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    Covering your top priorities including: agility, talent management, bimodal IT, cybersecurity, cloud and more.

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    What's holding Canadian CIOs back from innovation?

    Get the insight you need now and then join us June 6 - 8  to find out how you can accelerate your organizations' progress. 

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Transformative Digital Leadership: Where Vision Becomes Reality

CIOs and IT leaders throughout Canada are facing an important new challenge: how to successfully apply digital business concepts to real-world scenarios, and achieve measurable, sustainable business results. Learn how to put digital business theory into practice, and deliver outcomes that enhance customer relationships, increase competitiveness and support enterprise growth. 

  • Learn pragmatic ways to create enterprise agility
  • Better support bimodal practices
  • Enhance management of top digital talent
  • Lead organizational transformation with cutting-edge technologies, applications and approaches

Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit is specifically designed for:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT executives
  • Application Architecture
  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Application Infrastructure
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Business Applications Management
  • User Experience Design
Application Leaders
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Operations
  • Data Center Networking and Servers, Storage
  • IT Service Management
Infrastructure & Operations Leaders
  • Chief Data Officers
  • BI & performance management executives
  • Chief Analytics Officers
  • BI practitioners
  • Data scientists
Data & Analytics Leaders

What You Will Learn

  • Hear pragmatic ways to create enterprise agility
  • Understand how to better support bimodal practices
  • Learn to enhance management of top digital talent
  • Lead transformation in your organization through future-facing technologies, applications and approaches
  • Optimize employee, customer and citizen experiences
  • Maximize the effect of information, analytics and algorithms
  • Broaden your perspective by exchanging ideas with thought leaders from Gartner and the industry
  • Transform your IT leader role with new leadership skills and organizational behaviors
  • Explore the issues that are top-of-mind for your CEO and business counterparts

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-On-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours.
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Exhibitor Access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions.
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. 
  • Face-To-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group
  • Network With Peers: Hundreds of senior IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives

What's Included

  • Two 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Workshops
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Solution showcase
  • Peer networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The 2017 CIO & IT Executive Summit agenda features four tracks covering agility, bimodal IT, talent management, cloud computing, and more. Gain the actionable insight and next-step analysis that you'll need to put digital business theory into practice.

2017 Tracks

Hot Topics to Be Covered

  • Digital business
  • Innovation
  • Cost optimization
  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational dynamics
  • IT governance and enterprise architecture
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Modernized converged data center
  • Data management solutions for analytics
  • Building a data and analytics strategy
  • Data governance
  • Cloud data management

Recommended Sessions by Industry

Sessions aligned to CIO and IT leaders top priorities in the following industries: 
It was good to hear Canadian specific challenges from the presenters as well as with networking colleagues

- CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 Attendee

A good mix of immediately useful information and eye-opening guidance for the future.

- CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 Attendee

Any CIO in Canada should attend this event.

- CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 Attendee


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. Get practical, actionable insight — so you can make key decisions faster, and with more confidence — see the top priorities each of our analysts address.

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Gartner Analysts


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of IT

The Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

For information on exhibiting, please contact the exhibit sales team at exhibit@gartner.com.



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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

Toronto, Canada


Sheraton Centre
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - M5H 2M9


At this time, the Gartner hotel reservation site is closed. If you need to make a new reservation, or change or cancel an existing reservation, please contact the hotel directly starting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 and reference the “Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit.”
Sheraton Centre
Reservations:  416-361-1000
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown
Reservations: 416-593-9200

For more information, please reference our FAQ document

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Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone. 
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