Chris Howard

Chris Howard

Distinguished VP Analyst
Chris Howard is a Chief of Research for Gartner's CIO Research group. In that role, Mr. Howard ensures that Gartner meets the general and industry-specific needs of CIOs, with emphasis on both technical and business leadership. He also serves on the Senior Content Leadership Board at Gartner where he is responsible for the development of advice for CEOs, boards of directors, and cross-functional teams. In that capacity, he interacts regularly with CEOs and other senior executives at the world's largest enterprises. He has led various special projects for Gartner, including serving as global chair for Symposium/ITxpo and directing major research initiatives across the company.
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Monday, October 21, 2019 07:30 AM|Monday, October 21, 2019 08:45 AM
Global Enterprise Executive Experience Breakfast

Breakfast for Global Enterprise Executive Experience attendees, hosted by Chris Howard. Join us for an opportunity to hear from Chris and network with your direct peers at like-sized enterprises prior to starting your day at Symposium. Learn from others and discuss sessions you've participated in and topics of mutual interest.

Monday, October 21, 2019 11:15 AM|Monday, October 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Jumping the Curve: From CIO to Digital Leader

Digital leadership is essential for enterprise growth and effectiveness. CEOs need someone to fulfill it. Some CIOs will take on more of this role, maybe to the exclusion of the traditional CIO responsibilities. Using case studies and profiles, we will look at the nature of this career transition. How is it different? Is it a long-term role? Do you want it? How does it change your relationship with your peers and your team, to the stakeholders? Based on new research from Gartner on the future of IT and the CIO

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, October 22, 2019 03:15 PM
Winning in the Turns: Actions for the CIO

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, both within their teams and among their peers.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 08:00 AM|Wednesday, October 23, 2019 08:20 AM
Spotlight Session: Winning in the Turns: A Few Findings from Gartner Research

Gartner is undertaking several studies to determine how organizations function effectively in “turns”, those expected or unforeseen disruptions where advantage is gained or lost. In this session, Gartner's CIO Chief of Research will focus on related findings from various Gartner practices (including IT, Finance, HR) and identify the nature of “turns” and the best forms of enterprise fitness seen in the data.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15 PM
Wall Street Journal Interview

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.

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™