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    28 February -- 2 March, 2017
    Dubai, UAE

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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 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.

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.

Mission-Critical Priorities
This year's agenda tracks are organized around your major areas of concern: your mission-critical priorities.

CIO Leadership
We’re turning up the intensity on individual leadership as it's the key to creating a dynamic, innovative organization and culture.

Peer-to-Peer Engagement
Join a global community of CIOs and senior IT executives to share best practices, embrace new perspectives, and expand your personal network.

2016 Conference Tracks

Renovate the IT Core
How can you modernize, measure and manage a mission-critical runtime environment and partner ecosystem that is high-performing, robust, efficient and responsive to change?

Architect the Digital Business
What patterns and practices can you use to deliver scalable, safe and ethical digital business solutions?

Plan for the Digital Future
What should be on your 3- or 5-year technology and business radar? Further out? What should you be thinking about that currently you’re not?

Personal development
Lead the Digital Enterprise
How do you become a more effective leader in the digital enterprise?

Organizational development
Create a Dynamic Organization
How can you harness the potential of people and skills to change the culture and to build digital business?

Drive Business Growth
How can you help grow the business, especially through new revenue streams and high-value outcomes?


Industry Program

Receive in-depth guidance on your sector and benefit from the experience of others
Digital business is driving change in new and unprecedented ways, creating a dynamic and volatile business environment that will require enterprise agility and capabilities very different from those that historically drove success. Industry sessions spanning 3 different sectors explore the impacts of digital business on industry verticals, where those impacts are most acute, and the actions CIOs should take to respond. Our industry-specific and cross-industry sessions continue throughout the week.

  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Oil & Gas

Hear it first at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Get exclusive Gartner research, revealed on-site at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, including:
  • The 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey results
  • 2016 top 10 technologies
  • Implementing Bimodal IT: Delivering on the Promise
  • Things as Customers
  • The Digital Workplace: A Workforce Investment Strategy
“You come to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo with one challenge you may be facing, and end up finding many solutions.”

- CIO, SENAAT, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 attendee

Value of Attending Symposium/ITxpo


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. See this year's Mastermind Keynotes in the highlighted speakers section as well as the CIO Experience keynote in the featured speakers section below.

Download the full Analyst Guide for 2016

Highlighted Speakers

  • Magnus Lindkvist
    Magnus Lindkvist

    Trend Spotter and Futurist

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  • Lewis Pugh
    Lewis Pugh

    Ocean advocate, a maritime lawyer and one of the worlds leading inspirational speakers

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  • Dan Heath
    Dan Heath

    Best-Selling Author

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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.

  • Learn more about ITxpo and the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.



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Venue & Travel

Dubai, UAE


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 will take place at the Madinat Conference Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

Madinat Jumeirah
Mina A'Salam
PO Box 75157
Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates -


You must be registered for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 in order to book a hotel reservation. 

Set across its own private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam or Jumeirah Al Qasr.

Please use the following link in order to book your accommodation:
Please select Dubai from Select a Destination
Please Select either Jumierah Mina A Salam or Jumeirah Al Qasr
Continue to enter your arrival and departure dates.

You will receive a confirmation email directly from the resort.

We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!

Registration queries please contact emea.registration@gartner.com
For accommodation queries, please contact Karen Surey
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We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!