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    Think. Act. Lead.

    Expand your 360 vision to drive digital to the core.

     

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    David Thodey, Chairman of CSIRO and JobsNSW, Former CEO of Telstra
    Richard de Crespigny, Captain of Qantas Flight 32
     

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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.

 

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
Roles Include:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
CIOs
Including:
  • 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 1,500 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
  • Six 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 50 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
  • 80+ 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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Agenda

By thinking, acting and leading change in multiple directions, you can perceive what others can’t: Emerging trends. Unexpected opportunities. Disruptive threats. New ways to create digital sources of revenue.  Our 2016 conference agenda will open your eyes to a bigger picture from the edge to the core: revealing more strategic options and smarter decisions in every direction.


 

2016 Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities
This year, our track structure is built on a framework of strategic and tactical priorities that overlap and interlock across leadership, technology and information, and business strategy.
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Create a Dynamic Organization
  • Transform the Technology Core
  • Architect the Digital Platform
  • Drive Business Performance
  • Plan for the Digital Future
View full  track descriptions and key priorities that will be addressed.
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

I found Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to be very stimulating and thought-provoking. The ability to meet with an analyst who is doing original research in a key area of value to my organization has alone justified me attending the conference.

- Information Manager NZ Transport Agency

A superb opportunity to meet and talk to a wide range of people from my industry - a huge range of vendors makes this an essential annual event for me and my team.

- Technology Service Delivery Manager Earthquake Commission

The 'Women in a CIO role' workshop was fabulous and empowering!

- ICT Business Solutions Manager Meridian Energy Limited

Gartner as usual provides a great overview and exposure to the up to date trends, directions and influential movements of the digital economy and business. Absolutely fascinating and encouraging experience.

- Solution Designer Telstra Global

The ability to network and discuss the latest information on digital is outstanding. I will be taking back a lot of recommendations and applying them.

- IT Online Systems Manager Foxtel

The Symposium/ITxpo represents a fabulous opportunity to hear about the latest trends in our industry whilst connecting with peers and partners.

- CIO GHD

What to expect from Symposium/ITxpo 2016



Speakers

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

Highlighted Speakers

  • Andy Rowsell-Jones
    Andy Rowsell-Jones

    Research VP

    Gartner

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  • Peter Bush
    Peter Bush

    Chairman of Pacific Brands, former CEO

    McDonald's Australia

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  • Richard de Crespigny
    Richard de Crespigny

    Captain of Qantas Flight 32

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Keynotes

Gartner Analysts

Exhibitors

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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Marketplace


Platinum


Country Pavilion


Silver


Emerging Technologies Exhibitor


Become an Exhibitor


Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players
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Venue & Travel

Gold Coast, Australia

Venue

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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


Accommodations

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 2015. Please ensure you book your hotel as soon as possible. Gartner expects an increased demand for hotels in the Gold Coast area in 2016.

Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast
From $229 per room per night
3 minute walk to Convention Centre
 
Crowne Plaza
From $180 per room per night
15 minute walk to Convention Centre, 5 minutes by car or 1 stop on the light rail
 
Sofitel – limited availability
From $260 per room per night
5 minute walk to Convention Centre

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

Jupiters
Broadbeach Island
Gold Coast, Australia
4218



Sofitel
81 Surf Parade
Gold Coast, Australia



Travel


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
 
G:Link (Light Rail)
There’s a new way to get around the central Gold Coast with G:link, Queensland’s first light rail system. Fast, frequent trams connect 16 stations along a 13 kilometre route from Broadbeach to Gold Coast University Hospital.  Guests staying at the Crowne Plaza will be able to enjoy a short one stop journey to the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo with the G:link stop directly outside the hotel and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre!

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.