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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 is a defining moment for every CIO and senior IT executive: a chance to rise up, align 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 and senior IT executives.
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Get answers to your questions here.


   

   


Agenda

Our 2016 conference agenda is underway, detailing the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes.

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference


Image At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, we heard how organizations of all types and in all geographies are engaged in a fast-moving environment in which all the players are furiously experimenting. Business goals change more rapidly than traditional IT can respond. As a CIO, you must pursue agile practices to compete at the digital speeds while focusing on rock-solid IT reliability. Throughout the event, Gartner challenged attendees to “Rise to the Challenge” of delivering business outcomes and innovating for digital business.
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



Speakers

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

Highlighted Speakers From the 2015 Conference

  • Ed Catmull
    Ed Catmull

    President

    Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios

  • Jeffrey Immelt
    Jeffrey Immelt

    Chairman & CEO

    General Electric

  • Ginni Rometty
    Ginni Rometty

    Chairman, President and CEO

    IBM

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 2016 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 16, 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

Hotel booking is not yet available for 2016. Please check back periodically for details on when hotel booking will open. Note: You must be registered for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 in order to book a hotel reservation.

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



Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Bldv.
Orlando, FL, United States
32836



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



Sheraton Lake Buena Vista
12205 S Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, Florida, United States
32836