• Gartner CIO Leadership Forum

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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. Join us as we examine 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.

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner analyst sessions
  • Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Ask the Analyst sessions
  • Meetups
  • Spotlight sessions
  • Peer engagement by industry and organization size

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
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We're currently preparing our 2018 agenda. In the meantime, take a look at the strategies, insights and tools we covered in 2017 to help you lead the next generation of IT and achieve business growth. 

2017 Forum Tracks

In 2017, 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

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. Learn how your top priorities were addressed for each industry below.
  • Government
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Retail

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 the 2017 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.

  • Learn from industry visionaries during our guest keynote presentations.
  • Gain actionable insight from over 20 Gartner analysts onsite
  • Sign up to stay informed on the latest keynote speaker announcements

Last Year's Guest Speakers Included

  • Cheryl Cran
    Cheryl Cran

    Author, Consultant, Leadership speaker, CEO Evolutionary Business Solutions Inc.

  • Josh Linkner
    Josh Linkner

    Tech Entrepreneur, Hyper-Growth Leader and Bestselling Author

  • Mike Walsh
    Mike Walsh




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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


Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at the Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa at a discounted 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. ​