or an organization? Are you looking for tips, tricks and insights to successfully navigate a new environment? This workshop is designed to aid new CIOs in successfully assessing their environment and building solid business relationships.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Rightsizing Innovation Leadership for the Midsize Enterprise (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Kevin Hollister, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Tara MacNair, Executive Partner, Gartner

Most CIOs we talk with want to be more innovative, but with resource-stretched teams and extremely limited budgets, how can CIOs of midsize enterprises create a culture of innovation within their organizations? In this workshop we’ll explore practical ways to — a) Inspire your team members to innovate more and b) Move this important effort from “It’s the CIO’s responsibility” to “We’re all innovators!”

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

CIO Resolutions 2020

Chet Geschickter, VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Mark Raskino who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. Every year Gartner offers a set of new year's resolutions - ideas for tactics that CIOs can use to improve their personal performance in a job with ever changing expectations. These pragmatic tips and contemporary job hacks are sifted from the thousands of interactions our analysts have with CIOs.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Enable Smarter Spending by Effectively Communicating Cost Optimization Efforts

Cesar Lozada, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

When improperly communicated, cost-optimization efforts generate confusion, and can damage a CIO's credibility. By effectively communicating cost-optimization efforts, based on a strategy, plan and delivery approach, CIOs can build enterprise support for smarter spending initiatives, which enables value optimization and improved business outcomes.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Five Actions Executive Leaders (and CIOs) Take to Achieve Digital Transformation

Donna Scott, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

We conducted 34 in-depth telephone interviews with organizations that have undergone or are currently undergoing a companywide digital business initiative or program and actively manage their business capabilities for competitive differentiation. This session focuses on findings from 14 organizations that were truly digital transformers that leverage information and technology to drive growth and enterprise-wide competitive advantage. This session presents our findings from this exploratory primary research study on the core business capabilities that enables transformers to be high performing and succeed in the marketplace. By attending this session, CIOs will learn what to do and where to invest to move their enterprises forward in their digital journey.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How Can Continuous Learning Future Proof Your People and Enterprise?

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Skill deficits have long been a CIO success barrier and now risen to a CEO strategy delivery concern too. To help close the gap leaders can harness what is suddenly possible in upskilling at speed and scale. CIOs are uniquely positioned to accelerate the journey to a modern continuous learning organizational capability. This interaction session will explore the following questions: Why is continuous learning a digital-era imperative (now)? What has changed to enable affordable more rapid reskilling outcomes? How can CIOs jump-start or accelerate a continuous learning journey for their enterprise?

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Making Diversity and Inclusion Cultural Imperatives

De'Onn Griffin, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Diversity and inclusion have become priorities for workplace performance and workplace culture. CIOs must shape attitudes and behaviors to achieve true acceptance and inclusion across their teams. This means integrating D&I into strategy, governance and management of the digital workplace by developing a D&I initiative and the management competencies required to support it.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: Adaptive Governance in Turbulent and Complex Times

John Cho, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

In this round table session, CIOs will share their experiences with adapting their governance approach to enable digital business teams to deliver products and business capabilities without exposing their enterprise to excessive risk.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Leading Innovation & Strategic Business Change in Your Midsize Enterprise? (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

In your midsize enterprise, are you innovating the business model or just the IT model? What are you doing to improve business performance and competitiveness? Are you driving this or is the business? 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Meetup: Cybersecurity – How Are You Increasing Awareness and Communication from Employee to Executive Level?

Join your peers to discuss practical methods for increasing end-user awareness of cyber threats in your organization. What's worked for you? What tools are you using? What are the most effective ways to increase awareness at the associate level and to communicate at the board level? 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Meetup: Women in IT - Do you Feel True Work-Life Balance is Real or Hype?

In an always connected world, is true work-life balance even possible? What are some of the triggers to impede a work-life balance? What are some trends that are influencing actually being successful in this quest? 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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Drive Digital Transformation Applying Product Management in a Midsize Enterprise (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Roger Caleya, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Midsize enterprise IT teams struggle to apply product management, which can hinder their delivery of digital transformation. MSE CIOs can benefit from a product management approach by using a hybrid model that focuses on a few products combined with flexible product teams.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Five Ways Social Responsibility Creates Corporate Sustainability

Michael Ramsey, VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Ellen Eichhorn who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. Sustainability efforts are not limited to the climate, but can impact corporate viability. This session will examine real-world examples across industries with five take-away lessons that CIOs can use to make a difference.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Myths and Realities of Changing Culture

Christie Struckman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Your digital strategy requires that the culture of your organization, if not the entire company, changes. But the myths of culture change can hold back progress. Grasp the realities of changing culture to lead true change in your organization. Changing culture is possible!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: Your Role in Developing the Digital Dexterity of Your C-Suite (Exclusive for Global Enterprise Executive Experience Attendees)

Steve Heck, Executive Partner, Gartner

Join this roundtable to learn and share with your peers alternative strategies to enhance literacy of your C-Suite. Share which practical initiatives are you adopting. Discuss what is working, and what is proving most successful to raise awareness and engagement of traditional leaders.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: CIO Role to Bring Digital Ethics to the Board of Director/Governing Body

Carolyn Damon, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

How can CIOs bring digital ethics to the executive committee agenda? What can be their role? Join this roundtable to share your early experiences and learn from your peers.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: Culture Change, Culture Hacks

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

In this roundtable discussion, CIOs will share their best practices in leading cultural change to include the use of cultural hacks.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Better together - Executive Programs Focus Group (Light refreshments will be provided.)

Have your voice heard. Meet your peers in an intimate setting as we explore ways Gartner can improve the value delivered to you and your organization. Focusing on your most important priorities, share how Gartner can enable you and your organization to get to "execution" faster. Findings will inform the evolution of our member experience. (Light refreshments will be provided.)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Workshop: Leadership and Collaboration in a VUCA World

Marc Andonian, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

We live and work in an increasingly VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world where our focus and priorities shift frequently and unexpectedly due to new technologies, disruptions, change and transformation. This workshop will explore how a VUCA environment affects our brains and how we (re)act as leaders and followers. We will assess our own environments with a tool and then identify best practices to re-frame our actions shifting from Volatility to Vision, Uncertainty to Understanding, Complexity to Clarity, and Ambiguity to Adaptability/Agility. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how you can positively impact your organization as a leader.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Workshop: Conflict Is Both Inevitable and Essential – How to Deal With It Effectively!

Michael de Paauw, VP Program Director, Gartner

Nick Reddall, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Do you have the self-awareness, communication skills, and resolve to deal with conflict at work? Conflict is both inevitable and essential. Dealing with it effectively and emphatically is the hallmark of great leadership. This workshop will provide you effective tools as well as realistic exercise with the tools to strengthen your conflict resolution skills.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Workshop: Evolving Into Your Digital I&T Operating Model

Monika Sinha, VP Analyst, Gartner

Dave Scott, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

In this workshop, you will use Gartner’s I&T Operating Model Framework to understand and prioritize specific changes IT organizations need to make to ensure they are prepared to support their enterprise’s digital ambitions. This session will feature examples from peer organizations who have made significant operating model changes in response to transformational demands.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Workshop: Creatively Communicating as a Leader Through Visual Harvesting

Axelle Vanquaillie, Artist, Visual Harvesting

The most successful leaders know that building a culture of innovation and engaging with their top talent requires a dynamic toolkit of communication skills. Enhance your communication skill set through the art of visual harvesting — a method of illustrating strategy and ideas in a way that is dynamically engaging and easily understandable. Belgium-based artist and innovator, Axelle Vanquaillie, will guide you through her process of transforming spoken presentations into memorable artwork that you can leverage to inspire your team and ignite new perspectives.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Attract and Recruit Top Talent With a Compelling Employment Value Proposition

Lily Mok, VP Analyst, Gartner

Most organizations promote their products and services with a branding strategy and a strong value proposition. Far fewer though realize the importance of developing a compelling employment value proposition (EVP) to attract and recruit top talent. In this session, participants will learn strategies and practices to build and strengthen their EVP.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Fund Products Not Projects: How Leading Companies Have Changed Their IT Funding Model

Miles Gibson, VP, Advisory, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Bruce Robertson who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. Product management is becoming an enterprise-level operating principle but moving to product line funding is often a challenge. Join this session to learn the key steps in the journey, from making the case to running a well-planned pilot to create the capability and comfort with shifting from project to product funding. We will share examples from TD Bank, Northwestern Mutual, and others who have successfully adopted a new funding model.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM EDT

Networking Break

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 05:30 PM - 06:15 PM EDT

Guest Keynote: The Power of Range: The Secret to Success in Any Domain

David Epstein, Expert on the Science of High Performance, #1 NYT Best-Selling Author of Range & The Sports Gene

What’s the most effective path to success in any domain? It’s not what you think. Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. Best-selling author on the science of performance David Epstein has examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex, unpredictable, and difficult to automate—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 06:15 PM - 06:45 PM EDT

Book Signing with Guest Keynote Speaker David Epstein

David Epstein, Expert on the Science of High Performance, #1 NYT Best-Selling Author of Range & The Sports Gene

Join us for the opportunity to meet Guest Keynote Speaker David Epstein and receive a signed copy of his book ‘Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World’. Please note this opportunity is first-come, first-served, while supplies last.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM EDT

Special Event

Join us for the special evening event under the stars. Enjoy delicious food, drink and live music while networking with your peers.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 07:00 AM - 07:45 AM EDT

Sunrise Yoga

Begin your day with a yoga class designed to free your mind and relax your body. Stimulate every muscle group in the body with gentle stretching to lengthen your muscles from head to toe.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM EDT

CIO Lounge

Join your peers in the CIO Lounge to network, refresh and get some work done between sessions.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM EDT

Conference Registration and Information

Registration and Information hours for the day.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 07:45 AM - 08:45 AM EDT

Midsize Enterprises Breakfast: How Midsize Enterprise CIOs Can Be Cultural Champions, Digital Disruptors and Enterprise Leaders (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Jennifer Mitchell, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Join your peers from midsize enterprises over breakfast to discuss executive-level competencies for business, leadership and people. This discussion is centered around building high-performance teams that can improve organizational health and accelerate digital growth. Exclusive to midsize enterprise attendees.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 07:45 AM - 08:45 AM EDT

Global Enterprise Executive Experience Breakfast: Managing Up & Across within a Global Enterprise

Christie Struckman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Val Sribar, Senior Vice President, Gartner

Join your CIO peers from global and large enterprises for an exclusive breakfast at CIO Leadership Forum for an opportunity for discussion and networking.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 07:45 AM - 08:45 AM EDT

Better together - Executive Programs Focus Group (Breakfast to be provided)

Have your voice heard. Meet your peers in an intimate setting as we explore ways Gartner can improve the value delivered to you and your organization. Focusing on your most important priorities, share how Gartner can enable you and your organization to get to "execution" faster. Findings will inform the evolution of our member experience. (Breakfast will be provided.)

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM EDT

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT

Guest Keynote: Extreme Focus, Extraordinary Results: Modern Teamwork

Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Business Leader and Former CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former Global President of Gatorade, and Former Marketing Director at Nike, Author,

What goes into a perfect team? Legendary business leader Sarah Robb-O’Hagan explains how an expertly compiled team of unique skill sets can create a brighter future for your business. With strategies she used while leading major global companies, Sarah will share what it means to build and contribute to an “extreme team,” how to work through intergenerational workforce dynamics and how to bring out the best in your employees.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Networking Break

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Roundtable: In a New CIO Role? New or Tenured, Share Your Questions, Ideas and Experiences

Erin Griffin, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

New to the CIO role? Are you an experienced CIO? This roundtable is designed to allow new CIOs to bring their questions and for tenured CIOs to share ideas and experiences.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Roundtable: Can Government CIOs Leverage Design Thinking to Deliver Better Products and Services? (Exclusive for Government Attendees)

Bob Brese, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Brian Mace, Executive Partner, Gartner

Government CIOs are under pressure to improve the quality (and digitalization) of products and services and to deliver new ones quickly. In this lightly moderated roundtable, government CIOs and technology leaders will share their challenges, opportunities and successes in leveraging design thinking to deliver better products and services.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Remaster Your Personal Brand in Times of Transition

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs who fail to manage their personal brand will be defined by others — and they may not like it! Transitions such as a new business strategy, a promotion or move to a new enterprise, are key moments to evaluate brand “fitness for purpose.” This session provides simple practical tools to allow CIOs to take control of their brand in times of transition.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The Leading Trends in Digital Experience — 2020

Irving Tyler, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will explore new technologies, emerging design practices, advances in organization structure and staffing dynamics that are leading to breakthroughs in the way people experience digital technology.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Meetup: Women in IT - How Are You Embracing Gender Diversity in IT?

Building a network of allies who can help, advocate and promote you within an organization is critical to your advancement and overall career satisfaction. Your network should consist of both men and women. By engaging men as allies, we are creating better leaders, stronger businesses and more fulfilling careers. What are some ways in which women can transform the men they work with from colleagues to allies? 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.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: Lessons Learned in I&T Operating Model Transformation

Donna Scott, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In this session, participants will share with each other tips and techniques for transforming their I&T operating model to deliver on their enterprise’s digital ambition.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Balancing IT Innovation vs. Keeping the Lights On? (Exclusive to Global Enterprise Executive Experience Attendees)

How do you evaluate your spending on innovation vs. upkeep in your global enterprise? 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. This Meetup is exclusive to Global Enterprise Executive Experience participants.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Baby Steps: How to Innovate in a Resource-Constrained or Risk-Averse Environment

Jackie Fenn, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Nicholas Evans who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. "Fail-fast" may work in Silicon Valley, but what if you are trying to innovate with no time or budget, and everyone around you is afraid of failure? This presentation provides a practical roadmap for progress, beginning with low-cost, low-risk innovation activities that deliver real value, and continuing on to strategies to reshape your environment into a more open, supportive and innovation-friendly culture.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Meetup: Being Black in Technology – How Will You Lead?

African American representation in technology has long been centered on “worker” or “admin” roles, rather than leadership or executive management. Even so, black technologists have a valuable perspective to offer in how technology will evolve in the Digital Age. Key issues will need to be addressed that will factor in diversity. How will racial biases be eliminated from AI based solutions? What will be the cultural distinctions made when making ethical decisions about technology? How will the next generation of black technology leaders be born and grow? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of building relationships. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Fireside Chat with Guest Keynote Speaker, Sarah Rob O’Hagan

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Please join our Guest Keynote speaker Sarah Rob O’Hagan for a fireside chat following the morning keynote.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Workshop: Use the New IT Score for CIOs to Match Your Operating Model to Your Digital Ambition

Thomas Hawley, Executive Partner, Gartner

Jim Finwick, Executive Partner, Gartner

IT Score for CIOs is an interactive maturity self-assessment tool. In this interactive workshop, work with CIO colleagues to explore one or two of the seven IT Score for CIOs objectives, which include strategy, leadership, governance, finance and performance. Determine your current maturity level and identify your target level of maturity based on your company’s digital ambition.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Workshop: Rightsizing Innovation Leadership for the Midsize Enterprise (Repeat Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Kevin Hollister, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Tara MacNair, Executive Partner, Gartner

Most CIOs we talk with want to be more innovative, but with resource-stretched teams and extremely limited budgets, how can CIOs of midsize enterprises create a culture of innovation within their organizations? In this workshop we’ll explore practical ways to — a) Inspire your team members to innovate more and b) Move this important effort from “It’s the CIO’s responsibility” to “We’re all innovators!”

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Workshop: How to Survive in the Unpredictable MA&D World: The CIO's Role to Deliver Inorganic Growth

Walter Harmon, Executive Partner, Gartner

Carolyn Damon, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

CIOs are the best positioned executive to drive the success of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. The pace of business introduces risk into an already risky initiative – Drive this change to control your risk. This workshop will arm you with a proven framework, cover pitfalls and best practices, while focusing on delivering measurable value through inorganic growth. Move your MA&D skills in leadership, execution & value management by joining us.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Workshop: The Secret to Creating High Performing Cultures in a ContinuousNext World

Michael O'Brien, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

De'Onn Griffin, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As I&T leaders work to stay ahead in a ContinuousNext world, their ability to successfully shape their culture will be a critical success factor. This Workshop will focus on the following exercises and goals:
* Be able to define culture in an actionable way
* Identify the attributes of culture that are needed to meet current and future needs
* Define what a strong culture looks like and what steps are required to build it. This will give delegates a starting point to build out a culture map.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Overcoming Strategy Execution Challenges

Chet Geschickter, VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Monika Sinha who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. CIOs that successfully execute strategy have an opportunity to create immense value for their organizations and to elevate their profile and career. However, many obstacles stand in the way. Identify strategy execution gaps and take action to bridge from where your IT organization is today, to where it needs to be in the future..

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Leadership Biases: The Real Challenge of Culture Change

Christie Struckman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Culture has become a scapegoat for not achieving digital ambitions. CIOs and IT leaders must stop blaming culture, recognizing that their own biases are clouding their understanding of what is truly holding the organization back. Remedy yourself to break through the real barriers.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Meetup: How Will You Execute Your Digital Strategy?

Developing a winning strategy is one thing; successful execution to achieve business outcomes is another. Discuss tactics your organization has used or is planning to use to successfully drive execution of your digital strategy. Which have proven most effective? 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.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Leading Innovation & Strategic Business Change?

Are you innovating the business model or just the IT model? What are you doing to improve business performance and competitiveness? Are you driving this or is the business? 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.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Structuring Your Teams to Support Your Digital Business Platform?

Join this Meetup to discuss how your organization built or plans to build a team structure that supports your digital business platform. What worked? What didn't? How did you approach designing and developing a new team structure? What challenges have you faced? 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.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Reaching Your TechQuilibrium: How Traditional Companies Can Become Technology Companies

Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Mark Raskino who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. In the digital age, many enterprises have the aspirations to become a "technology" company. But will they really? Gartner believes that every enterprise has an equilibrium point between being a traditional and digital company. It's not as easy as digitalizing your operations, experiences, and products/services. Come find out what it takes to be as digital as you can be and reach your TechQuilibrium.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM EDT

Attendee Lunch

Join other attendees for lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network and catch up on the day's activities so far.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Research Discussion: From Shadow IT to Distributed Fusion Teams: The New Model for Digital Delivery? (Repeat)

Christopher Mixter, VP, Advisory, Gartner

To meet the speed and agility demands of digital business, CIOs are transforming their IT departments and shifting a growing share of IT work from projects to products. At the same time, growth in business-led IT has expanded the span of employees across the enterprise who are responsible for technology initiatives. This more distributed model has created challenges for CIOs for maintaining governance and accountability. In this research discussion, exclusive for CIOs, we will review real-world case studies and practical tools to address the following CIO questions:
(1) How are CIOs managing the transition to a distributed model of digital delivery?
(2) What are the most effective ways CIOs can organize technology capabilities in a distributed model?
(3) How do you establish responsive and reliable governance for distributed teams?

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

How Midsize Enterprise CIOs Can Create a Sustainable Culture of Innovation

Mike Cisek, VP Analyst, Gartner

Midsize Enterprise (MSE) CIOs cite culture and resources as the biggest barriers to digital transformation at scale. The inherent staffing, skills and budget constraints within MSEs make innovation key to survival. In this session, MSE CIOs will learn the tactics required to overcome constraints and create a sustainable culture of innovation.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Move From Cost Optimization to Value Optimization and Avoid Future Cost Cutting in IT

James Anderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will explore Gartner's Cost Management model and discuss how evolving IT cost management efforts to focus on "Value Optimization" over cost optimization will reduce (and even eliminate) reactive calls to cut IT costs. This session will provide a model and tactics to elevate the maturity of IT to focus on value over costs.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Leading With Purpose in the #DigitalSociety

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The responsibility of technology leaders has increased. First to being part of the digital business. Now, also being responsible for the societal consequences of the use of data and technology. What changes will the digital society bring? How do we as people and professionals adapt to the digital society? What is the role or "purpose" in taking the lead in the digital society?

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Meetup: How Are You Presenting Digital Transformation to the Board?

Join this Meetup to share best practices for an effective and concise approach to presenting digital transformation to the board. What does the board want to know? What do you want them to do? 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.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Meetup: Are You Using a General Mentoring Program or One Specifically Designed for High Potential Employees?

What are the benefits and pitfalls of implementing a HIPO versus a universal mentoring program for your organization? Should you have both? Is it possible to create a unified program that incorporates effective mentorship for all levels and skill-sets, or is it best to keep them separate? What mentoring programs have been established for your organization? Which worked? Which didn't? 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.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: I&T Strategy — Bad Strategy/Good Strategy — Best and Worst Practices

Noah Rosenstein, Principal Analyst, Gartner

This ask the expert session consists of “lessons learned” from inquires, workshops etc. on what are the best (and worst) practices for an IT strategy

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Better together - Executive Programs Focus Group (Light refreshments will be provided.)

Have your voice heard. Meet your peers in an intimate setting as we explore ways Gartner can improve the value delivered to you and your organization. Focusing on your most important priorities, share how Gartner can enable you and your organization to get to "execution" faster. Findings will inform the evolution of our member experience. (Light refreshments will be provided.)

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Identifying the "Products" for your Product Delivery Model

Donna Scott, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Terms like Product, Platform and Service have taken on subtly new and different meanings as product-based operating models emerge. This session will help CIOs to define these terms for their organizations and help them in identifying their own Product Delivery Model Portfolio.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Use Behavioral Psychology to Get Things Done, Create Change, Drive Adoption and Do It All for Free

Michael Ramsey, VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Ellen Eichhorn who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. Learn how psychology and behavioral economics research can help you create better incentives for employees and customers. Much of the conventional wisdom is wrong. You can take the advice here, gathered from Nobel prize-winning psychologists and economists, and adapt it to your needs and goals, and it will cost you nothing.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Enable Smarter Spending by Effectively Communicating Cost-Optimization Efforts

James Anderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

When improperly communicated, cost-optimization efforts generate confusion, and can damage a CIO’s credibility. By effectively communicating cost-optimization efforts CIOs can build enterprise support for smarter spending initiatives, which enables value optimization and improved business outcomes.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: How Midsize CIOs Can Communicate the Business Value of IT (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

J.D. Sieg, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Accelerate your leadership impact and alignment of IT initiatives with strategic goals by adopting proven approaches on communicating the business value of IT to your executive team.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Governing Agility in a Volatile World

Douglas Wood, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Kathleen Ameche, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

The Digital era has driven a majority of businesses to evolve their operating models to adopt a product oriented way of working. This shift can lead to an increase in agility but often at the expense of governance and stability. As volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity increase, CIOs are left searching for the right balance of agility and predictable outcomes.

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the principles of a business-agile mindset and challenged to apply it to their current operating models with a focus on governance and strategy. After collaborating on an example case study to collectively ideate solutions, participants will build an action plan for their organization. CIOs attending this workshop will walk away with an approach for their organization that will enable them to govern their products and platforms more effectively in a volatile world.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Your First Thought Is Usually Wrong – Use Design Thinking to Get It Right

Bob Brese, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Brian Mace, Executive Partner, Gartner

Master the 5 phases of Design Thinking and put them to use in a hands-on exercise. In 90 minutes, you will create a new product and truly understand the process needed to meet your clients’ and customers’ digital product and service needs. You will also learn, and possibly experience, pitfalls to avoid as you put design thinking into practice.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Change is Constant, and So Is Managing Cost: Fund Your Future through Smarter Spending

Prashant Pant, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Michael Miller, Executive Partner, Gartner

As a CIO, what do you prefer: “continuously chasing cost reduction targets” or “adopting a disciplined approach to IT spend management with a focus on maximizing business impact?” For top performing, business-minded, mission-focused CIOs, the second option should be very appealing. Given the need to digitally transform, CIOs should be prepared to balance cost and investment optimization to improve productivity, efficiency and create new lines of business. This workshop will enhance your skills to deliver C-suite value while cost optimizing through smarter spending.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Creatively Communicating as a Leader Through Visual Harvesting (Repeat)

Axelle Vanquaillie, Artist, Visual Harvesting

The most successful leaders know that building a culture of innovation and engaging with their top talent requires a dynamic toolkit of communication skills. Enhance your communication skill set through the art of visual harvesting — a method of illustrating strategy and ideas in a way that is dynamically engaging and easily understandable. Belgium-based artist and innovator, Axelle Vanquaillie, will guide you through her process of transforming spoken presentations into memorable artwork that you can leverage to inspire your team and ignite new perspectives.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

Developing High-Performing People Managers to Maximize Workforce Effectiveness

Lily Mok, VP Analyst, Gartner

The tremendous shortage of IT talent makes it an imperative for CIOs to maximize the performance of their workforce. The role of manager is critical to achieving that objective. This session provides CIOs with framework and guidance on how to identify, and cultivate high-performing people managers who can effectively motivate, engage, and develop staff for greater contributions to the business.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

CIO Story

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

Myths and Realities of Changing Culture (repeat)

Christie Struckman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Your digital strategy requires that the culture of your organization, if not the entire company, changes. But the myths of culture change can hold back progress. Grasp the realities of changing culture to lead true change in your organization. Changing culture is possible!

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Networking Break

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Gartner Keynote: Turning Uncertainty Into Opportunity

Paul Proctor, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The provided audio recording features Kristin Moyer who delivered this session at the CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix, AZ. From 2020 to 2030, CIO significance will depend on digital transformation success. But there's so much uncertainty and no one knows exactly what will happen next. Fear, complacency and apathy create natural reactions: wait and hold. Three megatrends provide both opportunities and threats to CIO and organizational success: climate change, China and Centennials. CIOs can turn uncertainty into opportunity by mastering these megatrends with emerging technologies.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020 / 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM EDT

Executive Programs Women CIOs Welcome Reception

*Please keep your CIO Leadership Forum Badge with you for the Women CIOs Program
Join us for the Executive Programs Women CIOs welcome reception and dinner on at Etaru. We will depart from The Diplomat’s main lobby entrance at 5:45pm and walk to the Hyde Resort and Residences (down the street from The Diplomat, a 5 minute walk).

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EDT

Women CIO Program Registration and Networking Breakfast

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 08:15 AM - 08:45 AM EDT

Women CIO Program Welcome and Opening Remarks

Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

We invite you to join us for an exclusive event following Gartner CIO Leadership Forum in Hollywood, FL for Women CIOs hosted by Gartner Executive Programs. This year’s WCIO program theme is “ Dynamic Leadership in a Volatile World: A Gender and Diversity Perspective”. To be the true change leader that’s needed in today’s environment of disruptions one must adopt a different mindset that’s deliberate in embracing the individual differences that are healthy for the growth of an organization from a people, process and technology perspective. Join the Women CIO community’s discussion of high standard leadership attributes that must be paired with inclusion and diversity for performance excellence.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 08:45 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Get Out of Line: Step Up, Stand Out & Succeed

Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Business Leader and Former CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former Global President of Gatorade, and Former Marketing Director at Nike, Author,

When Sarah Robb O'Hagan was starting out as a marketing associate with the Virgin Group, her CMO abruptly left, creating a vacuum in the department. After identifying a lack of leadership, Sarah drafted a 30-page marketing proposal, slipped it under the company President's door, and immediately got promoted. Sarah's career has taught her innumerable lessons about succeeding in life and business, but the moist important is this: You don't get promoted for just showing up and doing your job - you have to get out of line to deliver more for the team and stand out.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Success Is A Journey, Not a Destination

Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gold Medalist, Three-time Olympian,

Dominique Dawes won Olympic gold. But, for her, success is so much more than medals and accolades; it’s something she worked hard to achieve everyday en route to Olympic glory. Today she shares her personal and professional philosophy with audiences across the country. Which includes her power of envisioning as the first step to realizing goals and her motto “D-3”—Determination, Dedication, Desire—it’s what gave her the strength and confidence to handle the professional and personal challenges in her life, to persevere amidst defeat and triumph in victory. In emotionally uplifting presentations, Dawes shows audiences how to envision and use D-3 to reformulate negative situations into positive ones and turn obstacles into victories – all while clearly demonstrating that success is a journey, not just a destination.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Executive Programs Women CIO Networking Lunch

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM EDT

Women CIO Program Panel: Diversity Without Inclusion Is an Illusion

Phil Ventimiglia, Chief Innovation Officer, Georgia State University

Ann Ford, VP, Facility Operations, Redevelopment, IT & Chief Privacy Officer, William Osler Health System

Leaders can often make the mistake of checking the diversity box in their strategic planning for the organization. But have we really deliberately embraced inclusion of the whole aspect of individuality? Do we have standards for high performance driven by inclusive measures? We must stop and think about the whole person that comes into our work environment — the total self. How do we combat unconscious bias for inclusive leadership and teaming? Someone once said "diversity is being invited to the party but inclusion is being asked to dance".

Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Women CIO Program: Dealing With Disruption by Saying "No"

Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Leaders cannot control all the disruptive forces that they face. Not everything is within a leader’s span of control. Leaders can control some disruptions by saying “no” to them, but saying “no” is never as simple as uttering a simple syllable. Saying “no” is usually the start of a series of interactions intended to stop something else of importance. This session focuses on the mechanics of saying “no,” and the importance of leadership positioning in doing it effectively.

Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 03:00 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Women CIO Program Closing Remarks and Wrap Up

Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

This session will summarize the major messages from the Women CIO Program, including key takeaways and action items.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Women CIOs Networking Happy Hour

Attendees of the WCIO Program are invited to join us for a happy hour to network, relax and unwind after the day's sessions.

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