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    This executive summary pulls together the key take-aways from the 2017 event. Trigger new ideas to unlock your digital future.

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Unlocking the Digital Future: Envision. Drive. Discover.

Digital transformation doesn’t just happen. It requires creativity, vision and commitment. As a CIO, your clear vision for the role of technology and proven ability to lead are crucial for success in the digital future. This year, we examined the key issues that are shaping the leadership of today’s CIOs. 

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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gain practical approaches to business cost optimization while faced with an increased demand for digital services.
  • Build and cultivate your digital leadership through strong relationships of trust and continuous personal development.

What's Included

  • Access to our analysts 
  • Two 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Workshops
  • Peer networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Special evening event on Monday, March 20
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here


The agenda features comprehensive tracks covering bimodal IT, talent management, disruptive technologies, and more. Take a look at the strategies, insights and tools we covered to help you lead the next generation of IT and achieve business growth. 

2017 Forum Tracks

This year, CIOs gained new insight into the powerful digital forces at work in the IT and business ecosystem — and learned how to anticipate and seize the unprecedented opportunities that digital disruption presents.
  • Envision
  • Drive.
  • Discover
  • Evolving the CIO Journey

Get details on what we covered this year in the spotlight track for midsize enterprises.

Industry Program

Our 2017 agenda featured special programming designed to cover the critical priorities of enterprises in various industries. We covered how to prepare for what’s happening right now in your industry with two and a half days of dedicated sessions and peer engagement opportunities. View your specific industry below to gain an understanding of how your top priorities were addressed.

Peer Engagement

Participate in peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with your peers.

View networking opportunities that were available at this year's Forum.
"Forum has opened my eyes to the new leadership skills and techniques I need for successful digital transformation in my organization."

- CIO Leadership Forum 2017 Attendee

"An effective confluence of inspiration, validation, and challenge. I am leaving better equipped to lead my digital initiatives."

- CIO Leadership Forum 2017 Attendee


Bold leadership will drive the future. To learn lessons from other visionary leaders is essential. Learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus – Gartner Executive Partners – many former CIOs themselves – and guest keynotes who will energize the way you think, revealing surprising connections between life, business and technology.

Featured Speakers

  • Cheryl Cran
    Cheryl Cran

    Author, Consultant, Leadership speaker, CEO

    Evolutionary Business Solutions Inc.

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  • Josh Linkner
    Josh Linkner

    Tech Entrepreneur, Hyper-Growth Leader and Bestselling Author

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  • Mike Walsh
    Mike Walsh



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Guest Speakers

Gartner Analysts & Speakers


For information on exhibiting at the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum, please contact the exhibit sales team at 1 800 356 4740 or exhibit@gartner.com.


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Venue & Travel

Hollywood, FL


The Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

The Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL
3555 S Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL, United States - 33019


At this time, the Gartner hotel reservation site is closed. If you need to make a new reservation, or if you would like to change or cancel an existing reservation, please contact the hotel directly starting on Monday, February 20, 2017 and reference the “Gartner CIO Leadership Forum.”

Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa
Reservations: 954-602-8700
Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach (0.3 miles from the Diplomat)
Reservations: 954-454-4334
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay for reservations. 

Cancellations are allowed up to 5:00p.m. EDT on February 16, 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 Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa as well as the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach. These rooms are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid US Government or Military ID will be required at check-in upon arrival. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.

For more information, please reference our FAQ document.

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.

AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Aventura
3.1 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 786-590-5100

Beach Walk Resort
0.6 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 844-594-7246

Caribbean Resort by the Ocean
2.1 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 954-922-3761

Design Suites Hollywood Beach
1.5 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 305-851-2444

Hampton Inn by Hilton Hallandale
2.5 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 954-874-1111

Historic Hollywood Beach Resort
1.4 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 800-813-6676

Hollywood Beach Golf Resort
2.2 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 954-927-6040

Hollywood Beach Marriott
2.5 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 888-788-2711

Hotel Sheldon
1.8 miles from the Diplomat
Reservations: 954-922-6020


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. ​