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    Rise to the digital challenge

    The digital journey begins with you as CIO.

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    Putting digital business to work in 2015

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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
Roles Include:
  • 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 to you as CIO, the Symposium 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 re-imagine 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, industry, and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30-minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Access to interactive workshops
  • Industry intensive program (Sunday) that 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 country receptions
  • Conference agenda planning through 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

This 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.

Here’s a look back at last year’s most amazing highlights:
  • 350+ sessions
  • 125+ solution providers
  • 8 keynotes
  • 270+ session videos from the event available on gartnereventsondemand.com
  • An amazing opening keynote with Frank Buytendijk, Tina Nunno and Peter Sondergaard complete with our very own drone.
  • Mastermind interview with Oliver Bussmann, Global Chief Information Officer, UBS brought fresh perspectives on innovation, transformation and leadership in the digital era from a leading thought leader
  • Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva gave his top 10 tips on the art of innovation 

A great opportunity to take time away from the day to day activity and do some thinking about the future...

- Stephen Chiang, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 attendee

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

  • Ed Thompson
    Ed Thompson

    Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, and Conference Chair

    Gartner Research

What To Expect in 2015

Ed Thompson
Ed Thompson

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, 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 November. 
Best regards, 

Ed Thompson
Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
Conference Chair

What We Hear About Our Speakers

Inspiring experience that will channel the learnings within my company and overall business connections

- Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 attendee


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

Barcelona, Spain


Symposium/ITxpo 2015 will take place 8 - 12 November 2015, at the CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona). A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off on Sunday, November 8, at 9 a.m, with additional industry content throughout the week. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.


CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona)
Rambla Prim, 1-17
Barcelona, Spain - 08019


Gartner has negotiated special rates with a large number of selected hotels in Barcelona
all within close proximity to the conference venue, the CCIB.
For information on hotels, locations and to book your accommodation in Barcelona please check back soon. 

Hotel Arts Barcelona
Marine 19-21
Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Silken Diagonal
Avenida Diagonal, 205
Barcelona, Spain

Novotel Barcelona City
Avenida Diagonal, 201
Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Confortel Barcelona
C/Ramón Turró, 196
Barcelona, Spain

Holiday Inn Express Barcelona - City 22
Calle Pallars 203
Barcelona, Spain

Salles Pere IV
Carrer de Pallars, 128
Barcelona, Spain

Villa Olimpic@ Suites
Carrer de Pallars, 121
Barcelona, Spain

Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Av.delLitoral, 10
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Princess
Avinguda Diagonal, 1
Barcelona, Spain

Diagonal Zero Hotel
Plaça de Llevant, s/n
Barcelona, Spain

Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona
Avinguda Diagonal, 161-163
Barcelona, Spain

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Passeig Del Taulat 262-264
Barcelona, Spain

Marriott AC Hotel Barcelona Forum
Paseo Taulat 278
Barcelona, Spain

ME Barcelona
Pere IV, 272 286
Barcelona, Spain

TRYP Barcelona Condal Mar Hotel
Carrer de Cristóbal de Moura, 138
Barcelona, Spain

Barceló Atenea Mar
Paseo Garcia Faria 37-47
Barcelona, Spain

GBB Hotel Front Maritim
Passeig de Garcia Fària, 69
Barcelona, Spain

GBB Hotel 4 Barcelona
Carrer del Doctor Trueta, 164
Barcelona, Spain

H10 Marina Barcelona
Avinguda del Bogatell, 64
Barcelona, Spain

Icaria Hotel
Avinguda d'Icària, 195
Barcelona, Spain

Rafael Hotel Diagonal Port
Carrer de Lope de Vega, 4
Barcelona, Spain

Vincci Bit Hotel
Carrer de Josep Pla, 69
Barcelona, Spain

Vincci Maritimo Hotel
Calle Llull, 340
Barcelona, Spain