First look at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ agenda

We’re busy curating the full agenda for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2023.

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

Below is a sample of the sessions we’ve selected so far for the 2023 agenda.

Preliminary agenda sessions

Each year at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, we reveal the latest and 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.

2023 Signature Series sessions

  • Signature Series: CIO and Technology Executive Agenda for 2024
  • Signature Series: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2024
  • Signature Series: CEO Concerns 2024 — Implications and Actions for CIOs
  • Signature Series: Top Strategic Predictions for 2024 and Beyond — The Year Everything Changed
  • Signature Series: AI Joins the Team — “Hello World!”

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

2023 keynotes

Coming soon.

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. 

2023 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.
  • A Strategic Roadmap for the Future of Applications
  • The Future of Low Code
  • The CIOs Role in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Balancing Innovation and Responsibility: Best Practices for Deploying ChatGPT and Generative AI in the Enterprise
  • Geopolitical Events of 2023: What CIOs Can Learn for 2024
  • Powering Productivity: Generating a Step Change in Knowledge Worker Performance
  • Mastering Strategic Thinking: 3 Critical Competencies of an Executive Leader (Top Choice 1)
  • CIOs Must Move Now on Machine Customers or Face a Decade of Regret
  • Key Trends in Customer Experience You Can’t Ignore
  • 20 Culture Hacks to Improve Hybrid Workplace Adoption and Efficiency
  • Digitally Maintain Your Intelligent Assets or Pay the Price
  • Sustainable IT: Getting to Net Zero
  • Strategic Roadmap for Enterprise Greenhouse Gas Management Data and Analytics
  • Body Like a Rock: How to Win on Organizational Politics With Integrity
  • CIO Playbook: 4 Powerful Steps to Combat Inflation During Vendor Negotiations
  • Cyberattack, Pandemic and War: Address IT Vendor Risks to Ensure Business Resiliency
  • Digital Immunity: Taking Software Quality, Reliability and Resiliency to the Next Level
  • Designing Enterprise Operating Models: A Simple Approach to Design and Deliver Enterprise Operating Models
  • The Future of Cloud in 2028: From Technology to Business Necessity
  • Jump-Start Your Organization’s Customer Experience Maturity by Blasting Through 3 Barriers
  • Research Discussion: Who Leads Digital? CxO Perspectives on Digital Leadership
  • Observability Is the Central Nervous System for Your Applications
  • Board of Directors Survey 2024: Return to Growth
  • How CIOs Can Meet the Evolving Needs of the Board of Directors
  • From Impossible to Possible: AI Engineering the Secret to Delivering AI at Scale
  • Top Security Trends for 2023
  • Shift Left to Deliver a More Secure Digital Workplace (And Receive a Bonus Impact to Corporate Culture)
  • Build the Habits of Top Technology Leaders With High Business Impact
  • Top Trends for Data and Analytics in 2023
  • Embrace Fusion Teams to Drive Business and IT Success
  • Pitfalls to Avoid in CIOs’ Strategic Cost Optimization Efforts
  • How Can CIOs Communicate the Business Value of IT?
  • Beyond ChatGPT: The Future of Generative AI in the Enterprise
  • How Generative AI Will Radically Change Application Development

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

2023 interactive sessions

  • Coming soon.

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.

2023 Contract Negotiation Clinics

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

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

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.

2023 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.

Coming soon.

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

2023 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.

  • Coming soon

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.

2023 special programs

  • Coming soon.


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