Gartner IT Symposium Xpo 2019 gave the opportunity to explore the technology, insights, and trends that are transforming the future of the IT and business world. The event, which took place in Orlando Florida, brought together thousands of CIOs and IT executives who discussed the most interesting topics regarding data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, culture, user experience, cybersecurity, among others.
An important part of this symposium was to focus on recognizing that technology is building every aspect of how we work, communicate, and share in the present. It is important to emphasize that we live in a digital society where we are connected with everyone all the time. In this way, our environment evolves every day, our leadership skills have to be formed around what this digital age dictates and the strategies for those who run companies will be based on innovative technologies that will help drive your business forward.
The Gartner IT Symposium Xpo addressed three main topics:
Technology and information, where we examine the opportunities and risks of adopting new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to accelerate the path of transformation and the digital age.
Leadership, where the real challenge is to adapt and evolve with the digital society, applying it to an organizational culture at work.
And the business strategy, where we discover that having simple tactics helps complex businesses.
How can such issues help the global community of CIOs and IT executives? CIOs are called upon to lead and inspire their teams through transformative work models, collaborative practices and cultures. The Gartner IT Symposium Xpo helps them become interested in the chance to connect with other collaborators across regions and industries and gain new perspectives, feedback and opportunities in the digital world. Hand in hand with this, the conferences given during the symposium seek to enrich the organizations so that they themselves have a long-term strategy as far as technology is concerned.
In these conferences we can find a topic-focused agenda that covers the challenges mentioned above with the following subjects: Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics, Customer and User Experience, Digital Business Transformation, Emerging, and Disruptive Technologies, People and Culture Leadership, and Security, Risk and Compliance. Each of them explores how to move into an analytic culture in the big data world, focusing on storytelling, user experience, and understanding to align the world of employees, allies, and customers in a physical-digital line.
One of the talks that our CEO, Carlos and our CTO, Ramiro, were able to attend was that of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web in 1989 and currently works at the Institute of Technology as a professor of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, in the UK. A second guest keynote lecture was by Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State during the period 2001-2005 and has dedicated his life to public service for over 50 years.
Gartner is a leading company that equips leaders and their teams in each of the major business functions with the knowledge, advice, and tools they need to achieve their mission priorities and build tomorrow's most successful organizations. We are happy to participate in this great event that receives more than 9,000 people each year, which showcases the talent of 190 experts and has more than 350 sessions. We are sure this will cause an incredible impact on Inflection Point to keep us ahead of the competition and thus increase the value of our organization, with key initiatives and an unsurpassed attitude.
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About Inflection Point
Inflection Point is a leading software solutions company with more than 16 years of experience developing core technology, digital and enterprise solutions. It is a top-ranked company by the Great Place to Work Institute for the last 9 years, Inc5000, Best Working Mother Mexico and for the past two years, it has been named as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Maryland. Headquartered close to Washington DC and with extensive experience working with companies in the US, Europe and Latin America in the Financial, Healthcare, Education, Security, High Tech and Hospitality industries, its multidisciplinary team of business analysts, consultants, designers, testers and software developers helps companies accelerate their innovation and grow their business.