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    What's holding Canadian CIOs back from innovation?

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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

Learn more about pricing and registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here.


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.

Featured Speakers

Gartner Analysts & Speakers


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.



Become an Exhibitor

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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
Below is a list of additional hotels in the area. Please note that Gartner does NOT have discounted rates with them and shuttle service will NOT be provided. For more information and to check availability and rates please contact the hotels directly.
Hilton Toronto
Reservations: 416-869-3456
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Center Hotel
Reservations: 416-597-9200
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Reservations: 416-595-1975
Hyatt Regency Toronto
Reservation: 416-343-1234
Courtyard Toronto Downtown
Reservations: 416-924-0611

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. ​