Mary Mesaglio
Guest keynote

Mary Mesaglio

Managing Vice President
Mary Mesaglio is a Distinguished Vice President with Gartner's CEO and Digital Futures group. Ms. Mesaglio's research has a practical bent and is focused on helping enterprises to transform, innovate and change their culture. Much of her recent work has focused on weathering the pandemic, including actions for leaders during a crisis, how to tackle crisis fatigue and grief, and who you want to be post-crisis.

Her research also focuses on creativity and how to develop a creative culture, and how to harness neuroscience to lead teams and change behaviors. She is a frequent keynote speaker at Gartner events and externally.

She is Canadian and is based in Barcelona, Spain. She has traveled extensively in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, is working on her Catalan, and would love to learn Japanese one day.
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Monday, August 22, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM PDT
Gartner Opening Keynote: How to Digitally Accelerate When You’re So Freaking Tired

It’s 2022 and we thought the long-awaited reopening was finally here. But then, wham. Omicron arrived on the scene. The pandemic sometimes seems like a never-ending story of dashed hopes. Yet, you don’t get to sit this one out. Businesses continue to transform, you must continue to lead your people, and the world doesn’t stop just because you’re tired. And we know you’re tired. This session covers how to continue your digital acceleration while keeping your people – and yourself – safe and whole. It’s a tightrope walk out there.

Monday, August 22, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PDT
How to Make a Great Decision, Every Time

CIOs make critical decisions every day — decisions that impact the viability and success of the organization, and the quality of life of the people who work there. Make those decisions count by understanding how to frame and evaluate your options using proven frameworks for every type of decision.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM PDT
Ask the Expert: How to Keep Teams Safe and Motivated When in Constant Crisis Mode

It’s hard to be a leader right now. The world seems be lurching from crisis to crisis. There’s not time to adjust, let alone recover. This session is focused on the practical: tactics that leaders can use to keep their teams motivated, even as everyone is exhausted and the crises multiply. The emphasis is on what that attendees can immediately put into practice.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / 05:15 PM - 05:45 PM PDT
Who Do You Want to Be Post-Crisis? Actions for Leaders

There is a lot of corporate soul searching going on right now. Some enterprises are doubling down on their values while others are adopting new ones. In all cases, values are inspiring and exciting, but not enough on their own to drive change. This session covers the values-to-action pyramid, walking through practical ways to turn values into everyday behaviors.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.