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Valentin T. Sribar
GVP
23 years with Gartner
25 years in IT industry

Val Sribar leads Gartner's Enterprise Software Research Group. This group consists of eight teams covering: Analytics & BI, Customer Systems/CRM, Content Management & Collaboration, Information Management & Infrastructure, ERP, Application Governance & Strategy, Application Development, and Application Integration.… Read Full Bio

Digital Natives/Immigrants – A Question of Time?

by Val Sribar  |  November 17, 2008

Reading Gene Phifer’s blog post Some Digital Immigrants Just Don’t Get It reminded me of a presentation on Digital Natives as customers that I delivered earlier this week in the Netherlands.  One of the points that jumped out in the session is that Digital Natives tend to make a fair amount of time to do things […]

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Flashmobs and Rallying People to a Cause

by Val Sribar  |  October 10, 2008

About a year ago, I ran across a video in a friend’s Facebook called Frozen Grand Central.  I thought it was hysterical.  I didn’t know at the time, but this is called a flashmob, which Clay Shirky discussed at Gartner Web Innovation Summit a couple of weeks ago.  It struck me that this was a great […]

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Application Stories – AADI Summit

by Val Sribar  |  October 8, 2008

My first post mentioned stories.  For the next few months, I will be highligting one of the major venues where you can see and hear applications stories – the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit, taking place Dec 8-10 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas (co-located back to back with the Enterprise Architecture Summit).  For the […]

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Stories Where Life, Business and Applications Meet

by Val Sribar  |  October 8, 2008

One of the greatest things in life is a compelling story.  As a kid, I remember listening to my dad tell stories about his work and travels.  I remember spending three years as a teenager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia devouring every book I could find – not only because I loved to read, but because there was […]

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