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

A digital wave is sweeping through every industry, organization and culture. This a defining moment for every CIO and senior IT executive: a chance to rise up, align your mission critical priorities — yours and those of the enterprise — and drive business outcomes.  From personal development to process reinvention, Gartner is here to help you Rise to the Challenge.

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:

  • Be structured around your mission-critical priorities to solve your toughest challenges as a CIO
  • Inspire you to rethink traditional roles to lead innovation in your business
  • Open your eyes to disruptive future trends and new technologies to help you reimagine the future
  • Provide you with the leadership insight to help you enhance your journey as a business and technology leader

You’ll also be a part of a vibrant community of thousands of CIOs. There will be a wealth of community engagement opportunities to share best practices, build relationships, embrace new ideas and drive change through shared insight with other CIOs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Get answers to your questions here


Agenda

Our 2015 conference agenda is designed to provide you with the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes. View the just-released conference overview brochure.

Mission-Critical Priorities
This year's agenda tracks are organized around your major areas of concern: your mission-critical priorities.

CIO Leadership
We’re turning up the intensity on individual leadership as it's the key to creating a dynamic, innovative organization and culture.

Peer-to-Peer Engagement
Join a global community of CIOs and senior IT executives to share best practices, embrace new perspectives, and expand your personal network.

2015 Conference Tracks

TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION
Renovate the IT Core
How can you modernize, measure and manage a mission-critical runtime environment and partner ecosystem that is high-performing, robust, efficient and responsive to change?

Architect the Digital Business
What patterns and practices can you use to deliver scalable, safe and ethical digital business solutions?

Plan for the Digital Future
What should be on your 3- or 5-year technology and business radar? Further out? What should you be thinking about that currently you’re not?

LEADERSHIP
Personal development
Lead the Digital Enterprise
How do you become a more effective leader in the digital enterprise?

Organizational development
Create a Dynamic Organization
How can you harness the potential of people and skills to change the culture and to build digital business?

BUSINESS OUTCOMES
Drive Business Growth
How can you help grow the business, especially through new revenue streams and high-value outcomes?

Industry Day
How is your industry being transformed by digital business?

View conference Timing at a Glance.

Industry Program

Receive in-depth guidance on your sector and benefit from the experience of others
Digital business is driving change in new and unprecedented ways, creating a dynamic and volatile business environment that will require enterprise agility and capabilities very different from those that historically drove success. Industry sessions spanning 12 different sectors explore the impacts of digital business on industry verticals, where those impacts are most acute, and the actions CIOs should take to respond. Our industry-specific and cross-industry sessions begin Sunday, October 4, at 9 a.m., and continue throughout the week.

Industries:
  • Banking & Investment
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare Payers
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Retail
  • Utilities

Hear it first at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Get exclusive Gartner research, revealed on-site at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015, including:
  • The 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey results
  • New findings from the 2015 CEO survey
  • 2016 top 10 technologies
  • Implementing Bimodal IT: Delivering on the Promise
  • The Unbearable Cost of Privacy
  • Things as Customers
  • The Imminent Revolution in Information Security
  • The Digital Workplace: A Workforce Investment Strategy
4 days at #GartnerSYM reinforced my belief that now more than ever opportunity exists for CIOs to do even greater things for their companies.

- Ken Piddington, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 attendee

Value of Attending Symposium/ITxpo



Speakers

Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries; Gartner-invited end users, presenting case studies; and Gartner analysts.

Highlighted Speakers

  • Jeff Immelt
    Jeff Immelt

    CEO and Chairman

    GE

  • Ginni Rometty
    Ginni Rometty

    Chairman, President and CEO

    IBM

  • Tony Robbins
    Tony Robbins

    New York Times Number #1 bestselling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

What We Hear About Our Speakers


The highlights for me were the mastermind interview keynotes — all incredibly unique and extremely worthwhile!

- Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 attendee

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 specific needs as a CIO. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading solution providers in a variety of settings.

  • 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 2015 will take place at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, Walt Disney World Swan, Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and Disney's Boardwalk. Transportation will be provided daily to and from the hotels listed here. A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off on Sunday, October 4, at 9 a.m., 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

For answers to your hotel or travel questions, please reference our  FAQ document.


Accommodations

You must be registered for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 in order to book a hotel reservation.  
 
To book your hotel, log into the registration system using your gartner.com account, and answer the event-specific questions. You will then be prompted to “Make Hotel Reservation.” Here you can select your dates for the hotel reservations and you will be shown a listing of available hotels.
 
Public-Sector Hotel Rooms
We have secured a number of rooms that are available at the current GSA per diem rate, which can be viewed only by public-sector attendees within the reservation tool. The rooms that are available at the current GSA rate are subject to change if and when GSA rates are adjusted in 2015. All attendees who book into the blocks at the GSA per diem rate will be required to present official identification of public-sector status at the time of check-in.
 
Reservations cannot be made with the hotels directly.  For more information, please reference our FAQ document.

Hotel Shuttle Information
We offer transportation from the  official Gartner Symposium/ITxpo hotels.  If you are driving to the event we recommend you park at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Touch Down Lot and we will provide shuttle service to and from the Dolphin Hotel to this lot.  Shuttles will run every 10-20 minutes throughout event hours. The evening of the Special Event, shuttles will return to the hotels on each bus route as well as the ESPN Wide World of Sports Touch Down Lot.  
 
Airport Transportation
Mears offers a convenient and affordable transfer between Orlando International Airport and your hotel.  Click here for Exclusive Mears Discounts. 

Travel Scam Alert
Gartner as a rule will always contact attendees directly about administration of their Event experience. Gartner Events always provide notice to Attendees and Sponsors when we will be using a third party provider like GPJ as part of the Event administration. As such, it is good practice to assume that any third party provider that contacts you about a Gartner event is a scam. Case in point: many of our exhibitors and delegates have been contacted by an organization claiming to be affiliated with Gartner, Exhibitors Housing Management. This is a scam as Gartner is not in any way affiliated with EHS. If you have a contract to exhibit at or attend a Gartner Event and you receive an email from a third party provider claiming to be contacting you on behalf of Gartner, please contact the Housing team at us.housing@gartner.com

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to the Symposium/ITxpo Housing Team at us.housing@gartner.com or 1-866-405-2511.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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



Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
900 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Beach Club Resort
1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Waldorf Astoria Orlando
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL, United States
32821



Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
1600 Seven Seas Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
901 Timberline Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
32830



Wyndham Grand Resort Orlando Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Parkway
Orlando, FL, United States
32821



Hilton Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
32830



Buena Vista Palace Orlando
1900 East Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
32836



Marriott Village Orlando
8623 Vineland Ave
Orlando , Florida, United States
32821



Discount Disney Tickets


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 good for pre- and post-conference stays, too!