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Canada's premier event for CIOs and senior IT executives

At Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2017, you’ll gain strategic guidance on the opportunities and challenges facing CIOs and senior IT executives today – all within the Canadian context.

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

  • Lead transformation in your organization through future-facing technologies, applications and approaches
  • Position your IT infrastructure and operations for the digital future
  • 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

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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:

Last Year's Tracks

Track A: Leadership, Business Strategies & Transformation for Your Digital Journey

Track B: Infrastructure & Operations Platforms and Prowess for the Digital Era

Track C: Applications Developed & Sourced in the Digital Economy
Track D: Information, Analytics & Algorithms Will Power Digital Business

Hot topics covered last year

  • Digital business
  • Innovation
  • Cost optimization
  • Cloud services
  • Data and analytics
  • Algorithmic business
  • Mobility
  • IoT and smart machines
  • Application development & sourcing
  • Leadership skills and development
  • Talent and organizational dynamics
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. 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.


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

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Venue & Travel

Toronto, Canada


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


Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at the Sheraton Centre at a discount rate. Please check back for updates as they become available and the room block opens.

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. ​