2022 day highlights

Success in times of rapid change, for both leaders and businesses, comes from embracing mindsets, practices, technologies and capabilities that are needed to thrive in the face of new and unexpected challenges. Day 1 of Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2022 focused on your role as the leader of the digital enterprise: collaborating with the C-suite to design the future of work, driving digital business acceleration and enabling distributed digital leadership. Day 2 focused on your role as the leader of the function as you build the modern digital foundation.

Day 1

Speakers:

  • Ron Howard, Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker
  • Rhonda Gass, VP & CIO, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Gartner Experts:

  • Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Dave Aron, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Sessions:

  • Gartner Opening Keynote: Activate the Human-Centric Autonomous Future
  • What Businesses and Their Leaders Must Do Differently to Grow in an Uncertain World
  • Workshop: Accelerate Your Digital Innovation With an Innovation Network Ecosystem
  • Special Event: A Conversation with Ron Howard

Day 2

Speakers:

  • Whitney Johnson, CEO & Author, Disruption Advisors
  • Hood Qaim-Maqami, CIO, SS&T, BNY Mellon

Gartner Experts:

  • Irving Tyler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Paul Proctor, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Kim Baumann, Executive Partner, Gartner
  • Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Executive Partner, Gartner
  • Mark Davis, Executive Partner, Gartner

Sessions:

  • Guest Keynote: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company
  • Where Is the CIO Role Going? The Opportunities and Responsibilities Ahead for Digital CIOs
  • Executive Insights: Talent Planning For a Post-Pandemic
  • Workshop: Be Prepared for Ransomware by Optimizing Your Investment Posture Now

A look back at 2022's agenda

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A look back at 2022's agenda

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Gartner Opening Keynote: Activate the Human-Centric Autonomous Future

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The only way to solve today’s talent crises, labor shortages and employee burnout is with work design that empowers human adaptability. Intelligent technology must also be unleashed to automate ethically. The future requires workforce autonomy and autonomous systems melded to drive sustainable growth.
(PLEASE NOTE: This session was recorded February 9, 2022)

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

CEO Concerns 2022: Implications and Actions for CIOs

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's latest global CEO survey research will be revealed here first. Discover key shifts in chief executive officer thinking as they adapt their enterprises to the complexities of the postpandemic era. We'll paint a clear picture, together with specific, prescient actions CIOs can take to stay in lockstep with their business leaders.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Five Steps to Selecting Innovation Initiatives That Align With Customer Needs

Michelle Bazargan, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

More and more CEOs are concerned about innovation that is business, market and customer aligned and provides a return on investment, and they expect CIOs to identify and execute high-impact digital initiatives to address their concern. This session provides overview of business model framework and five guided steps for CIOs to meet their CEOs’ expectation.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Role of the CIO in the Enterprise Sustainability and ESG Programs

Simon Mingay, VP Analyst, Gartner

ESG and environmental sustainability are increasingly strategic initiatives for the enterprise. CIOs and the IT organization have an important role to play in helping the enterprise achieve its objectives. We will describe that role and what CIOs need to do to be effective.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Fusion Teams: The New IT/Business Interface for an Era of Democratized Digital Delivery

Jaime Capella, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

To sustain agility, enterprises are turning to multidisciplinary fusion teams that build and run digital capabilities. This session offers a fact-based overview of the main types of fusion teams and the staffing practices, incentives and governance approaches that most effectively balance team autonomy with enterprise outcomes. It features examples of how leading CIOs help their IT departments embrace, orchestrate and curate the work of business-led fusion teams.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Lessons Learned From Remote Working

Stephen Lefebvre, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Denis Tabourdeau, Executive Partner, Gartner

Jason Grossman, Executive Partner, Gartner

Remote Work — you've been living it; now, share your experiences. Come ready to: 1) discuss remote work challenges, hurdles and limitations; 2) share your lessons learned; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your organization.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Creating IT Metrics That Matter to Executive Leadership

Kevin Wright, Executive Partner, Gartner

Gregory Flaherty, Executive Partner, Gartner

Edward So, Executive Partner, Gartner

Do your IT metrics communicate how IT is enabling critical business/mission outcome success? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and barriers to creating IT metrics which matter to executive leadership; 2) share lessons learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your organization.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Expanding Your Role to Achieve Digital Business/Mission Success

Murry Carter, Executive Partner, Gartner

Bob Brese, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Michael O'Brien, Systems Administration Specialist, Gartner

Have you made the transition from an IT technical leader to a business/leadership executive who leads the use of technology to achieve business/mission value? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and barriers to expanding your role as an executive leader; 2) share lessons learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your current situation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Executive Insights: Technology Innovation & Democratization – Transforming A Traditional Industrial Powerhouse

Rhonda Gass, VP & CIO, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

James Martin, Executive Partner, Gartner

Stanley Black & Decker, an almost 180-year-old enterprise, has a long and successful history of delivering results. This success and longevity are underpinned by a strong purpose and an operating model that places people and technology at the center of everything they do. In this session, Rhonda Gass, Stanley Black & Decker CIO, will discuss how strategic alignment creates clarity and activates technology innovation. She’ll also describe the IT transformation journey that has taken place throughout her almost decade long tenure as CIO and the practical steps her organization is taking to deliver value, innovation, and responsible technology across a diverse portfolio of businesses and brands.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Get Onto a Board of Directors

Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Joining a board is a career ambition for many CIOs. The most difficult part of the process is joining your first board. Following a brief presentation from Tina Nunno, we’ll discuss best practices in joining boards for CIOs, including how to evaluate your readiness for joining a board, what particular skills you should focus on, and how to express interest in joining a board. Bring your questions and learn from those posed by your peers!

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Why Today’s Disruptions Require CIOs to Rethink How Their Managers Work

Christie Struckman, VP Analyst, Gartner

The emerging trends of agile ways of working, hybrid work, product management, AI augmentation and automation and the decreasing half-life of skills have implications for the work of middle managers. The popular messages that middle managers will not be needed in the near future are inaccurate. Following a brief presentation from Christie Struckman, we’ll discuss the most relevant trends impacting the way CIOs should think about middle management, how to redesign the work of middle managers in the Future of Work, and how to retain great middle managers. Bring your questions to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers!

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Ransomware Fear vs. Ransomware Readiness

Paul Proctor, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Sam Olyaei, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Ransomware could hit you tomorrow or 10 years from now. Stop fearing ransomware and start fearing your lack of investment to be ready for ransomware. Bring your questions to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we'll discuss deciding whether or not to pay, whether cyberinsurance will bail you out and what investments you should be making today.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

How to Prevail in the Competition for Talent Amid Future of Work Reinvention

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs know they must implement a hybrid work model, but a bad design will worsen key outcomes, including attrition of IT workers. A human-centric design balancing individual, team and business needs will enable IT organizations to compete for scarce talent and drive performance.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

Driving Action on Emerging Risks

Zachary Ginsburg, Director, Research, Gartner

The COVID-19 era’s sudden and seismic risk impacts demonstrated companies’ need to better prepare for emerging risks before they hit. Backward and inwardly-focused, traditional risk management approaches leave companies ill-prepared to identify, assess, and communicate the potential effects of complex emerging risks, such as those relating to digital acceleration, operational disruptions and market volatility. This session will share Gartner’s latest Emerging Risks benchmarking and teach practical steps CIOs can take to help their organizations better identify, prioritize, and act on emerging risks today.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

New Disruptive and Innovative Business Models

Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

How do advanced companies offer free shipping, no fees, or no commissions, permanently (not freemium) and still make profits? How can some start-ups guarantee business outcomes that large incumbents that have been trying to improve for decades? How do ecosystems generate revenue? Digital doesn't just bring technology advances, it can significantly improve the customer value proposition. Come explore these business innovations!

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

What Businesses and Their Leaders Must Do Differently to Grow in an Uncertain World

Dave Aron, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Types and levels of uncertainty will be at an extreme level for at least the next five years. This session will help understand how CIOs and other CxOs have to behave differently to succeed.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Research Discussion: The Strategic CIO–Evangelist and Orchestrator of Democratized Digital Delivery

Jaime Capella, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

This highly interactive session is designed to help CIOs prepare for a world in which more technology work is done outside of IT departments. It features real-world examples of progressive CIOs that work to boost the digital dexterity of senior enterprise leaders and build an inclusive and collaborative “One Team” culture for all technologists, within and beyond IT. We also showcase practical frameworks for adapting IT’s engagement approach to serve technologists outside of IT.
Note: come ready to engage peers actively via chat, polls, exercises and live talk.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Inspire Other MSE CIOs With Your Strategy and Strategic Planning Do's and Don’ts (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Heather Colella, VP Analyst, Gartner

Joseph Provenza, VP Analyst, Gartner

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

One of the fun aspects of a midsize organization is its informal ways of working. Yet that fun can become a two-edged sword for CIOs when it is time to create a strategy and strategic plan. During this interactive session attendees will share their do’s and don’ts within their midsize enterprise. Come with examples to share!

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Prevail in the Competition for Talent

Suzanne Adnams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Lily Mok, VP Analyst, Gartner

Bring your questions about talent acquisition and retention to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we’ll discuss hybrid work models, creating a human-centric work design and how to compete for scarce talent.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Leverage Digital Business Models

Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Bring your questions about digital business models to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we’ll discuss how to leverage innovative business models that drive revenue, enhance customer experience and increase profits.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Women CIO Roundtable: Reimagining the Business – Leading and Innovating in Times of Radical Change

Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Melissa Spencer, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Kathleen Ameche, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

When the world changed, companies across most industries had to develop radically new business models and digital services in order to survive and move forward. How has DEI impacted the ability to innovate? Will organizations be able to sustain the changes made and how do we continue the pace of innovation with the impacts from societal changes over time? Join in the conversation to share perspectives on how DEI has influenced this radical change in business innovation and cultural transformation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Workshop: Accelerate Your Digital Innovation With an Innovation Network Ecosystem

Mark Gilbert, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

John Cho, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Cindy Dye, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Jonathan Lyon, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Learn the best practices of developing an innovation network ecosystem that leverages your business ecosystem, consumers and open sources for innovation. Best practices will include examples from the 50 or more innovation centers within health and healthcare organizations around the globe. These innovation centers have been responsible for the creation of dozens of unicorn startups, medical breakthroughs and the digital transformation of healthcare.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Workshop: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Mistakes, Solutions and Understanding

Rob O'Donohue, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

James Martin, Executive Partner, Gartner

Joshua Batten, Executive Partner, Gartner

Tori Paulman, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Despite DEI surging as an organizational priority, CIOs struggle to make it work for IT, demotivating employees, and missing better business outcomes as a result. CIOs should evolve DEI by avoiding common mistakes to gain a competitive advantage for IT and the enterprise.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Workshop: Build Fusion Teams to Boost Your Organization's Digital Dexterity

Rick Holgate, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Leo Brenner, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Nathanael Callan, Specialist, Research, Gartner

Archana Lamoureux, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Several organisations are deploying Fusion Teams - cross functional teams of business operations personnel and IT personnel - to increase the digital dexterity of their enterprise. Attend this workshop to dig into what Fusion Teams are as well isolate where your most viable pilot opportunities are and the leadership traits necessary for Fusion Team success.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Monday, February 28, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EST

Special Event: A Conversation with Ron Howard

Ron Howard, Academy Award-winning filmmaker,

You don’t want to miss this unforgettable interview with Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Ron Howard. Ron is one of the film and television world’s most enduring legends with work on films including A Beautiful Mind, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rush, The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, and Frost/Nixon. Ron will share stories from his incredible career spanning sixty years in the entertainment industry as a producer, director, writer and star of some of the most seminal productions of every decade since the 1960’s.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EST

Public Sector Session: Top Strategic Trends for Government in 2022

Alia Mendonsa, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sandra Donatelli, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Which policy and technology trends will most impact your government organization? Strategic technology trends have the potential to both create opportunity and cause significant disruption. Public sector executives must examine the impact of these trends individually and collectively. Strategies and operations must shift accordingly, or organizations risk undermining the quality of government services and capacity to deliver mission value in the future. Join this session to identify the strategic trends that will have the biggest impact on your government organization during the next 1-2 years.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EST

Women CIO Peer Conversation: Truth or Consequence – Women are Leaving The Field of Technology

Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Kathleen Ameche, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

The curve is flattening for gender diversity in technology, the pipeline is narrowing and the interest in STEM for our young girls is fading. What can and must we do to change the trajectory in 2022? Come join the conversation and share what you have done to create forward paths addressing the consequences.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EST

Peer Conversation: Presenting Cybersecurity Metrics to the Board - What Works for You?

Darren Sawyer, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Mike Shevlin, Executive Partner, Gartner

What metrics seem to matter most, or have been most effective, when discussing cybersecurity with your Board? Join this informal conversation with your peers and let’s discuss! During this interactive session, you’ll participate in small group discussions. Please come ready to share and engage.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Guest Keynote: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company

Whitney Johnson, CEO & Author, Disruption Advisors

Growth is the goal. Helping people develop their potential—enabling them to articulate and become the self they want to be, are capable of being, and that best serves them and others in the short and long term—is what we as individuals and leaders strive toward. Join Whitney Johnson for this informative keynote to envision how growth happens. She'll share a simple visual model, The S Curve of Learning (based on Rogers' diffusion curve), illustrating the growth process and providing a shared language for leaders to talk about growth and development. Now more than ever, your people want to grow. When you understand how to optimize their growth, you increase their capacity (and your own) to grow.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Digital Ecosystems in Practice: How Leading CIOs Co-Create New Capabilities

Alicia Mullery, VP, Research, Gartner

Founding or joining a digital business ecosystem can be a more efficient way to drive digital business goals, but ecosystem success requires a transformation in traditional ways of managing external partners. Join this session to learn how to set up ecosystem relationships around outcomes, not SLAs, and how to empower customers and partners to co-create digital capabilities with you. This session will feature case studies from Land o Lakes, Datev, and other leading CIOs.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

What Digital Leaders Do Differently: Insights From Digital Execution Scorecard Data

Cesar Lozada, Director Analyst, Gartner

As digital leaders leverage technology platforms, and influence their enterprise digital operating models, patterns have emerged that show how these impact their strategic digital priorities. Insights from Gartner's Digital Execution Scorecard shows how digital leaders can execute on their digital and business capabilities when compared to enterprises that have foundational digital organizations.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Where Is the CIO Role Going? The Opportunities and Responsibilities Ahead for Digital CIOs

Irving Tyler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Are you curious and maybe even anxious, about where your role and responsibilities are going? Do you know what opportunities lie ahead? Role and responsibilities of the CIO continue to evolve. Gartner has identified important archetypes for the CIO role all CIOs should understand. These archetypes demonstrate CIOs have tremendous opportunity to reach beyond their role in IT delivery to impact the design and execution of their enterprise. CIOs can learn from leading CIOs to pursue these opportunities and shape their role as technology executives.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Talent Beyond Your Teams — A Talent Ecosystem Approach

Gabriela Vogel, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

IT talent shortage has consistently been identified as the biggest inhibitor to digital business progress. Contrary to the traditional linear talent recruitment and management approach, CIOs should treat talent as flow assets (networks of capabilities evolving and exchanging value in the flow of work), orchestrate internal talent and leverage external talent through a marketplace/ecosystem approach.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Ransomware Is Changing — Are You Ready? (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

MSE organizations are the victims of more than 80% of ransomware attacks. The tactics when it comes to Ransomware are shifting and how you’re combating it today will need to evolve. Bring your questions to this interactive session and learn from those posed your MSE peers. Together we’ll discuss the changes to tactics and techniques being used and how you can best defend against them.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

Kim Baumann, Executive Partner, Gartner

Deke Kassabian, Executive Partner, Gartner

Renee Macklin, Executive Partner, Gartner

How is your digital transformation journey progressing? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and barriers to executing your digital transformation strategy; 2) share learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your organization.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Retaining and Recruiting the IT Talent You Need

Hana Pika, Executive Partner, Gartner

Scott Kennedy, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Sylvie Delaney, Executive Partner, Gartner

How are you at attracting, developing and retaining great IT talent? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and barriers to recruiting and retaining the IT talent you need 2) share lessons learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your organization.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How Is the Role of CIO Evolving?

Irving Tyler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Technology never stands still. The opportunity to deliver impact-leading technology continues to expand for CIOs. Where is the role of the CIO going? Bring your questions about the future of the CIO role to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we’ll discuss emerging archetypes for the CIO role and explore how leading CIOs are stepping into new opportunities beyond IT functional leadership and driving value.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Build a Talent Ecosystem

Gabriela Vogel, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Bring your questions about talent ecosystems to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we’ll discuss how a talent ecosystem/marketplace can be used to increase workforce agility, build digital dexterity and future-proof the enterprise.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Get Job Candidates to Swipe “Right”

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

The great resignation is real. At the heart of it is a massive shift in expectations on the part of employees, who want to be treated as full humans rather than as narrow professionals. Following a brief presentation from Mary Mesaglio, we’ll discuss practical tactics for leading in the age of the everything employee, including what it means to a “human-centric” employer, the leadership traits required for a successful “human-centric” work culture, and how we market that culture to attract candidates. Bring your questions to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers!

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Executive Insights: Talent Planning For a Post-Pandemic

Hood Qaim-Maqami, CIO, SS&T, BNY Mellon

John Cho, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

The pandemic and the Great Resignation have presented companies across industries with unprecedented talent challenges. A creative solution is needed: one that reimagines the future of work and recasts the value proposition to the employees of today and tomorrow. Hood Qaim-Maqami, CIO of Shared Services &Technology and Head of India Operations and Technology at BNY Mellon, shares his thoughts on how to overcome key hurdles ahead and his approach to cultivating talent – grounded in a purposeful promise of continuous learning, mobility, and growth.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Fusion Teams: The New IT/Business Interface for an Era of Democratized Digital Delivery (Facilitated in Spanish)

Jaime Capella, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

To sustain agility, enterprises are turning to multidisciplinary fusion teams that build and run digital capabilities. This session, presented and facilitated in Spanish, offers a fact-based overview of the main types of fusion teams and the staffing practices, incentives and governance approaches that most effectively balance team autonomy with enterprise outcomes. It features examples of how leading CIOs help their IT departments embrace, orchestrate and curate the work of business-led fusion teams. Throughout the presentation, participants will be able to interact, ask questions and share their experiences via chat or live conversation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 01:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Research Discussion: Overcome Three Common Barriers to Product Management Success (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprises)

Kristin Mettraux, VP, Research, Gartner

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

The transition to product management and product teams is complex in resource-constrained midsize enterprises. Join this interactive discussion to learn how to overcome the most common failure points to sustained product management success. We will review best practices from other midsize enterprises and encourage peer discussion.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

Becoming Composable to Master the Pace of Business Change

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Incorporating composability into digital business enables the enterprise or public agency to change and grow despite persistent uncertainty. Instead of avoiding the risk of change, executive leaders must reinvent their thinking to see change as a well-trusted tool for business resilience and growth.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

Agile Learning: How CIOs Can Foster a Culture of Agile Learners

Jose Ramirez, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are faced with a scarce supply of digital talent. Agile learning can help CIOs achieve better business outcomes by unlocking talent and skills within the enterprise. CIOs should foster a culture of agile learners to put learning into the flow of work and prepare the organization for future challenges and opportunities.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

How CIOs Should Respond to Their Boards’ Increased Risk Appetite

Srinath Sampath, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Boards are increasing their risk appetite primarily in response to threats of digital disruption accelerated by the pandemic. In one out of two organizations, the chief technology executive is held accountable for all technology risks. CIOs need to recalibrate their IT organization’s risk management architecture to support their board’s digital ambitions.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EST

Show Me the Money! How CIOs Can Justify Investments in Innovation

Peter Skyttegaard, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

"How much should we spend on innovation? And how do we prove the return on investment?" These are the questions we often hear from CIOs. Innovation pursues new ideas. You can't prove the value of ideas that don't exist. To overcome this, you must understand the value and risk profile of different areas of innovation and then apply a range of qualitative and quantitative decision criteria to justify the investments made.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Lessons Learned in Implementing DEI Programs

Shawn Matheny, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Renee Macklin, Executive Partner, Gartner

Paul Garner, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Do you have a sustainable DEI Program? Come ready to: 1) discuss challenges, hurdles and constraints to implementing your program; 2) share lessons learned which others will benefit from; and 3) identify best practices which you can readily apply in your organization.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How Becoming Composable Drives Business Resilience and Growth

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Bring your questions about business agility and resilience and the changes needed to make your enterprise more “composable” to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we’ll discuss the benefits and challenges of achieving business composability to enable our enterprises to succeed in our times of persistent uncertainty.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Justify Investments in Innovation

Jackie Fenn, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Bring your questions about justifying investments in innovation to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we’ll discuss what types of qualitative and quantitative decision criteria can be applied to demonstrate the value of innovation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Workshop: Create the Human-Centric Future of Work Using Design-Thinking

Dean Doige, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Bruce Robertson, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

Stephen Lefebvre, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Francois Banville, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Christian Robidoux, Executive Partner, Gartner

As the future of work is reinvented, the “everything customer” demands new employee problem-solving skills. The top digital workplace competency is design thinking, which is solving problems from a human-centered approach, a perfect fit for designing the future of work and problem solving. Learn how to apply design thinking in your organization to increase customer and employee experience alike.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Workshop: The Art of the 1-Page Strategy

Heather Colella, VP Analyst, Gartner

Bob Brese, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Walter Harmon, Executive Partner, Gartner

Storytelling is a foundational tool when communicating strategy and demonstrating how digital technologies contribute to business results. In this session attendees will:
1. understand the difference between a strategy and a strategic plan
2. learn how each are used during an executive conversation
3. will create a strategy, strategic plan or an executive presentation

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Workshop: Be Prepared for Ransomware by Optimizing Your Investment Posture Now

Paul Proctor, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Kim Baumann, Executive Partner, Gartner

Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Executive Partner, Gartner

Mark Davis, Executive Partner, Gartner

If you’re ever in a position to consider whether to pay a ransom, you’ve already lost. There are investments you should be making today to ensure you never have to make that decision. Stop fearing ransomware and start fearing your lack of investment to be ready for ransomware. In this workshop, participants will use the Gartner Risk Optimization Model for evaluating investment decisions related to ransomware and develop approaches specific to their organization. The model can be used across a variety of use cases.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Portal after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EST

Gartner Closing Keynote: Leading in 2022 — Three CIO Habits to Stop, Start and Continue

Ed Gabrys, VP Analyst, Gartner

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Over the last two years we’ve habituated certain behaviors, some of which serve us and some of which don’t. In this closing keynote, we will focus on how you as a CIO should lead in this particular moment. Specifically, we'll zoom out to see what we’ve normalized and shouldn’t have, what we’ve learned and should preserve, and – maybe most important of all – what to get excited about in 2022 (spoiler alert: there’s a lot).

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM EST

Women CIO Program Guest Speaker: Beyond Happiness

Jenn Lim, Founder, CEO, & Bestselling Author of "Beyond Happiness", Delivering Happiness

Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Drawn from the latest research and practices, Jenn Lim explains why the modern workplace needs to think beyond happiness in order to get tangible results. This interactive session will inspire you to:
● Get back to the core of who we are and live the purposeful life we want to live.
● Tend your greenhouse as you grow the greenhouses around you, where others can grow and flourish.
● Authentically change the world by prioritizing purpose, profits, positivity and people (Spoiler alert: it starts with YOU).
Find greater purpose in your own life and career, and in return enable the people around you to do the same.

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