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    Agenda tracks focused on your priorities

    Six tracks spanning technology and information, leadership and business strategy

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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 and senior IT executive: a chance to rise up, align mission-critical priorities — yours and those of the enterprise — and drive business outcomes.  From personal development to process reinvention, Gartner is here to help you Rise to the Challenge.

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 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
  • 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

Features & Benefits

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?

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 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.


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


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

Highlighted Speakers from the 2015 Conference

  • Steve Wozniak
    Steve Wozniak

    Co-founder of Apple Computer Inc

  • Nigel Marsh
    Nigel Marsh

    Author, co-founder of Earth Hour, Former CEO of Leo Burnett and George Patterson

  • Vinh Giang
    Vinh Giang

    2013 South Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, magician and professional speaker

  • Peter Sondergaard
    Peter Sondergaard

    Senior Vice President

    Gartner Research

  • Alisa Camplin
    Alisa Camplin

    Australia's first female Winter Olympics gold medallist

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 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
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 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.

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
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.