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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. With a special emphasis on Canadian business environments, the summit delivers pragmatic ways to create enterprise agility, support bimodal practices, manage top digital talent and strengthen your leadership role.

Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit is specifically designed for:
Including:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT executives
CIOs
Including:
  • Application Architecture
  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Application Infrastructure
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Business Applications Management
  • User Experience Design
Application Leaders
Including:
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Operations
  • Data Center Networking and Servers, Storage
  • IT Service Management
Infrastructure & Operations Leaders
Including:
  • 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.
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions.
  • 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

Learn more about pricing and registration

Frequently Asked Questions


Get answers to your questions here.
     


Agenda

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

2017 Tracks

Track A: CIO Leadership

Track B: IT Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center

Track C: Applications
 
Track D: Data & Analytics

Plus, a virtual track on security and risk management that weaves through the main tracks.

View full track descriptions.

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
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



Speakers

Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. Please check back periodically for updates.

Highlighted speakers from last year

  • Colonel Chris Hadfield
    Colonel Chris Hadfield

    Astronaut, engineer, pilot and author

  • Don Tapscott
    Don Tapscott

    Author, Entrepreneur, Internationally Sought Consultant, and Adjunct Professor of Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

What We Hear About Our Speakers


The keynotes were excellent.

Exhibitors

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 1 800 356 4740 or exhibit@gartner.com.

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Exhibitor Interactions


Read more about how you can interact with our exhibitors

Venue & Travel

Toronto, Canada

Venue

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


Accommodations

Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit at the Sheraton Centre at the price of $261/night plus applicable taxes. The deadline to book at these discounted rates is Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00p.m. EDT.

To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Make Hotel Reservation.” You can also contact the Gartner Housing Team at 866.405.2511 to make a reservation. Please note, you must be a registered attendee in order to book a hotel reservation.  
 
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay.

To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before 5:00p.m. EDT on May 5, 2017 by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or by contacting the Gartner Help Desk, Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: us.registration@gartner.com.  

Cancellations are allowed up to 5:00p.m. EDT on Friday, May 5, 2017 without penalty. If a reservation is cancelled after this time the hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of the minimum night stay. Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in a cancellation of your entire reservation and will be subject to the cancellation penalty.
  
Government Rates: 
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the Sheraton Centre. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.

For more information, please reference our FAQ document

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory


Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list. 
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. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts. ​