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Our agenda highlights are the most sought-after, trending conference sessions attendees are including in their conference agenda's. Explore these popular sessions like the future of AI, the top data and analytics trends and the emerging technologies below:

The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Artificial intelligence adoption has entered the mainstream, but most organizations are in the early stages and still developing their strategy and governance. Get a sense of where you stand and where the industry will progress.

How to Engage Senior Executives on AI

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CIOs should be getting guidance on AI from the most senior leadership, not from technologists - as it affects brand, compliance and financials. This session gives the CIOs the language and frameworks to help business executives describe how AI should be utilized by the enterprise.

Scaling AI From POC to Production

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The numbers are clear: Gartner Clients are experiencing problems scaling AI from initial POCs to production-ready systems. We look at the hurdles and how to overcome them.

Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends That Will Change Your Business

Monday, October 21, 2019

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 conversational interfaces, dive into the rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed.

Evolve Your Data and Analytics Governance To Prepare for the Future

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Adaptive data and analytics governance practices that are contextual and elastic are urgently needed. Learn why current practices are now inadequate, how to get the fundamentals of data and analytics governance in place, and how adaptive practices can enable better outcomes.

Data Storytelling With Multiexperiences

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Data storytelling combines data visualization with narrative techniques across multiple experiences and channels. This session shows you how to build your best, most impactful data story.

Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Evaluate the vendor landscape for data management solutions. This session will provide an overview of the Magic Quadrant and point out a few of the major trends shaping the market.

Top Ten Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Monday, October 21, 2019

I&O leaders must maintain existing operations, while adapting to an ever-increasing introduction of new technologies, leaving little time to look to the future. Get ahead of the curve and explore emerging trends in both business and technology, and their potential impact on IT.

The Cloud Computing Scenario: Strategy and Tactics for Success

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

As many companies have moved to a cloud first position, many others are finding they need advice in structuring their overall cloud strategy. This presentation will describe the state of cloud computing, major strategy elements and will explore some tactics critical to driving cloud success.

The Key Trends in Cloud Platforms for Digital Business Leaders

Thursday, October 24, 2019

For many, rapid changes in cloud platform innovation poses more questions than answers. Microservices and serverless functions; API marketplaces; hybrid integration; IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS -- how will they support (or disrupt) your plans, your organization, and your market leadership role?

Winning in the Turns: Actions for the CIO

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The most successful organizations take risks in "the turns", those places in the enterprise journey where others slow down. Turns can be economic, geopolitical, environmental, social or competitive. This session will focus on how the CIO should prepare and lead in the turns, building agility into systems, processes, and decision-making.

Three-Year Roadmap for Cost Optimization

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CIOs are under continuing pressure to cut costs or deliver more with fewer resources. CIOs can use the concept of this roadmap as a communication device to socialize and gain buy-in from enterprise partners for evolving the enterprise's IT cost optimization initiatives.

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Top 10 Tips, Tactics and Tricks for Negotiation Success

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This session will illustrate how to incorporate ten “must know” tips, tactics and “tricks” into the negotiation plan to optimize pricing, discounts and contract terms. Attendees will receive checklists, templates, and worksheets for optimizing future negotiations with existing, new, and emerging vendors.

The Leading Trends in Digital Experience — 2020

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This session will explore new technologies, emerging design practices, advances in organization structure and staffing dynamics that are leading to breakthroughs in the way people experience digital technology.

Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Digital Experience Platforms (DXPs) deliver a wide array of digital experiences to a wide array of audiences, and have emerged as a critical tool for customer and employee engagement. This Magic Quadrant session explores the market for DXPs and its vendors.

CIOs Must Drive Customer Experience Strategy to Succeed in Digital Business

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

In this session, we’ll review best practices for CIOs looking to increase their influence over the development of customer experience strategy and the distinct advantages that a foundational understanding of technology has in accelerating customer experience success.

Without Great Employee Experience, You Can Forget Great Customer Experience

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The key to great customer experience (CX) is an engaged employee base focused on customer service. In other words, in order to have great CX, you must have great EX. Learn how leading enterprises are getting it right, and the models, methodologies, and technologies necessary for great EX.

Building the Digital Business Platform

Monday, October 21, 2019

CIOs and digital business leaders are under enormous pressure from senior executives to get their firms "digital enough". Dive into our two year-long study of digital organizations to get new approaches to building the digital platform, the technologies and skills required, and the organizational, cultural, and business change required for success.

The Three Magical Transformation Ingredients That CIOs Can't Afford to Miss

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Everyone is digitally transforming. But there is an alarming gap between digital ambition and execution. A sense of transformation fatigue is setting in. This session delves into the three most important and most overlooked ways to accelerate your transformation.

Baby Steps: How to Innovate in a Resource-Constrained or Risk-Averse Environment

Thursday, October 24, 2019

"Fail-fast" may work in Silicon Valley, but what if you are trying to innovate with no time or budget, and everyone around you is afraid of failure? This presentation provides a practical roadmap for progress, beginning with low-cost, low-risk innovation activities that deliver real value.

Five Ways to Monetize Your Digital Transformation

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Customer economics and operating leverage are the twin towers of digital business opportunity, and there are five fundamental monetization models. Find out how to master these fundamentals and apply them to their organization and markets can deliver transformational growth.

The Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

Monday, October 21, 2019

Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential and set the stage for innovation over the next five years. Find out what’s coming in 2020; examine the business impact of these trends and adjust business models and operations appropriately.

The IoT Scenario: Three Steps to Drive Strategic Impact

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Internet of Things is a major digital business building block. In this session we discuss IoT evolution, including enterprise IoT maturity and leadership, opportunities and challenges, and next steps for enabling your enterprise to successfully scale it.

Moving Beyond the Blockchain Hype – Lessons From Early Adopters

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

For all the hype the actual adoption of blockchain remains rare. Blockchain provides unique opportunities and challenges. But,some early adopters are forging ahead. In this presentation, we will discuss what we can learn from them.

CIO’s Guide to Assessing the Business Impact of Emerging Technologies

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Digital business is driven by a wave of emerging technologies that are maturing at the same time. The challenge is to understand their potential impact. This presentation will reveal how to assess the maturity of emerging technologies in different business scenarios and how to plan your technology innovation investment portfolio.

Finding Talent in the Digital Talent Ecosystem

Monday, October 21, 2019

Innovative technologies are transforming how talent is developed, what we can consider "talent" and how organizations can tap into it. This session explores the impact of digital on the broader talent ecosystem that CIOs and other executives need to navigate.

The Leading Trends in Digital Experience — 2020

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This session will explore new technologies, emerging design practices, advances in organization structure and staffing dynamics that are leading to breakthroughs in the way people experience digital technology.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Running a Compelling Digital Workplace Program

Thursday, October 24, 2019

This session outlines a step-by-step approach on how to link workplace investments to outcomes, engage with strategic stakeholders, prioritize options, build workplace capability roadmaps, measure the impact, and deal with the pressure points at the intersections of technology and culture.

Navigate the Nine Common Pitfalls to Scaling Innovation

Monday, October 21, 2019

Scaling proven ideas to fully-realized solutions is a constant challenge. Cultural, strategy and process issues often stall the innovation pipeline. In this session, we provide key recommendations for how to address these pitfalls which are perennial barriers to innovation success.

How to Create an API Center of Excellence to Drive Innovation and Ecosystem Engagement

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CIOs are creating API platform teams or API centers of excellence in order to provide access to data, increase innovation and streamline processes. In this session, we look at examples of API centers of excellence and API platform teams in leading organizations.

Five Modernization Strategies to Deliver Innovation at Scale

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Every company undergoing digital transformation will need to modernize the core of their application portfolio to ensure success. These five strategies will help CIOs understand where to start, how to succeed and how to accelerate innovation on a modern foundation.

The Connector Manager: Why Some Leaders Build Exceptional Talent – and Others Don’t

Monday, October 21, 2019

In our quantitative analysis of over 7,000 employees and managers, we found that ‘Connector Managers’ were the most successful coaches and even more effective in highly digital environments. Learn what makes their employee-centric coaching approach different, and how leading CIOs at eBay and HCSC foster the Connector Managers in their IT organizations.

2020 CIO Agenda: Winning in the Turns

Monday, October 21, 2019

There are turns coming – in society, in economic conditions, in changed technological adoption, in business model innovation. How can CIOs improve the fitness of their IT organization and the enterprise to be ready to win in the next turn? This session will discuss leadership, organizational, process and technology priorities for CIOs for the coming year.

Leadership Positioning for CIOs: From Defense to Offense

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CIOs often feel as though they are playing defense and not getting ahead of the game. This can impact a CIO’s brand and strategic positioning in their enterprise, and in the marketplace. This session focuses on practical techniques to help CIOs diplomatically shift from defense to offense, without becoming “offensive”.

The Culture Hacking Roadmap

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Culture hacking — making immediate, emotional, visible changes to the culture — has exploded as a way to trigger on-the-ground transformation. By popular demand, this session provides a step-by-step roadmap for how to hack your culture, including pragmatic examples and do’s and don’ts.

Your Attackers Are Advanced ... Are You?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

60% of businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of cybersecurity teams to adequately mature their programs. See how organizations are leveraging benchmarking to measure and improve their programs all while achieving the best ROI for those investments.

Five Questions on Security and Risk That CIOs Must Be Prepared to Answer at Your Board Meetings

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Most board of directors require periodic reporting on the state of security and risk management in an enterprise. Developing and communicating an effective message is critical. This presentation will provide talk tracks into common questions asked, and how to educate the board on issues they need to know.

The Characteristics of a Defensible, Risk-Based Cybersecurity Program

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Security leaders must ensure that the enterprise has an effective cybersecurity program that can prove to all stakeholders (i.e., shareholders, regulators, customers, suppliers and employees) that it is doing all that can be reasonably expected to protect digital resources against cyber risk. This presentation analyses the characteristics of a defensible program.

Emerging Practices for Data and Analytics Strategy

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Data and analytics is not its own discipline anymore: It is a set of capabilities in support of a wider digital transformation strategy. A program is not enough. This session discusses how to build a modern data and analytics strategy.

Mastering the Essentials of Strategy for Digital Business

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Strategy is critical to succeed in digital business, but most organizations are not very effective at creating it. CIOs don’t need the latest and greatest strategy framework to help their enterprises overcome their challenges and frustrations with strategic planning: they need to go back to basics. This session will give CIOs a crash course on the strategy fundamentals they need to effectively contribute to their organization’s strategy.

Hack Your Way to Adaptive Strategy

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Enterprises are facing unprecedented rates of change in technology, culture and market dynamics. These changes are generating new opportunities and threats on a more frequent basis and creating increasing levels of uncertainty. They are also challenging the traditional approaches to strategy, which were designed for a more stable environment. During this session, we will share ten real-world hacks that CIOs have made to their strategy processes to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Guest Keynote: Pushing the Envelope: Being the Best When It Counts

Sunday, October 20, 2019

What does it take to be the best? The individuals and teams who achieve at the highest levels have one thing in common: they push the envelope and go to the edge of boundaries. They accomplish as much as possible and do it to a standard of excellence. Pushing the envelope is an aviation term for taking an aircraft to the maximum limits of its abilities. In the business world, pushing the envelope means knowing yourself – certainly knowing your limits – all while using every bit of your ability to maximize your performance, be your best and be consistent. As a combat-tested fighter pilot and a member of the military’s most elite group of aviators (1 in 2,000 USAF pilots become Thunderbird pilots), Nicole Malachowski shares lessons learned from a distinguished 21-year career – giving them the courage to push the envelope in their own lives. That means using inevitable failures to launch to the next level…preparing for turbulence, because change is unrelenting and it is hard, but you must anticipate it…trusting in teammates’ skill and precision, while developing your own…and being mindful of the over-control that leads to performance malfunctions and mutes achievement. Nicole’s presentation provides and an unforgettable and practical roadmap for individuals and organizations looking to make the most of their talents and efforts.

Gartner Opening Keynote: Winning in the Turns: Leadership in a Digital Society

Monday, October 21, 2019

It’s been 50 years since the first message was sent over the ARPANET, the forerunner to today’s internet. Technology-enabled connectedness has put IT leaders in a unique position to help design the next 50 years. Gartner will show how CIOs can leverage today’s technology accelerators, ContinuousNext agility, and connected people to turn dilemmas into opportunities. We will present a bold vision for the changing role of the CIO and IT in a digital society with practical advice and inspiration from across the globe.

Guest Keynote: A Look Ahead into the Future of Tech

Monday, October 21, 2019

Join us for a fascinating conversation with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. When Sir Tim invented the World Wide Web, he saw a future no one else could have imagined and changed our lives forever. Now he is looking ahead to our next, new unimagined future. What does that look like? What will it mean for your business and our society? Sir Tim takes his audiences beyond the technology itself, for example, The Internet of Things, Future of Artificial Intelligence, The Next Web Paradigm Shift, The Power of Data, Impact of Security and Privacy on the Web and Business, and into the real transformative impact these technologies are having and will have in the years ahead.

Guest Keynote: Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust & Values

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

In a compelling presentation filled with humor and anecdotes from years of service at the highest levels of international affairs, General Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state, describes the delicate process of forging alliances, bringing people and countries together and promoting universal human ideals of democracy and peace around the world.

Guest Keynote: Leading Disruption: Insights from a Digital Unicorn

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Join us for a captivating conversation with CEO and Co-founder of Rent the Runway, Jennifer Hyman. Jennifer will discuss her experiences running a hugely successful company, sharing insights and advice on building a brand, disrupting an industry, workplace culture, and more.

Guest Keynote: Fast Tech, Slow People

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

One constant in the history of innovation is that technology moves much more quickly than users do. Why does that gap exist? And how do we close it? From the telephone to the smartphone, or the VCR to youtube, new technologies show the same pattern. Innovations mature technoligically long before they are understood socially. Economists, in fact, have what they call the 25 year rule for technologies: that's how long it takes users to figure out what something new is for. Those who can exploit that comprehension window--shorten it, enrich it--have enormous advantages in the marketplace. Is that possible? If so, what does speeding up comprehension look like?

Guest Keynote: D.I.Y. Innovation

Thursday, October 24, 2019

As companies large and small grapple with how to face disruption and inspire a culture of innovation, this popular, energetic keynote reminds your audience to innovate from within first. Sekou offers a creative perspective on embracing failure, encouraging unconventional thinking and being the kind of leader who walks your innovation talk. The inspiration in this hilarious and powerful talk will hit your audience deeply when Sekou shares the personal, innovative story of his creation of a new, cutting-edge style of communication, illustrating that “Innovation is simply the difference between ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and ‘Why didn’t I think LIKE that?’”

 

The Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

Monday, October 21, 2019

Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential and set the stage for innovation over the next five years. Companies must examine the business impact of these trends and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do. These are trends that IT cannot afford to ignore.

2020 CIO Agenda: Winning in the Turns

Monday, October 21, 2019

There are turns coming – in society, in economic conditions, in changed technological adoption, in business model innovation. How can CIOs improve the fitness of their IT organization and the enterprise to be ready to win in the next turn? This session will discuss leadership, organizational, process and technology priorities for CIOs for the coming year.

Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2020 and Beyond: Technology Tactics Shape Business Strategy

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The use of technology to define the strategic direction of a company has been the dream of many companies during digital transformations. However, savvy CIOs will find that technologies are still only tactical elements in the larger strategy of business transformation.

The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Artificial intelligence adoption has entered the mainstream, but most organizations are in the early stages and still developing their strategy and governance. Get a sense of where you stand and where the industry will progress.

CEO Concerns 2019: Implications and Actions for CIOs

Wednesay, October 23, 2019

Every year Gartner assesses the business landscape from the CEO point of view — seeking out the most significant trends and issues impacting commercial agendas. We assess the ramifications for CIOs and the top actions they should consider to respond effectively, just in time.

Digitopia 2035 — Why the Future Has a Bad Rep and How the “Pragmatic Futurist” Will Save the Day

Wednesay, October 23, 2019

The digital society holds a story that needs to be told. A story of hope, perspective and a hint of concern. But with today’s pressures, it is easy to forget about our future. Yet, a more fundamental and long term view is crucial. Yes, the focus is on digital transformation today. But WHY? To what end? Learn from Gartner’s global “Digitopia” studies with the zeitgeist from over 25 countries.

Maverick: Architecting Humans

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Digital transformation will be driven through human transformation (physically, cognitively and culturally) beginning with “architecting for humans” and inevitably becoming “architecting of humans." Therefore, an ethical framework needs to be in place to address known and unknown vulnerabilities.

Maverick: Here Comes the Autonomous Leader — AI and Machine Learning at the Top

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Can the highest level of business leadership benefit from augmentation? Crowdsourcing for emotional hot buttons. Financial performance analytics. Market analysis for opportunity, growth, deficient performance, degrading revenue streams. NLP to write annual reports to the Board. Legal and compliance analysis automated by text analysis, financial impacts, timelines, etc. Automated risk analysis to inform of threats. Automated technology and market leveraging for adjacent partners and conversely competitive analysis. Contrarian models to look for potential Black Swans. By adding data-driven insights to experience and intuition it might be possible to replace, downsized or allow leaders take on a new type of executive leadership role.

Maverick: Change Your Enterprise Operating Model to Transform Your Culture

Thursday, October 24, 2019

When enterprises hit digital transformation obstacles, fixing the culture is usually the prescribed remedy. However, culture is not the culprit nor the remedy. Culture is an outcome of your operating model. Re-configure your enterprise operating model to transform your culture and achieve your digital ambition.

Maverick: Digital Dysfunction Is Crippling Digital Transformation

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Leaders are exploiting digital technologies to create a robust new digital business model. Though digital transformation brings manifest benefits, it however creates a culture of NOW. It also brings unforeseen and unexpected consequences that have persistent and deep negative effects, not just on individual employees but on organizations. This “digital dysfunction”(DD) undermines digital transformation’s beneficial outcomes. CIOs can adopt a “Layers and Players” approach, to identify disequilibrium and remedy organizational DD. Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.

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