Speaker Bio

Tori Paulman

Tori Paulman

Sr Director Analyst
Tori Paulman is a Research Analyst in Gartner's Employee Experience Technology team covering digital workplace leadership and strategy, digital employee experience, the workplace experience application market, strategies for hybrid work, and Gartner's 2022 digital worker experience research study. Prior to joining Gartner, Tori has extensive career experience as a leader of digital employee experience, technology adoption, and employee resilience. They offer differentiated depth and breadth of knowledge in industries ranging from software development, entertainment, higher education, financial services, retail, and professional services.

Tori's focus is on ensuring that employees have a validating, supportive, and engaging experience with work. They help Gartner clients achieve their goals by sourcing and implementing the right combination of technologies, and applications, and cultural practices to ensure their employees are productive and happy at work. Tori is passionate about the importance of inclusion and facilitating opportunities for people to have positive interactions with technology that makes their work, and lives, better.

Tori has spent more than 25 years in IT roles cultivating an empathetic IT methodology which seeks to balance the narrative that so often focuses on the adoption of new tools and drives the conversation back to the most valuable asset of your organization, people. Their work centers on the human experience, because they believe that fostering innovative performance requires that Digital Workplace programs must be focused on something deeper than user experience, they must be focused on the human experience.

Years of Experience:
- 2021 beginning at Gartner
- 25 years in IT industry
- 7 Years Financial Services
- 7 Years Entertainment
- 6 Years Retail
- 5 Years Professional Services for Non-Profit and Higher
- 1 Year Software Development, specifically BPM
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Tuesday, February 28, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM MST
How to Get Hybrid Work Right (and the Impact of Getting It Wrong)

CIOs are struggling with higher attrition and higher demand for flexibility from the workforce. Getting hybrid right can have a huge impact on talent attraction and retention. This session will intersect the most recent data about hybrid worker preferences with the lessons learned in the early phases of the return to the workplace. Attendees will leave with a plan to support workplace experience and collaboration in the hybrid world.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM MST
How CIOs Can Power Up Their Allyship in 2023

CIOs have an outsized opportunity to contribute to improved DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) by acting as an ally to people in marginalized or underrepresented groups. However, many opportunities are missed because they are unsure exactly what to do, or are afraid their actions might make things worse. In this session, CIOs will learn the top behaviors and actions they can take to become super allies.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.