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

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, where the world’s top CIOs gain a strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business. Through an unparalleled intersection of Gartner analysts, industry experts, peers and solution providers, you’ll explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Hear what last year's attendee had to say.

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

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

Preview the one CIO event you don’t want to miss. Check out this short video!

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here.



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

This Year's Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities
Our track structure in 2017 is built on a framework of strategic and tactical priorities that overlap and interlock 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

View highlights from last year's event

Image Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 challenged CIOs and IT leaders to become panoramic thinkers in the new digital world: to look at what was happening all around them, to be open to new ideas and to look for innovations everywhere.  This summary presents key content highlights from last year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo and will give you a preview of what you can expect onsite.

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

Preview the event that 8,000 CIOs worldwide rely on each year


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

Highlighted Speakers

  • Gus Balbontin
    Gus Balbontin

    Former Chief Technology Officer

    Lonely Planet

  • Clayton Christensen
    Clayton Christensen


    Harvard Business School

  • Amy Cuddy
    Amy Cuddy

    Social psychologist and Professor

    Harvard Business School

  • Don Tapscott
    Don Tapscott

    Author, Entrepreneur, Internationally Sought Consultant, and Adjunct Professor of Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

What We Hear About Our Speakers

The quality of speakers that this conference presents is like being given the keys to a leadership library. They are always engaging, can provide real life scenarios, and leave me energized & inspired.

- Nancy Delia, Wiley

Symposium always brings first rate keynote speakers that are both relevant and entertaining.

- Darren Kramer, Jackson


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 mission critical priorities as a CIO and IT leader. 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


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


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

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

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.