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The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, where the world’s top CIOs gain a strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business. Through an unparalleled intersection of Gartner analysts, industry experts, peers and solution providers, you’ll explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Hear what last year's attendees had to say.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
Roles Include:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
CIOs
Including:
  • Senior IT leaders reporting to the CIO
Senior IT Executives

What You Will Learn


Shaped by feedback from you and other CIOs to stay focused on only what is most relevant and useful, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo experience will include:

  • A community of over 8,000 CIOs and their leadership teams
  • An agenda focused on the imperatives that you and your team must pursue to align with your enterprise mission critical priority
  • Six tracks spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy
  • Innovative keynotes brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts
  • CIO Story sessions featuring visionary CIOs sharing practical examples of putting digital leadership into practice
  • Over 200 Gartner Analysts onsite providing you with the most personal guidance and advice possible in analyst one-on-ones
  • A wealth of peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with your peers
  • Stretch your thinking and get to the core of the business and technical imperatives driving you and your peers during interactive learning sessions
  • Solution providers filling the ITxpo solution showcase with new possibilities for digital business, organized into marketplaces to make it easy to find the solutions you need

Preview the one CIO event you don’t want to miss. Check out this short video!

Frequently Asked Questions


Get answers to your questions here.

                              


Agenda

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

This Year's Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities
Our track structure in 2017 is built on a framework of strategic and tactical priorities that overlap and interlock across leadership, technology and information, and business strategy.
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Create a Dynamic Organization
  • Transform the Technology Core
  • Architect the Digital Platform
  • Drive Business Performance
  • Plan for the Digital Future

View complete track descriptions and sample sessions.

Industry Program

Each year, the first day of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is dedicated to industry-focused content. Prepare for what’s happening in your industry — with a full day of networking and solution provider presentations on Sunday, cross-industry sessions throughout the week, and industry-specific presentations you don’t want to miss.
  • Banking & Investment
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Consumer Goods
  • Retail

View highlights from last year's event


Image Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 challenged CIOs and IT leaders to become panoramic thinkers in the new digital world: to look at what was happening all around them, to be open to new ideas and to look for innovations everywhere.  This summary presents key content highlights from last year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo and will give you a preview of what you can expect onsite.

View the 2016 Executive Summary Report
My 5th Symposium and the event continues to rank as the best technology conference in overall contest and networking opportunities. Keynotes and Mastermind sessions are top notch.

- Eric Gorham, CIO REJIS

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is a critical thought leadership event for IT executives with top ranked analysts who help to drive strategic direction within our organization.

- Robert Hofstatter, VP Scotiabank

Preview the event that 8,000 CIOs worldwide rely on each year



Speakers

Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. 

Highlighted Speakers

  • Gus Balbontin
    Gus Balbontin

    Former Chief Technology Officer

    Lonely Planet

  • Susan Cain
    Susan Cain

    Co-founder, Quiet Revolution LLC and Author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking"

  • Clayton Christensen
    Clayton Christensen

    Professor

    Harvard Business School

  • Amy Cuddy
    Amy Cuddy

    Social psychologist and Professor

    Harvard Business School

  • 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 quality of speakers that this conference presents is like being given the keys to a leadership library. They are always engaging, can provide real life scenarios, and leave me energized & inspired.

- Nancy Delia, Wiley

Symposium always brings first rate keynote speakers that are both relevant and entertaining.

- Darren Kramer, Jackson

Exhibitors

Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Information Technology
 
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo helps you identify and explore technology and service providers to address your mission critical priorities as a CIO and IT leader. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading solution providers in a variety of settings.

  • For Attendees: Learn about the innovative solutions that will add the most value to your business.
  • For Exhibitors: Learn more about ITxpo and the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.

Venue & Travel

Orlando, Florida

Venue

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 will take place at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, Walt Disney World Swan, and Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and Disney's Boardwalk. A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off the morning of Sunday, October 1, with additional industry content throughout the week. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

Walt Disney World
1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States - 32830


Accommodations

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Executive Programs attendees have a priority booking window that begins on May 4 at 12:00 p.m. noon EDT.
General Attendee reservations will open May 11 at 12:00 p.m. noon EDT.
 
Please note you must be registered for the event in order to book a hotel reservation.   

To make a hotel reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account by CLICKING HERE.

From your account you will be able to enter your desired check-in/out dates and choose from a list of available hotels.  Please note, hotel rooms are assigned within our real-time inventory system and are first-come, first-served, based on availability. All reservations must be made with Gartner and cannot be booked directly with the affiliated hotels. For more detailed instructions on how to make a reservation please visit our Booking Guide.

**Please note that the hotel details will not be available in the registration system until the above opening dates. **

Public- Sector Hotel Rooms
Gartner is pleased to offer rooms at the current GSA per diem rate at a majority of our hotels. The GSA per diem rate is subject to change if and when the rates are adjusted by the government for 2017. All reservations made at the GSA per diem rate are subject to review and require you to present official identification of U.S. public sector status at the time of check in. Please refer to the Hotel FAQ for more details on GSA per diem qualifications.
 
Hotel Cancellation Policy
From the time of booking you have 3 business days to cancel your reservation without penalty. Cancellations made outside of this window will be charged a non-refundable one night stay. All cancellations made after 5:00p.m. EDT on Friday, September 1 will be charged the full minimum night stay. Please note, public sector rooms are subject to the same terms and conditions.
 
Prior to September 1 at 5:00p.m. EDT should you need to cancel a hotel reservation you can do so by emailing US.Housing@Gartner.com. You can also cancel your reservation by logging into your event registration in your gartner.com profile or by calling the Symposium/ITxpo Housing Team at 1-866-405-2511. After September 1 cancellations and changes will need to be made directly with the hotel.
 
Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in the cancellation of your entire reservation and will be subject to the cancellation penalty.
 
Minimum Stay Policy
All reservations made at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin requires a minimum 4 night stay. There a minimum 3 night stay required at all of the other Symposium/ITxpo hotels.
 
For more information, please reference our FAQ document or the complete list of Symposium/ITxpo Hotels.

Disney's Yacht & Beach Convention Center
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Walt Disney World Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Walt Disney World Swan
1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Boardwalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Travel Information


Parking and Local Transportation
We offer complimentary shuttles to/from the official Gartner Symposium/ITxpo hotels. Shuttles will run every 10-20 minutes throughout the event hours. On the evening of the special event shuttles will return to the hotels on each of the bus routes as well as the ESPN Wide World of Sports Touchdown parking lot.
 
There is no onsite parking so if you elect to drive there is complimentary parking at the ESPN Wild World of Sports Touchdown parking lot and take complimentary shuttle to the Dolphin Hotel.
 
Airport Transfers
All attendees are responsible for making their own ground transportation arrangements to/from the airport. If you are staying at one of the Symposium/ITxpo Hotels we are pleased to offer discounted rates on arrangements made with Mears Transportation.
For more information on discounted rates please visit Mears Travel.

Area Attractions


Please visit our Disney Microsite, which enables attendees, as well as those friends and family members traveling with you, to individually purchase specially priced Disney Meeting & Convention Tickets. They’re available for purchase for pre- and post-conference stays, too. Discounts are only available until 9pm EDT on September 30, 2017, so book your tickets now!

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.