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    Advice. Inspiration. Perspectives. Solutions. Hear the latest predictions and emerging trends at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town.

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    2017 CIO Agenda: An Africa Perspective

    What’s happening within Africa?
    Explore key challenges and next steps for CIOs in Africa.

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    Mastermind Keynote Speaker

    ​Gus Balbontin, Former Chief Technology Officer, Lonely Planet

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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. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 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:
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 CIOs on what is most relevant and useful, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo experience will include:

  • A community of over 1,000 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 priorities
  • Recommended journeys with sessions and peer-to-peer engagements most relevant to you
  • Innovative keynotes brimming with inspiration from top innovators and leadership experts
  • CIO Story sessions featuring visionary CIOs sharing practical examples of putting digital leadership into practice
  • Over 25 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 showfloor with new possibilities for digital business the solutions you need

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including mastermind, and analyst keynotes
  • Two (2) Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)
  • Roundtables
  • Industry intensive program (Monday) that includes sessions, networking and keynotes (Financial services and Government only)
  • ITxpo exhibit floor where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement receptions
  • Conference agenda planning through Events Navigator
  • Gartner Events on Demand Access

Learn more about Pricing and Registration


This year, we've built our agenda theme that addresses the issues and challenges that are most critical to CIOs in the areas of technology, leadership and business strategy.

This Year's Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities

Our track structure in 2017 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

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Explore Future Trends

With our Signature Series, you get the latest research and major Gartner announcements including: Top Predictions, 2018 CIO Agenda, CEO Perspectives, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends and more.

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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 2016 attendee

Value of Attending Symposium/ITxpo


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 mission critical priorities as a CIO and IT leader. You will 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

Cape Town, South Africa


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 will take place 18 - 21 September 2017, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Industry-specific insights kicks off on Monday 18 September, at 11 a.m. The event finishes at 15:00 on Thursday 21 September. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

Cape Town International Convention Centre
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, South Africa - 8001


We are working on other venue and transport logisitcs. If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to the Symposium/ITxpo Team at  symposiumafrica@gartner.com or +27 21 794 4569. 

We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town!


Cullinan Hotel
1 Cullinan Street
Cape Town Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa

Park Inn Foreshore Hotel, Radisson Group
29 Heerengracht Street
Cape Town, South Africa

Southern Sun Waterfront
1 Lower Buitengracht Road
Cape Town, South Africa

The Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street,
Cape Town, South Africa

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list.  

Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone.  

Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.