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The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

Look ahead; plan accordingly. That strategy makes sense until you’re competing at digital speeds and need to drive digital innovation to the core of every process, product, and service. Your next asset or technology partner could be anywhere: Incubating just beyond your peripheral vision. Innovating outside everyone else’s comfort zone. The ability to expand your mindset and see the future in 360 becomes essential.

What Attendees Are Saying - Value of Attending Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
Roles Include:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT leaders reporting to the CIO
Senior IT Executives

What You Will Learn

Shaped by feedback from you and other CIOs to stay focused on only what is most relevant and useful, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo experience will include:

  • A community of over 900 CIOs and their leadership teams
  • An agenda focused on the imperatives that you and your team must pursue to align with your enterprise mission critical priority
  • Five tracks spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy
  • Recommended journeys with sessions and peer-to-peer engagements most relevant to you
  • Innovative keynotes brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts
  • CIO Story sessions featuring visionary CIOs sharing practical examples of putting digital leadership into practice
  • Over 30 Gartner Analysts onsite providing you with the most personal guidance and advice possible in analyst one-on-ones
  • A wealth of peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with your peers
  • Solution providers filling the ITxpo showcase with new possibilities for digital business, organized into marketplaces to make it easy to find the solutions you need

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2016 conference agenda is underway, detailing the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes.

Key Take-Aways From the 2015 Conference

Image At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, we heard how organizations of all types and in all geographies are engaged in a fast-moving environment in which all the players are furiously experimenting. Business goals change more rapidly than traditional IT can respond. As a CIO, you must pursue agile practices to compete at the digital speeds while focusing on rock-solid IT reliability. Throughout the event, Gartner challenged attendees to “Rise to the Challenge” of delivering business outcomes and innovating for digital business.


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. 

Highlighted Speakers

  • Mark Bowden
    Mark Bowden

    Human Behaviour and Body Language Expert


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  • Guy Kawasaki
    Guy Kawasaki

    Chief Evangelist


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  • Magnus Lindkvist
    Magnus Lindkvist

    Trend Spotter and Futurist

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  • Partha Iyengar
    Partha Iyengar

    VP & Gartner Fellow


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Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Information Technology

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo helps you identify and explore technology and service providers to address your specific needs as a CIO. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading solution providers in a variety of settings.

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  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.




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Venue & Travel

Goa, India


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 will take place at the Grand Hyatt Goa.


Grand Hyatt Goa
Goa University
North Goa, Goa, India - 403206


Gartner has reserved blocks of rooms within the Grand Hyatt Goa and Goa Marriott Resort & Spa.  Both hotels are offering competitive room rates to attendees of the Gartner Symposium / ITxpo being held in Goa from 15 – 18 November 2016. 
Grand Hyatt Goa
Grand Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is conveniently located 7 kilometres from the capital of Panaji and 25 kilometers from Dabolim airport. 
The special Gartner group rate starts from INR 14,500 per night (room rate includes breakfast and is exclusive of taxes).  You will need to book a minimum 3 night stay over the main event dates (14th to 17th November) to qualify for the group rate.  Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 12 noon. 
In order to book your room please click on the link below which will direct you to the Grand Hyatt Goa’s dedicated room booking page for Gartner Symposium / ITxpo attendees.  Alternatively you may call the hotel directly on +91 832 301 1660.  Please quote ‘Gartner’ when booking.
Link: https://goa.grand.hyatt.com/content/propertywebsites/hotels/grandhyatt/goagh/en/group-booking/goaghggatg2016.html

Demand for rooms is expected to be high. The Gartner reserved rooms usually sell out quite quickly so please ensure you book your hotel as soon as possible.
The hotel offers complimentary on-site parking & complimentary valet parking (valet parking is at owners risk). 

Getting to the Grand Hyatt Goa from Dabolim Airport:
Dabolim Airport is Goa’s international airport and just a 45 minute drive to the Grand Hyatt Goa.  It is serviced by Air India, Jet Airways and Air Asia along with many others airlines.    
Airport transfer / Taxi Service:  Pre-paid estimated taxi fare: INR 1500 (minimum for one way).  To book a taxi please click on http://www.cabsingoa.com/ or call + 91 804 920 2434.
For further information and directions to the Grand Hyatt Goa by car and railway stations please visit http://goa.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/map-and-directions.html
Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Post Box No. 64, Miramar
Panaji – Goa, 403001 India
Phone: +91 832 246 3333
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/goimc-goa-marriott-resort-and-spa/
The Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is a 20 minute drive from the event venue.  Gartner will provide shuttle buses to and from the venue throughout the event (this is included within the room rate). 
The Gartner group rate starts from INR 14,000+ per night (room rate includes breakfast and is exclusive of taxes).  Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is 12 noon. 
In order to book your room please click on the link below and you will be taken to the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa’s dedicated room booking page for Gartner Symposium attendees.  Alternatively you may call the hotel directly on + 91 832 246 3333.  Please quote ‘Gartner’ when booking.
Book your group rate for Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016
For queries please contact the Gartner Hotel Team by email -

Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Post Box No. 64, Miramar
Panaji, Goa, India