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The Must Attend Event for CIOs

The role of the CIO is changing. Traditional behaviors will no longer yield success. As the digital future unfolds, join more than 700 of your CIO peers and embark on a journey of personal leadership encompassing three culminating moves: Connect. Orchestrate. Influence.

Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is specifically designed for:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs

What You Will Learn

  • Ignite innovation in your business by identifying and engaging intellectual capital and drawing on disparate networks of knowledge.
  • Turn bimodal delivery into a strategic advantage by mobilizing and organizing resources throughout the enterprise and across the value chain.
  • Build and cultivate your digital leadership through strong relationships of trust and continuous personal development.
  • Team up with leaders who understand your challenges in workshops focused on your most critical priorities.
  • Broaden your perspective by exchanging ideas with thought leaders from Gartner and the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We're preparing our 2016 agenda, which will be based on the results of our annual CIO Agenda survey designed to identify the most critical priorities for CIOs globally.

Key Take-Aways From the 2015 Forum

Image This Executive Summary Report focuses on event highlights and the three major subthemes that helped shape the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2015 agenda. Last year’s Forum was held March 1 – 3, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ, with nearly 700 CIOs on-site.

Key Take-Aways From the 2015 Forum Included:
  • Create awareness and appetite within your organizations. Many CIOs emphasized the importance of storytelling and engaging their enterprise in personal ways. Holding brown-bag lunches, job swapping and open-space meetings to generate new ideas were just a few of the techniques they planned on using when they got back.
  • Build new business capabilities that drive revenue. The initial focus of CIOs is on the IT capabilities around speed and agility, but the groundwork required to build capabilities that drive revenue needs to be laid out.
  • Embed change into the organization through culture and commitment. The 19 “isms” of Quicken Loans was an example of how one CIO has embedded change into her organization. An example of an ism: “We are the ‘they’.”

Excellent sessions, analyst one-on-ones and networking opportunities. It is great to have an exclusive venue of CIOs to talk about our world.

- CIO Leadership Forum 2015 Attendee

It was my first time attending the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum and I found tremendous value in the networking.

- CIO Leadership Forum 2015 Attendee

Value of Attending CIO Leadership Forum


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers

  • Suzanne Adnams
    Suzanne Adnams

    Director, Gartner Research and Conference Co-Chair

  • Steven Lachowski
    Steven Lachowski

    Vice President and Executive Partner, Gartner Executive Programs and Conference Co-Chair

  • Peter Sondergaard
    Peter Sondergaard


    Gartner Research

What We Hear About Our Speakers

I never miss this event. Thought-provoking material. Great framework for providing direction within our organization. Useful ideas about how to lead.

- CIO Leadership Forum 2015 Attendee


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Venue & Travel

Cancun, Mexico


Moon Palace
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico - CP. 77500


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A Note About Accommodations

Gartner has been made aware that a service provider called Exhibition Housing Management has contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services. Exhibition Housing Management does not represent Gartner, nor have we authorized them to contact attendees on our behalf. 
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