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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
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It’s easy to get lost in the big ideas behind digital acceleration, and not know how to move forward in a tactical way. In today’s episode, Kasey Panetta, Gartner ThinkCast host, speaks with Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst, about five digital acceleration hacks — plus Mary’s favorite all-time hack that you can start implementing with your team today. Related Links: 9 Hacks to Accelerate Digital Business Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ The IT Roadmap for Digital Business Transformation
Rob O’Donohue, Senior Director Analyst in Gartner’s CIO Research Group, joins Gartner ThinkCast host, Kasey Panetta, to learn more about Rob's research on neurodiverse talent.  Rob shares how organizations can tap into neurodivergent talent pool, the unique attributes these candidates can bring to the organization and how the interview process and workplace should foster an inclusive environment. Related Links:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Center Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™
Executives make a lot of decisions and stand accountable for outcomes of those decisions. In this episode of Gartner ThinkCast,  host Kasey Panetta speaks with Mike Rollings to talk about reengineering decision making to deliver better outcomes. Mike speaks about how this idea of studying decision making came about and shares the biggest challenges executives face.
Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) has an overall higher level of visibility and credibility with business leaders than it has ever had before. In this Gartner ThinkCast episode, Roger Williams, VP Analyst, joins ThinkCast Host Kasey Panetta to discuss the new position I&O leaders are in today, how they forge ahead and the importance of infrastructure- led Innovation. Related Links Gartner’s Top Insights for IT Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference
In this Gartner ThinkCast episode, host Kasey Panetta speaks with Peter Firstbrook, VP Analyst, about the top security and risk management trends for 2021. You'll hear how how Peter’s team decides which trends make the list and why.  Related Links: Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
On this episode of ThinkCast, Gartner host Kasey Panetta talks with Whit Andrews, Gartner Distinguished Vice President Analyst,  about the Gartner 2021 Digital Worker Experience Survey.  The survey featured worker feedback from across the globe, including the United States, Europe, Japan, China and India, on how their lives and productivity changed over the past year Learn more: Gartner Digital Workplace Conferences
From XOps to data fabric and smarter, more responsible AI, Gartner ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta talks with Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst,  Gartner Fellow, and the lead researcher on the top 10 data and analytics trends for 2021. In this conversation, Rita shares all ten data and analytic trends and why they matter to D&A leaders today.
With an increase in remote working, organizations are grappling with future workforce models. Hybrid workforce models can create challenges but also increase agility and resilience.     In this episode of Gartner ThinkCast, host Kasey Panetta speaks with Alexia Cambon, Research Director, to talk about the pros and cons of a hybrid workforce. Alexia shares common barriers that prevent executives from fully-embracing hybrid workforce models and what a hybrid model means for on-site employees.  Related Links:  Read eBook: Dispel 7 Myths to Prepare for a Hybrid Future of Work Learn more: Gartner ReImagine HR Conference Read article: Are You a Hybrid Workforce Champion or a Laggard?
Have you thought about how vaccine passports or certificates will affect your workplace? As vaccine rollouts increase around the world, organizations need to start thinking about the strategies for their own employees.  In this episode, Gartner ThinkCast Host Kasey Panetta speaks with Donna Medeiros, Sr Director Analyst, about digital vaccine certificates and how vaccine distribution is impacting workplaces today.  If you missed our first episode on vaccine strategy with Donna, listen now. Related Links: Read More: Smarter With Gartner Visit: Gartner's Complimentary COVID-19 Resource Center Watch Webinar: The Impact of the COVID-19 Vaccine on Your Strategy
While a typical New Year's resolution might be to eat healthier or find time to focus on a new hobby, resolutions for 2021 probably look a little bit different In this episode, Gartner ThinkCast Host, Kasey Panetta speaks with Michelle Bazargan, Sr Director Analyst, to discuss the Gartner CIO Resolutions for 2021. Related Links Attend the Conference: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® Download the eBook: Top Priorities for IT: Leadership Vision for 2021 Read the Article: 10 CIO Resolutions for 2021
Today it is clear that businesses need a reset, not only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but because technological advances demand it. In this episode, Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst, and Daryl Plummer, Managing Vice President, connect virtually to discuss the Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond. Trends such as neuromorphic computing, dna storage and virtual experiences might be a bit futuristic, but are imminent.  Related Links: Read more: Gartner Top 10 Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond Attend event: CIO Conferences Download eBook: Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends 2021
Is your organization prepared with a COVID-19 vaccine strategy? From mandatory vaccinations to keeping employees safe, there are many layers to the distribution strategy. These conversations will vary depending on geography and organizational setup, but all business leaders need to anticipate questions that will arise and scenario planning. In this episode, Gartner ThinkCast Host Kasey Panetta speaks with Donna Medeiros, Sr Director Analyst, about a few of the considerations and challenges business leaders need to address. Related Links: Learn More: Gartner COVID-19 Resource Center Read More: 5 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out Attend Webinar: Panel Discussion: What the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Means for Your Enterprise Read More: Smarter With Gartner
As we near the beginning of a new year, we’re turning our attention back to the ThinkCast episodes that highlight the events of the past year. These episodes tell the story of 2020: a worldwide pandemic, unprecedented disruption, protests, and an uncertain path forward.  From our extensive series on COVID-19, diversity, equity and inclusion, and top trends coverage to our thought leadership on how organizations need to think about the future of the business, Gartner ThinkCast brought Gartner insights directly to you. On behalf of our podcasting team, thank you for joining us on our journey of 2020 and we’ll see you next year. Related Links: Download: How to Build A Resilient Organization Learn More: Gartner Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Center Read More: Why Now Is the Time to Accelerate Digital Download: Guide to Scenario Planning for Functional Leaders
COVID-19 changed the CIO's relationships with the C-suite and they must continue to adapt for the road ahead.  In this episode, we reveal the most important takeaways from the Gartner 2021 CIO Agenda. Gartner ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta interviews Andy Rowsell-Jones, distinguished VP analyst with Gartner's CIO & Executive Leadership Research team about the four key activities that distinguishes top organizations from the rest.  Related Links: Read more: CIO Agenda 2021: Invest in Your Supply Chain (Before It’s Too Late) Download guide: The 2021 CIO Agenda: Seize This Opportunity for Digital Business Acceleration Read more: CIO Agenda: Focus on Digital Products and Self-Service Options
Nearly half of CIOs say they now employ artificial intelligence (AI) or intend to within the next 12 months. But how to make AI a core IT competency still eludes most organizations. In this epsiode, Gartner ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta interviews Whit Andrews, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. Whit shares five crucial habits for successful AI programs and one major mistake that organizations tend to make. Related Links: Download: Gartner Emerging Technology Roadmap Read more: 5 Habits of Organizations With Successful AI Learn more: Gartner CIO Conferences
This year's top strategic technology trends highlight those trends that will drive significant disruption and opportunity over the next five to 10 years.  Hyperautomation, AI engineering and distributed cloud are among the nine technologies that have significant transformative potential.  In this episode, Kasey Panetta, Gartner ThinkCast Host, hears from Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst, and Brian Burke, Research VP as they discuss the trends. Mary and Brian share the trends they find most interesting and what will have the most impact.
What are the seven characteristics of a successful digital leader? In this episode, Gartner ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta interviews Mary Mesaglio, Distinguished VP Analyst about her recent research that dives into how leaders need to think differently in a digital world.
Increasing pressure to keep pace has HR executives scrambling to hire and retain talent prepared for agility.  In this episode, Gartner VP Caroline Walsh explains to Jackie Wiles, Associate Content Director, why organizations must prioritize resilience, not just efficiency, to succeed. The need to respond at speed to the impact of the pandemic revealed that years of focusing heavily on efficiency had often led to organizational fragility and vulnerability. Now organizations must adjust. During this interview, Walsh Walsh discusses the highs and lows for employees as organizations try to build more sustainable processes and work design.
In this episode of ThinkCast, host Kasey Panetta interviews Dion Love, a Vice President of Advisory Services at Gartner.  In order to deliver on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, leaders must take a look at how the traditional hiring process needs to change for organizations to create diverse digital workforces.
In part 2 of the Gartner ThinkCast special series on the Executives Role in Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Kasey Panetta interviews Christie Struckman, VP Analyst to talk about confronting behaviors that marginalize underrepresented employees. Christie explains that any employee can marginalize or be the target of marginalization and once these behaviors are recognized, they must be confronted.
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Todd Thomsen

Also a wonderful conversation about women and supply chain positions. I would like to know that as you track the percentage of women in supply chain positions including leadership, how is that a representation of the number of women that are qualified? in other words, what is the ratio of women to men that are qualified for these roles, versus the the ratio of women to men who hold these rolls?

Aug 9th
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Todd Thomsen

the conversation around forced labor was great. it was very difficult to follow the conversation, because Jessica was consistently using a filler word "um" . After Jessica started using it with great frequency so did Mike and Scott. Those feeling words detracted from the conversation and drew the focus on figuring out how many times does filler words were being used.

Aug 9th
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