Rita Sallam

Rita Sallam

Distinguished VP Analyst
Rita Sallam is a Distinguished VP analyst and Gartner Fellow in the Data and Analytics team. Mrs. Sallam's focus includes tracking and predicting market trends, vendor assessment and selection, and identifying best practices for making analytics pervasive and strategic to the business. Of particular interest is how all aspects of data management and analytics are being disrupted by AI-enabled augmented analytics. She is also focused on building a methodology for selecting and valuing data and analytics portfolios including AI investments.
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Monday, October 19, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT
From Crisis to Opportunity: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends in Data and Analytics, 2020

AI is not the only thing driving rapid change in data and analytics. From the next generation of augmented user experiences beyond dashboards to the use of decision intelligence and X analytics, to finding new insights across streams of data and content, there is a rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to resource optimize, accelerate change, drive innovation and transform society over the next three to five years. Data and analytics leaders must examine how to leverage these trends to identify “must-have” investments through the recovery.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: The Direction of Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Attendees interact with top Gartner analysts in the fields of data, analytics and artificial intelligence to discover how the landscape will change.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Attendees interact with Gartner experts about the predictions that map the shape of the postpandemic era in business and IT. Pose your own questions and hear others in the deeper dive.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM EDT
How to Optimize Data and Analytics (or Any IT) Investments to Achieve Business Value … Finally

Data and analytics is becoming strategic to organizations as they respond to change and renew. This session details Gartner's Return Opportunity Appetite Risk (ROAR) Portfolio Optimization Model that is a framework to help CDOs, CIOs and data and analytics leaders identify, prioritize and select combinations of investments in data and analytics (including AI) initiatives that optimize business impact and align to key business initiatives and strategic intent. ROAR can be customized to analyze any IT investment.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: The Direction of Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (Repeat)

Attendees interact with top Gartner experts in the fields of data, analytics and artificial intelligence to discover how the landscape will change.

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