Hear real-life accounts of digital transformation and leadership from your peers: Sabrina Walsh, CIO, Western Sydney Local Health District - Randall Brugeaud, CIO, Dept. of Immigration & Border Protection - Sarv Girn, CIO, Reserve Bank of Australia
Our guest keynote speakers will encourage you to reassess your thinking, approaches, even your assumptions about leadership, action, and the truth about success or failure: David Thodey, Chairman of CSIRO and JobsNSW, Former CEO of Telstra - Richard de Crespigny, Captain of Qantas Flight 32
An exclusive experience at Symposium/ITxpo, specifically designed to focus on your business, technology and leadership development as a CIO. Connect with a community of experienced CIOs who face similar challenges in digital transformation.
The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives
As a CIO and senior IT leader, you need actionable advice to drive digital to the core of your products, processes and talent. But you also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help you deliver long-term business benefits. This year’s theme, Lead 360. Drive Digital to the Core, will help you see further, explore deeper and to discover how to make digital a core competence for you and your organization.
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
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 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
Access to all sessions, including Guest Speaker Keynotes, Industry Monday, Ask the Analyst sessions and Gartner Analyst Keynotes
(2) Two private Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)
Industry Program (Monday), which includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
ITxpo exhibit floor, where over 80 leading solution providers display products and services
Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
All CIOs and IT leaders have unique goals and challenges around two key areas: aligning to their CEOs’ business priorities and advancing their careers, digital roadmaps and organizational influence. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo helps you address both, with a flexible, accessible agenda mapped to your top priorities and anchored in three key areas: Technology and Information, Leadership, and Business Strategy.
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.
Digital is moving quickly. Prepare for what’s happening right now in your industry — with a full day of networking and solution provider presentations on Monday, cross-industry sessions throughout the week, and industry-specific presentations you don’t want to miss.
The Signature Series sessions challenge you to think and lead panoramically, anticipate disruptive forces and stay steps ahead.
Hear Gartner's top predictions, strategic technology trends and CEO perspectives - before anyone else - at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, such as:
The must attend conference in establishing the Future of IT for any organisation
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
The Symposium/ITxpo represents a fabulous opportunity to hear about the latest trends in our industry whilst connecting with peers and partners.
What to expect from Symposium/ITxpo 2016
Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries, Gartner-invited end-users presenting CIO stories, and 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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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
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.
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
limited availability From $260 per room per night
5 minute walk to Convention Centre
81 Surf Parade
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
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.