Speaker Bio

Mary Mesaglio

Mary Mesaglio

Managing Vice President
Mary Mesaglio is a Managing Vice President, leading the Executive Leadership Dynamics team, where she also contributes as an analyst. Ms. Mesaglio's research has a practical bent and is focused on helping enterprises to transform, innovate and change their culture. Much of her recent work has focused on how to motivate employees who are feeling crisis fatigue, critical actions for leaders during a crisis, how to turn values into action and what it takes for humans to really transform.

Ms. Mesaglio is on a mission to help large enterprises harness behavioural science to lead teams and change behaviors. She is a frequent keynote speaker at Gartner events and externally.

Ms. Mesaglio is Canadian and is based in Barcelona, Spain. She has traveled extensively in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, is working on her Catalan, and would love to learn Japanese one day.
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Monday, October 17, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM EDT
Global Enterprise Executive Experience Networking Breakfast: Meet the Moment -- IT Symposium/Xpo 2022

Welcome to IT Symposium/Xpo! Join us for this networking breakfast and get to know your global enterprise peers as we discuss what to expect this week at the Conference.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
How Do You Lead in a World in Permanent Crisis Mode?

Between geopolitical tensions, the pandemic, social justice concerns and climate urgency, it seems like we are never out of crisis mode. If this is the new normal, how should leaders lead? This session covers tactics to motivate and protect teams who are at the brink in terms of fatigue and anxiety and covers what actions you must get right no matter what.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM EDT
How to Get People to Care About Your Digital Transformation

“I am not interested in transformation,” said no CEO ever. Everybody's transforming. And so they should be. The problem is that transformations can feel like pushing water uphill, with leaders exhorting their people to change and despairing that they ever will. So, what's missing? Neuroscience. Don’t limit yourself to rational, reasonable arguments for change that are right but boring. Instead, embrace science-backed and simple behavioral tactics covered in this session.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT
Guest Keynote: Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits

Behind every triumph, every expression of his gifts, Emmanuel Acho has had to ignore what everyone around him called “logic”: the astronomical odds against making it, the risks of continuing to dream bigger or differently. Instead of playing it safe, at every turn Acho has thrown conventional wisdom―logic―out the window. Now, he’s empowering others do the same. Whether it’s creating the next groundbreaking startup, fighting for change as an activist, or committing to a personal passion, Acho’s work is inspiring others to become change-makers. Enlivened by stories from his life and other illogical pioneers, Acho asks us to replace the limits set for us, and which we set for ourselves, with a world of possibility. Our horizons, he shows us, are endless.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.