It's most rewarding to see Executive Programs CIO Members return to Symposium/ITxpo annually to meet with their peer network, gain extraordinary C-level insight and connect with the Gartner team.
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Gartner Executive Programs

Featuring an exclusive CIO track, Gartner insight on the CIO role, an Executive Programs VIP experience, and business speakers you won't hear elsewhere, Symposium/ITxpo is where Executive Programs members gain the knowledge tools and insight required to lead IT in 2015 — and beyond.

Take advantage of the complimentary attendance included in your Executive Programs membership. Contact your Gartner service delivery associate today to register for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL.

Executive Programs Features

Executive Programs CIO Member Participation in the CIO Program

Including workshops, CIO luncheons featuring dynamic speakers, and additional CIO-exclusive sessions, the CIO Program at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo provides you with the opportunity to gain new insights from Gartner while exploring the trends, issues and possibilities most important to you with your peers.

Executive Programs Member Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive members lounge with meeting and work facilities that help you refresh, meet peers or get some work done between sessions.

Lounge features include:

  • One-on-one sign up desk for Executive Programs Members
  • Internet Kiosks
  • Session Replay Tablets
  • Semi-private huddle/meeting rooms
  • Spotlight Center highlighting some of Gartner's key online features as well as exclusive Executive Programs Spotlight Sessions
  • Specialty food and beverage breaks
  • Chair massages

Spotlight Sessions

A series of Spotlight Sessions take place at the Spotlight Center in the Executive Programs member lounge. These sessions are exclusive to Executive Programs members and feature some of Symposium's hottest topics and Gartner Analysts in 30-minute informal sessions followed by question and answer opportunities.


Meet with speakers and Gartner analysts who can provide focused insight tailored to your context. Standard one-on-one sessions are 30 minutes; Executive Programs CIO Members may upgrade to 60-minute sessions upon request. In addition, Executive Programs members enjoy priority one-on-one scheduling prior to Symposium as well as a dedicated one-on-one scheduling desk onsite in the Executive Programs member lounge.

Exclusive CIO Member Networking Events

Opportunities to connect with a community of CIOs from around the world and across industries:

  • Monday, October 6 — Especially for Executive Programs CIO Members, a special evening event offering networking, food, beverages and live musical entertainment.
  • Tuesday, October 7Women CIOs Cocktail Reception hosted by Tina Nunno, Vice President, Gartner CIO Research
    The Gartner Executive Programs Women CIOs Community provides an opportunity for you to network with your CIO peers and key women from Gartner.
Keynote Presentations

Executive Programs CIO Members enjoy priority seating at the live keynote presentations. Executive Programs members are allowed access to enter the keynote sessions prior to the general public opening.


Executive Programs CIO Members may each bring one non-work companion (age 21 and over) to Symposium on a complimentary basis. Companions are invited to the main attendee meals (the CIO lunch program is not included), the Monday night Executive Programs CIO special event and Tuesday night Symposium special event.

Bring Your Boss

Executive Programs CIO Members are offered a complimentary invitation to bring your boss or a C-level peer to Orlando. He or she will leave Gartner Symposium/ITxpo with new insights into the intersection of business and IT. Your service delivery associate will be pleased to help you and your boss register and provide you with further details.


A limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside for Executive Programs members only at the main Symposium hotels. Please contact your service delivery associate for information on booking your hotel.

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Can't make it to Orlando? Symposium/ITxpo will also be held in the following locations:
Goa, India | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Barcelona, Spain | Gold Coast, Australia

About Gartner Executive Programs

Thousands of CIOs and IT executives worldwide receive contextualized advice and participate in peer exchange opportunities through Gartner Executive Programs. Members enjoy unrivaled service delivery from a team of CIO experts, unique insight into the CIO role and the shared knowledge of the world's largest community of CIOs. Through membership benefits including a team of CIO savvy service delivery professionals, exclusive research, and peer networking opportunities, Gartner Executive Programs equips members with the tools and knowledge they need to deliver exceptional results for their organizations.


Contact your Gartner Service Delivery Associate to register today.

    Gartner Peer Connect

    Use the Meetup Board to connect with other CIOs at Symposium