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CIO Agenda 2020: Do You Have A Clear and Consistent Business Strategy?

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Have a clear and consistent overall business strategy. . This seems like a simple, common-sense business rule, but it is one that organizations struggle with often.

The CIO’s Guide to Blockchain

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More than $4 trillion in goods are shipped globally each year. The 80% of those goods carried via ocean shipping creates a lot of paperwork. Required trade documentation to process and administer all the goods is approximately one-fifth of the actual physical transportation costs.

Accelerate the Time to Market for Your Products

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There’s a problem with productivity. . Product managers need to bring their products to market at the right time and in the right way.

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Top Trends on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2019

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Between 2018 and 2019, organizations that have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) grew from 4% to 14%, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

3 Barriers to AI Adoption

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More organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI). Fourteen percent of global CIOs have already deployed AI and 48% will deploy it in 2019 or by 2020, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey.

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The Reality of Blockchain

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Generally, anyone looking to open a restaurant would need to go to various government agencies to obtain the required certifications. For example, the owners may need a health certification, worker’s comp certification or a liquor license depending on the type of establishment.

The Gartner 2020 CIO Agenda: Winning in the Turns

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Digital. Digital. Digital. For the past few years, organizations have been told there is only one road to success: Digital. . But with 40% of organizations now reporting they’re at scale for digital endeavors, it’s time for leaders to focus on a new word: Uncertainty. .

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5 Trends Appear on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019

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Today, insurance fraud is detected by a combination of claim analysis, computer programs and even private investigators. The FBI estimates the total cost of non-healthcare-related insurance fraud to be around $40 billion per year.

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Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

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Human augmentation conjures up visions of futuristic cyborgs, but humans have been augmenting parts of the body for hundreds of years. Glasses, hearing aids and prosthetics evolved into cochlear implants and wearables. Even laser eye surgery has become commonplace. .

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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Why CIOs Need to Move From Defense to Offense

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Two-thirds of directors see digital and technology disruption as their number one business challenge, according to Gartner’s 2020 Board of Directors survey. Over half say digital initiatives are one of their top priorities for the next two years.

Gartner Keynote: Find Your Digital Business TechQuilibrium

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During the last major recession, Shell reduced arctic exploration efforts, bought a power utility and invested in electric charge points, becoming the top provider in several countries. .

Are You Predator or Prey?

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CIOs might encounter situations where despite having the framework for a new centralization plan or rolling out a new architecture, they encounter resistance in the organization. The answer is that often the plan is solid, and the resistance is coming from a political issue versus a technical one. .

Is the Cloud Secure?

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Cloud security breaches consistently make news headlines. Yet, the stories of these breaches are often framed with vague explanations — a “misconfigured database” or mismanagement by an unnamed “third party.”. The ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make securing the enterprise seem daunting. Concerns about security have led some CIOs to limit their organizational use of public cloud services.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

CDOs Must Take the Lead to Improve Data Literacy

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Literacy is no longer defined as just the ability to read and write. There are several other skills people must master in order to solve problems and gain knowledge. Data literacy — the ability to read, write and communicate data in context — is among the most important abilities for organizations today. By 2020, 80% of organizations will initiate deliberate competency development in the field of data literacy. “By

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Cloud Adoption: Where Does Your Country Rank?

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Cloud computing initially emerged in the United States. Since 2015, the U.S. has been the leader in cloud adoption and has set the pace for such adoption around the world. However, not all countries are on par with the U.S.

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10 Must-Have Competencies for Infrastructure & Operations Leaders

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Jack just stepped into his role as infrastructure and operations (I&O) lead at his company. His predecessor was not equipped to evolve beyond the t raditional command-and-control leadership style to meet the organization’s digital transformation goals.

Technology Trends for the Future of Government

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Forward-looking government officials know that, in a digital society , “Policy is the technology and technology is the policy.” Any government service delivered at scale is underpinned by a host of technologies. If the success of these business projects is compromised by poor implementation of technology, then the political objectives are compromised too. Implementing a digital government strategy is a journey that will span multiple budget cycles and political administrations.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

3 Major Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2019

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Cloud. Machine learning. Edge computing. Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of being a CIO is dealing with the constant influx of new, shiny technologies. .

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The Data Center Is (Almost) Dead

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In the past, when business units requested new applications or services, IT organizations would first ask themselves, “How can we build it?” Now, the question is “Where can we find it?”. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers.

Top 10 Trends in Digital Commerce

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Much has changed since the first products were sold online in the 1990s. Early instances of e-commerce focused on the transaction, with little emphasis on improving fulfillment, customer service or loyalty. Then, organizations began to hone commerce operations in response to customer desires, offering features like inventory visibility, product reviews and package tracking.

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Chatbots Will Appeal to Modern Workers

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Chatbots continue to be a hot topic among media, end users and vendor communities. This is no surprise, as chatbot technology — which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to mimic human conversations — is beginning to mature and offer more sophisticated solutions.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

Australian and New Zealand CIOs Need Digital Resilience

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One-quarter of CIOs in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) rank digital initiatives as their top business priority in 2019, according to t he 2019 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey.

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How to Measure Digital Transformation Progress

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In a European car maker’s manufacturing plant, a car rolls off the production line every 90 seconds. One hour of line stoppage due to IT issues means 40 “lost” cars. This is how the IT department puts digital risk in a business context, by reporting on inventory, revenue and other direct business impacts instead of downtime.

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Top 3 Benefits of AI Projects

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Determining the benefits for artificial intelligence (AI) projects is difficult and confusing, but increasingly important. By 2024, 50% of AI investments will be quantified and linked to specific key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure return on investment.

Know Your Digital Leadership Style and When to Adapt It

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CIOs wanting a master class in situational leadership should look no further than the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. With Luke Skywalker Obi-Wan acts the mentor, with Storm Troopers the ignorable old man and with Darth Vader the Jedi Master.

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Ride the 4 Waves of Digital Disruption

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Dave, a longtime CIO at a large corporation, finds himself drowning in a sea of new technology developments. He is used to the old way of doing things, where a new technology advancement would come out every few years.

How CIOs Design for the Everything Customer

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For all the ways technology makes it easy for customers to engage with brands and their products, it also highlights obvious gaps in customer experience; for example, when one channel doesn’t talk to another or our expectation of a human voice is met with yet another electronic voice prompt. .

Leading the Digital Society

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The responsibility and challenges of leading organizations in a digital society can be daunting. But, according to Mike Harris, EVP, Research & Advisory, Gartner, successful digital transformation can actually change the way people interact with an organization. . swg_ad].

Top Trends From Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Government Technology, 2019

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How do you bring a city, transport network or school campus to life so that better decisions can be made about its future? Digital twins of government that do exactly that are starting to appear in jurisdictions around the globe.

Diversity and Inclusion Build High-Performance Teams

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If CIOs want to be among the 33% of global CIOs who have evolved their digital endeavors to scale, they must exploit the output of high-performance teams. There are certain attributes that build such high-performance teams and make them stand out. Two in particular, diversity and inclusion, can improve success. But many CIOs struggle to build them. . Look for “cognitive” diversity, which is mixing people together with different thinking styles, habits and perspectives.

Determine Which Tech Trends Matter

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Everyone can think of at least one well-known brand that went bankrupt recently because it severely underestimated the impact of digital on its business. Given the speed with which technology trends emerge and grow, it can be hard to differentiate between those that present real opportunities and those that could pose risks. Each technology trend can have different kinds of potential impact: broad and global, or narrow and niche. Trends don’t act in isolation.

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