• Gartner Symposium - ITxpo

    Think. Act. Lead

    Expand your 360 vision to drive digital to the core

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    February 28 -- March 2, 2017
    Dubai, UAE

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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

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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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 when our full agenda is available.


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.


2017 Expert Line-Up

  • Ed Gabrys
    Ed Gabrys

    Research Director & Conference Chair

Conference Chair Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, Dubai

Ed Gabrys
Ed Gabrys

Research Director

Top Key initiatives covered:
  • IT Strategic Planning
  • IT Organizational Design
  • IT Governance
  • Digital Business
  • Innovation Management

What We Hear About Our Speakers

“Gartner brings better content year on year…”

- Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 attendee, Director General of IT Kuwait Central Agency for Information Technology


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 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 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!