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NATI brings Gartner to St. John's!

Thursday, August 16, 2018




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On April 10th, 2014, NATI brought Gartner Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, to deliver an interactive session with Gartner Analyst Chris Howard. Chris was recently promoted to the top Research position at Gartner - VP, Distinguished Analyst and Chief of Research - putting him in the top 10 of Analysts in terms of research quality/quantity, peer review and customer rating!

To view Chris Howard's slides from the NATI Gartner Event, please click on each of the links below:

Session 1: Top 10 Technology Trends

Session 2: From Sand Hill to Signal Hill

Session 3: Digital Business Concepts


Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for technology companies to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in over 13,000 distinct organizations.

Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and has 5,700 associates, including more than 1,435 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries.


Chris Howard is a VP, Distinguished Analyst and Chief of Research for Gartner's Enterprise Software group. In that role, Mr. Howard ensures that the research agenda meets the needs of IT leaders and influences the overall practice of enterprise technology. Mr. Howard also leads the Nexus of Forces research agenda, which was a major Gartner theme for 2013.

Mr. Howard has been involved in multiple areas of technology for the past 20 years: as a consultant, teacher, developer, architect and analyst. His experience covers enterprise application architecture, program management, multimedia and training. At US Bank, Mr. Howard was responsible for development framework architecture, branch renewal and emerging technology. Prior to joining the bank, he owned his own company specializing in technology applications for multimedia and performance.


8:15 - 8:45 AM  Registration and Coffee

9:00 - 10:00 AM   Session 1: Top 10 Technology Trends
Take a trip through Gartner's top 10 technology trends and understand how they are interconnected, and how they can be used to support and create new business scenarios.

10:00 - 10:15 AM  Break

10:15 - 11:15 AM   Session 2: From Sand Hill to Signal Hill
In this session, we'll review regional and global opportunities for startups, especially focused on how entrepreneurs can support leading edge requirements arising from the Top 10 Strategic Technology session.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Session 3: Digital Business Concepts
The forces of Mobile, Social, Cloud, and Information (especially advanced analytics) are combining with the Internet of Everything to create entirely new digital businesses in all industries. Characteristics of the digital business include the convergence of physical and virtual (e.g., smart cities), increasingly autonomous "things" that negotiate with each other, and new sources of value and revenue resulting from mediated transactions. This fun look into the future (much of which is actually already here) will leave you with a perspective of what is possible, and how to work towards it.

1:30 - 6:00 PM  Meetings with Sponsoring Companies