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The Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

Look ahead; plan accordingly. That strategy makes sense until you’re competing at digital speeds and need to drive digital innovation to the core of every process, product, and service. Your next asset or technology partner could be anywhere: Incubating just beyond your peripheral vision. Innovating outside everyone else’s comfort zone. The ability to expand your mindset and see the future in 360 becomes essential.

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 include:

  • A community of over 8,500 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 priority
  • Six tracks spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy
  • Recommended journeys with sessions most relevant to you
  • Innovative keynote brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts
  • CIO Story sessions featuring visionary CIOs sharing practical examples of putting digital leadership into practice
  • 40 Gartner Analysts onsite providing you with the most personal guidance and advice possible in analyst one-on-ones
  • Solution providers filling the ITxpo showcase with new possibilities for digital business, organized into marketplaces to make it easy to find the solutions you need

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

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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 2016 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. 

2016 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

View full  track descriptions and key priorities that will be addressed.

Special Content for Specific Sectors

Digital is moving quickly. Prepare for what’s happening right now in your segment — with a full day of networking on Monday (24.10) focus on:


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries.

Highlighted Speakers


Gartner Analysts


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.

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  • 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