Gartner ThinkCast puts you at the intersection of business and technology with insights from the top experts on how to build a more successful organization, team and career in the Digital Era. Join us every other Tuesday to get your competitive advantage. View all Gartner ThinkCast episodes at https://www.gartner.com/podcasts/thinkcast
You can't have a discussion about the future without eventually referring to a book, a comic, a television show or some other science fiction. Reference stories and especially world-building are very powerful tools for Continuous Foresight. In this episode, we discuss the power of storytelling in business with the CEO of SciFutures, Ari Popper, who has worked with some of the world’s largest companies using sci-fi storytelling for transformation.
Your next negotiation really is life or death – or should feel like it. Ex-FBI lead hostage negotiator Chris Voss (18:55) provides his negotiation insights. Plus, Oversight CEO Terrence McCrossan (01:38) looks at the CFO’s role in digital transformation, and Ewan McIntyre (41:26) previews the 2019-20 Gartner CMO Spend Survey results.
Continuous Foresight is a discipline that organizations perpetually use to gather, process, and take action on information about their future business models and operating environments. This first episode introduces the concept of Continuous Foresight and provides a preview of this podcast series' good mix of practical application, case studies, trends, and special guests.
So you think you’re an innovative organization? Chances are, you’re wrong. Author Marissa Orr (24:26) joins Gartner ThinkCast to discuss how your organization can establish a truly innovative, empowering culture. Plus, Gartner experts Whit Andrews and Chris Howard (01:30) gives us the latest on digital transformation and Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019.
The key to success – in sports or business – is to make your move at the unlikeliest moment. In this episode, a panel of Gartner experts (1:43) reveals how even an economic downturn is a great opportunity for winning in the turns. Plus, Gartner Artificial Intelligence research lead Whit Andrews (32:00) guides us through the present and future state of AI.
As digital business significantly expands your partner ecosystem, your risk exposure grows exponentially. Gartner expert Chris Audet (01:26) reveals how you can spot the lurking dangers with your third-party partnerships, and helps you build better relationships with your providers. Also, Gartner expert Arup Roy (34:57) helps you build a stronger business case for Intelligent Automation Services.
Only you can set limits on your career. Pioneering U.S. Air Force Col. Nicole Malachowski (1:38), the first woman pilot in the elite Thunderbirds unit, shares her insights on flying through your career and life headwinds. Plus, Mike Griswold (42:59) tells us what separates the leaders in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25.
Yes, your supply chain can save the world – and no, that’s not hyperbole. We find out how Intel (01:53) is using its supply chain to lead the fight against modern slavery. Then, Gartner’s Dana Stiffler (40:06) tracks the progress of women in supply chain management. It’s a program about supply chain that everybody needs to hear.
What’s your boss thinking? We go inside your CEO’s mind as Mark Raskino (01:33) delves into the results of the 2019 Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey. Plus, we find out why you don’t need robots for robotic process automation (24:30), but you almost definitely need RPA to improve any facet of your business, from operations to audit to finance.
We all think we are staying focused on the future, but are looking far enough ahead? Serial entrepreneur Peter Hinssen (01:46) helps us look beyond tomorrow. Plus, Gartner expert Ian Beale (20:53) brings us together for Aligned Assurance, and author Patrick Lencioni (37:50) helps us find the ideal team player.
You already have the funds to support your digital transformation. Gartner expert Dennis Gannon (01:52) helps you unlock them by “winning in the turns.” Also, Gartner expert Avivah Litan (19:18) tells you why you need to take a fresh look at blockchain. Plus, former DuPont sales leader Maria Boulden (39:43) explains why the personal touch works best for energizing your team.
The majority of digital transformation initiatives fail. Yours does not have to join them. Gartner Chief of Research Mike Harris tells us what gives the innovation leaders their edge (01:37). Also, on Episode 184 of Gartner ThinkCast, Gartner experts Helen Huntley and Scott Morrison help tech product managers survive the digital era. Then, Gartner expert Mike Griswold reveals why adding digital to your supply chain does not automatically make it a digital supply chain.
Toss out those 250-page strategy documents. You only need one page. Gartner expert Heather Colella helps you master the art of the one-page strategy (01:41). Also, Gartner's Mark Driver makes sure you stay in compliance with Java's latest release and support changes (21:37); and we revisit a conversation with former NATO military commander Admiral James Stravidis on a common fear for all of us -- cybersecurity (43:37).
Best-selling author Daniel Coyle looks at what elevates the best groups and teams above the rest of us (01:53). Spoiler alert – it does not mean making everyone feel comfortable. Then, marketing guru, branding expert and author Afdhel Aziz helps you elevate your brand above the noise in today’s marketplace (26:54). And many companies are taking the approach of, “Ask not what you can do for our brand. Ask what our brand can do for you.” But Gartner expert Rick DeLisi (47:38) says it's the wrong ques
Here's THE winning formula for your career: "Act 1, introduce your hero and put him in a tree. Act 2, set fire to the tree. Act 3, get him out of the tree.” Yeah, there’s a story behind that quote, which is only fitting, because we’re going to talk about how storytelling can open new doors for you and your organization (1:42). We also see how work-life balance could shift in the future with Tamara McCleary (20:57), and assert ourselves with Leadership Power Language (43:57).
Battlefield lessons also apply to your workplace: “We knew that we would absolutely be there, period, because lives were on the line. And I believe that if we execute it that way in business, ... our digital transformation would look quite different.”
Groundbreaking U.S. Marine Corps pilot Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour empowers you, your team and your company to be stronger and more effective., and we'll follow your money down potentially dangerous wrong paths.
Enterprises need more than technology to enable digital transformation. They must change their culture, and CIOs and IT leaders must be at the forefront of those efforts. Also on this episode of Gartner ThinkCast, find out why Sales must stop selling and start enabling buyers, and hear more from smart decision-making expert Annie Duke.
Digital transformation cannot come fast enough for business leaders. So how do you speed up the process and ensure success? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we found out why the key is digital business model transformation. Then, smart decision-making expert (and renowned poker champion) Annie Duke tells us how to ensure you use the right data among all that data you're collecting. Finally, Gartner expert Alan Duncan looks at how midsize enterprise leaders can get bigger digital results.
Digital transformation demands more than finding the right digital skills -- you need digital talent that drives innovation. Join the Gartner ThinkCast conversation as we look at how to attract and keep the best digital talent, how HR can drive innovation, and what's most impacting Customer Service and Support leaders.
As 2019 unfolds, a prevailing question lingers: Will this be a good year or bad year? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we talk with leading experts on what to expect to impact your strategy, influence your IT spend, and transform your Marketing in 2019 and beyond.
Changing corporate culture can seem too big to tackle, but to enable digital transformation, it's too big to fail. How do you create a culture of innovation? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we learn the secret is to fail.
Customers are the lifeblood of our organizations, but chances are, your organization is not customer-centric. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, find out how to truly put your customers first -- both today and in the future.
Data drives every organization, but that does not mean your organization is data driven. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, find out how to organize, process and even speak data to gain the maximum benefits of your information.
Digital transforms every organization, but to reap the full benefits, they need their IT leaders to transform into digital leaders. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, find out how to step up and drive business value in your organization.
Every organization is disrupted by digital, but very few become true digital disruptors. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, find out how to turn digital into your advantage, no matter your size or location.
You spoke, we listened, so get ready for the new Gartner ThinkCast -- an expanded format designed to give you more insights and advice on the topics that most impact your agenda -- all crafted to better fit your busy schedule and your commute or business travel.
Everyone says they want to go digital, so why does it still seem as if Business and IT do not understand each other's goals and needs? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, former U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shares her insights on how to build a more collaborative cyber culture.
The intersection of artificial intelligence and customer experience is very busy these days. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we help you navigate using AI to enhance your CX initiatives by addressing questions put forward by you and your peers.
As more organizations deploy sales force automation, can it still provide a competitive advantage? In this Gartner ThinKCast conversation, Research Director Tad Travis looks at the steps to take and the mistakes to avoid to get an edge with your SFA initiative.
it seems obvious: Better integration of your Sales and Marketing will yield better results. But it's not easy. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, find out why the Gartner Sales & Marketing Conference can help you solve the winning equation.
Midsize enterprises face similar challenges as larger firms, but they need different solutions. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we explore how the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 MSE Program offers tailored answers.
What do IoT service providers need to do to truly stand out in the market? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we look at what end users expect -- and what they should they expect -- from IoT services.
The Gartner Keynote does more than set the tone for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we get a look at how the 2018 address could change what's on your organization's radar screen.
Where can you go to find out what will change your business in the future, what you need to be doing now to succeed, and what an NFL legend thinks of it all? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we find out what's on the agenda at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018.
Hype is a constant in anything IT-related, but it does not have to be a barrier. In this Gartner ThinkCast convesation, find out how the Gartner Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle can help you target the right solutions to meet your current and future needs.
The heart of digital transformation is people, not technology. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, futurist and author Seth Mattison shares how you can become the leader who can future-proof your team, your company and your career.
We know we need to be looking at AI now, but is your AI initiative really where it should be at this time? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we help you determine the answer, plus preview why you'll find more of the AI answers you need at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018.
As digital transformation reshapes how we live and work, companies and governments must take more responsibility and enter into a digital social contract. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Frank Buytendijk parses what it all means for you.
Digital transformation comes down to one word: Leadership. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we help you answer a vital question: Are you the right kind of leader to lead your enterprise to digital success?
Digital transformation goes well beyond just implementing digital technology. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses why digital demands a new corporate culture shift and mindset.
Despite the hype, most organizations right now do not use blockchain. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we look at what may be a surprising trend, that government is taking a lead role in adopting blockchain.
Forget the apocalyptic hype; artificial intelligence offers a burgeoning array of new job opportunities. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we found out why it's imperative on all of us to start preparing students now for the future of work.
Beyond the next great technology out there, you need to know where to find the next great technology solution. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we'll see if the answer might be waiting among the Gartner Cool Vendors 2018.
Forget the tech manuals and the latest leadership books. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we reveal why to boost your AI acumen and your IT career, it's time that you start reading more science fiction.
As artificial intelligence permeates more and more of what we do, you must plan for humans and robots to work side by side. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we look at why you must start by treating them more like equals.
Your business leaders hold customer experience in greater importance, and one question looms large over your CX initiatives: What is our return on investment? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Ed Thompson helps you deliver the right answers.
Diversity can improve your team's decision-making abilities by 87 percent. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, find out how one group's efforts to expand opportunities for women in supply chain hold lessons for all of us.
Sustainable Business will do more than save the planet -- it will save your business. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we'll explore why your supply chain is the key to creating a successful sustainable business.
Digital disruption impacts businesses of all sizes. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, find out how one midsize enterprise turned disruption into a competitive advantage -- and why that offers lessons for every organization.
Will there be room for humans in the workplace of the future? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Helen Poitevin looks at how you and your organization can survive -- and thrive -- in our changing work environment.
We take major steps to protect our information security, but are we doing enough to protect against the bigger threat of emerging technology risk. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, CEB now Gartner's Josh Downie says we're probably not.
Chances are very good that you are hindering your I&O initiatives by committing one of seven deadly cost optimization sins. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we help you determine what sins you're guilty of and how you can repent.
The Internet of Things is no longer on its way. It's here. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, IoT expert Mark Hung explores why it's time to take a practical approach to the IoT and how it can fit in your organization.
Sift through all the hype around blockchain, and you'll start to find some practical use cases across all industries and regions. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we help you determine if blockchain is ready for your organization to use to its advantage.
Digital disruption also gives tech and service providers a new opportunity for greater success and a competitive advantage. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, we look at what providers must do to survive and thrive in the digital era.
Digital disruption is so omnipresent that we're all beginning to suffer from digital fatigue. Use this Gartner ThinkCast discussion to wake up your organization and gain the advantage from digital disruption.
What must business and government leaders do to maximize the benefits of digital transformation for all of us? In this Gartner ThinkCast interview, we catch up with digital business expert Jorge Lopez on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
We want to know what 2018 holds for IT spend patterns in our region and across the globe. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Chief Forecaster John Lovelock parses the final 2017 numbers for what they forecast for this year and beyond.
IT leaders must take a proactive role in shaping the next generation of IT and business professionals. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analysts Mark Raskino, Patrick Meehan and Mary Mesaglio say it's time to get involved in your local education system.
When your business executives ask what new technology can do for the business, don't answer them -- show them. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analysts Mark Raskino, Patrick Meehan and Mary Mesaglio discuss what new technologies to track and how to introduce them.
Everyone talks about the CIO taking more vocal role in digital transformation initiatives. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analysts Mark Raskino, Patrick Meehan and Mary Mesaglio discuss how to do it without hindering your career.
Digital transformation calls on CIOs to take an assertive, vocal role. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversations, analysts Mark Raskino, Patrick Meehan and Mary Mesaglio discuss what you must resolve to do to build a better organization, team and career.
One thing you are definitely have is questions on how to use and benefit from artificial intelligence. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, AI expert Whit Andrews tackles the top AI concerns of you and your peers.
There’s an emerging language we all need to learn to speak properly – information. We explore the benefits of speaking data. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Valerie Logan helps us all to become multilingual.
It’s time to unlock your organization’s most powerful storyteller: Your data. Turn your data and analytics into a narrative of business success. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Jim Richardson gives your data a stronger voice.
Vendor positioning is not the same as the messaging, yet they share a couple of core traits: They must be strong and clear. Find out how to strengthen your position. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Hank Barnes provides some clarity.
Let’s spin the artificial intelligence lens around to see how AI impacts tech providers. Find out what they should be doing and what all enterprises must be asking. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Jim Hare provides some perspective.
Get to know these four letters: GDPR. The European Union is rolling out new data privacy rules that will impact every organization around the globe. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, analyst Mark Horvath tackles your peers’ most-pressing questions.
If you’re looking for an artificial intelligence solution, how do you find the right provider? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Gartner’s Whit Andrews offers up seven questions you should be asking to find out if an AI solution is truly effective and the right one for your organization.
Digital transformation requires CIOs to build an ever-expanding set of skills, but not just technical skills. In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Gartner’s Suzanne Adnams and Bruce Robertson discuss the people skills today’s CIO needs for success.
What if you have radically inspired leadership — and a radically inspired life — just waiting for you to unleash it? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, John O’Leary shares his powerful personal tale of survival, but the real story he wants to convey is your story: that you can do great things and you don’t need an accident or Mt. Everest to become a better you.
What if the key to being a great CIO in the digital age was being a great storyteller? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Gartner’s Suzanne Adnams and Bruce Robertson explain why leadership is the keyword for CIOs in the Digital Age, as they must move beyond directing just IT and be more vocal, impactful leaders across the enterprise.
How can CIOs enact a true digital culture change? In this three-part Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Gartner’s Bard Papegaaij and Claire Jorgensen discuss how CIOs must drive their organizations to new success with an impactful digital culture change.
CIOs have a great opportunity to use culture change to improve their organization, but can sometimes get in their own way. In this three-part Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Gartner’s Bard Papegaaij and Claire Jorgensen discuss why CIOs should stop fearing the culture change that comes with digital transformation.
Digital transformation demands we change how we do business, but sometimes that change can be risky to employee satisfaction and culture. In this three-part Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Gartner’s Bard Papegaaij and Claire Jorgensen discuss why the CIO must lead the digital culture change, what they must be careful not to do, and what the proper steps are to successfully create a winning digital culture.
Can IoT implementation really be as easy as 1-2-3? In this Gartner ThinkCast conversation, Gartner Research Vice President Erik Heidt joins us to discuss the three major steps you need to take to start acting on your Internet of Things strategy.