Gartner Sets CIO Leadership Forum for Jan. 25-27

To help CIOs deal with new, unprecedented challenges that require them to make critical changes across their enterprises and IT organizations, Gartner Inc. is holding its CIO Leadership Forum on Jan,. 25-27, 2009 in Palm Springs, Calif. Learn more about this invitation-only event, and submit an application to attend.

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More than ever CIOs are being asked by business to do much more with much less.

To help CIOs deal with new, unprecedented challenges that require them to make critical changes across their enterprises and IT organizations, Gartner Inc. is holding its CIO Leadership Forum on Jan,. 25-27, 2009. The invitation-only event will take place at the Hyatt Grand Champion Resort, Villas & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif.

According to Gartner, 2009 will be a make-or-break year for CIOs and IT as they're mandated to create innovative solutions that deliver results at the lowest possible cost.

Gartner's CIO Leadership Forum is geared toward helping CIOs figure out how to juggle their complex operational, strategic and transformation responsibilities.

The CIO Leadership Forum is for CIOs and driven by CIOs. The agenda and interactive dialogue are based on the major themes shaping the CIO agenda, with input from more than 1,000 CIOs. The speakers include leading IT and business practitioners, who will talk about how they're facing the challenge and leading the change.

During Gartner's CIO Leadership Forum, attendees will:

  • Network with influential industry CIOs
  • Validate their strategies and assess risk with those who truly know the CIOs objectives
  • Consult privately with Gartner's most senior analysts, including experts from Gartner Executive Programs
  • Receive results and actionable take-aways derived from a comprehensive survey of CIO priorities


  • Gartner CIO Leadership Forum Speakers include:

    Randy Spratt, EVP & CIO, McKesson Corp., who has led enterprise change at the company, including reinventing how the leadership teams work with IT. Spratt will share his experiences and his approaches for participants to lead change.

    Warren McFarlan, Dermit Dunphy Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration. McFarlan will identify three major themes shaping the business environment for the next 50 years: leadership, globalization, and the changing face of market-based capitalism. McFarlan will discuss what each of these items mean to CIOs as they enter the most financially-challenged time since the early 1930s.

    Application for registration is available from Gartner here.

    Acceptance of all applicants is at the discretion of Gartner. Please complete this preliminary registration form and once your application has been reviewed and approved by Gartner, applicants will be contacted for your payment preference and full registration details.



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