• Gartner CIO Leadership Forum

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Unlocking the Digital Future: Envision. Drive. Discover.

Digital transformation doesn’t just happen. It requires creativity, vision and commitment. As a CIO, your clear vision for the role of technology and proven ability to lead are crucial for success in the digital future. Join your peers and examine the key issues that are shaping the leadership roles of today’s CIOs.

Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is specifically designed for:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs

What You Will Learn

  • Team up with leaders who understand your challenges in workshops focused on your most critical priorities in the South Africa region, and beyond.
  • Broaden your perspective by exchanging ideas with thought leaders from Gartner and the industry.
  • Ignite innovation in your business by identifying and engaging intellectual capital and drawing on disparate networks of knowledge.
  • Turn bimodal delivery into a strategic advantage by mobilizing and organizing resources throughout the enterprise.
  • Gain practical approaches to business cost optimization while faced with an increased demand for digital services.
  • Build and cultivate your digital leadership through strong relationships of trust and continuous personal development.

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner analyst sessions
  • Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Workshops

What's Included

  • Access to our analysts 
  • One 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meeting
  • Workshops
  • Peer networking opportunities
  • Networking Dinner on Monday 8th May

Frequently Asked Questions

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The 2017 Gartner CIO Leadership Forum agenda covers bimodal IT, talent management, disruptive technologies, and more. Gain the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business growth.

Hot Topics to Be Covered

  • Leadership in the digital age
  • Employee performance management for bimodal IT
  • Business ecosystems and platforms
  • Measuring digital business initiatives
  • Interacting with the C-Suite
  • Business value of IT, technology risk, and cybersecurity
  • Leading cultural change

Peer Engagement

Participate in peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with your peers.

View networking opportunities available at the Forum.

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Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers


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Venue & Travel

Magaliesburg, South Africa


African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa
Old Rustenburg Road
Magaliesburg, South Africa - 1791