Gartner Monday Session Recap

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Fastest registration line EVER. I zipped in, and zipped right out with my badge. Good job, @Gartner_Events!

Keynote session was full, and I had to watch it from one of the overflow ballrooms.

Peter Sondergaard, global head of Gartner Research, provided the opening comments, and then we heard from Gartner analysts: Daryl Plummer, Hung LeHong, and Tina Nunno.

Some highlights:

Today we’re facing a perfect storm, fueled by more disruptive technologies than ever before.” -Gene Hall

Sondergaard –

  • Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.
  • Cloud, social, information, and mobile – is the new nexus. Other architectures will become obsolete.
  • Public cloud services will grow five times faster than IT enterprise spending, 19 percent annually through 2015.
  • Companies that use leading risk indicators will outperform their competitors.

Plummer –

  • A post modern business rethinks the status quo and embraces relationships with its customers, suppliers, and partners.
  • IT must embrace phrases like customer delight, customer involvement, customer intimacy.
  • Cloud computing is hard to deny, at 19 percent growth (refers to a previous quote).
  • Three out of 10 businesses will become cloud service brokers, and that’s how they will survive.

Nunno –

  • Businesses need to transform, rethink IT, and embrace creative destruction.
  • Managing destruction is just as important as managing creation. When you get back to work, go destroy something.

You can read more about the Gartner Opening Keynote here.

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