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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 2017 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 include:

  • A community of over 8,000 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 priority
  • Six tracks spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy
  • Innovative keynotes 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 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

2016 Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities.
Our 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

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

Special Content for Specific Sectors

Each year, the first day of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is dedicated to selected industry-focused content. Prepare for what’s happening in your industry. The 2016 Industry Day was focused in the following industries: 
  • Government
  • Finance
  • Retail

The value of you participation in Symposium/ITxpo


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. Check back periodically as we will begin to announce our 2017 speaker line-up soon.

Highlighted Speakers 2016

  • Luis Claudio Mangi
    Luis Claudio Mangi

    Research VP

    Gartner Research

  • Cassio Dreyfuss
    Cassio Dreyfuss

    Research VP

    Gartner Research

  • Guy Kawasaki
    Guy Kawasaki

    Chief Evangelist of Canva

Conference Chairman

Luis Mangi
Luis Mangi

Gartner Research VP

Luis Mangi is a Vice President in Gartner Research and a member of the Application Strategy and Governance team. Mr. Mangi has around 35 years of experience in IT, and his research concentrates on the challenges facing CIOs, business teams and IT leaders on themes related to IT strategy, the business value of IT, strategic alignment, IT organization performance and application strategy. This involves developing an understanding of best practices in application strategy covering both packaged applications and application development. Mr. Mangi is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To this extent, his research is also centered on understanding how IT best practices will translate in Brazil and other Latin American economies to support Gartner's global clients. He also considers how Gartner research needs to be adapted to support the needs of Latin American clients.

Mainly Areas that I help Customers to solve: 
  • Application Strategy
  • Application Governance
  • Application Development
  • Application Rationalization/Modernization
  • Application Portfolio Management


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

São Paulo, Brazil


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 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