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Create Contingency Plans for Events Canceled Due to COVID-19

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Events rank as one of the most effective ways of generating leads for technology marketers. Technology and service providers spend an average of 11% of the marketing programs budget on third-party tradeshows, according to the Gartner 2019 Tech Marketing Benchmarks Survey.

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How CIOs Can Lead Organizational Culture

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At Imperial College London, the CIO was transitioning his team from waterfall to agile methodology when he discovered a serious workplace culture problem. Employee engagement was low. He was having trouble getting his staff members to own their inclusion goals.

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4 Actions to Be a Good Leader During COVID-19 Disruption

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COVID-19 is causing a humanitarian crisis of global proportions, with hundreds of thousands of lives disrupted. Sadly, we’re not nearing the end of the crisis. In my day-to-day, I work with executive leaders and their teams on preparing for enterprise transformation.

Understand 3 Key Types of Machine Learning

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From fraud detection to image recognition to self-driving cars, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize entire industries. Together, ML and AI change the way we interact with data and use it to enable digital growth.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How to Become an Agile Superhero

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Some superheroes, like Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and the Hulk, have superhuman powers — X-ray vision, power of flight, enhanced reflexes, super strength. Others, like Batman and Iron Man, rely purely on enhancing human abilities. Agile is as much a philosophy as a methodology.

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Understand the 4 Common CTO Personas

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The chief technology officer (CTO) is one of the least understood and most broad of all C-suite positions. The role is often tasked with pursuing multiple abstract goals such as “ driving innovation ,” “identifying emerging technologies ” or simply “managing IT operations.”

How to Achieve Smart Data Sharing

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Data sharing remains crucial to team and organizational performance, yet organizations report that they struggle with how to create a trusted data-sharing culture.

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The I&O Leader’s Guide to Chaos Engineering

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Pinball machine gamers never play the exact same game twice. Just as the pinball machine is unpredictable in nature, so too is the chaos in ensuring consistently reliable infrastructure systems. Chaos engineering defined.

Gartner Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends

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Traditionally, banks targeted older customers for wealth management services, assuming that this age group would be the most interested.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Avoid These 9 Corporate Digital Business Transformation Mistakes

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Digital technology has unleashed many trends that will fundamentally transform enterprises, industries and even society as a whole.

Coronavirus: CIO Areas of Focus During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the economic symptoms are emerging. More than a dozen global firms have announced they will miss their financial goals for the upcoming quarter due to the combined impact of supply chain disruptions and dampened customer demand.

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The 4 Dimensions of the CIO’s Personal Leadership

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Digital society requires a CIO mindset shift away from striving for stability and toward leading through constant uncertainty. This means leading in all directions to address ever-changing IT and business demands.

Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

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In Japan, one restaurant is exploring artificial intelligence (AI) robotics technology to enable paralyzed employees to remotely pilot robotic waiters. JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft and Ford are hosting virtual career fairs tailored to the needs of neurodiverse candidates.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

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.

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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Create a Data-Driven Culture by Influencing 3 Areas

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Christine was recently appointed chief data officer (CDO) in a retail organization in the U.K. to develop a data-driven strategy.

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A CIO’s Checklist for Better Presentations

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CIOs who want to brand IT, and themselves, as strategic partners need to communicate a compelling vision of how technology can drive revenue and transform business. CIOs need strong ideas — and strong presentation skills to win people over.

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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.

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.

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].

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. .

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.

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.

Organizational Restructuring Myths

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More and more organizations undertake significant restructuring initiatives to keep pace with digital transformation demands. Yet few achieve the desired result.

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6 Outdated Ideas That Harm Your Digital Business

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grocery chain Tesco generates $150 million in supply chain efficiencies via analytics. Oil and gas giant BP saves $7 billion a year with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. Hershey saves $500,000 per batch of candy with machine learning and IoT.

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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How to Deal With Digital Disruption 

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Digital business. Future of the enterprise. Future of work. Future workforce. Digital society. CIOs have to deal with these forces and futures — and more. The only constant is change. . Businesses are being disrupted and redisrupted constantly. But controlling the disruption isn’t the solution.

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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.

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.

Create the Right Type of Crisis Management Team

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When an oxygen tank exploded during the Apollo 13 mission to land on the moon, NASA quickly formed what it later called a “tiger” team — a small group of specialists with different areas of expertise to investigate the issue and figure out how to get the four astronauts home. Their work guided the actions of the flight crew to turn a major crisis into a shining moment in the history of the U.S. space program.

3 Ways to Embrace Proactive Data Ethics

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Should a K-12 education system collect data from school laptops to assess student performance? Or a car manufacturer collect and share data on vehicle trips to inform smart city programs?

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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.

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.