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Gartner: The Futuristic CIO

Tuesday, June 1 at 11:00 AM - Room 3105, Desmarais Hall

Business Is Evolving; So Must IT

  • How and why does the evolving CIO role differ from its historical convention?
  • What impact will evolving business and IT models have on necessary CIO behaviors and skills?
  • What should CIOs do to establish or maintain their personal viability in these new business contexts? 


Ellen S. Kitzis is a vice president of Research at Gartner. She specializes in research for IT leaders, focusing on key issues such as IT-business alignment, organizational change, IT management strategies, governance, the CIO and the role of the IT leadership team. Traveling throughout the 50 states and Latin America, Ms. Kitzis frequently speaks with groups of CIOs on topical themes and issues. She is a spokesperson for Gartner for various CIO publications and has appeared a number of times on CNBC. She is co-author with Marianne Broadbent of "The New CIO Leader: Setting the Agenda and Delivering Results" (HBS Press, 2005).

Presented by:
Ellen Kitzis, Gartner