Tina Nunno

Tina Nunno

Distinguished VP Analyst
Tina Nunno is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO and Digital Leaders Research Group based in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Nunno is a recognized thought leader and has published extensively on technology leadership, executive communications and decision-making. Her best-known original research focuses on helping executives understand and deal with organizational politics and conflict management both strategically and pragmatically.
Ms. Nunno is a sought-after keynote speaker. She has been featured in the opening keynote at multiple Gartner Global Symposia, as well as numerous industry events around the world. Her research and presentations on subjects such as "Presenting to the Board of Directors" and "Strategic Thinking and Decision-Making", and "Power Politics", provide insights for how senior executives can achieve both enterprise and personal success.
Organizational politics is a subject that Ms. Nunno has been passionate about researching, to help executives deal with the most difficult conflict situations. Her range of work includes publications and videos that analyze the dynamics of dealing with political land mines such as investment prioritization, saying "no" assertively, dealing with urgency, and moving from defensive to offensive positioning.
Her best known work includes her book, "The Wolf in CIOs Clothing" deals with the "dark side" of organizational politics, which she describes as when stress or conflict takes over either individual interactions, or enterprise cultures that then need to be brought back to the "light side".
Ms. Nunno enjoys coaching executives on personal branding and achieving career goals such as joining boards of directors, by helping them bring their leadership stance, communications strategies and enterprise contributions to their fullest potential.
She is also the Analyst Sponsor of the Gartner Women's CIO Community, and enthusiastically supports a wide range of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
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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

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”.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT
Creating Executive Patience for Digital Transformation

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.

Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 08:15 AM - 08:45 AM EDT
Women CIO Program Welcome and Opening Remarks

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.

Thursday, April 02, 2020 / 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM EDT
Women CIO Program: Dealing With Disruption by Saying "No"

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.

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