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    Industry Sunday Opening Keynote

    Powerful, influential and persuasive communication from Mark Bowden

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    CIO Lunch Speaker

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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 is 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:

  • 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 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 and senior IT executives.  

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
  • 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
  • Evening 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

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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. If you'd like more information, sign up and you'll be the first to know when our agenda is available. 


Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference

Image At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, we heard how organizations of all types and in all geographies are engaged in a fast-moving environment in which all the players are furiously experimenting. Business goals change more rapidly than traditional IT can respond. As a CIO, you must pursue agile practices to compete at the digital speeds while focusing on rock-solid IT reliability. Throughout the event, Gartner challenged attendees to “Rise to the Challenge” of delivering business outcomes and innovating for digital business. 
4 days at #GartnerSYM reinforced my belief that now more than ever opportunity exists for CIOs to do even greater things for their companies.

- Ken Piddington, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 attendee

Value of Attending Symposium/ITxpo


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. 

Highlighted Speakers From the 2015 Conference

  • Andrew McAfee
    Andrew McAfee

    Principal Research Scientist at MIT

  • Colonel Chris Hadfield
    Colonel Chris Hadfield

    Astronaut/First Commander of the International Space Station

What We Hear About Our Speakers

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

- Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 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.

Venue & Travel

Barcelona, Spain


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 will take place 6 - 10 November 2016, at the CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona). A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off on Sunday, November 6, at 11 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

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

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

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