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Tina Nunno

Tina Nunno is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner’s CIO Research group based in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Nunno is responsible for conducting research and developing publications aimed at helping CIOs and their organizations around the world improve their performance and contribution. She specializes in CIO-related leadership issues, including working with the board of directors, executive communications, change management and governance strategies. She is the Analyst Sponsor of the Gartner Women’s CIO Community, has co-authored Gartner’s Annual CIO Agenda report, and is a sought-after speaker. Ms. Nunno’s most recent research deals with navigating organizational politics. She focuses on helping CIOs and other IT executives analyze sensitive political situations and apply strategies and tactics to deal with political land mines and power struggles. Ms. Nunno also explores the use of extreme political tactics in her popular new book titled, “The Wolf in CIO’s Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership.” Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, Ms. Nunno worked for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. As part of her work for the Congressional Research Service, she led interparliamentary technical assistance programs. She also conducted research on a variety of issues related to international affairs, national defense and United Nations-related issues.

Brent Adamson

Brent Adamson is a Principal Executive Advisor, serving heads of B2B and B2C sales and marketing. Mr. Adamson’s work spans a wide range of commercial challenges, including customer buying behavior, sales performance, marketing excellence, commercial strategy, content marketing, customer/consumer experience and understanding, sales management, personalization, leadership and coaching, organizational productivity, and both in-person and digital customer engagement. He facilitates a wide range of executive-level discussions around the world, including global sales meetings, keynote presentations, board-level presentations, and hands-on best practice workshops. He is well known for his passion for productive disruption. He is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, with more than 25 years of experience as a professional researcher, teacher, and trainer. He is also the co-author of The Challenger Customer and the best-selling The Challenger Sale. In addition, he is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and a regular blogger for HubSpot’s sales blog. He has also written for a wide range of business publications, including Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Selling Power. Mr. Brent Adamson worked with CEB as a Researcher, Author and Advisor. He worked with Michigan State as a German and Linguistics Professor.

Mary Mesaglio

Mary Mesaglio is a Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner’s CIO research team. Her research generally has an explicitly practical bent, focused on helping large enterprises to innovate and change their culture. Ms. Mesaglio’s recent work includes “The Art of Culture Hacking” and the 2018 CIO New Year’s Resolutions. She has also written extensively on creativity and how to develop a creative culture, what a world-class innovation charter should contain, how to measure innovation and what world-class IT principles look like. Ms. Mesaglio is Canadian and is based in Barcelona, Spain. She has travelled extensively in North 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. In 2003, Ms. Mesaglio rejoined Gartner as a relationship manager for Gartner Executive Programs, where she was responsible for CIOs and IT directors across Spain and Portugal. In 2007, Ms. Mesaglio joined the Gartner CIO Research team.

Annie Duke

Annie Duke has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker to public speaking. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. As a professional poker player, Ms. Duke was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Marrying her academic studies in cognitive psychology with decision making lessons gained through her experience at the poker table, Ms. Duke now spends her time writing, coaching and speaking on a range of topics such as decision fitness, emotional control, productive decision groups and embracing uncertainty. Annie is a master storyteller, having performed three times for The Moth, an organization that preserves the art of spoken word storytelling. Ms. Duke has written five books and raised more than $18 million for charities. She is a cofounder of HowIDecide.org, a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and a member of the NationSwell Council. In 2016 she joined the board of directors of the Franklin Institute, one of America’s oldest and greatest science museums.

Mark Raskino

Mark Raskino is a Gartner Fellow in the CEO and Digital Business Leadership research team. Mark works primarily with CIOs and their business executive colleagues. He covers business and technology trends and their implications for business strategy, innovation, business models, leadership and executive relationships. Mr. Raskino’s research includes Gartner’s annual CEO survey and CIO resolutions. He co-authored the books “Digital to the Core” (Gartner, 2015) and “Mastering the Hype Cycle” (Harvard Business Press, 2008). He is a frequent keynote speaker and keynote interviewer. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Raskino was a senior e-business manager at British Airways. Early in his career, he worked briefly in insurance, oil and telecoms.

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