• Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Australia

    Rise to the digital challenge

    The digital journey begins with you as CIO.

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  • Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Australia

    Putting digital business to work in 2015

    Watch interview with Distinguised Analysts Jorge Lopez and Chris Howard

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    Highlights From Last Year

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Join a global community of CIOs and gain the insights you need to lead the next generation of IT

For CIOs, digital starts now, requiring leadership as bold, uncompromising and creative as the digital world itself. Join us for Symposium/ITxpo 2015, the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives, and start delivering on your digital promise.

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 (Monday), 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
  • Wednesday night special event
  • Conference agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Special benefits for Alumni
  • (1) One-year access to Events On Demand

Learn more about Pricing and Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here


Our 2015 conference agenda is underway, detailing the strategies, insights and tools you’ll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes.

  • Watch Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Jorge Lopez discuss what to expect from digital business in 2015
  • Sign up to be among the first to receive the 2015 conference agenda
  • Take a look at our 2014 Executive Summary Report for key takeaways from last year's event
  • View recorded sessions from the 2014 conference


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.

Last year's highlights:
  • 200+ sessions
  • 4 days
  • 70+ solution providers
  • 50+ analysts
  • 1,400 attendees, including 400+ CIOs

The must attend conference in establishing the Future of IT for any organisation

- CIO Dept of Public Works & Highways

Networking, expertise from Gartner and the latest solutions on display by vendors. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is must for every CIO.

- Chief Information and Technology Officer Urban Utilities

Networking was excellent! Vendors all in one place are great to talk to and the Gartner speakers have given me a lot to think about.

- CIO Australian Dept of Treasury

Value of Attending Symposium/ITxpo


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries, Gartner-invited end users presenting case studies, and Gartner analysts.

Highlighted Speakers

  • Peter Sondergaard
    Peter Sondergaard

    Senior Vice President

    Gartner Research

What to Expect in 2015

Andy Rowsell-Jones
Andy Rowsell-Jones

Research Vice President, and Conference Chair

Last year at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, we introduced the idea of digital business moments. And in my discussions with CIOs during the past six months, it’s become clear that organizations are moving from the digital vision to its implementation. This shift will require new capabilities in both people and technology.

To address this shift, we’re creating an agenda focused on your most critical priorities. You’ll be able to customize your experience through:
  • Sessions focused on strengthening your personal leadership skills and creating an engaged culture of innovation within your organization
  • Actionable insights on future trends to enhance your organization’s competitive advantage
  • Industry sessions that target your sector’s specific challenges and opportunities
  • Community engagements designed to build relationships, embrace new ideas and drive change
  • Evaluating and discussing solutions with leading solution providers on the ITxpo exhibit floor and targeted insight from senior executives on your organization’s shortlist, in a more intimate, focused environment
As the conference chair, I invite you to familiarize yourself with this year’s conference and what attendance will mean for you, your team and your organization. On behalf of Gartner, we hope you’ll take advantage of all that Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 has to offer this October.
Best regards,

Andy Rowsell-Jones
Research Vice President
Conference Chair

What We Hear About Our Speakers

Symposium/ITxpo has provided insightful action plans and helped stimulate innovative thinking. It’s very useful in helping to develop a 2-5 year plan and provides ideas for tackling upcoming & industry challenges.


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.

  • Learn more about ITxpo and the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.





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Venue & Travel

Gold Coast, Australia


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive
Queensland, Australia - 4218


Gartner has reserved room blocks at hotels in close proximity to the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.  Attendees will need to register for Symposium/ITxpo before booking their hotel. Once you have registered online the full hotel details, room types and pricing will be available in order for you to select and book your hotel.  A credit card will be required to secure your booking.
The Gartner discounted rates can only be booked via the website or through the Gartner Hotel Team on +61 2 8908 5633 or symposium.hotels@veritas.com.au
Demand for rooms is high and hotels sold out 5 weeks in advance of the event in 2014. Please ensure you book your hotel as soon as possible. Gartner expects an increased demand for hotels in the Gold Coast area in 2015.
The deadline for booking your hotel at the Gartner discounted rates is 25 September 2015.

For queries please contact the Gartner Hotel Team by email symposium.hotels@veritas.com.au or on +61 2 8908 5633.

Broadbeach Island
Gold Coast, Australia

81 Surf Parade
Gold Coast, Australia


By Air
The Gold Coast has its own domestic airport at Coolangatta, just 20 minutes south of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with regular flights from all capital cities. Services are provided domestically by three airlines, Virgin Blue, Tiger and Jetstar, and internationally through multiple Airlines. Brisbane International Airport is located just a one hour drive from Broadbeach.
Airport Shuttle Buses
Airport shuttles can be pre-booked by contacting the Gold Coast reservations team on +61 (0) 7 5574 5111 or 1300 655 655.
Taxi Service (no pre-booking required)
Gold Coast Cabs – 131 008
Taxi’s are available throughout the Gold Coast and operate on a metered system.  The approximate cost from the Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport to the Gold Coast Convention Centre is AUD$65, the approximate cost from the Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast Convention Centre is AUD$290.
Airport Transfers (required to pre-book service)
Point to Point Airport Transfers +61 7 5554 5552
Shuttle service Gold Coast Convention Centre to Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport $85 (1 – 3 passengers)
Shuttle service Gold Coast Convention Centre to Brisbane Airport $185
*Please contact Point to Point Transfers and advise you are with Gartner.  If you would like to organise a shared private service, please advise the friendly staff at Point to Point Transfers.
By Public Transport
To get to and from the Brisbane Airport, the closest train station is called Nerang. It is about 15 minutes by taxi or you can also catch a Surfside bus.
There is a bus stop directly in front of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway. There are also taxi and limousine ranks at the main entrance. You can also access the rail line to Brisbane via a bus from Jupiters Hotel and Casino.
For more information contact: Surfside Buslines and Queensland Rail
Car Park & Driving
For driving and car parking information please click here for the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre’s website. A $10 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for parking at the centre.