Explore tailored content for your industry

The Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference provides an exceptional platform for CIOs and IT executives to gain multifaceted insight into the opportunities and challenges of leading and succeeding in a changing world in key verticals. It offers you the ideal setting to exchange ideas and experiences with others from your industry.

Dedicated industry content at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo contextualizes key topics from the conference to specific industries:

  • Discover how to take the biggest insights from the Gartner opening keynote and apply them to your industry.
  • Dive into the most critical top strategic technologies impacting your industry.
  • Prioritize what to focus on by utilizing the CIO and CEO Agendas — through the lens of your sector.

In this constantly evolving environment, banking and investment organizations need to accelerate digital business transformation to withstand the pressure of an increasingly digital-savvy customer while becoming adaptive and responsive. Take a look at this year’s sessions on banking and investment services:

  • Financial Services 2025: Master the New Rules to Maximize Growth
    Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
    Nicole Sturgill, VP Analyst, Gartner

    The already fast pace of the financial services industry accelerated in the past two years, changing the norms, experiences and expectations for customers, employees and society. Gartner expects an even more dynamic financial services environment in 2025. Growth will require executives to not only maintain customer trust and be compliant but also master the societal changes that will drive business. Join this session to learn how your leadership vision and strategic technology initiatives should address these new rules to maximize financial services growth.

  • Banking: Anticipating Fintech Disruption — Forming, Swarming, Performing
    Vittorio D’Orazio, VP Analyst, Gartner

    Fintechs are all around and as they formed, banks have seen how they changed the competitive landscape. What if they coalesced in swarms? This session outlines the digital banking implications of fintechs going forward and the next-level threats and opportunities for CIOs to address.

  • Banking CIO Action Steps to Impact Growth Goals
    Peter Delano, Managing Vice President, Gartner

    In this session, we combine the important insights from the previous day’s sessions with the latest Gartner data on CEO and CIO priorities. Attendees can expect practical recommendations to apply in the coming year that reflects what’s unique about the banking industry.

  • Insurance CIO Action Planning for Business Growth
    Richard Natale, Research Director, Gartner

    In this session, we combine the important insights from the previous day’s sessions with the latest Gartner data on CEO and CIO priorities. Attendees can expect practical recommendations to apply in the coming year and that reflect what’s unique about the insurance industry.

A new era is dawning for the education sector and, despite much uncertainty, the role of technology and innovation in the delivery of quality education continues to advance. Take a look at this year’s sessions to understand which emergent innovations are having the greatest impact on the provision of education and learning environments:

  • Turning Insights Into Action in Education
    Tony Sheehan, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

    Education CIOs rose to the challenges they faced and guided their institutions through resilience and recovery. CIOs must now lead their organizations to sustain and grow these changes. In this session, we explore insights from the Gartner 2021 CIO Survey on what leading educational institutions are doing to sustain and accelerate digital transformation.

  • Accelerating the Digital Campus in Higher Education
    Glenda Morgan, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

    As the pandemic ends, many higher education institutions want to return to the status quo ante — back to campus. But the future of higher education lies neither completely online nor completely in person. Instead, it’s in the digital campus — that is both online and in person, but where both are digitally enabled. This session describes the digital campus and how CIOs can and must build this at their institutions.

The postpandemic world has made us understand how digital methodologies are now far surpassing traditional processes. There is no better time for accelerating digital business transformation. Take a look at this year’s sessions, specifically designed for the government sector:

  • Government: Transforming to Serve Disrupted Societies
    Cathleen Blanton, VP Analyst, Gartner

    Responding to the challenges and demands of the government in a postpandemic, digital era requires the government to reinvent programs and service delivery. CIOs must mentor and inspire mission leaders to reimagine how the government delivers value to disrupted industries, ecosystems and societies.

  • Building Momentum on the Journey to Digital Government
    Dean Lacheca, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

    For many governments, the pandemic and its aftermath have proved to be a catalyst for accelerating the transition to digital. But change in government is a long-term proposition that requires a vision for the future and the means to build and maintain momentum. This session outlines some of the impact being made by digital government today as well as the approach required for digital government acceleration.

  • The New Era for Government CIOs Requires You to Take These Three Actions
    Bill Finnerty, VP Analyst, Gartner

    Disruption has occurred! Digital government effort rose to the challenge and CIOs must lead their organizations to sustain and grow these efforts. In this session, we explore insights from the 2021 Gartner CIO Survey on what leading governments are doing to sustain and accelerate digital government.

The transformation of healthcare systems around the world is accelerating with a new focus. Explore and learn about the latest technologies and innovations shaping the industry. Take a look at this year’s sessions aligned to the healthcare sector:

  • Where Next: Strategic Opportunities and Implications for Healthcare and Life Science Organizations
    Jeff Cribbs, VP Analyst, Gartner

    The future is rife with new possibilities forged in the disruption of 2020. To seize them, adaptability is essential for healthcare and life science organizations. Attend this session to assess your ambition and understand how to utilize networks, ecosystems and automation to achieve your goals moving forward.

  • Applying Strategic Technologies to Healthcare and Life Science Organizations
    Michael Shanler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

    Digital tools are now pervasive in healthcare and life sciences, and their use to drive engagement, efficiency and ecosystem connections grew exponentially amid the pandemic. Learn which strategic technologies will most affect the industry and what business and technology leaders must do to harness them successfully.

As we move ahead in a changed landscape, manufacturers must adapt to multiple transformations, often by changing processes and practices to which they had grown accustomed.

Manufacturers should stay on top of the trends that are accelerating business transformation to thrive in the postpandemic world. View this year’s sessions on manufacturing:

  • Manufacturing: Where Next — What the Future of Work Will Really Look Like
    Michelle Duerst, VP Analyst, Gartner

    Our keynote discusses “where next” as we explore where work gets done, business value is generated, workloads are processed and innovation happens. This session brings that into focus with specific contextualization about what this will mean to three main manufacturing sectors: automotive, consumer goods and industrial.

  • Manufacturers: Want to Know What Your CEO and CIO Really Think?
    Ivar Berntz, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

    We can’t give you mind-reading powers, but we can show you what CEOs and CIOs have said about the future of manufacturing. This session highlights the findings from both Gartner CEO and CIO Surveys for all of the manufacturing, with additional analysis of where they align to and differ from other manufacturing sectors: automotive, consumer goods (and retail), heavy machinery and industrial manufacturing.

Energy companies must reach beyond traditional operating models to enable intelligent operation and autonomous decisions, and must leverage digital technologies for innovation, efficiency and resilience. Explore this year’s sessions around energy and utilities sector:

  • Energy and Utilities: Technology Leadership in an Energy World Disrupted
    Zarko Sumic, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

    Energy transition creates rapid uptake of new energy products and services, driving creativity anywhere by hybrid teams and composable thinking. New ecosystems are forming to enable collaboration, compelling leaders to adopt network-friendly workflows. Energy companies must reach beyond traditional operating models to enable intelligent operation and autonomous decisions, and must leverage digital technologies for innovation, efficiency and resilience.

  • Top Trends Shaping Utility Sector During Energy Transition
    Lloyd Jones, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

    The impact of the energy transition and the pandemic upheaval are setting the stage for a new business and operating environment for utilities. Utilities have entered a decade of deep redesign that pervades every aspect of the business, requiring new capabilities and new technologies. This session helps utility stakeholders develop a forward-looking I&T strategy for the sustainable future.

  • 2021 Survey Trends: Energy and Utility Industries
    Simon Cushing, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

    Gartner surveys reveal what business and technology leaders are focused on in 2021 and planning for in 2022. These trend signals can help utility, oil and gas decision makers understand how the technology and the digital agenda is changing. This session provides high-level advice to energy companies so you can get ahead of the game in your own organization, considering the important backdrop of industry context and evolution.