WTA Presents: Gartner’s 2022 Tech Trends and Effective Communications: The Art of Storytelling

When:  Jan 20, 2022 from 14:00 to 18:00 (CT)

Join the WTA to hear Rob Rizzo, CIO, Research and Advisory at Gartner, as he discusses the top tech trends of 2022.

Additionally, Rob will also take a deeper look at how story telling can impact your company’s ability to implement new and innovative technology. Many IT teams struggle to communicate the business value of IT to executive leadership, using tactical measures and metrics that do not convey business value. Learn how IT leaders and departments should craft their value message and the supporting metrics as a narrative that tells how IT can impact critical business outcomes.

Some things to think about before you attend this compelling programming:
  • What are the 3-5 things most important to your business stakeholders? (How would stakeholders describe those in terms of “value”?)
  • How would you describe your current mode of communicating value, conveying information and requests?
  • What makes it difficult to orient conversations and metrics to business value?

Bio:  Rob Rizzo has 30+ years of business process and IT experience. As an Executive Advisor in Gartner’s CIO Leadership Council he advises clients on topics including IT operating model design, product line management, enterprise digitization, IT strategic planning, accelerating IT clock speed, enterprise architecture, talent development, change leadership and communicating the value of IT.

Prior to joining Gartner Mr. Rizzo held executive level IT, Sales and Supply Chain roles in Fortune 500 firms such as Unilever, Bristol-Myers Squibb, SC Johnson, Cargill and Johnson Controls. He’s led multiple transformation programs and global IT organizations. He also held a Leadership Partner role in Gartner’s EITL practice where he advised Application and PPM clients.

Mr. Rizzo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ohio University and previously served as a Supply Chain Officer within the United States Army where he achieved the rank of Captain. He resides in Milwaukee, WI.

Location

Brookfield Conference Center
325 S Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
USA