What CIOs can expect at Gartner Symposium / ITxpo at Goa

Gartner announced the agenda for Symposium / ITxpo, a leading IT event, at Goa, India from November 13-16, 2018.
Gartner CIO Summit Goa 2018

The four-day IT event is expected to receive the presence of hundreds of CIOs and other IT decision makers.


Guest Keynote: The Great ReWrite

Leonard Brody, president, Business & Technology Visionary

The Rewrite is an award-winning talk and series in partnership with Forbes on the future of our world and the way that organizations can stay relevant and thrive.

How to address the IT Talent Challenge in Communication Service Providers

Neil Osmond, Research VP, Gartner

CSPs entering or servicing the evolving communications market face challenges attaining the skills and competencies required. CSP CIOs’ success in developing talent for digital business hinges on addressing skills, culture and leadership transformation.

Why Insurance CIOs Need a Digital Business Platform Roadmap and What It Entails

Peter Delano, Practice Leader, Gartner

What are the building blocks you need to support the new value proposition for a digitalized insurance business? How do life and P&C insurance CIOs identify the technologies they need to successfully manage their ecosystems, their customers, their data and their employees?

The Blockchain Scenario

David Furlonger, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

The blockchain scenario establishes a frame of reference and working model for the evolution of blockchain and the programmable economy for CIOs and senior business leaders. It provides guidance for the future and establishes a road map to address the challenges and opportunities afforded by decentralized, tokenized and distributed operations.

Manufacturing Scenarios 2023: Leading Through Innovation

Pete Basiliere, Research VP, Gartner

Manufacturing IT leaders face an era of unpredictable and highly challenging operating conditions. Gartner analysts developed four scenarios for the future that will enable manufacturing CIOs to anticipate and prepare for change through 2023.

Roundtable: How to Improve the Security Posture of Your Organisation?

Rajpreet Kaur, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner

All organizations across the global follow poor security practices without even understanding the deeper impacts these might have on the entire security posture of their organization.

If You Really Want to Succeed at Innovation, Define Failure Not Success

Darren Topham, Research Director, Gartner

This session will describe the difference between good and bad innovation failure and provide a way to get around the innovation-killing antibodies.

Three-Year Roadmap for Cost Optimization

Stewart Buchanan, Research VP, Gartner

CIOs are under continuing pressure to cut costs or deliver more with fewer resources. CIOs can use the concept of this roadmap as a communication device to socialize and gain buy-in from enterprise partners for evolving the enterprise’s IT cost optimization initiatives.

How to Exploit RPA for Better Business Outcomes

Cathy Tornbohm, Research VP, Gartner

Many organizations are considering deploying RPA and are confused as to what is RPA and what is AI and how much of each type of tool they should investigate or buy or install? This session will outline the tools and Gartner’s approach to RPA tools in terms of which tools to use when to achieve business outcomes.

Roundtable: Strategizing, Planning and Managing IoT Projects

Deven Pandey, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

MSE CIOs making their foray into IoT should prepare their enterprises by adopting an IoT benefits framework. This roundtable will allow questions to be asked and experiences to be shared.

The Robotics Era: Coming to an Insurance Company Near You

Peter Delano, Practice Leader, Gartner

This presentation will review the range of robotic technologies which insurance CIOs should be aware of, highlighting the best use cases and deployment models for each.

How to Achieve a Good Balance Between Cutting IT Costs and Delivering Business Value

Neil Osmond, Research VP, Gartner

Most CIOs are being asked to generate business value at an increasingly lower price point. However, the goal is simply to reduce the cost of IT, without consideration for change in IT capabilities to provide services that enable business value. This presentation will explain through the use of examples from the CSP industry, how CIOs can both optimize costs and maximize business value.

It’s Time for Manufacturers to Raise Their Innovation Quotient With Edge AI

Anshul Gupta, Research Director, Gartner

CIOs and IT leaders at manufacturers should use AI to improve product innovation. This session will provide attendees an overview of insights and lessons learned from real world examples.

Outsourcing Deal Negotiating Techniques

DD Mishra, Research Director, Gartner

Attendees can use this session to understand how to prepare for and successfully fair and balanced outsourcing deals.

Digital Banking is Not Reducing IT Costs

Ali Merji, Research Director, Gartner

Most banks’ executives think that embracing the digital journey will diminish the overall IT costs and unleash new business opportunities. Gartner has analyzed the IT budgets and the digital initiatives of a number of banks worldwide to discover that IT budgets are usually not decreasing at all but instead that the cost structure at the bank is changing.


Gartner Opening Keynote: From Digital Transformation to ContinuousNext

Kristin Moyer, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Partha Iyengar, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Mike Harris, SVP, Gartner

Chris Howard, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

The Opening Keynote will connect the dots on your digital journey – from culture to technologies to strategy to operating models.

2019 CIO Agenda: Driving Business Model Transformation

Andy Rowsell-Jones, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

CEOs are reimagining business models in pursuit of growth and enhanced mission fulfillment. Helping reimagine a business model, then deploying it at scale, is a challenge all CIOs will have to rise to, but the barriers can seem daunting. What should CIOs do to reimagine and implement business model change at scale? This session will provide an answer, helping CIOs plan their 2019 leadership agenda.

A Practical Approach to Presenting to the Board of Directors for CIOs

Tina Nunno, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

This session will present practical tips and techniques for dealing with board presentations, from reporting status to dealing with digital discussions.

Leadership Vision for 2019: Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leader

Brian Burke, Research VP, Gartner

This session helps IT leaders in planning for a successful 2019 iteration for the enterprise architecture and technology innovation role. Leading practices for success are provided in this discussion.

Prepare for the Future Customer – Customer Scenario 2030

Ed Thompson, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

This presentation explores four planning scenarios describing four types of customer-centric organizations and key technology investments assisting them on their path to success.

Women in Technology – Negotiation War Stories and Best Practices

Peer Open Discussion (no Gartner facilitation), ,

It’s challenging enough as an IT leader to get a seat at the Board of Director’s table; however, when you’re a woman, the challenge intensifies.

How to Use Four Financial Models to Optimize Costs During Negotiations

Jo Ann Rosenberger, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

This clinic will walk through and illustrate through actual vendor scenarios how to use financial models as powerful tools when planning and strategizing vendor negotiations.

Roundtable: CIO’s Digital Business Journey — Best Practices and Pitfall Avoidance

Kamlesh Bhatia, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

The 2019 CIO Agenda — A Cross-Industry Perspective

Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Managing VP, Gartner

A key outcome is to identify which are the leading industries leveraging new technologies and what can CIOs do to learn from them. Hint: use Gartner Industry Analysts and Executive Partners.

Hype Cycle: Emerging Technologies

Mike Walker, Research VP, Gartner

Derek Miers, Research Director, Gartner

CIOs must understand emerging technologies to ascertain the impacts they will have on their business. This session will identify emerging technologies that CIOs must track.

How Can CIOs Leverage the 2019 CIO Agenda to Drive Business Model Transformation?

Andy Rowsell-Jones, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

This workshop will allow CIOs to interpret the 2019 CIO agenda and help prioritize their own leadership action items.

Battle of the Business Models!

Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Managing VP, Gartner

There’s a battle brewing wherein CIOs need to stay on the forefront. Digital business is creating new business models and it seems that each new one is threatening to disrupt the next one.

CIOs You’ve Lost the Race: How to Become Relevant in Data & Analytics

Jorgen Heizenberg, Research Director, Gartner

Data & analytics is at the core of digital business, reinventing industries and redefining business models. Distributed analytics teams in business functions are leading the charge and reshaping IT’s role in data and analytics.

CIO’s Guide to the Top 10 Digital Disruptors in Asia/Pacific

CK Lu, Research Director, Gartner

CIOs and IT leaders in global enterprises are familiar with the U.S.-based digital giants: Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, as there is a significant amount of research and media coverage on each of these companies.

A Practical Approach to Presenting to the Board of Directors for CIOs

Pranav Kumar, VP, Research Service Delivery, Gartner

Tina Nunno, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Developing Innovation Strategy: A Primer for CIO to Deliver Successful Innovation

Mike Walker, Research VP, Gartner

Derek Miers, Research Director, Gartner

Gartner research reveals clients use two primary approaches for innovation development. Top-down innovation is driven from strategic planning, but bottom-up innovation brings new styles and approaches that enterprise architects must grasp.

What to Tell the CFO About Digital Business

Chris Howard, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Traditional business cases, ROI models and funding mechanisms are inadequate for building and expanding a digital business. The economics of digital business are different. Learn the key messages to communicate to your CFO to overcome skepticism and gain financial backing for your digital business initiatives.

CEO Perspective 2018: How CIOs Should Respond

Partha Iyengar, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Mike Harris, SVP, Gartner

How are business leader priorities changing in response to market cycles and economic uncertainties? How is CEO thinking changing, as the digital era progresses? Based on our annual survey and other sources we assess major trends and pull out some key actions CIOs should consider to get ahead of the game.


Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

Partha Iyengar, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Brian Burke, Research VP, Gartner

Guest Keynote: Effective Leadership, as Told by Movie Heroes

Matthew Luhn, Story Consultant, Animator & Creative Writing Instructor, Pixar

How CIOs Can Analyze the Strategic Possibilities of AI

Jorge Lopez, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

The Gartner AI strategy framework enables CIOs to prepare investment options for the CEO.

Politics of Consensus-Based Decision Making for CIOs

Tina Nunno, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Many CIOs are in consensus-based cultures or enterprises, where important decisions are made by group and in a cooperative manner. While elements of this style can be desirable, consensus can also become politicized and lead to challenges such as passive-aggression or analysis paralysis.

Propose a Digital Ambition Workshop to Jump Start Your Digital Journey

Deven Pandey, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

CIOs may not lead their organization’s digital business transformation, but they can help the CEO and executive leadership team discuss the possibilities and define their ambition. In this presentation, we provide best practices on how to propose and execute a digital ambition workshop in partnership with your CEO.

CIO’s New Digital Business Advisor: The Indispensable EA Program

Brian Burke, Research VP, Gartner

The role of the CIO is changing. They must live up to increasingly challenging expectations of helping initiate and scaling digital business. To do this successfully, CIOs need a world class EA program that can advise about technology-enabled business.