• Gartner Symposium/ITxpo South Africa

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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


We are preparing the 2017 agenda, see what we covered last year to get an understanding of the breadth of coverage: 

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Last Year's Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities
The track structure in 2016 was built on a framework of strategic and tactical priorities that overlaped and interlocked 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

Industry Program

Each year, the first day of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is dedicated to industry-focused content. Prepare for what’s happening in the Financial Services and Government Industries - with presentations, networking and solution provider sessions.
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

- Ken Piddington, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 attendee


2016 Highlighted Speakers

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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 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.

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  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.





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Venue & Travel

Cape Town, South Africa


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