Local Briefings

Smart Machines and the Internet of Things: What, Why & How

About this Event

Please join us at a Gartner Local Briefing-your complimentary window into the world of IT. 

This exclusive, half-day session will be given by Whit Andrews, Gartner Vice President & Distinguished Analyst and Dean Freeman, Gartner Research Vice President.

Whether or not you are a Gartner client, a Local Briefing is the perfect venue for gaining the understanding you need efficiently and without a large time commitment. 

Hosted by local Gartner representatives, this Local Briefing will also provide you the opportunity to network with other professionals in similar roles and who are tackling similar initiatives and issues.

Come join us. We look forward to seeing you!


10 May 2016  | UNITED STATES

Gartner Analysts

Whit Andrews

Whit Andrews

VP Distinguished Analyst
Dean Freeman

Dean Freeman

Research VP

Location Request Invitation

Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard Costa Mesa, CA 92626


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Smart Machine Big Bang Disruption is Happening Now

Whit Andrews

At the intersection of advanced analytics, AI, extreme personalization, autonomous systems and big data, physical and virtual smart machines are revolutionizing the relationships between people and machines and defining new digital business models with profound personal, industrial and economic implications. Why, after 65 years of disappointments, do we believe these systems are finally emerging? What are the key, broad scale capabilities and implications of Smart Machines? How must IT Leaders act on the threat and promise of Smart Machines?

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Break & Networking

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Internet of Things: What Why and How

Dean Freeman

The IoT seems to be everywhere, homes, cars, fitness and business. But what is the internet of things and what does it mean to me as a business? The IoT creates the opportunity to digitize and then measure all aspects of ones business, but it is important to choose wisely what projects to embark on. The value proposition needs to be well thought out prior to being implemented otherwise there is a high probability of failure. The presentation will cover some of the key business aspects of the IoT and recommendations on how to begin to implement a successful IoT program. What is the Internet of Things? Why is it important to me? How can I get started?

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


11:45 a.m.


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