As others entered the stage, there was perfunctory applause. However, when Dave entered a roar of applause erupted, and the event ground to a halt for several minutes.
Sitting in the audience at Gartner Symposium 2013 over the next several days I saw this reaction several times. When Dave Cappuccio, Vice President and Chief of Research at Gartner speaks, people listen.
He made the case for the “Infinite Data Center” concept – increasing data center performance and productivity without growing beyond the current facility. He guided the audience through a strategy that allows IT organizations to grow revenue without increasing the IT budget.
The strategies and concepts were not only thought provoking but inspired and challenged the audience to think about their roles differently. How IT could provide leadership to their organizations dealing with a NEXUS of forces – convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that drive new business scenarios – that are innovative and disruptive on their own but together are revolutionizing business and society, disrupting old business models and creating new leaders.
It was clear he had insights and answers to many of the issues and he could help organizations develop strategies that would address questions like “What are the IT inhibitors to transforming the business into a growth engine?” “What strategies can a CIO employ to overcome the challenge of transforming the business without increasing the IT budget?” and “How can IT leaders explain this value to the CEO or CFO in business terms?”
From this inspiration, this Gartner webcast was born. Dave tackles these issues and provides a construct that came to be used to answer these questions for each customer’s unique circumstances as our featured guest. Moreover, Dave guides IT leaders in how to manage reactions from thought leadership that pushes organizations out of their traditional comfort zones so they can transform their business into a growth engine.
Take a look and let us know your thoughts.