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    Rise to the digital challenge

    The digital journey begins with you as CIO.

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    Putting digital business to work in 2015

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Join a global community of CIOs and gain the insights you need to lead the next generation of IT

For CIOs, digital starts now, requiring leadership as bold, uncompromising and creative as the digital world itself. Join us for Symposium/ITxpo 2015, the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives, and start delivering on your digital promise.

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

What You Will Learn

Planning for this year’s agenda is well underway. 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.

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including Mastermind Interview, Industry Sunday, and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Industry Program (Sunday), which includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
  • ITxpo exhibit floor, where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Tuesday night special event
  • Conference agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Special benefits for Alumni
  • (1) One-year access to Events On Demand

Learn more about Pricing and Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2015 conference agenda is underway, detailing the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes.

  • Watch Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Jorge Lopez discuss what to expect from digital business in 2015
  • View this year's advisory board members
  • Sign up to be among the first to receive the 2015 conference agenda
  • Take a look at our 2014 Executive Summary Report for key takeaways from last year's event
  • View recorded sessions from the 2014 conference
  • See what's new for 2015 along with special Sym Club alumni benefits


Hot Topics for 2015

  • Internet of Things
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Cloud
  • Mobility
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Privacy and Ethics

Key Take-Aways From the 2014 Conference

Image The 2014 Executive Summary Report focuses on event highlights and the three major crosscutting themes that helped shape the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 CIO Program agenda. Together, they offered attendees a clear path to digital empowerment and new ideas to help them lead and grow within their organizations.

Here’s a look back at last year’s most amazing highlights:
  • 500+ sessions
  • 290+ solution providers
  • 12 keynotes
  • 340+ session videos from the event available on gartnereventsondemand.com
  • An amazing opening keynote with Daryl C. Plummer, Richard Hunter and Peter Sondergaard complete with our very own drone
  • We looked inside an IT mystery box with Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak
  • Peter Thiel and Satya Nadella chatted with Gartner analysts on stage

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


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


  • Ginni Rometty
    Ginni Rometty

    Chairman, President and CEO


  • Peter Sondergaard
    Peter Sondergaard

    Senior Vice President

    Gartner Research

  • Chris Howard
    Chris Howard

    Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, and Conference Chair

    Gartner Research

What to Expect in 2015

Chris Howard
Chris Howard

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, and Conference Chair

Last year at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, we introduced the idea of digital business moments. And in my discussions with CIOs during the past six months, it’s become clear that organizations are moving from the digital vision to its implementation. This shift will require new capabilities in both people and technology.

To address this shift, we’re creating an agenda focused on your most critical priorities. You’ll be able to customize your experience through:
  • Sessions focused on strengthening your personal leadership skills and creating an engaged culture of innovation within your organization
  • Actionable insights on future trends to enhance your organization’s competitive advantage
  • Industry sessions that target your sector’s specific challenges and opportunities
  • Community engagements designed to build relationships, embrace new ideas and drive change
  • Evaluating and discussing solutions with leading solution providers on the ITxpo exhibit floor and targeted insight from senior executives on your organization’s shortlist, in a more intimate, focused environment
As the conference chair, I invite you to familiarize yourself with this year’s conference and what attendance will mean for you, your team and your organization. On behalf of Gartner, we hope you’ll take advantage of all that Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 has to offer this fall.
Best regards,

Chris Howard
Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
Conference Chair

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


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.



Partner Pavilion


Emerging Technologies Exhibitor

Industry Exhibitor

Rural Sourcing Pavilion

Become an Exhibitor

Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players
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Venue & Travel

Orlando, Florida


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 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. 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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