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

As a CIO and senior IT leader,  you need actionable advice to drive digital to the core of your products, processes and talent. But you also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help you deliver long-term business benefits. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 will help you see further, explore deeper and to discover how to make digital a core competence for you and your organization.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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Agenda

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

Last Year's Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities
Our track structure in 2016 was built on a framework of strategic and tactical priorities that overlaped and interlocked 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

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

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 Executive Summary Report


Image Lead 360. Drive Digital to the Core
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 challenged CIOs and IT leaders to become panoramic thinkers in the new digital world: to see what’s happening all around you, to be open to new ideas and to look for innovations everywhere. This is what it means to lead 360, and how CIOs and IT leaders can drive digital to the core.

Throughout the event, attendees discovered how to lead and succeed in a digital world — learning from leaders in diverse fields and from one another. We heard how organizations of all sizes, from all around the world, are meeting the challenges of competing in a rapidly changing digital society. The following summary presents key content highlights from this year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to help you lead 360.

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



Speakers

Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. Check back periodically as we will begin to announce our 2017 speaker line-up soon.

Highlighted Speakers from 2016

  • Bert Jacobs
    Bert Jacobs

    Co-founder and CEO

    The Life is Good Company

  • Robert Gates
    Robert Gates

    Secretary of Defense (2006 - 2011)

  • Satya Nadella
    Satya Nadella

    CEO

    Microsoft

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 senior IT executive. 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, Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and Disney's Boardwalk. A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off on Sunday, October 1, 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


Accommodations

Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at various hotels. Please check back for updates as they become available and the room blocks open.

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



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.