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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. This year’s theme, Lead 360. Drive Digital to the Core, 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 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
  • A 3-day agenda focused on your individual priorities as a CIO

You’ll also be a part of a vibrant community of hundreds of CIOs from the Middle East Region. 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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By thinking, acting and leading change in multiple directions, you can perceive what others can’t: Emerging trends. Unexpected opportunities. Disruptive threats. New ways to create digital sources of revenue.  Our 2017 conference agenda will open your eyes to a bigger picture from the edge to the core: revealing more strategic options and smarter decisions in every direction. If you'd like more information,  sign up and you'll be the first to know as the most upto date conference program becomes available.

  • View the 2017 FULL AGENDA and start planning
  • View the 2017 Conference Brochure for information on keynotes, agenda and analysts on-site
  • Drive Digital business and innovation in UAE by 2021, click here
  • Advance your journey to Saudi’s 2030 Vision, click here
  • Sustain digital developments as part  of Qatar’s 2030 vision, click here
  • Transform Kuwait into a financial hub by 2035, click here
  • Re-imagine the future of Oman’s infrastructure by 2020, click here
  • Build a robust economy and government for Bahrain by 2030, click here
  • Cost Optimzation Agenda 2017, click here


2017 Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities
This year, our track structure 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

“You come to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo with one challenge you may be facing, and end up finding many solutions.”

- CIO, SENAAT, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 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.


Featured Speakers

  • Chris Hadfield
    Chris Hadfield

    Astronaut/First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

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  • Peter Sondergaard
    Peter Sondergaard

    EVP, Research


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  • Don Tapscott
    Don Tapscott

    Author and Influential Management Thinker

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  • Gene Hall
    Gene Hall



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  • Ed Gabrys
    Ed Gabrys

    Research Director


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Guest Speakers

Gartner Analysts & Speakers


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'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 2017 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 2017 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 Al Qasr and Jumeriah Al Naseem.

Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Dubai Symposium/ITxpo at Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeriah Al Naseem at the price of 1800 AED. 
The rate is per room per night and are subject to 10% municipality fee and 10% service charge and a per room per night Tourism Dirham Fee of AED 20
Please use the following link in order to book your accommodation at either hotel: 

Gartner ITxpo- Delegates- Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr

Gartner ITxpo- Delegates- Madinat Jumeirah Al Naseem

You will receive a confirmation email directly from the resort.
We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!
Registration or accommodation queries please contact emea.registration@gartner.com

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We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!