Rita Sallam

Rita Sallam

Distinguished VP Analyst
Rita Sallam is a Distinguished VP analyst and Gartner Fellow in the Data and Analytics team. Mrs. Sallam's focus includes tracking and predicting market trends, vendor assessment and selection, and identifying best practices for making analytics pervasive and strategic to the business. Of particular interest is how all aspects of data management and analytics are being disrupted by AI-enabled augmented analytics. She is also focused on building a methodology for selecting and valuing data and analytics portfolios including AI investments.
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Tuesday, May 04, 2021 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: Why Diversity is Important for Digital Business Transformation

The business case for diversity and inclusion is well established: superior financial results, higher rates of innovation, and greater levels of employee engagement. Yet many companies and functions within those companies struggle to recruit and retain nontraditional employees. With the best intentions and active diversity programs, the rate of participation by nontraditional employees remains low. Ask the expert how new thinking can change the way data and analytics leaders approach the challenges of diversity and inclusion to change the composition of their workforce to facilitate digital transformation and reap the business benefits. *Access to this session is restricted to those that are not part of an organization/company that provides services, products or solutions to professionals in the industry.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
Roundtable: Achieving Pay Equity in IT by 2025: How Can We Make it Happen?

Join this Roundtable session to learn more about how we can achieve pay equity in IT by 2025.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 / 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM EDT
Bake-Off: Modern Analytics and BI Platforms

Modernize your analytics and BI capabilities by selecting the products that best meet your needs. See side-by-side, scripted demonstrations of four leading vendors. What are the key features to consider and how do they compare in action? How can you improve your own evaluation process and internal proofs of concept? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors?

Thursday, May 06, 2021 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
How to Optimize Data and Analytics Value: The New Strategic Imperative

Data and analytics is a strategic business function that fuels digital acceleration. Yet, most organizations don’t have a systematic way to assess, optimize and articulate data and analytics value. This presentation highlights how CDOs, CIOs, and data and analytics leaders across the organization can use Gartner's D&A Value Management Framework to identify, prioritize and select D&A portfolios that optimize business impact and align to key business initiatives.

Thursday, May 06, 2021 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM EDT
Workshop: The Art of Articulating and Quantifying the D&A Business Value

Join this workshop to learn about the art of articulating and quantifying the D&A business value.

Thursday, May 06, 2021 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Top Trends in Data and Analytics, 2021

AI is not the only thing driving rapid change in data and analytics. From the next generation of augmented user experiences and beyond, composing and operationalizing data and analytics at scale, engineering decision intelligence, and relating everything, to enabling data and analytics at the edge, there is a rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to resource optimize, accelerate change, drive innovation and transform society over the next three years.

Learn how Data and analytics leaders can leverage these trends into “must-have” investments to anticipate, shift and accelerate transformation in the face of disruption, uncertainty and opportunity.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.