Explore Digital Transformation, Security, Data & Analytics, Leadership and more.

 

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ is thrilled to cover an extensive list of featured topics selected to cover your most pressing challenges.

 

IT Symposium/Xpo will deep-dive into each topic through interactive sessions, peer meet-ups, one-on-ones with Gartner experts and more.  Preview the Agenda below:

Agenda / By Day

Monday, June 03, 2019 08:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 05:00 PM
Executive Programs Member Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive members lounge with meeting and work facilities that help you refresh, meet peers or get some work done between sessions.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 08:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 05:00 PM
Registration and Information

Registration and information hours for the day.


Monday, June 03, 2019 08:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 05:00 PM
Conference Concierge

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at ConciergeNA@gartner.com and we’ll be in touch soon.


Monday, June 03, 2019 08:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 05:00 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Member Lounge

Please join us in our Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 08:30 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 09:00 AM
Orientation Session
Dan Winterbottom, VP, Conferences, Gartner

Attending the orientation session is the best way to make the most of your experience. These sessions highlight the new features and activities we have incorporated into the conference.


Monday, June 03, 2019 09:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 09:20 AM
Orientation Session
Cindy Strachan, VP, Conferences, Gartner

Attending the orientation session is the best way to make the most of your experience. These sessions highlight the new features and activities we have incorporated into the conference.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 09:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 09:30 AM
Orientation Session
Dan Winterbottom, VP, Conferences, Gartner

Attending the orientation session is the best way to make the most of your experience. These sessions highlight the new features and activities we have incorporated into the conference.


Monday, June 03, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 10:45 AM
Guest Keynote: Winning Body Language; Stand out, Win Trust and Gain Credibility Every Time you Speak
Mark Bowden, Human Behavior and Body Language Expert, TRUTHPLANE

With so many people competing on the planet, how will YOU ever stand out, win trust and get what you want and need? In this inspirational, interactive, and highly entertaining presentation, Mark Bowden will show you how to put your best self forward to present using superior communication skills. Mark will help you understand how certain common nonverbal behaviors may be steering you away from building and strengthening relationships that could ultimately help you realize your greater potential. Learn the techniques that inspire, and build trust and credibility with those around you every time you speak.


Monday, June 03, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 11:30 AM
2019 Top 10 Business and Strategic Technology Trends for Higher Education
Glenda Morgan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The business of higher education is changing and the digital transformation of the academy is underway. Gartner will present the top 10 business trends driving the global higher education industry in 2019 and also the top 10 strategic technologies that higher education CIOs should be tracking and selectively implementing to respond to these business pressures and drivers.


Monday, June 03, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 11:30 AM
Cross-Industry Lessons for Creating a Personalized Customer/Employee Experience-Focused Culture
Michelle Duerst, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The war for the future workforce has already begun. Industries will begin to search and source for the best talent to disrupt their markets. This session will focus on how lessons learned across industries improve the employee experience to drive customer experience and shareholder value.


Monday, June 03, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 11:30 AM
The Top Business and Technology Trends in Government
Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Government CIOs and IT leaders can demonstrate the value of strategic technology investments by linking them to the business drivers that will impact government over the next three to five years. This session presents the top business and technology trends that CIOs should factor into their digital government business strategy, and IT roadmap to support new digital services and delivery models.


Monday, June 03, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 12:00 PM
Roundtable: Disruptive Trends in Financial Services
Robert Dreyer, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

During this roundtable, participants will discuss:
i) What disruptive trends they are experiencing and what they foresee next,
ii) How their organization is responding to those trends, and
iii) What their organization is doing to anticipate and create awareness of those and future trends.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 12:00 PM
Roundtable: Agile at the Speed of Trust
Gregory Flaherty, Executive Partner, Gartner
Kevin Wright, Executive Partner, Gartner

Many organizations want to implement Agile approaches within the business beyond software development. However, most organizations continue to suffer in bringing this to scale across the enterprise. This session outlines the key components of an Agile implementation strategy that addresses methodologies not only for the project team but to scale across the organization. Participants will learn to not only envision how best-in-class organizations implement an Agile culture beyond development but to realize how to breakdown barriers of resistance to enable "Agile at the Speed of Trust" across the enterprise.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 11:45 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 12:15 PM
How to Hack Your Insurance Culture (and Keep Your Job!)
Richard Natale, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Are insurance cultures really hackable? This session will examine the do’s and don’ts of culture hacking for insurance CIOs, explore examples of provocative and effective hacks, and provide insurance CIOs with a game plan for launching a successful culture hack campaign.


Monday, June 03, 2019 11:45 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 12:15 PM
Citizen Experience in an AI-Driven World
Bill Finnerty, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The impact of AI on the way we experience service delivery will become increasingly unavoidable from using virtual assistants, to service personalization, through to the growing role of technologies like computer vision and the virtual world. Government is no exception, with a treasure trove of data spread across the silos of government related to everything from interactions, transactions through to satellite images and CCTV footage government is uniquely place to redefine how we experience the delivery of government services. Government’s need to join the dots between the data, their mission and the role of emerging technologies in developing predictive service deliver models.


Monday, June 03, 2019 11:45 AM|Monday, June 03, 2019 12:15 PM
The 2019 Higher Education CIO Agenda
Terri-Lynn Thayer, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Gartner’s annual CIO survey reveals that digital initiative are increasing in importance as an organization top priority, as a “game changer” and in real spending across higher education. Survey results signal that digital transformation is well underway. We will review key insights from the survey such as the fact that AI and ML top the list for “game changing” technology but they don’t even show up on the list of top “new investments.”


Monday, June 03, 2019 12:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 01:30 PM
Financial Services Lunch: Successfully Navigating Transformational Challenges
David Furlonger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Christophe Uzureau, VP Analyst, Gartner
Claudette McGowan, CIO Enterprise Technology Employee Experience, Bank of Montreal
Dan Dickinson, Chief Information Officer, Equitable Bank
Julie Lecomte, Vice-President Technologies Performance and User Experience, Desjardins

Please join us over lunch for a thought provoking discussion with Leading Financial Services IT Executives regarding current transformational challenges in the FSI sector. Gartner Research Vice-President’s David Furlonger and Christophe Uzureau will probe as to the key forces in play in the FSI sector, how FSI’s have already responded to the evolving environment, and how they are navigating their course forward.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 12:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM
Attendee Lunch: Networking by Industry

Join your industry peers for lunch, and take advantage of structured networking opportunities to make connections.


Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:15 PM
Three Core Banking Strategies to Survive Digital Transformation
Don Free, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business strategy has to transition into digital business reality, but recent core modernization trends tell a different story. This session focuses on methods to pull CIOs and their companies out of the legacy modernization money pit and position them on the path to digital business riches.


Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:15 PM
Become Digital Grade for a Cross-Industry World
Stephen Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

As boundaries between industries continue to blur, and as industries connect in new ways, significant opportunities will emerge. These will take the form of multi-industry ecosystems that will be fueled by game changing technologies and by those enterprises that anticipate and prepare. This session will highlight those technologies as well as outline the path to become “cross-industry digital grade.”


Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:15 PM
The Future of Continuous Learning
Glenda Morgan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Social, technological and economic forces are driving changes in education and workforce preparation. But what does the future of lifelong or continuous learning look like? We describe a future with a range of different business models and providers in a broader ecosystem and describe how higher education institutions and others can best prepare for this time.


Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:30 PM
Meetup: What Have You Learned in Exploiting Cloud Computing?

While cloud computing can help realize significant cost savings and enable new business opportunities, it is not simple to implement correctly. What have you learned in your approach? What would you advise others when considering a significant move into the cloud? What challenges are you currently facing? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:30 PM
Meetup: How Are You Balancing IT Innovation vs. Keeping the Lights On?

How do you evaluate your spending on innovation vs. upkeep? What ratio do you strive for? Where are you currently at? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:30 PM
Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cloud Data Management, But Were Afraid to Ask
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this analyst/user roundtable discussion, we'll be talking all things cloud and data management. Data and analytics leaders should bring their questions and topics for exploration including pricing models, TCO, financial governance, hybrid cloud strategies, vendor landscape, and more.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:30 PM
Meetup: What Non-traditional Rewards Do You Offer Employees?

What non-traditional rewards have you found effective to help keep staff motivated and engaged, and when do you use them? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 02:45 PM
Roundtable: Modern Data Analytics — Where Is Your Midsize Enterprise Today?
Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data analytics are increasingly important for midsize enterprises. New modern analytic tools are making it easier for the citizen data analyst to leverage business analysis. This session allows participants to share their ideas and approaches to modern data analytics and related topics.

This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between five and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $50 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM
Workshop: Track Your Digital Progress With Digital KPIs That Drive Results
Rick Nordtvedt, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

If you don’t track progress what will your answer be when asked, “Are we there, yet?” Or, “How are we doing?” Or, “When will we get there?” As the CIO, you must help your business develop metrics to answer these questions. The purpose of this workshop is to help you determine which digital journey to take and how to measure your progress through digital KPIs.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 03:00 PM
2019 CIO Agenda: A Government Perspective
Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

When it comes to strategic priorities in government, CIOs are making investments in data and analytics, cybersecurity and cloud to achieve mission outcomes. This session will present key findings from the government results of the 2019 CIO Agenda survey and help CIO compare and contrast their strategic initiatives with peers in the public and private sectors.


Monday, June 03, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 03:00 PM
Digital Leadership in Insurance: Unleashing Innovation Across the Enterprise
Richard Natale, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What should insurance CIOs do to excel at innovation? In this session, we will explore what the current focus of innovation is in insurance; the challenges CIOs must overcome to succeed in innovation, and some innovation best practices.


Monday, June 03, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 03:00 PM
Blockchain in Higher Education — Flip or Flop?
Terri-Lynn Thayer, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Higher education has mounting interest in blockchain initiatives with a growing number of vendors and institutions piloting a wide variety of use cases. While some of the most ambitious use cases have the ability to be quite transformative and even disruptive there are many hurdles and the Trough of Disillusionment lies ahead. We will explore a range of use cases, identifying key aspects of both success and failure.


Monday, June 03, 2019 03:00 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 04:00 PM
Roundtable: Attracting and Retaining Women in IT
Janelle Hill, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Although women make up nearly half of the global workforce, women are only 31% of IT employees. Unlike other professions where women have made significant strides to reach leadership positions, only 22% of IT leaders are women and only 13% are CIOs. This roundtable discussion will explore ideas on how to attract more women and also to retain them. How can we reverse the industry trend of women leaving the field twice as fast as men?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 03:45 PM
Using Platform Business Models to Run Your Government More Like a Business
Bill Finnerty, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Platform business models have sparked much of the digital revolution, but governments have lagged in leveraging their benefits. What are these platform business models and how can a government CIO lead their organization in using them to fuel their transition to digital government?


Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 03:45 PM
How to Build a Cross-Industry Innovation Playbook
Stephen Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Disruption will increasingly come from quarters outside of your industry. Going solo will no longer be competitively sufficient. This session will explore ideas, best practices and techniques from many industries that will help you connect with partners and prepare for a more disruptive future.


Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 03:45 PM
Banking CIOs Need a Digital Business Platform Roadmap
Don Free, VP Analyst, Gartner

As banks conduct digital business initiatives, it's becoming quite clear that not all digital banking initiatives are equally successful. Gartner provides bank CIO guidance on how to build a roadmap to the digital business technology platform.


Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 04:00 PM
Ask the Expert: Midsize Infrastructure — Buy, Rent or Abandon?
Mark Fabbi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

With the advent of cloud services, MSEs have an opportunity to rethink how, or if, they acquire infrastructure for parts of their environment. Bring your questions, and learn from those posed by your peers, about changing infrastructure trends and how MSEs should think of procuring infrastructure. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between five and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $50 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 04:00 PM
CIO Meetup: How Are You Reducing Bureaucracy in Your Organization?

Join this Meetup to discuss strategies your organization has used to reduce bureaucracy and enable your team to focus on IT innovation. What activities have you undertaken to help your team improve productivity and contribution to the business value of IT? What were the results? What initiatives or corporate philosophies have you seen elsewhere that would be worth considering? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 04:00 PM
Meetup: Share Your Experiences With Implementing a Business Relationship Management Practice

Share your experiences and best practices for implementing a Business Relationship Management function. How do BRMs work with the business to shape digital initiatives? Discuss the characteristics/skillsets required for effective BRMs. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 04:00 PM
Meetup: Where Have You Found Success Implementing Agile Teams?

Share best practices, common pitfalls and cultural challenges of implementing agile teams. Is it possible to achieve “just enough governance” without over-imposing controls that may dampen the agile team’s sense of autonomy and trust? Will putting too much standardization on agile teams result in sub-optimization and loss of productivity? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 03:45 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 04:15 PM
Networking Break


Monday, June 03, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 05:00 PM
Guest Keynote: The Day After Tomorrow
Peter Hinssen, Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive Innovation,

Most of us focus on Today: on the meetings we will be having, the e-mails we will respond to, the price offers we need to send out while deadlines are breathing down our neck. We also think a lot about Tomorrow, about our future value and how our company will survive disruption. But let’s face it, most of us don’t think (much) beyond that. The truly great ones, the giants, those that dictate the market are the ones who dare to envision The Day After Tomorrow. Because that is where enormous amounts of long term value lie. Peter Hinssen will discuss the people, the talent, the mind-set and the structures you will need to optimize your chances to thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.


Monday, June 03, 2019 05:00 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 06:30 PM
Executive Programs Meet and Greet Reception with Peter Hinssen

Executive Programs Members and Majestic attendees are invited to a Meet and Greet Reception to kick-off the week. Join us in the Executive Programs Member Lounge for networking with peers, as well as the opportunity to meet and mingle with Guest Keynote Speaker Peter Hinssen.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 05:00 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 06:30 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Meet & Greet Reception

Enterprise IT Leaders Members and Enterprise Elite attendees are invited to a Meet and Greet Reception to kick-off the week. Join us in the EITL Members Lounge for networking with peers.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, June 03, 2019 05:15 PM|Monday, June 03, 2019 05:45 PM
Enterprise Elite Kick-Off: How to Make the Most of your Symposium Experience
Luke Jasper, Leadership Partner, Member Acq, Gartner

Please join us for the Enterprise Elite Orientation to learn more about how you can make the most of your week. This will be a short kick-off focused on the different experiences we have setup for various domains and roles across this conference. These personalized experiences include workshops, roundtable sessions and the various networking opportunities with our Gartner Experts and your peers. Use this session as a steering guide to help you tap into resources and advice to help you overcome your current challenges and assess your key initiatives.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 09:30 AM
Attendee “Ice Breaker” Breakfast

Welcome to IT Symposium/Xpo! Start making new connections right away at this informal networking breakfast. Get to know fellow delegates who share your areas of interest, including hobbies, favorite sports, travel, pets, music and more. Tables will be arranged by interest area -- select your favorite and join the conversation!


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:00 PM
Executive Programs Member Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive members lounge with meeting and work facilities that help you refresh, meet peers or get some work done between sessions.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:00 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Member Lounge

Please join us in our Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:00 PM
Conference Concierge

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at ConciergeNA@gartner.com and we’ll be in touch soon.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 PM
Registration and Information

Registration and information hours for the day.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 08:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 09:00 AM
Global Enterprise Executive Experience Breakfast: Depoliticize IT Investment Decision Making
Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Executive teams often struggle with making high quality decisions regarding IT-related investments. Digital complexity has only exacerbated the situation. When executives lack sound frameworks for making decisions, those decisions can easily become politicized as players default to power, emotion, or faulty criteria to help them resolve conflict. This session highlights indicators that your executive decision making process has become politicized, and some techniques and frameworks CIOs can use to help depoliticize the process.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 08:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 09:00 AM
Networking Breakfast: Business Analytics and the Value of Data for Midsize Enterprises
Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs in MSEs increasingly recognize that information adds value to their organization beyond operational excellence and decision making. Join your midsize enterprise peers to discuss the leading practices that can help you realize business value through a disciplined approach to measuring, managing and monetizing available information assets.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 08:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 09:00 AM
Networking Breakfast: Women in IT
Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Join us for breakfast and connect with your peers about key topics for women in IT. You'll have the opportunity to select a key issue and work with fellow female executives to brainstorm around your challenges, key solutions and best practices. The goal is to share your perspectives and experiences as well as to develop relationships that support ongoing discussions and collaboration.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 08:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 08:50 AM
Orientation Session
Cindy Strachan, VP, Conferences, Gartner

Attending the orientation session is the best way to make the most of your experience. These sessions highlight the new features and activities we have incorporated into the conference.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 08:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 09:00 AM
Orientation Session
Dan Winterbottom, VP, Conferences, Gartner

Attending the orientation session is the best way to make the most of your experience. These sessions highlight the new features and activities we have incorporated into the conference.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 10:30 AM
Gartner Opening Keynote: Beyond Digital Transformation to ContinuousNext
Chris Howard, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Katherine Lord, VP Analyst, Gartner
Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business transformation is upon us. Enterprises, large and small, recognize the power of technology to transform their ability to deliver value. But where is it leading? The opening keynote will connect the dots on your digital journey — from culture to technologies to strategy to operating models — all so you can adapt to a world of continuous change.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM
Networking Break


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:45 AM
CIO Meetup: How Are You Leading Innovation & Strategic Business Change?

Are you innovating the business model or just the IT model? What are you doing to improve business performance and competitiveness? Are you driving this or is the business? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:45 AM
Applications 2023: Changing the Team Skills, Values and Approach to Enterprise Applications
Mark O'Neill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital transformation brings significant opportunities for the future of application organization. CIO need to start developing a different kind of team skills, values, and approach to managing enterprise applications for continual relevancy and success in 2023. How product management can help them to be prepared for 2023 with Continous Next, Continous Delivery, and Continous Experience.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:45 AM
Signature Series: CEO Concerns 2019: Implications and Actions for CIOs
Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Our brand new global CEO and senior business executive survey reveals what business leaders are focused on in 2019 and 2020. These early trend signals will help CIOs think about how the agenda for IT and digital will change. We will give important high-level advice on what to do in response, so you can get ahead of the game in your own business.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:45 AM
Fostering an Open Mindset in IT Employees
Kristin Mettraux, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

ContinuousNext requires IT employees to be flexible, risk-tolerant and collaborative, but after years of IT standardization and centralization, less than 10% exhibit all these behaviors today. This session will show practical communications, performance measurement and coaching tactics that progressive CIOs are using to promote a climate of openness in IT and encourage employees to be open to ambiguity, collaboration and (appropriate) risk taking.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: How Are You Handling Digital Disruption?

Is your industry being disrupted? How are you responding? Perhaps you're disrupting your own enterprise. Discuss your experience with your peers and learn from each other as you determine next steps. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: IoT Strategies and Challenges for Midsize Enterprises (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Have you implemented an IoT strategy? How do you select and manage vendors? What are some of the challenges you have faced while implementing an IoT strategy? What lessons have you learned while developing and testing various strategies? Discuss your experience with IoT with your peers. Learn from each other as you work to refine your IoT strategy. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:45 AM
The Real Business of Blockchain
David Furlonger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation is focused on what blockchain means for enterprises and government leaders and how to get value from the technology. It contains the critical messages from the Gartner and HBR book on the Business of Blockchain.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Microsoft Licensing
Dolores Ianni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Eight years after the release of Microsoft Office 365, licensing remains puzzling and represents new challenges for enterprises that have already migrated to the cloud and for those remaining on-premises. In this Microsoft clinic we will review the recent pricing and licensing changes and what are the top issues to consider when negotiating the best outcome for your needs, be it in or outside of the Microsoft cloud.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Roundtable: Digital Government Next — Taking Digital Government to the Forefront
Greg Loos, Executive Partner, Gartner
Scott Kennedy, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Learn from other government technology leaders as they develop and implement the next wave of digital government initiatives. Discuss the program objectives, technologies and governance models that are driving successful digital government innovation. Assess how others have overcome risks to operations, budgets and culture that limit government- and public-sector transformation.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:30 PM
Aspiring CIO Workshop: Digital Leadership Effectiveness — Bring Your Six Thinking Hats!
Louis Boyle, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner
Marc Andonian, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Have you ever heard ‘after-meeting’ conversations that had a totally different view of a meeting where decisions were made? Come, learn why our brains get in the way of engaging in productive discussion and decision-making. Learn how to adapt concepts from the ‘Six Thinking Hats’ to improve teamwork and consensus building, so there is one version of the truth in support of taking positive action! This workshop will explore the work of Dr. Edward de Bono, thinking expert who wrote the Six Thinking Hats, in the context of modern neuroleadership. The focus is to help executives gain clarity and consensus in their teams so that they can focus their efforts on effective collaboration and on results delivery.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:30 PM
Workshop: ContinuousNext Needs a Dexterous Mindset
John Cho, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner
Stephen Lefebvre, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner
Gregory Flaherty, Executive Partner, Gartner

This workshop provides CIOs the means to accelerate the transformation to ContinuousNext by first embracing both an agile and customer-focused product mindset and then sharing this newfound knowledge with C-suite peers.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:20 PM
Spotlight Session: Understanding and Refining the Power of Your Brand
Asha Cappello, Executive Partner, Gartner
Debra Christmas, Executive Partner, Gartner

Do you know what you stand for and how others view you? As Leaders, our brands matter — people want to work for companies with strong brands, that stand for something and people with strong brands. It’s about your character and the integrity of you. This spotlight session will give you insights on the critical elements of your brand as a leader and how your organization benefits from what you have cultivated and need to control.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:30 PM
Cross-Industry Perspectives on Gartner’s Top Predictions for 2019
Stephen Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Forecasting and proactively evaluating future scenarios is critical planning activity. Gartner’s top predictions for 2019 provides a window to the future. This session will add additional industry specific insight and perspective into the impact of the top predictions as well as highlights a few other industry-specific predictions.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:30 PM
Data Management Solutions for Analytics: Why Hadoop Won't Replace Your Data Warehouse Anytime Soon
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The traditional data warehouse still serves as the basis for analytics programs and remains foundational. However, increased demand for new data types and new use cases continues to expand. Data warehouse architecture must evolve in order to meet these demands in both distributed and centralized solutions. This often means adding new technologies like Hadoop. Advanced architectures like the logical data warehouse help make this a reality.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:30 PM
Applying ContinuousNext Keynote to Government
John Kost, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

All tiers of government face significant challenges in a world of constant change. Private sector change is disrupting industries and creating new differentiators between upstarts and legacy companies. Government can find it difficult to keep up with these constant changes,but it is not immune from the expectations they create. In this session, we will examine how ContinuousNext can be best applied in government to improve your business outcomes.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:30 PM
Artificial Intelligence (AI) — What IT Leaders Need to Know About the Next Digital Frontier
Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Successful AI strategy require the adoption of new technologies, processes and governance models. In this session, we will discuss proven use cases, key challenges and solid best practices to devise effective AI strategies.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:30 PM
Myths and Misconceptions Business Leaders Have About AI
Saniye Alaybeyi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The hype around artificial intelligence has led to many myths. Business leaders must separate AI's reality from the myths to devise future strategies, or enhance existing ones, that will deliver business value outcomes.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM
Attendee Lunch and IT Xpo Dessert Reception

Join other attendees for lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network and catch up on the day's activities so far.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 PM
IT Xpo Open

Join us as IT Xpo opens for the day. Speak to product experts, experience the newest technologies and services and get the answers you need from knowledgeable technology providers.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:45 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 01:05 PM
Gartner Zone: Strategic Roadmaps for Your Key Initiatives — How to Leverage the Gartner Portal
Alejandro Arteaga, Sr New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Discover how you can leverage the Gartner portal to build a strategic roadmap for your top initiatives. We’ll guide you through the extensive suite of tools and resources to help you make better decisions every day.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:45 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:00 PM
Exclusive CIO Lunch: A New Type of Leader for the 21st Century Mindset - Insights from Neuroscience
Susan Greenfield, Expert on the Human Mind and Renowned Brain Researcher,

The wonderful thing about being a human being is that although we are born with a full complement of brain cells, it is the growth of connections between the cells that accounts for the growth of the brain after birth. These connections reflect the unique sequence, - a life-story of individual experiences and interactions with the outside world: a phenomenon known as ‘plasticity’ that leads to the personalization of the physical brain, amounting to a ‘mind’. Since the human brain is so continuously impacted by the external environment it follows that any new type of external input will result in a new type of mind-set. The digital world is opening up an unprecedented environment and hence posing unrepresented challenges to our thought processes, emotions and well-being. We therefore need to devise the best ways for optimizing fulfillment of each individual’s potential with a corresponding new type of leadership.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 01:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 01:35 PM
IBM: Hybrid by Design: Accelerating the Enterprise Cloud Journey
Manav Gupta, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology, IBM Canada

Cloud is integral to digital transformation strategy, yet only 20 percent of workloads have moved to the cloud. Why? Complexity. Agile enterprises can meet changing business requirements at speed with a hybrid, multi-cloud foundation built on open standards - and tailor the journey for better outcomes.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 01:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 01:35 PM
Gartner Zone: Continuous Modernization Using Products & Platforms
Christine Pascarella, Sr Expert Partner, Practice, Gartner

Application leaders are often pressured by executives to increase value, optimize spend and tell a strategic story about modernization. This session will share a case study and benchmark data of a global vehicle manufacturer that successfully transformed by continuously accelerating innovation, rationalizing applications and quantifying technology risk. Participants will have the opportunity to preview Gartner’s new decision engines and to recommend additional analyses to help accelerate modernization.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 01:45 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:05 PM
Gartner Zone: Technology 101 — Understanding the Gartner Magic Quadrant
Faith Strasser, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Need an objective opinion on which technology to adopt? Not sure which service market is right for you? Join this session for a deep dive into two key Gartner methodologies that will help you answer those questions: Magic Quadrants and Hype Cycles. We’ll also share the latest update to the Gartner Magic Quadrant methodology — a new, interactive experience.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:35 PM
Spotlight Session: What’s the Secret Sauce for Data and Analytics Success? Effective Governance!
Scott Kennedy, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Typically, conversations related to data and analytics programs quickly turn to examples which did not deliver expected results. Come to this spotlight session for some direct and practical guidance on how to get your data and analytics program off to a great start or back on the rails.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
Living on the Edge: How IoT and Immersive Technologies Will Change Computing
Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business requires real-time not just at the back-end, but between people and things. As IoT explodes and immersive technologies like augmented and mixed reality expand, the need for hyper-interactivity and local processing will grow, and the edge will need to become much more intelligent. The edge will grow faster than the today's cloud, changing architectures, apps, IT strategies, cloud providers, and new competitors.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
Meetup: Cybersecurity for Midsize Enterprises - How Are You Increasing Awareness and Communication from Employee to Executive Level? (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Join your peers to discuss practical methods for increasing end-user awareness of cyber threats in your organization. What's worked for you? What tools are you using? What are the most effective ways to increase awareness at the associate level and to communicate at the board level? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
Meetup: Women in IT - How Are You Developing Talent?

Share bright spots and challenges in identifying and developing women in IT leadership. How many of the people you identify as future IT leaders are women? If the numbers are not equal, why? How can your organization start identifying and developing talented women earlier? Knowing that women face obstacles that men don’t, what more can you do to support the women on your team or in your workplace? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
Learn to Innovate: Innovate to Learn
Janelle Hill, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Innovation is critical to digital business. Yet the more successful the analog business or public sector enterprise, the more likely that innovation is a lost art! This session provides guidance for CIOs to jump-start an innovative program that includes business peers. Our approach to innovative experimentation enables joint creation of an ROI alternative business case to justify funding of potential high-value ideas.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
CIO Meetup: Evolution of the CIO Role

What have you done to improve strategic relationships with key stakeholders (BOD, executives, peers, team members, external) to increase influence and promote the value of IT? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
CIO Story: A Collaborative Approach to Creating Effortless Customer Experiences
Jennifer Anderson, Chief Service Excellence Officer, WSIB
Samantha Liscio, Ph.D, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, WSIB

You can’t create effortless customer experiences without technology, and technology without effective service design is a non-starter. It takes the perspectives of both service design and technology enablement to truly change business process and organizational culture in order to meet customer needs and expectations. Join us for an insightful presentation on how the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is using both perspectives to modernize its core services and deliver superior customer experiences while driving process efficiencies and reducing technical debt.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
Ask the Expert: Discussion About the Government Contextualization of the Keynote
John Kost, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

To supplement the session entitled "Applying ContinuousNext to Government," this session will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and further discuss the Gartner Opening Keynote and how it applies in government.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
The Blueprint for Transforming to Digital Product Delivery
Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business is about the creation of new business models, typically built on digital products and platforms. To continuously deliver digital product innovation and improvement, application leaders can use Gartner's blueprint to help transform the culture, skills, architecture, tools, and quality capabilities of their development organizations.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:00 PM
Fix Your Risk Culture to Fight Unsecure Employee Behaviors
Srinath Sampath, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

People are often the weakest link when it comes to organization’s cyber defenses. Employee negligence and human behavior in general are responsible for a majority of cyber breaches and insurance claims. Therefore organizations need to develop the appropriate risk culture in order to combat insecure behaviors that jeopardize corporate performance. CIOs need to understand and influence the real root cause driver of employee behaviors — the underlying risk culture.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:15 PM
Roundtable: Nurturing and Scaling Digital Dexterity Across Complex Organizations
Marc Andonian, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner
Louis Boyle, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

As large global organizations recognize the imperative for greater flexibility and diversity of focus in the delivery and execution of their digital transformations, digital dexterity has become an increasingly important success factor. This interactive roundtable discussion will focus on the challenge of how CIOs and IT executives of complex global organizations maximize leverage from the intrinsic diversity offered by multiple cultures, geographies and business models within their organizations/environments to accelerate their digital agendas.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:45 PM
Workshop: Recovering Your Business After a Targeted Cyberattack
Roberta Witty, VP Analyst, Gartner

With cyberattacks on the rise in both frequency and business impact, the response is no longer just an IT responsibility. This workshop is applicable for both information security and business continuity professionals, because it will have them practice their crisis communication and coordination skills through a targeted cyberattack scenario.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:45 PM
Rimini Street: Is Your IT Roadmap Business Driven or Vendor Dictated?
Hari Candadai, GVP, Global Product Marketing and Strategy, Rimini Street

The #1 CEO priority is GROWTH and technology is a key enabler. But vendor policies pose roadblocks to innovation, growth and competitive advantage by forcing you to spend limited budget, resources and time on projects that may not drive business. Learn how 3 IT leaders took control of their IT roadmap and freed up funding and capacity to drive strategic initiatives that deliver business outcomes.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:45 PM
ServiceNow: Learn How WSIB is Using the Platform to Deliver Technology that Serves Their People
Steve Ferrigni, Director, IT Security, WORKPLACE SAFETY & INSURANCE BOARD


Everything we do at the Workplace Service and Insurance Bureau (WSIB) is about servicing people. To deliver a high level of service to our own employees, we use ServiceNow. Yet every customer or employee question that comes to us, also needs a service-based approach for resolution. In this session, you’ll learn how the ServiceNow platform can provide a service-approach across the organization - and to your customers as well.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:45 PM
PCCW Global: Digital Solutions for Enterprises
Margareta Sauger, Vice President of Sales, Americas Enterp, PCCW Global

Digital Solutions for Enterprises - enabling a true hybrid WAN with Console Connect, a global, on-demand connectivity platform that delivers direct access to multiple clouds and networks from a single port.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:45 PM
Gartner Zone: Technical Insights — How to Effectively Choose a Cloud Provider With Gartner’s Evaluation Criteria
Richard Jones, Group Vice President, Gartner

There are numerous choices for cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers today, and choosing the right service for an organization's technical and business needs is critical. This session describes how to use Gartner’s Evaluation Criteria and In-Depth Assessments to choose the right provider for your organization.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM
Amazon Web Services: Navigating Cloud Adoption: Insights from Successful Transformations
Mohan Rao, Director, Enterprise Architecture, Innovapost
Shirley Ivan, Senior Cloud Advisor, AWS
Eric Gales, Director - AWS Canada, Amazon Web Services

IT executives pursuing a viable cloud strategy must balance business, people, governance, platform, operations, and security. What does it take to get into the cloud securely and efficiently, while enabling the business at the same time? In this executive roundtable, you’ll discuss how to manage your acceleration to the cloud to meet the current and future needs of your business.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:45 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:05 PM
Gartner Zone: Technology 101 — Understanding the Hype Cycle
Alejandro Arteaga, Sr New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what's commercially viable? Gartner Hype Cycle gives you a view into how a technology or application will evolve over time.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 03:45 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:45 PM
Roundtable: Cost Optimization — Make the Right IT Investments to Grow Your Midsize Enterprise
Mark Fabbi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Financial constraints are one of the biggest constraints we hear from midsize enterprise CIOs. Lack of economies of scale forces MSEs to spend 50% more (as a percent of revenue) than large enterprises. Share ideas and learn from others about how to rightsize IT expenditures and align with key business objectives.

This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between five and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $50 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:20 PM
Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data science and machine learning platforms are increasingly available for a broad spectrum of users. These range from operational workers, who make day-to-day decisions based on sophisticated models working behind the scenes, to citizen data scientists, who need data science and machine learning capabilities but have minimal skills in advanced data science, to highly skilled engineers and data scientists, who design experiments and deploy models, to represent and optimize business decisions.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:20 PM
Spotlight Session: Operational Preparation to Drive Technology-Enabled Transformation
Louis Boyle, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner
Marc Andonian, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Business operational readiness is a key program that should be included in transformational initiatives to achieve strategic goals. Join us for a discussion of how successful programs should consider target operating models, changing roles, technology adoption and impact of changes to work force.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:30 PM
Operationalizing AI Starts With Business Understanding
Saniye Alaybeyi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not all about the models and algorithms. CIOs need to:
1. Define business problems by consulting with business users and stakeholders
2. Make sure the line of business that will adopt AI has the appetite to accept AI as a decision maker
3. Confirm infrastructure, software and budget are approved
4. Collect a broad spectrum of data
5. Build the models


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:30 PM
Selling the Story of Cross-Industry Digitalization at Your Organization
Michelle Duerst, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digitalization is an initiative that both inspires and intimidates organizations. If done right, this can lead to increased growth, overall value, and opportunities with cross industry partnerships and ecosystems. This session will include a real world case study and focus on how to sell the story of digitalization as the first step in the Cross Industry Innovation and Disruption framework.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:30 PM
Connect Accountability and Transparency With Government Data and Public Dashboards
Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Increased transparency is a major force driving open-data initiatives but many government organizations struggle to show how data also increases accountability. This session will provide government CIOs with the techniques needed to establish a sustainable performance management program that tracks progress on organizational priorities and goals.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:30 PM
What Comes Beyond API Management? Marketplaces, Monetization and Ecosystems
Mark O'Neill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are moving beyond simple API management toward sophisticated API marketplace and API monetization models. These allow APIs to fulfill their promise as being not only an integration technology, but treated as products in a business ecosystem. In this session, we examine API marketplace and API pricing models, and describe the path beyond API management toward ecosystem engagement.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:30 PM
Digital Business Crash Course
Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This single session will deliver all the big picture frameworks required to help you get your arms around digital business. We will start with strategy setting via digital business models, scope and metrics; continue with capabilities, processes and the supporting technology platform; and end with the workforce of the future. Be prepared for a fast-paced, content rich, one-stop-shop overview.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:45 PM
Meetup: Share Best Practices for Adopting a Product-Centric Model

Product-centric business models offer quicker business outcomes, improved customer experiences, reduced friction within the organization and more flexibility. Join your peers to discuss how to make the shift from project to product delivery. What's worked for you and where have you struggled? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:45 PM
Ask the Expert: Innovation and Culture Change
Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Are cultural readiness issues blocking your digital initiatives? Do you struggle to lead innovation in your organization? Bring your questions about innovation and culture change, and learn from those posed by your peers in this interactive session.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:45 PM
Meetup: Cost Optimization and Increased Efficiency Through Centralization in Global Enterprises (Exclusive for Global Enterprise Executive Experience Participants)

Discuss how your global enterprise can optimize costs and experience increased efficiency through centralization. What has worked at your enterprise? What hasn’t? This Meetup is designed exclusively for CIOs from Global Enterprises – those with $10 billion or more in annual revenues. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:45 PM
Meetup: Women in IT - How Are You Balancing Work, Life and Everything In-between?

As women, how can we better balance the workload at home to ensure we have the time and energy to invest in our career? What is your current time breakdown? What is your ideal balance? How do you plan to get closer to your ideal breakdown? Where have you found success and where have you struggled? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:50 PM
Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session looks at the new 2018/19 Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Hyper Converged Infrastructure and the six workloads of consolidated, business critical, cloud, ROBO, VDI and new Edge use case.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 05:00 PM
Networking Break


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 05:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:00 PM
Guest Keynote: Canada Coast to Coast to Coast
Rick Mercer, Canadian Comedian, The Rick Mercer Report

Join us for an unforgettable keynote by Rick Mercer that will make you appreciate, as never before, this unique nation we all call home. Few people know Canada like Rick Mercer knows Canada. He’s our fiercest critic, our sharpest mind, and our most hilarious comic. He’ll connect to the past, evaluate our present, and look forward, hopefully, into the future.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 07:30 PM
IT Xpo Reception

Attendees are invited to join us for the Xpo reception; come visit to network, relax and unwind after the day's sessions.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:15 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:35 PM
Critical Capabilities for IT Risk Management
Khushbu Pratap, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Cybersecurity risk management is an emerging use case for conventional IT risk management solutions. CIOs can expect to understand how Gartner evaluated IT risk management solutions across three use cases and 18 vendors. CIOs can expect to learn about specific critical capabilities that are instrumental in cybersecurity, compliance management and risk management.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:30 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 09:30 PM
Executive Programs Member Reception

Join fellow Executive Programs members and Guest Keynote Speaker Mark Bowden in Victory Ballroom North at Hotel X for an evening of lake views, networking, entertainment and great food, including some Canadian specialties!

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM
Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 05:45 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Member Lounge

Please join us in our Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 05:45 PM
Executive Programs Member Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive members lounge with meeting and work facilities that help you refresh, meet peers or get some work done between sessions.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 05:45 PM
Conference Concierge

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at ConciergeNA@gartner.com and we’ll be in touch soon.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:30 PM
Registration and Information

Registration and information hours for the day.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:30 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:15 AM
Networking Breakfast: Midsize Enterprise Infrastructure in the Cloud Era
Mark Fabbi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join your peers to discuss issues and concerns relating to midsize enterprise infrastructure in the era of cloud.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:30 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:30 AM
Global Enterprise Executive Experience Breakfast: The Right I&T Operating Model Enables the CEOs Digital Ambition
Janelle Hill, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join us for an exclusive breakfast for attendees approved for the Global Enterprise Executive Experience. Hosted by Distinguished Analyst, Janelle Hill, our discussion will be focused on how very large enterprises can use the I & T Operating Model to Transform for Digital.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:30 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:30 AM
Women in IT Breakfast: Why Leadership Matters More Than Ever
Debra Christmas, Executive Partner, Gartner
Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner
Beth Horowitz, Former President & CEO, Amex Bank of Canada

Please join us for a fireside chat with Beth Horowitz, former President and CEO, Amex Bank of Canada. Having spent over two decades in the financial services industry in leadership positions, Beth is a seasoned executive with incredible knowledge and insights to share. In addition to her corporate life contributions, she continues to give back to women as a super activator for SheEO which supports female entrepreneurs. Beth will discuss her personal journey, how empowerment of women is core to her being, and why leadership matters more than ever.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:30 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:50 AM
Gartner Zone: Accelerate Project Execution — How to Use Gartner Toolkits
Faith Strasser, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Key projects taking too long to get off the ground? Doing too much rework? Join us to learn how Gartner Toolkits can help you save time and money by making better decisions and improving execution through a set of tactical resources and frameworks.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:45 AM
The Future of Infrastructure and Operations Design in a Product-Oriented World
Katherine Lord, VP Analyst, Gartner

Most infrastructure and operations operating models are optimized for technology projects, and few I&O leaders are prepared for delivering the adaptive, product-oriented business solutions critical to digital business platform success. Learn about the new I&O operating model and how to achieve better alignment with the business through improved organization design.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:45 AM
Signature Series: 2019 CIO Agenda: A Canada Perspective
Chris Howard, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Our annual CIO survey results are in, and we will walk attendees through the most important findings from Canadian respondents. The results show that Canadian CIOs are in a unique position to influence business models and create I&T-infused value propositions. To do this, they need to clearly communicate value, shift to product-centric management, and invest aggressively in emerging technology, especially AI.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:45 AM
Omnichannel Is Dead – How to Deliver a Multiexperience Strategy for the Digital Era
Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Omnichannel is an utopia that could never be achieved and a red herring for what customer experience really needs to solve. It aimed to address “where” customers interacted, but it did not take into account the real needs of the customer in terms “how” they wanted to interact. In the digital era, where multitasking across touchpoints and modalities is common, a multiexperience strategy is needed.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:45 AM
Top Technology Trends in Data and Analytics That Will Change Your Business
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not the only thing driving rapid change in data and analytics. From the next generation of augmented analytics tools to the use of continuous intelligence to interpret streams of data from IoT or the potential of intuitive interfaces, there is a rapid evolution in how and where the analysis can be deployed. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to prioritize the innovations that will drive digital business.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:45 AM
Make the Business Case for Organizational Resilience by Applying Risk-Adjusted Leading Performance Indicators
Roberta Witty, VP Analyst, Gartner

Educating business managers on the value of organizational resilience is a challenge for many organizations. Often, this challenge arises because business managers don't understand or appreciate the value of availability and resilience risk information or their relationship to it, leading to no change in the level of resilience for the organization. This session will introduce how to craft risk-adjusted LPIs that will measure the organization's level of resilience.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Tips, Tactics, and Tricks When Negotiating With Megavendors
Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This clinic will demonstrate the importance of understanding that one negotiation process doesn't fit all vendors. The content, action items, and activities will provide CIOs and IT leaders with a set of four steps using Gartner's “T4” methodology to follow for each megavendor to effectively plan for and negotiate the optimal deal. These steps focus on the "tailoring" elements for each of the big four megavendors (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP). Attendees will receive ready-to-use checklists and templates along with tips, tactics and tricks to negotiate megavendor deals that optimize costs and reduce risks.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:30 AM
Workshop: Digital Transformation and the Attributes of Leadership — Is Gender a Factor?
Debra Christmas, Executive Partner, Gartner
Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

As organizations transform, as digital initiatives change the way we work, as leaders prepare for their new multigenerational workforce, as they revisit their recruitment, retention and talent development practice, change is required on multiple levels. New leadership practices are required to lead with purpose and elevate employee engagement in this emerging technology continuum. Workshop participants will discuss what transformational leadership means and why women are so well positioned for success at this time. They will identify the top leadership attributes for the digital mandate and what strategies they can execute to drive new ways of engagement and developing teams. The activities in this workshop will help you assess your leadership profile and build a talent plan that can improve organizational effectiveness and deliver maximum results with a workforce that wants to stay with you as the organization transforms to meet the growing digital impacts.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:30 AM
Workshop: Asset Intensive Digital Security
Greg Loos, Executive Partner, Gartner
Stephen Lefebvre, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Asset intensive organizations,such as utilities,oil & gas and manufacturing concerns all face increasing cyber threats and risks in our increasingly digitalized world,for which all such Enterprise Boards are becoming more keenly interested in reviewing with Executive Leadership. With a strategic approach to scenario-based threat assessment (both current and future state) as well as integrated risk management,this workshop is targeted to CIO’s/CXO’s of asset intensive enterprises.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:30 AM
Mimecast: Less is More: Simplifying Your Security Strategy
Marc French, Chief Trust Officer, Mimecast North America

More cloud. More integrations. Fewer people to hire. Security leaders are in a constant struggle to do more with fewer resources. Is the company’s security strategy the root of the problem? Is it overly aspirational or complex? Does it truly address the most important risks? Come learn how to simplify your strategy & accomplish more with what you likely already have.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:30 AM
Microsoft AI: Empowering Business Transformation
Gladstone Grant, Director of Microsoft technologies , Microsoft

Organizations are actively looking to harness the power of AI to maintain relevance and stay ahead in today’s changing environment. Learn how transforming the way your businesses operates by bringing AI into every part of the organization, making AI accessible to every single employee, and taking an ethical and responsible approach to AI, can enable business transformation now and into the future.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:30 AM
Box: Simplify How Your Business Works - Cloud Content Management and the Modern IT Stack
Paul Chapman, CIO, BOX INC.

In today’s world, every business needs to be a digital business. But outdated IT architectures are standing in the way. Join Paul Chapman, CIO of Box, as he shares how organizations are embracing new approaches for handling collaborative business processes and workflows across the extended enterprise. Learn how to deliver the best, secure experiences for customers, partners, and employees.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:30 AM
Gartner Zone: Technical Insights — Follow Gartner’s Solution Path to Transform your I&O Organization
Richard Jones, Group Vice President, Gartner

I&O is in the most disruptive period of all time. Cloud has become a matter of “when” and “how,” but the data center remains critical to most enterprises. Come learn where our research and the industry are headed for designing and automating environments that optimize on-premises, hybrid and multicloud architectures.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:45 AM
IBM: The Next Chapter in Your Digital Journey
Ayman Antoun, President, IBM Canada
Gary Semplonius, SVP Business Markets, Bell Mobility

Businesses are moving from AI experimentation into “Chapter 2” of their digital journey—transformation at scale with AI and hybrid cloud. Join IBM to talk about the importance of trust throughout this journey—in technologies and their impact on the world; and in the responsible stewardship of data.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:45 AM
Susan Greenfield CIO Lunch Replay: A New Type of Leader for the 21st Century Mindset - Insights from Neuroscience

Please join us for a replay of Tuesday's CIO Lunch.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:45 AM
Share Your Feedback with Gartner

We are looking for a variety of attendees to participate in a feedback session on how well this year’s IT Symposium/Xpo has served your needs. Join us for a coffee and we’ll discuss this year’s program agenda, keynotes, session formats and overall value proposition.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM
Networking Break


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:20 AM
Spotlight Session: Use Gartner’s ITBudget to Create your Business Services Portfolio
A.J. Bordelon, Team Client Manager, Gartner

ITBudget is a valuable resource to help measure your IT spend across your run, grow and transform allocations. But how do you communicate the measurable value of your spend to the business? Learn how to use the ITBudget to communicate that value, in the form of your services portfolio, for your business stakeholders.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Let’s Get Personal With Employee Experiences: A Cross-Industry Perspective
Michelle Duerst, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Hyperpersonalization has amplified customer expectations of dynamic customer-centric experiences across products, services and ecosystems. CIOs have delivered these personalization capabilities as part of their digital initiatives, but are now facing a critical obstacle: Talent. CIOs must transform their organizations into workforce talent factory by hyperpersonalizing the associate experience as well as the customer experience.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Top 10 Things CIOs Need to Know About API Platforms and Creating an API Ecosystem
Mark O'Neill, VP Analyst, Gartner

APIs are used engage ecosystems, reaching out to business partners, and to end users through mobile and new conversational channels. APIs enable business moments and can spark innovative ideas and apps. Running a bimodal API program, publishing APIs securely, and taking advantage of the API economy present a number of challenges to the CIO. In this session, we explore these issues and solutions.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
The Three Magical Transformation Ingredients CIOs Cannot Afford to Miss
Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Transformations are stalling. One reason is that CIOs are not focusing enough on three basic - and magical - transformation ingredients: a clear and motivating endgame, principles to let you know if you are on track or not, and culture hacks to make the transformation real. This session delves into these three magical ingredients to get everyone behaving and making decisions with the same goals in mind.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: How Are You Effectively Communicating the Business Value of IT for Midsize Enterprises? (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

How are you updating your IT strategy (in light of digital business) to create context for the business to best understand IT contributions to real business success/outcomes? Are they receptive to your story? What are your biggest hurdles? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Your Data Center Is Dead: Creating the Next-Generation Infrastructure
David Cappuccio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

After decades of owning and managing data centers, today's enterprise must grapple with the issues of how to support older applications, while at the same time embracing cloud services, edge environments, IoT and the march toward a digital economy. This session focuses on how enterprises are solving these problems; building a distributed, global infrastructure and minimizing risk along the way.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: How Are You Monitoring Application Performance Across Wide Area Networks?

Discuss strategies and solutions your organization has used to monitor application performance across wide area networks. Which have proven most successful and/or cost effective? How are you being proactive in your approach? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Midsize Enterprise Guide to Leveraging the Advantages of Smaller Scale IT
Mark Fabbi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Midsize enterprise have many of the same challenges as larger organizations. However, MSEs need to sort through the industry hype and find solutions targeted to their unique requirements. The presentation will explore how MSEs can be early adopters for key emerging technologies from business analytics/AI to SD-WAN by taking advantage of smaller scale and a leaner IT organization.
This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between five and 50 people in IT and has an IT budget between $5 million and $50 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: Share Your Best Practices for Developing a Digital Customer Experience Strategy

Join this Meetup to share best practices for creating a digital customer experience strategy. Where have you found success? What hurdles did you encounter and how were you able to overcome them? How did you determine which aspects the business owns vs. IT? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:45 AM
Ask the Expert: Understand Key Megavendor BYOL Differences to Reduce Risk and Cost When Moving Licenses to the Cloud
Dolores Ianni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP allow you to move software licenses to the cloud under their own rules and policies dictating which licenses can be hosted where and how to calculate the requirement. Bring your questions to this interactive session where we'll discuss the key nuances of each provider's policies and how to reduce the risk of compliance issues and potentially the large unbudgeted fees.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Roundtable: Political Savviness for Women in IT – Hype or Real?
Debra Christmas, Executive Partner, Gartner
Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

As with any other skill, political savviness can have a huge impact on career growth whether seeking the CIO role or any other career promotion. The landscape is rapidly changing as more and more women are becoming strategic members of the executive team and making unconscious mistakes can sabotage one’s success. Join your peers in a discussion that will focus on how to play the game including thought process, actions, branding and communications while maintaining and improving executive relationships.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Optimize Your IBM Negotiations
Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This clinic will illustrate Gartner’s four-step approach called "T4" (T1: Tactics; T2: Templates; T: Terms and Conditions; T4: Timing) to educate attendees on the importance of and how to "vendor-ize" negotiations specific to IBM. Attendees will receive ready-to-use worksheets of IBM-specific negotiation tips, tactics and “tricks” along with customized checklists, templates, and proposal analysis steps to optimize IBM deals.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM
Attendee Lunch and IT Xpo Dessert Reception

Join other attendees for lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network and catch up on the day's activities so far.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:30 PM
IT Xpo Open

Join us as IT Xpo opens for the day. Speak to product experts, experience the newest technologies and services and get the answers you need from knowledgeable technology providers.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:00 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:15 PM
Exclusive CIO Lunch: Change Leadership and Management: Navigating the Uncertainty, Unfamiliarity, and Discomfort of Growth
Bruce Kirkby, Photographer, writer and Adventurer,

Between today’s comfortable routines and tomorrow’s possibilities, lies a maze of uncertainty, unfamiliarity and discomfort. The ability to confidently and competently complete this journey — the archetypal journey of all human growth — stands as one of the greatest determinants of success, both organizational and personal. Unfortunately, there is a broadly-held assumption that teams and individuals either have the magical ability to lean into fear and seek sustained uncertainty, to stomach failures and brush aside judgements — or they don’t. And that is simply not true. Navigating change and growth is a trainable, repeatable skill. Drawing on experiences from three decades of expeditions, and sharing his learnings from the competitive realms of television production, photography, and writing, Bruce Kirkby lays out the universal obstacles to change and growth — fear, failure, judgment, crisis, and paralysis – and shows us how to transform these obstacles into signals, illuminating the path towards future innovation, creativity, and success.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:35 PM
Gartner Zone: What’s Your ITScore and ITBudget?
Alejandro Arteaga, Sr New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Join this session to learn how the Gartner ITScore and the ITBudget assessments can help you. ITScore is designed to help CIOs and IT leaders evaluate the maturity of both their organization as a provider of IT services and the enterprise as a consumer of IT. ITBudget will show you how your spending compares to industry averages in a customized report.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:50 PM
ARCON: The Role of Predictive Technologies - Back to Basics
Anil Bhandari, Chief Mentor, ARCON

We live in the age of data driven world. It's like a modern-day fuel. From AI to IOT, data is transforming our day to day lives. But as modern day mankind turns tech-savvy, cyber crooks are also getting more canny. As data seamlessly flows across our devices, threat of possible misuse always linger. Ergo, IT security in the next decade will be contextual: data will be protected not machines.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:45 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:05 PM
Gartner Zone: Vendor Ecosystems Optimization to Maximize Value Retention
Vikas Bhardwaj, Sr Director Consulting, Gartner
Steven Buckley, Sr Expert Partner, Practice, Gartner

Are you experiencing value leakage in your current IT contracts? Have you completed an evaluation of your full provider and contract ecosystem to identify areas for optimization? Do you have a vendor management ecosystem in place together with effective sourcing governance, plus an organization and team optimized for success? Most organizations are challenged with managing the digital ecosystem partnerships needed to execute bimodal solutions in today’s challenging business environment. Our Consulting team will share the Vendor Ecosystem Optimization framework for improving the performance of the vendor environment, and explore ways to reduce value leakage.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:00 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:20 PM
IBM: The Right Infrastructure for Enterprise AI
Dylan Boday, Director, Cognitive/Scale-out Systems, IBM

The AI era’s growing data volumes drive challenges in the data center for data movement and modelling. These challenges limit business ability to harness the value of this data. IBM Power Systems takes a differentiated approved with advanced IO capabilities (NVLink, PCIe 4.0) in co-optimized solutions. Learn how IBM delivers the right infrastructure for enterprise AI and how this technology can scale for all organizations, up to the world’s most powerful supercomputer.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:50 PM
Critical Capabilities: IT Risk Management (Repeat)
Khushbu Pratap, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Cybersecurity risk management is an emerging use case for conventional IT risk management solutions. CIOs can expect to understand how Gartner evaluated IT risk management solutions across three use cases and 18 vendors. CIOs can expect to learn about specific critical capabilities that are instrumental in cybersecurity, compliance management and risk management.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:50 PM
Spotlight Session: Transport Canada’s Digital Journey
Julie Leese, Chief Digital Officer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Transport Canada

Join us for a discussion of the reasons for going digital at Transport Canada, the challenges and opportunities, the people/culture change imperative, their results so far and their plans for the future.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
CIO Meetup: How Will You Execute Your Digital Strategy?

Developing a winning strategy is one thing; successful execution to achieve business outcomes is another. Discuss tactics your organization has used or is planning to use to successfully drive execution of your digital strategy. Which have proven most effective? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Data and Analytics — A Critical Element of Business Strategy for Midsize Enterprises
Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

CIOs and business leaders in midsize enterprises (MSEs) need to turn business demand for data and analytics into tangible business outcomes. Bring your questions, and learn from those posed by your peers, as we explore how MSEs can unlock success with data and analytics including: How to link data and analytics to tangible business benefits? How to use business analytics as the stimulus to identify new opportunities for business value? How to encourage analytical thinking, curiosity and appetite for change?

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
The Politics of Consensus-Based Decision Making for CIOs
Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Many CIOs are in consensus-based cultures or enterprises, where important decisions are made by a group and in a cooperative manner. While elements of this style can be desirable, consensus can also become politicized and lead to challenges such as passive-aggression or analysis paralysis. Many IT-related initiatives require multiple business units or departments to participate in order for them to be successful. This session focuses on how to deal with the politics to create constructive consensus, and overcome dysfunctional consensus.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
CIO Story: Enabling Technology Modernization Through Organizational Transformation
Claudio Silvestri, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, NAV CANADA

As IT organizations continue the journey towards digitization of the enterprise and enabling cloud services, the implications to organizational design, delivery models, skills and jobs must be part of the conversation and overall transformation. Traditional delivery models and roles that were once essential ingredients for the effective and efficient delivery of IT services must be re-thought at the start of the journey not at the end of it. IT professionals at all levels must see their role in the enterprise as both important and relevant in order to maintain employee engagement, client satisfaction and effective service delivery. Join us for an informative look at how NavCanada has adapted its IT organization to ensure its employees are prepared to deliver services in this new world.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
Scaling Agile and DevOps for Digital Transformation
Katherine Lord, VP Analyst, Gartner

DevOps can greatly enhance a business but many organizations struggle to get started, and then find it difficult to balance speed and risk. Changes are required in culture, process, technology and skills. This session explores trends in how DevOps is currently being practiced the features of successful enterprises, and a future view to what successful enterprises will be doing in the future.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
What the CIO Needs to Know About Blockchain Security and Privacy Risks
David Mahdi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Blockchain has become a much-hyped technology with a lot of potential. Yet, with cyber threats and data breaches, is this technology secure? As blockchain starts to impact the world, CIOs must understand the security and privacy implications. This session aims to provide a "blockchain security 101" and answers some common questions about this new technology.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
Meetup: Culture Hacking Brainstorm

Culture hackers can often get a lot more concrete change in less time than those focused on big transformations. What are the hacks you are using or that you think you could use in your workplace to spark the culture change you need? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
Meetup: How Has the Push to Digital Changed Your Strategy for Modernizing Your Systems?

Modernizing your core systems to set your organization up for success in the era of digital business is no easy task. Come discuss this ever-important topic with your peers. What’s worked? What hasn’t? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:15 PM
ContinuousNext Demands a Continuous Approach to Strategic Decisions
Monika Sinha, VP Analyst, Gartner

To succeed in digital business, organizations need a strategy that provides clarity about long-term direction while remaining flexible enough to deal with the dynamic and rapidly changing environment in which they operate. This requires a new approach to how strategy is created, reviewed and updated. This session will provide CIOs with practical tools and techniques for developing strategy in the fast-paced and uncertain digital era.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:30 PM
Roundtable: Use Culture Hacking to Help Execute Your Digital Journey
Asha Cappello, Executive Partner, Gartner
Stephen Lefebvre, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Hacking, nudging and prodding are all techniques to help break down the cultural barriers that slow down your ability to innovate and achieve your digital optimization or transformation objectives. Join us to explore successful case studies and infer actionable ideas you can implement into your own business.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:30 PM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Microsoft Licensing (Repeated)
Dolores Ianni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Eight years after the release of Microsoft Office 365, licensing remains puzzling and represents new challenges for enterprises that have already migrated to the cloud and for those remaining on-premises. In this Microsoft clinic we will review the recent pricing and licensing changes and what are the top issues to consider when negotiating the best outcome for your needs, be it in or outside of the Microsoft cloud.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:00 PM
Workshop: Map Your Data Management Landscape With the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Model
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

There is confusion in the market about how data management technologies, processes and practices align with different use cases, audiences, skills and the business contexts for data. In this workshop, we will introduce the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Model framework to help classify use cases in terms of known and unknown data, and explore the implications on data and analytics disciplines.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:20 PM
Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms (Repeat)
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data science and machine learning platforms are increasingly available for a broad spectrum of users. These range from operational workers, who make day-to-day decisions based on sophisticated models working behind the scenes, to citizen data scientists, who need data science and machine learning capabilities but have minimal skills in advanced data science, to highly skilled engineers and data scientists, who design experiments and deploy models, to represent and optimize business decisions.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:00 PM
Gartner Zone: Learn About the Gartner Portal Experience
Faith Strasser, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner
Alejandro Arteaga, Sr New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Attend this complete walk-through of Gartner Solutions and Insights that can guide you along the way in your decision making. This session will provide a well-rounded look at Gartner products and services that can help you drive continuous improvement, innovation and overcome obstacles from a self-serve perspective.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:00 PM
IBM: 7 Keys to Success for the Cognitive Enterprise
Claude Guay, General Manager, GBS Canada, IBM Canada
Captain (N) David Patchell, Director Naval Strategic Management, Royal Canadian Navy

Discover the platform, ecosystem and data decisions that can differentiate your business from within. Learn how to drive a culture of agile innovation that leverages AI and cloud on the journey to becoming a smart, secure and sustainable Cognitive Enterprise.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:00 PM
Okta: Adopt A Zero Trust Security Model
Sami Laine, Director, Technical Marketing, Okta, Inc.

Current mobile and cloud technologies have erased the traditional network perimeter. People – and identities – are the single control point across users, devices, and networks. Learn how identity and access management is the foundation of a Zero Trust strategy, ensuring the right people have access to the right resources, including cloud and on-premises applications, APIs, and infrastructure.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:15 PM
Box: Is Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Holding You Back?
Paul Chapman, CIO, BOX INC.

In today’s world, every business needs to be a digital business. Rising to the top of a hyper-competitive market means driving rapid innovation at scale while delivering the best, most collaborative experience for customers, partners and employees. Join Paul Chapman, CIO and your peers to discuss how simplifying the way we manage content can accelerate enterprise-wide transformation and innovation

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM
Women in ITea
Cheryl Cran, Future of Work Expert, Founder of NextMapping
Izella Dornell, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Enjoy a spot of tea and meet Keynote Speaker Cheryl Cran! Women in IT can spend an afternoon networking while enjoying hot and cold tea along with afternoon snacks. This event has the perfect backdrop for networking and continued conversations.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:00 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM
Networking Break


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
Reinvent with Platforms and Ecosystems
Hung LeHong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Conventional wisdom is that you need to disrupt or be disrupted. You have to become a speed boat to win. Market reality is different. Some incumbent organizations are taking lots of small steps to reinvent. They are winning by using platforms and ecosystems to deliver more efficiency and value, and are then moving into adjacent spaces. You do have to change, but you don’t have to become a speed boat to win.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
The AI Revolution: Learn Then Leap
Janelle Hill, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

We are at the beginning of a societal revolution fueled by artificial intelligence. Its potential to augment human effort, especially in analytical work and decision making, extend automation for digital scale and to discover patterns and categorize data volumes beyond human capacity which will make it pervasive in our lives. This session will help CIOs develop a board-ready AI strategy and investment plan appropriate for their enterprise.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
IT World Canada Interview Panel
Fawn Annan, President & Chief Marketing Officer, IT World Canada
Chris Howard, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Ricardo Costa, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Purolator
Monique Allen, Executive Vice President, Data & Technology, OMERS
Samantha Liscio, Ph.D, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, WSIB

Join us for a fascinating inside look at how veteran IT leaders are driving digital transformation efforts within their enterprises. Hear what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what’s next.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: Organizational Culture and Women in IT

When dealing with a culture lacking diversity (gender, age, race, etc.), as a woman in IT, do you continue to work on building relationships or just try and work around it? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: Spreading Agility Across Global Corporations (Exclusive for Global Enterprise Executive Experience Participants)

Discuss successes and challenges in guiding your global enterprise to become more agile. What has worked? What has not? What are the best techniques to try? This Meetup is designed exclusively for participants from Global Enterprises – those with $10 billion or more in annual revenues. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: How Are You Structuring Your Teams to Support Your Digital Business Platform?

Join this Meetup to discuss how your organization built or plans to build a team structure that supports your digital business platform. What worked? What didn't? How did you approach designing and developing a new team structure? What challenges have you faced? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Should We Pivot From a Mobile Strategy to a Multiexperience Strategy?
Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Is your organization struggling with delivering mobile apps, or are not getting the results you expected from mobile app usage? Are you wondering if you should reallocate your budget and resources to new digital experiences, such as chatbots, voice apps, AR, VR, MR or PWA? Bring your questions and hear from your peers to discuss whether a multiexperience strategy is right for you.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
Inaction Is Your Biggest Technology Risk
Srinath Sampath, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

When it comes to technology-related risk, most conversations in executive circles focus primarily on cybersecurity even though research suggests that strategic risks are several times more likely to hurt financial performance. CIOs need to ensure their organization realigns its risk management priorities and adequately addresses the risk of inaction on technology adoption and innovation.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM
What the CIO Needs to Know About Robotic Process Automation Security and Compliance Risks
Khushbu Pratap, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises increasingly deploy RPA bots to automate repetitive low-value operations. CIOs must ensure design, implementation and use of bots which does not increase risk. This session will discuss blind spots in typical RPA initiatives that the CIO should actively seek to identify and track as part of their organization’s digital initiative.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:30 PM
Roundtable: Microsoft Licensing for Midsize Enterprises
Dolores Ianni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Microsoft licensing represents new challenges for mid-size enterprises that have already migrated to the cloud and for those remaining on-premises. In this facilitated discussion, we will review recent trends, lessons learned and critical issues to consider when negotiating your next Microsoft agreement. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between five and 50 people in IT and has an IT budget between $5 million and $50 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019 03:40 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:00 PM
Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (Repeat)
Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session looks at the new 2018/19 Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Hyper Converged Infrastructure and the six workloads of consolidated, business critical, cloud, ROBO, VDI and new Edge use case.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:15 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:45 PM
Networking Break


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:45 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 05:30 PM
Guest Keynote: The Future of Work is Leadership
Cheryl Cran, Future of Work Expert, Founder of NextMapping

Never before have workplaces had so much ambiguity, uncertainty and constant change. Workers are challenged with doing more with less, learning at the speed of disruption and working with diverse situations. There is a massive opportunity for leaders to create the future for themselves and their teams. With the increase of digital transformation there is a calling for leaders to be connected, empathetic and inspiring for their teams. In this keynote leaders will learn:
●The most recent and up to date research on the future workplace and what it means for leaders today
●Statistics and sentiment analysis on worker attitudes and what workers want today and in the future from their leaders
●Leadership models on the ‘me to we’ mindset and mapping the future of the leadership journey
●Tips and strategies on how to leverage leadership mastery to increase the attraction and retention of top talent
●Inspiring ideas that can be put into immediate action to increase employee motivation and engagement
●Practical daily actions to help leaders feel energized and to help their teams to be inspired and excited.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 05:30 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:30 PM
IT Xpo Reception

Attendees are invited to join us for the Xpo reception; come visit to network, relax and unwind after the day's sessions.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 05:40 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 06:00 PM
Magic Quadrant: Mobile App Development Platforms
Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Mobile app and web development technologies and practices have converged to support digital business. Application leaders must use MADPs to extend support for multiexperience development across mobile, web, conversational and immersive touchpoints.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019 06:15 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 07:00 PM
Fireside Chat with Canadian Adventurer Bruce Kirkby
Bruce Kirkby, Photographer, writer and Adventurer,

Adventurer, explorer, author, photographer. Bruce Kirkby is all those things and more. His expeditions are an incredible testament to stamina, focus, and exploration of the unknown. Join us for a fascinating look into the world of Bruce Kirkby and learn how embracing curiosity and discomfort can offer practical lessons for us all on risk management and change leadership.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 08:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:00 AM
Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 08:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 12:15 PM
Executive Programs Member Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive members lounge with meeting and work facilities that help you refresh, meet peers or get some work done between sessions.

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Thursday, June 06, 2019 08:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 12:15 PM
Registration and Information

Registration and information hours for the day.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 08:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 12:15 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Member Lounge

Please join us in our Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

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Thursday, June 06, 2019 08:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 12:15 PM
Conference Concierge

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at ConciergeNA@gartner.com and we’ll be in touch soon.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 08:50 AM
Gartner Zone: Making Connections — The Power of Your Peer Network
Faith Strasser, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Tap into the power of your peer network with Gartner Peer Connect. This session will walk you through the online forums so you can join the conversation and make new connections. Receive tips and advice on how to tap into the network to gain insights and share real-world experience with your peers.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:45 AM
Blockchain Society
David Furlonger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The integration of Blockchain, AI and IoT provide societies with an unprecedented opportunity to paint a new and radically different picture of how to live, thrive and survive in a Programmable Economy. Outcome-based medicine, sustainability, financial inclusion and global identity challenge existing governance models. Blockchain enables a new societal contract and poses a question of whether it provides capabilities everyone needs but no one, in the end, wants.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:45 AM
Seven Principles of a CARTA Approach and Implications for Your Security Organization
Khushbu Pratap, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

In 2017, Gartner introduced a strategic approach for information security called Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment (CARTA). As a new charter for information security, CARTA embraces the reality of securing a world where our digital business capabilities are accessed anywhere, by anyone from any device and where attackers continue to innovate. This session will explore the significant changes to security organizations and infrastructure required by CARTA.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:45 AM
Signature Series: 2019 Top 10 Trends and Technologies Impacting IT
David Cappuccio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

As IT Leaders, CIOs and CTOs struggle with maintaining existing operations, while adapting to the increasing introduction of new technologies by business leaders, they rarely have time to look beyond short planning horizons. This session is designed to look at emerging trends in both business and technology, and discuss their potential impact on IT; to enable IT leaders to get ahead of the curve.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:45 AM
How Digital Business Is Changing the Job of the CIO
Monika Sinha, VP Analyst, Gartner

THe C-suite has significantly grown in size and is continually changing in composition in a world that is becoming ever increasingly digital. In order to navigate the rise of digital, CIOs must understand the ramifications to their role and how to embrace the forces of change to align their job to new opportunities that maximize their brand awareness and impact.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 09:45 AM
How CIOs and CDOs Can Ensure Data and AI Is Used for Good Not Evil
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data for good is a movement that forces organizations to cross organizational boundaries to share data, technology and expertise. This session reviews inspiring examples of how government, public sector organizations, and private sector companies are joining forces to impact society using data and AI. It provides best practices and resources for you to participate as an individual or to implement a program within your organization.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:30 AM
Imagine Your Future With Scenario Planning: A Cross-Industry Perspective
Michael Ramsey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Scenario planning is a strategic tool for envisioning multiple possible futures for your industry and your company. This presentation reviews the process of scenario planning, highlights the importance of finding the right focal question for your scenario and provides examples from Gartner scenarios developed for multiple industries.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:30 AM
Making Digital Business More Intelligent — Secrets of Success for a More Data-Driven Culture
Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Paramount to making an enterprise more data-driven is influencing its organizational culture. CIOs and CDOs must show leadership, business acumen and demonstrate the value of data if they are to foster data-related cultural change — particularly when stakeholders are reluctant to participate. This session will explain critical aspects of leading data-driven success, including: How does curiosity help us identify and communicate the measurable business value of data? How does data and analytics capability help us to inject "think" into every aspect of the business? How do you communicate identified business challenges with courage and sensitivity?


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:30 AM
Redesign Your IT Scorecard to Tell Value Stories
Kristin Mettraux, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner
Rob Rizzo, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Communicating IT’s performance and value is a foundational responsibility of the CIO, and in a period of rapid change driven by digitalization, it has never been more important. But at many companies IT performance reporting involves countless tactical metrics that bury rather than communicate key messages. This session will show how leading CIOs are starting with the “value stories” they need to tell and then carefully selecting a handful of metrics that illustrate them.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:30 AM
The Journey to the Mix: Private Cloud, Public Cloud and Edge
Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises are on a journey to digital business, and an expansion of their application portfolios. I&O leaders need to modernize for existing applications while adding support for agile development, rapid and real-time scaling, and low-latency analytics. Infrastructures of the future will span enterprise data centers, cloud and the edge — enabled and managed by I&O.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:45 AM
State of Data Security 2019
David Mahdi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and data security impact everyone. CIOs need to develop strategies that treat data as a pervasive asset (and liability). New data privacy laws and the continued growth of data breaches are increasing business risks. Data security governance is an emerging risk-based framework that will help plan and orchestrate policies across across the business.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:45 AM
Bruce Kirkby CIO Lunch Replay: Change Leadership and Management: Navigating the Uncertainty, Unfamiliarity, and Discomfort of Growth

Please join us for a replay of Wednesday's CIO Lunch.

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Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:00 AM
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Tips, Tactics, and Tricks When Negotiating With Megavendors (Repeated)
Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This clinic will demonstrate the importance of understanding that one negotiation process doesn't fit all vendors. The content, action items, and activities will provide CIOs and IT leaders with a set of four steps using Gartner's “T4” methodology to follow for each megavendor to effectively plan for and negotiate the optimal deal. These steps focus on the "tailoring" elements for each of the big four megavendors (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP). Attendees will receive ready-to-use checklists and templates along with tips, tactics and tricks to negotiate megavendor deals that optimize costs and reduce risks.

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Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:30 AM
Workshop: Hack, Nudge and Prod — Culture Changes That Accelerate Transformation
Louis Boyle, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner
Marc Andonian, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

This workshop will address the biggest barrier to Enterprise change — culture! Enterprises often struggle to articulate what cultural changes are required — leading to transformation efforts stalling as team fatigue sets in. Achieving a continuous high-velocity change environment (Continuous Next) requires focused efforts that address cultural vulnerabilities.
Leverage a framework to create the culture change roadmap of hacks which also serves as a useful stakeholder communication tool. For those with courage, this collateral will become an indispensable element of any major transformation effort where the stakes for success are high!

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Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:15 AM
CIO's Guide to Containers, Kubernetes and Microservices
Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Containers can help enterprises modernize legacy applications and create microservices applications that are scalable and agile. Kubernetes has emerged as the de-facto standard for orchestrating these workloads. This session will look at the business value of deploying microservices infrastructure and offer recommendations on best practices to implement and vendors to choose.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:15 AM
Boards Should Hire Top CIOs and CTOs as Nonexecutive Directors
Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business is a big part of industry change and corporate strategic direction. Supervisory boards of directors must include tech-savvy members if they are to understand what is happening and what to adapt. But appointing headliners from major online brands is not enough. The board needs insight from experienced hands in corporate transformation using technology. Topflight CIOs and CTOs can and should be used a lot more as nonexecutive directors. This presentation explains why, how, who and what to do to get hired.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:15 AM
If You Really Want to Succeed at Innovation, Define Failure Not Success
Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

It's all well and good to say: Fail fast! Fail forward! Fail often! But you're not a Silicon Valley start-up, so you're going to be up against organizational antibodies that are extremely stealthy and insidious. In most cases, there is an incompatibility between the failure required for successful innovation and the failure-phobia that inhabits most corporate cultures. This short session will describe the difference between good and bad innovation failure and provide a way to get around the innovation-killing antibodies that lurk in every enterprise.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:15 AM
Devote Time to Building a Career — Not Just a Job
Suzanne Adnams, VP Analyst, Gartner

IT leaders devote a lot of time to their job and not enough to taking a long-term view of their career. The complexity in managing our work and personal life impedes our ability to find time to devote to ourselves and identifying and working towards what we want out of a career. One that successfully meets your work/life balance needs. In this session, learn practical approaches to build a satisfying and rich career.


Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:30 AM|Thursday, June 06, 2019 12:15 PM
Gartner Closing Keynote: A Practical Approach to Presenting to the Board of Directors for CIOs
Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Some CIOs say, "Every presentation in front of the board is an opportunity to get fired." Board presentations are often high-stress encounters for CIOs and other executives. This session will present practical tips and techniques for dealing with board presentations, from reporting status to dealing with digital discussions.


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