Category: Software Created on Monday, 30 July 2012 09:55 Published Date
by MTHULISI SIBANDA
South Africa Bureau
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for the 2012 Gartner Symposium, which will focus on meeting the challenges of extreme information management, are at an advanced stage.
The event is scheduled for Cape Town, South Africa from August 28-30.
Tom Scholtz, spokesperson of the organisers said the theme this year is Focus, Connect and Lead.
“Extreme information management presents CIOs with a whole new set of challenges – and also the opportunity to deepen their leadership.
"The agenda at this year’s Symposium will help IT leaders look at the real issues, what opportunities there are to connect applications with business and stakeholders, and how they can take a lead in transforming IT in business,” he added.
The symposium will once again bring together top IT leaders to deepen their understanding and sharpen their skills.
Tina Nunno, Gartner Vice President and Research Director in the US-based CIO Research Group, will give a series of presentations on how CIOs can navigate complex decisions and sensitive organisational politics, as well as on management issues like working with the board of directors, executive communication strategies, change leadership and governance
BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) expert, Partha Iyengar, will discuss how local CIOs can help their organisations exploit the opportunities that come with South Africa’s entry into the community.
The special guest speaker will be Jasper Horrell, the manager of Science Computing and Innovation for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.
This year, there will be more than 50 presentations from 18 acknowledged global thought leaders.
Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company and a valuable partner to 60 000 clients in 11 500 organizations.