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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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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

    The State of DEI

    The State of DEI

    Mentions of diversity, equity and inclusion — sometimes shortened to “DEI” — on S&P 500 earnings calls have increased 658% just since 2018. What’s more, nearly nine in 10 Fortune 100 companies list equity as one of their corporate values. We’re making progress on this topic, which is critical to both business and our society, but we’ve got a long way to go.
    In the first episode of a three-part series on one of the most pressing issues of our time, guest host Rob O’Donohue, a Senior Director, Analyst in Gartner's CIO Research Group, sits down with Chris Steadley, Gartner’s Global Head of DEI. The two discuss the changes they’ve seen over the past few years, especially in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and movements for social justice, who is ultimately responsible for DEI, and what progressive leaders are doing right — and where they can take steps to do better.
    Dig Deeper:
    Explore: The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Center
    Download: How to Measure Your DEI Efforts
    Learn More: Gartner ReimagineHR Conference: The Premier Conference for CHROs and Their Teams

    • 20 min
    A Look Back at 2021 With Gartner’s Chief of Research

    A Look Back at 2021 With Gartner’s Chief of Research

    Have you ever wondered how Gartner selects topics to feature in research? Are you curious about how topics evolve throughout the years? Want to know what’s on the schedule for 2022?
    In this episode, ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta is joined by Chris Howard, Gartner’s Chief of Research, to talk about key topics from 2021 and 2022. They’ll also talk about his role at Gartner, his favorite pieces of research, and his advice for executives in 2022.
    Related Links:
    Read: Gartner Research Insights
    Download: 2022 CIO Agenda: Create an Action Plan to Master Business Composability
    Download: Top Strategic Technology Trends

    • 19 min
    Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

    Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

    From NFTs to widespread internet access to cybersecurity attacks so damaging nations will respond with physical attacks, this year’s strategic predictions will broaden how IT executives think about the future. 
    In this episode, ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta is joined by Daryl Plummer, Distinguished Analyst & Gartner Fellow, to discuss Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2022 and beyond. Daryl shares his favorite prediction, which one was the most controversial and the themes that tie them all together.
    Related Links:
    Read: You’ll Be Breaking Up With Bad Customers — and 9 Other Predictions for 2022 and Beyond
    Download: 2022 CIO Agenda: Create an Action Plan to Master Business Composability
    Download: Top Strategic Technology Trends

    • 27 min
    What Made the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends List for 2022

    What Made the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends List for 2022

    The Gartner Top Strategic Technology trends will act as force multipliers over the next three to five years. These trends are critical to business, enabling the growth, digitalization and efficiency that organizations need in today’s world. 
    In this episode, ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta is joined by Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP analyst, to discuss some of the trends, including hyperautomation, generative AI, distributed enterprise, privacy-enhancing computation and cloud-native platforms. Arun also explains the three overarching themes that drive the research and shares which technology is his favorite to talk about.
    Related Links:
    Read More: Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022
    Download: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022 eBook
    Download: The 2022 CIO Agenda: Create an Action Plan to Master Business Composability
    Learn More: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™

    • 23 min
    Gartner Keynote: Leading IT in a Disrupted World

    Gartner Keynote: Leading IT in a Disrupted World

    Where we work, where we consume, where we innovate, where we generate business value — all of it has changed in the past two years. This raises a key question for CIOs and IT executives — where next? 
    In this episode, ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta is joined by Helen Poitevin, VP analyst and content coordinator for the keynote at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2021 which explored where CIOs and IT executives need to focus and what opportunities exist in disruption.
    Related Links:
    Read: Where CIOs and IT Leaders Will Go Next
    Download: 2022 CIO Agenda: Create an Action Plan to Master Business Composability
    Learn More: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™

    • 17 min
    Prepare Your Organization for Zero Trust

    Prepare Your Organization for Zero Trust

    What is Zero Trust? The Zero Trust security model has become a popular marketing term, but security and risk leaders need to separate the hype from the true business benefits. 
    In this episode, ThinkCast host Kasey Panetta is joined by Gartner expert John Watts to talk about Zero Trust. John will share what Zero Trust is, the technical challenges and business benefits, as well as if achieving 100% Zero Trust is even possible.
    Related Links:
    Read: The Top 8 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021-2022
    Download: Protect your Business Assets with a Roadmap for Maturing Information Security Program
    Learn More: Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2021

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

firefox2013 ,

Please go back to shorter format

I really enjoyed the shorter format where you treated a specific topic after which one could reflect on the ideas discussed, formulate next steps and dig deeper. But the larger format is really distracting as you jump from topic to topic. It also is contrary to the established research on learning abilities and information absorption (smaller chunks are better.)
In any case, this podcast really provides new insights and different perspectives to issues of the day while guiding to the future. Thanks for that.

Arlie K ,

An amazing resource!

Gartner's ThinkCast has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!

bizleader5 ,

Valuable insights for leaders

Love getting into the minds of Gartner experts. The topics are spot on for what matters today. It’s like a quick take of the latest Gartner research.

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