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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 include:

  • A community of over 8,500 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
  • Recommended journeys with sessions and peer-to-peer engagements most relevant to you
  • 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 180 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
  • Solution providers filling the ITxpo showcase with new possibilities for digital business, organized into marketplaces to make it easy to find the solutions you need

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. If you'd like more information,  sign up and you'll be the first to know when our agenda is available. 

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

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 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 the morning of Sunday, October 16, with additional industry content throughout the week. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.
 
Executive Programs Members: Hotel reservations will open on  April 27, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT.  You must be registered for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 in order to book a hotel reservation. Contact your service delivery team for information if you would like to register.  
 
All Attendees: Hotel reservations will open on May 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT.  You must be registered for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 in order to book a hotel reservation. Please note, the Swan & Dolphin, Beach & Yacht and Boardwalk hotels are available exclusively to Executive Program Attendees.   

To make a hotel reservation, please log back into your  registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Book Your Hotel Reservation.” Here you will be able to check hotel availability by entering your desired hotel and your check-in/out dates.  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 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 2016. All attendees that 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.
 
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 16 will be charged the full minimum night stay. Please note, public sector rooms are subject to the same terms and conditions.
 
Prior to September 16 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 gartner.com profile or by calling the Symposium/ITxpo Housing Team at 1-866-405-2511. After this time cancellations 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, which must be booked between Sunday, October 16 and Thursday, October 20. All other Symposium/ITxpo hotels require a minimum 3 night stay.
 
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. 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 Home Run parking lot.
 
There is no onsite parking so if you elect to drive there is complimentary parking at the ESPN Wild World of Sports Home Run parking lot and take complimentary shuttle to the Dolphin Hotel.
 
For more information, please reference our  FAQ document
 
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!


Please note, the Swan & Dolphin, Beach & Yacht and Boardwalk hotels are available exclusively to Executive Program Attendees.   

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.