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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 conference coverage

 Ken McGee of Gartner  Keynote at ITxpo 2011 Tina Nummo of Gartner  Visa Europe Presentation

If you didn’t have the chance to attend either of Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo conferences, TechTarget had teams at both the US and European shows. 

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Read all the news, tips and advice that was generated from the Barcelona and Orlando based conferences.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Barcelona, Spain

Intelligent augmented reality demonstrated by Autonomy's CEO
Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, used a poster of Mona Lisa and film posts of Harry Potter and Despicable Me demonstrate how the company’s technology could capture images of the posters whilst running on an iPad. Find out what took place during Lynch’s “The biggest transition in the history of IT” where Lynch discussed the future of interactive technology.

Cloud won’t make it on the squad, says London Olympics CIO
London Olympics CIO, Gerry Pennell, feels cloud computing is a far cry from being ready for any mission-critical applications during the 2012 games. Discover why in a presentation, at Gartner Symposium, he said “It would be a very brave man who would use cloud computing to measure athletic performance.”

Visa Europe CIO talks IT challenges at its banks after separation from US
Steve Chambers, CIO at Visa Europe, shares how the separation of Visa Europe from Visa Inc required a new IT system. Read why Chambers took the decision to revert back to the US system, after the new version had finally gone live.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Orlando, Florida

Top 10 tips on how CIOs can demonstrate the value of IT
Since the CIO job title was invented the CIO has stressed over trying to close the gap between IT spending and tangible business results. New research released will do little to lower the CIOs anxiety levels, so read these 10 tips on how to demonstrate the value of IT.

CIOs talk enterprise technology and money money money
More than 100 CIOs and IT professionals discuss their main concern with enterprise mobility at ITxpo – money. Other concerns included security and how the employee push to use consumer grade technology is unstoppable.

Gartner tells CIOs to generate more revenue for the sake of their budgets
CIOs must drive and generate new revenue or risk losing their budgets and maybe even their departments, according to Gartner. Find out what Gartner has put in its "new CIO manifesto." 

Kaplan’s CIO aims to makes data dance for mobile app digital users
Bernardo Rodriguez, CIO of Kaplan, discusses a challenge that has become a top concern for CIOs: Making data dance for the digital user. Rodriguez tells how he needs to make his company a more digitally centric company, and a more user-centric company.

CIOs share views on value of a good leader and gaining power with common sense
Stop being an order taker and start using your common sense, was the advice from an IT director at a large US pharmaceutical company. Find out his views on too many IT departments giving power away, by only taking orders, instead of remembering to treat end users like customers.

Creative destruction encouraged at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
Read why Gartner analysts are urging CIOs to embrace creative destruction and to “re-imagine IT.” According to the research house, CIOs need to take a step back and occasionally embrace a little imperfection.

More tips and news for the CIO
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This was first published in November 2011

 

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