First look at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ agenda

The full agenda is now available. You can view it here. 

We are covering the most pressing topics for CIOs and IT executives, such as accelerating digital business, future of work, data and analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, executive leadership and more.  

Below is a sample of the sessions from the 2022 agenda.

Preliminary agenda sessions

Each year at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, we reveal the latest and some never-before-seen research as part of our Signature Series. Sessions cover some of the most anticipated insights and findings to get you ready for the year ahead.

2022 Signature Series sessions

  • Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2023 and Beyond: Seizing Uncertainty
  • Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023
  • CIO and Technology Executive Agenda for 2023
  • CEO Concerns 2022-2023: Implications and Actions for CIOs
  • Flourishing in the Rejuvenated Work and Talent Landscape

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Our powerful lineup of keynote speakers helps you expand your thinking and discover new approaches to make smarter business decisions.

2022 keynotes

Gartner Opening Keynote, presented by: 

  • Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst
  • Adrian Leow, VP Analyst
  • Kristian Steenstrup, Distinguished VP Analyst  

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Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization. Access over 150 sessions of the latest Gartner research, specifically designed to help CIOs and IT executives meet the demands of the future. 

2022 track sessions

Lean back and listen to the latest IT trends, insights and emerging technologies distilled from hours of Gartner expert research. Prepare to be inspired and equipped to define your strategies for faster, smarter decisions.
  • Driving Competitive Advantage: Board of Directors Survey 2023
  • Don’t Hope for Digital Business Maturity — Plan for It: Key Findings From the Digital Business Maturity Model
  • Digital Immunity: Taking Software Quality, Reliability and Resiliency to the Next Level
  • Cybersecurity Strategy Planning Best Practices
  • Leverage the Top Trends That Will Impact Your Infrastructure and Operations
  • Take Your Customer Experience Up a Notch by Focusing on Customer Confidence
  • The Executive Leaders Role in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Emerging Technologies in Security and Risk Management
  • Composability Demands a New Approach to Software and SaaS Contracting
  • CIO Playbook to Use 3 Powerful Financial Models for Negotiation Leverage and Bargaining Power
  • How to Use AI to Track and Plan for Future Skills
  • The Future of Data and Analytics: Reengineering the Decision 2025
  • Use Total Experience to Drive Resilient Application Innovation for Customers and Employees
  • AI Strategy: From Plan to Execution
  • How to Build a More Security-Conscious Corporate Culture That Actually Reduces Cybersecurity Risks
  • How to Evaluate Vendor Sustainability
  • Getting Pay Right: Overcome the Challenge of IT Compensation Hikes in 2022 and Beyond
  • Reinvent Your EVP to Survive and Thrive Through the IT Talent Crisis
  • Executive Leadership Development: The CIO’s Top Leadership Actions to Accelerate Digital Business
  • Become an Outcome-Driven CIO by Amplifying Your Executive Leadership Abilities
  • Executive Leadership Development: Advancing Digital Dexterity
  • Building Technology Talent Beyond IT: Principles for New Talent Management
  • Attributes of the World’s Top Performing Fusion Teams
  • How Digital Should Your Enterprise Be?
  • Choose the Optimal Corporate Structure to Drive Digital Reglobalization in a New Market
  • Harness Democratized Digital Delivery to Drive Business Innovation
  • 5 Steps for Dynamic Management of Globalization Risks in Uncertain Times
  • Strategic Roadmap to Becoming a World-Class Software Engineering Organization
  • Democratized Digital Delivery: Fusion Teams and Product Management Explained
  • Composability Starts With Business Architecture
  • The Top Predictions for Cybersecurity 2022-2023
  • Maverick* Research: The Future According to Maverick
  • Maverick* Research: Tales From the Metaverse
  • How to Get Onto a Board of Directors
  • Future of Cloud 2027: From Technology to Business Innovation
  • The Cloud Journey: From Strategy to Transformation
  • The Product-Centric Operating Model Must Be Built on the Foundation of an IT Talent Incubator

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This conference is designed so you can engage with and learn from peers and Gartner experts in myriad ways.

2022 interactive sessions

  • Roundtables
    • Lessons Learned in Recruiting and Retaining IT Talent
    • Leading Digital When There Aren’t (Yet) Any Followers!
    • Adaptive Governance: Migrating From a Project to a Product Operating Model
    • Stop Talking About Your Operating Model and Start Living It
    • The Customer Experience Journey: Your Secrets to Success
    • How to Attract, Develop and Retain Top Talent
  • Workshops*
    • Delivering Transformation Excellence
    • Customer Experience: Creating a Total Experience
    • Attracting Talent When You Can’t Compete on Compensation
    • Become a High-Performance Talent Magnet by Creating a “Culture of Performance”
    • Gamifying Cybersecurity: A Day in the Life of a Cybercriminal
  • Ask the Expert sessions
    • Ask the Expert: Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2023 and Beyond — Seizing Uncertainty
    • Ask the Expert: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023
    • Ask the Expert: CIO and Technology Executive Agenda for 2023
    • Ask the Expert: Flourishing in the Rejuvenated Work and Talent Landscape

*Workshops are available upon qualification.

We will help you gain Gartner insights, tactics and expert guidance to help cost optimize your assets and save money when you’re preparing for vendor contract negotiations.

2022 Contract Negotiation Clinics

Small-scale, Gartner expert-led clinics provide hands-on negotiating skills, best practices for procurement and vendor-specific advice. 

  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Microsoft
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Software as a Service
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Salesforce
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Gartner’s Top 10 Tips, Tactics and Tricks to Enhance Your Technology Negotiation Playbook

Through unique visuals and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, in several sessions we present the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ methodology to help you understand how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision.

2022 Magic Quadrant sessions

Choosing the right vendor is a complicated process given the marketplace’s ever-increasing rate of change. How do you know that the technology or service you select today will be the right one a year from now — or meet the needs of all users?

We’re here to help make the process easier by providing the competing players in the market and how they are positioned to help you over the long haul.

View 2022 Exhibitors

Delivered by CIOs and executives, these candid, insightful stories bring leadership issues into
focus and address many of your challenges and opportunities.

2022 Executive Insights sessions

What works — and doesn’t — is critical to pivoting in complex environments. Hear from leading executives on how they tackled big initiatives, giving you the insights you need to move forward with confidence.

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Engage with the conference insights through the lens of a specific role or organizational size, or through a high priority, such as diversity, equity and inclusion.

2022 special programs

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