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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 your 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

Planning for this year’s agenda is well underway. 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 – around the globe and in Brazil – 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.

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including Mastermind Interview and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Industry Program, which includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
  • ITxpo exhibit floor, where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Wednesday night special event
  • Conference agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Special benefits for Alumni
  • (1) One-year access to Events On Demand

Learn more about Pricing and Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2016 conference agenda is underway, detailing the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes.

  • Take a look at our 2014 Executive Summary Report for key takeaways from last year's event
  • View recorded sessions from the 2015 conference
  • Stay tuned for the 2015 Executive Summary Report for key takeaways from this year's conference. Available mid-November.


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Advisory Board 2015

Advisory Board members play a key role in shaping the strategic direction of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. This year's advisory board includes:
  • Ricardo Norcia, CIO, Anhembi-Morumbi
  • Claudio Laudeauzer, CIO, DASA
  • Evandro Luís Alpoim Freire, CIO, SEFAZ/SP
  • Helio Matsumoto, CIO, C&A
  • Marco Aurelio Nogueira, IT Director – HR Unit, Petrobrás
  • Jose Geraldo Antunes, CIO, Klabin S/A

Key Take-Aways From the 2014 Conference

The 2014 Executive Summary Report focuses on event highlights and the three major crosscutting themes that helped shape the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 CIO Program agenda. Together, they offered attendees a clear path to digital empowerment and new ideas to help them lead and grow within their organizations.

Here’s a look back at last year’s most amazing highlights:
  • 100+ sessions
  • 60+ solution providers
  • 3 keynotes
  • 340+ session videos from the event available on gartnereventsondemand.com
  • An amazing keynote session led by Cassio Dreyfuss


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries, Gartner-invited end users presenting case studies, and Gartner analysts.

Highlighted Speakers 2015

  • Fernando H. Cardoso
    Fernando H. Cardoso

    Ex-Presidente do Brasil, sociólogo, professor e pesquisador.

  • Ricardo Amorim
    Ricardo Amorim

    Economist and Jornalist

  • Luis Claudio Mangi
    Luis Claudio Mangi

    Research VP

    Gartner Research

  • Cassio Dreyfuss
    Cassio Dreyfuss

    Research VP

    Gartner Research

  • Henrique Cecci
    Henrique Cecci

    Research Director

    Gartner Research

What to Expect in 2015

Luis Claudio Mangi
Luis Claudio Mangi

Vice President, Research and Conference Chair

Last year at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, we introduced the idea of digital business moments. And in my discussions with CIOs during the past six months, it’s become clear that organizations are moving from the digital vision to its implementation. This shift will require new capabilities in both people and technology.

To address this shift, we’re creating an agenda focused on your most critical priorities. You’ll be able to customize your experience through:
  • Sessions focused on strengthening your personal leadership skills and creating an engaged culture of innovation within your organization
  • Actionable insights on future trends to enhance your organization’s competitive advantage
  • Industry sessions that target your sector’s specific challenges and opportunities
  • Community engagements designed to build relationships, embrace new ideas and drive change
  • Evaluating and discussing solutions with leading solution providers on the ITxpo exhibit floor and targeted insight from senior executives on your organization’s shortlist, in a more intimate, focused environment
As the conference chair, I invite you to familiarize yourself with this year’s conference and what attendance will mean for you, your team and your organization. On behalf of Gartner, we hope you’ll take advantage of all that Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 has to offer this fall.
Best regards,

Luis Claudio Mangi
Vice President, Research
Conference Chair


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

São Paulo, Brazil


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 will take place at the Sheraton Sao Paulo, WTC Hotel. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel
Nacoes Unidas Ave 12559
Brooklin Novo
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - 04578-903