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Peter Sondergaard
Former Executive Vice President, Research & Advisory
25 years at Gartner
29 years IT Industry

Peter Sondergaard was an executive vice president and member of Gartner’s operating committee. He led the company’s Research & Advisory organization until August 2018.

Davos Discussions: Technology’s Role in Diversity and Inclusion

by Peter Sondergaard  |  January 27, 2018

This year, the World Economic Forum 2018 discussions returned to familiar themes: economic inequality, diversity and inclusion. While there was plenty of emphasis on AI throughout the week, it became abundantly clear that diversity and inclusion is just as important of a topic. It was the focus of several sessions and presentations given by political […]

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Davos Discussions: Taking Stock of AI

by Peter Sondergaard  |  January 25, 2018

It’s my second day at the 2018 World Economic Forum. The snow remains and the conversations continue to revolve around technology with artificial intelligence (AI) commanding one of the spotlight positions. What I found most compelling were discussions focused on whether or not AI, in its broadest definition, will replace or augment work. The headlines […]

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Davos Discussions on the Future of Work and Digital Business Progress

by Peter Sondergaard  |  January 24, 2018

For me, attending The World Economic Forum in Davos is a privilege. I can think of few other instances when the world’s greatest minds and influencers come together for the sole purpose of improving the state of the world. Not even the torrents of snow could keep me away. Since arriving, I’ve had several meaningful […]

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Introducing Infonomics

by Peter Sondergaard  |  May 13, 2017

I read with great interest a recently published article in The Economist that leads with the title The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. We couldn’t agree more! The article is an informative read if you haven’t already got to it. We originally started exploring this concept in 2011 at Gartner […]

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Talking Digital Business, Industrie 4.0 And World Trade In Tokyo

by Peter Sondergaard  |  October 6, 2016

Imagine a world in which every product has a digital counterpart, inseparable, yet independent, from its physical counterpart. In fact, the digital instance is the only reason for the physical product to exist. As a result of the digital connection, no product will exist in isolation ever again; everything will be connected to everything. This […]

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Driving Digital Business To The Core In Africa

by Peter Sondergaard  |  October 4, 2016

A long flight from Cape Town to Tokyo provided me with plenty of time to reflect on the fascinating conversations I had with CIOs during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in South Africa last week. The senior leaders I met left me in no doubt that Africa has its fair share of challenges, including social, economic and technology. […]

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What was a vision for the next era is now a project for next year

by Peter Sondergaard  |  September 27, 2016

It’s that time of year again; time for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. During the next couple of months, Gartner will welcome more than 24,000 CIOs and senior IT executives in Japan, U.S., Brazil, Australia, Spain and India, including where it all kicks off, here in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this year is […]

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Brexit – Advice For CIOs, Chief Supply Chain Officers and Marketing Leaders.

by Peter Sondergaard  |  July 1, 2016

It’s been a week since the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU) and there’s an unprecedented amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the economic future of the region and the wider impact on the world’s economy. Almost constant news coverage of the ramifications of Brexit covering every conceivable angle […]

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The Big Fight For Your Digital Platform

by Peter Sondergaard  |  June 28, 2016

Seconds Out, Round One: The Big Fight For Your Digital Platform Has Begun Reset the clock because it’s back to the future; déjà vu all over again. The battle for ownership of digital platforms, where networks of stakeholders bring value to each other, has begun. It promises to be the biggest fight since the battle […]

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Discussing Bimodal IT, Digital Business and IT Budgets with CIOs

by Peter Sondergaard  |  February 13, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference in California. In an opening discussion on stage with Steve Rosenbush, Editor, CIO Journal, we explored topics such as bimodal IT, digital business, software platform battles and the crisis of talent. Afterward, we broke into working groups to explore key […]

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