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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 your 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

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 – around the globe and in Japan – 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2016 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.

2016 Conference Tracks

  • Mastering Leadership
  • Create a Dynamic Organization
  • Transform the Technology Core
  • Architect the Digital Platform
  • Drive Business Performance
  • Plan for the Digital Future
"Symposium/ITxpo provides the best opportunity to see new technologies being developed outside of my industry."

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.


Conference Chair

  • Koji Motoyoshi
    Koji Motoyoshi



What to Expect in 2016

Join us
Join us

at the event this year

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
We 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 2016 has to offer this fall.
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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.

Become an Exhibitor

Technology in Action
The ITxpo exhibit floor at Symposium/ITxpo is a customer engagement platform for hundreds of the world's leading IT solution providers. For attendees, ITxpo provides direct access to the technologies, services and solutions they learned about in conference sessions and analyst one-on-ones, and an opportunity to look for the solution providers most relevant to their needs.

Engage the Most Qualified Group of IT Buyers
Symposium/ITxpo is the largest gathering of CIOs anywhere in the world. They attend with their leadership teams to create and validate their IT strategy for the upcoming year. This is a key time to get your message in front of these decision makers as they identify solutions providers to meet future needs.

Contact Our Exhibit Team
Ryoko Iwai
Call 81-3-6430-1810

Become a Marketplace Sponsor
A Marketplace sponsorship gives your company the powerful combination of high-visibility branding and speaking opportunities along with the semi-exclusive sponsorship of a Marketplace. 

Accelerate the Sales Cycle
For new contacts, exposure at Symposium/ITxpo provides context and familiarity. For customers already in the sales pipeline, it reinforces messaging and increases confidence. Across the board, sponsorship accelerates the selling process.


Venue & Travel

Tokyo, Japan


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 will take place at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan - 108-8612