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

A digital wave is sweeping through every industry, organization and culture. This a defining moment for every CIO: a chance to rise up, take risks, and transform your mission-critical priorities into bold business outcomes. From personal development to process reinvention, Gartner is here to help you  Rise to the Challenge.

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

Planning for this year’s agenda is well underway. 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:

  • Be structured around your mission-critical priorities to solve your toughest challenges as a CIO
  • Inspire you to rethink traditional roles to lead innovation in your business
  • Open your eyes to disruptive future trends and new technologies to help you reimagine the future
  • Provide you with the leadership insight to help you enhance your journey as a business and technology leader

You’ll also be a part of a vibrant community of thousands of CIOs. There will be a wealth of community engagement opportunities to share best practices, build relationships, embrace new ideas and drive change through shared insight with other CIOs.

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including Mastermind Interview, Industry Monday, and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Industry Program, which includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
  • ITxpo exhibit floor, where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Special event
  • Conference agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Special benefits for Alumni
  • (1) One-year post-event access to Events On Demand sessions from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL.

Learn more about Pricing and Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here


Our 2015 conference agenda is designed to provide you with the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes. 

Mission-Critical Priorities
This year's agenda tracks are organized around your major areas of concern: your mission-critical priorities. 

CIO Leadership
We’re turning up the intensity on individual leadership as it's the key to creating a dynamic, innovative organization and culture. 

Peer-to-Peer Engagement
Join a global community of CIOs and senior IT executives to share best practices, embrace new perspectives, and expand your personal network.

2015 Conference Tracks

Renovate the IT Core
How can you modernize, measure and manage a mission-critical runtime environment and partner ecosystem that is high-performing, robust, efficient and responsive to change? 

Architect the Digital Business
What patterns and practices can you use to deliver scalable, safe and ethical digital business solutions? 

Plan for the Digital Future
What should be on your 3- or 5-year technology and business radar? Further out? What should you be thinking about that currently you’re not? 

Personal development
Lead the Digital Enterprise
How do you become a more effective leader in the digital enterprise? 

Organizational development
Create a Dynamic Organization
How can you harness the potential of people and skills to change the culture and to build digital business? 

Drive Business Growth

How can you help grow the business, especially through new revenue streams and high-value outcomes? 

Industry Day
How is your industry being transformed by digital business? 

Industry Program

Receive in-depth guidance on your sector and benefit from the experience of others
Digital business is driving change in new and unprecedented ways, creating a dynamic and volatile business environment that will require enterprise agility and capabilities very different from those that historically drove success. Industry sessions spanning 3 different sectors explore the impacts of digital business on industry verticals, where those impacts are most acute, and the actions CIOs should take to respond. Our industry-specific and cross-industry sessions begin Monday, November 2, at 11 a.m., and continue throughout the week. 


Hear it first at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Get exclusive Gartner research, revealed on-site at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015, including:
  • The 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey results
  • 2016 top 10 technologies
  • Implementing Bimodal IT: Delivering on the Promise
  • The Unbearable Cost of Privacy
  • Things as Customers

Key Take-Aways From the 2014 Conference

Image The 2014 Executive Summary Report focuses on event highlights and the three major crosscutting themes that helped shape the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 CIO Program agenda. Together, they offered attendees a clear path to digital empowerment and new ideas to help them lead and grow within their organizations.

Here’s a look back at last year’s most amazing highlights:
  • 125+ sessions
  • 40+ solution providers
  • 8 keynotes
  • An amazing opening keynote with Peter Sondergaard, Partha Iyenger and Rakesh Kumar
  • We looked at the “power of failure” with Anupam Kher, Bollywood actor
  • Ramesh Srivats, CEO & MD Ten Ten Ten Media chatted with Gartner analysts on stage about self marketing
  • Rahul Dravid wooed the CIOs with his signature style

Great event to attend for senior IT and business professionals with loads of thought provoking content

- Chief Manager IT Asian Paints


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries, Gartner-invited end users presenting case studies, and Gartner analysts.
View Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 Analyst Guide

Highlighted Speakers


Gartner Analysts


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 2015 will take place at the Grand Hyatt Goa.

Grand Hyatt Goa
Goa University
Bambolim, North Goa, Goa 403206
Phone: +91 832 301 1234


Grand Hyatt Goa
Goa, India - 403206



Gartner has reserved room blocks with group rates at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Goa and the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. Attendees will need to register for Symposium/ ITxpo before booking their hotel. Registered attendees can book their accommodation directly with the hotels through the web links provided or over the phone.
Demand for rooms is expected to be high. The Gartner room blocks sold out 3 weeks in advance of the event in 2014 so please ensure you book your hotel as soon as possible.
Grand Hyatt Hotel Goa
Grand Hyatt Goa
Goa University
Bambolim, North Goa, Goa 403206
Phone: +91 832 301 1234
Book Your Room Here
Grand Hyatt Hotel Goa is a truly enchanting destination resort and spa and is set along the calm waters of Bambolim Bay in North Goa. It is conveniently located 7 kilometres from the capital of Panaji, and 25 kilometers from Dabolim airport. 
Room rates from INR 14,000
The Symposium is held at the Grand Hyatt Goa.  Grand Hyatt Hotel Goa special group rate is exclusive of taxes and includes buffet breakfast. Check-in time:  3.00pm. Check-out time:  12.00pm
Please contact the hotel directly through the web link or by phone +91 832 301 1234. Please quote ‘Gartner’ when booking.
Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Post Box No. 64, Miramar
Panaji – Goa, 403001 India
Phone: +91 832 246 3333
Take time to relax and rejuvenate at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. Whether for business or leisure, you will be delighted with the hotel’s elegant café and wide range of amenities. Our recently refurbished rooms and suites are well-appointed and include flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. Many rooms also offer sweeping views of the bay or of the hotel gardens.
Room rates from INR 12,500
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. Rates are exclusive of taxes and include buffet breakfast and access to the health club. Check-in time:  4.00pm. Check-out time:  12.00pm
Book your room here
By Air
Dabolim Airport is Goa’s international airport and just a short 25 minute drive to the Grand Hyatt Goa.  Dabolim Airport is serviced by Air India, Jet Airways and Air Asia along with many others. 
Taxi Service (prepaid)
Estimated taxi fare: 1,550 INR (one way)
Car Park & Driving
If you plan to drive to the event parking is available at the Grand Hyatt Goa.  

Airport Transfers (required to pre-book service)
Airport Transfers +91-(0)804920-2434
Goa Airport Dabolim to Grand Hyatt Bambolim taxi service
For booking Taxi service as per your convenient time, we request you to please click the below link.

Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach
Panaji, GA, India