Your networking experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference

Making connections is a core aspect of the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference. That’s why we provide formal and informal networking opportunities with your peers, Gartner experts and technology solution vendors. From networking with peers inside and outside of your industry, connecting with individuals from organizations similar in size, we bring together the top minds in technology. Explore the networking experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2023.

Connect with peers

Some of the most invaluable pieces of information come from peers! At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, you have access to all of these moments for real talk, inspiration and, if we’re being honest, commiseration. View the sample list of organizations that attended the conference in 2022.

Interactive sessions

Discuss and work through your most pressing issues with peers in group settings through interactive sessions, such as workshops and Contract Negotiation Clinics.

Networking receptions

Join evening receptions where you can engage with your peers, Gartner experts and leading technology and solution providers in a relaxed setting.


Focused on peer perspectives and best practices, these small sessions are facilitated by Gartner and allow you to share insights while learning from the lessons and experiences of diverse attendees around you.

Midsize Enterprise Program

Discuss and work through the top challenges facing midsize enterprise organizations with peers in group settings through interactive sessions, such as Ask the Expert and track sessions. Learn more about the Midsize Enterprise Program.

Women in Technology Program

Designed for like-minded executive women, Gartner Women in Technology Program provides an environment and a platform to discuss how women can lead, find their voice and bring their brilliance forward.

Industry sessions

Connect with CIOs and IT leaders inside and outside your industry. From dedicated industry sessions to formal and informal networking opportunities, Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo offers many occasions to connect with your peers.

Interactive sessions at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2022

Some of the most invaluable pieces of information come from peers! This conference is designed so you can engage with and learn from peers and Gartner experts in myriad ways.

Take a look at the 2022 interactive sessions:

Dive deeper into a specific topic by bringing questions to a Gartner expert-led Q&A session.

  • VMware, Virtualization, Containers and the Future of Your Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
  • Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023
  • Presenting Cybersecurity to the Board of Directors
  • Govern Your Citizen Technologists to Optimize Your Low-Code Initiatives
  • Disruption in Consumer Payments
  • Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2023 and Beyond: Seizing Uncertainty
  • Flourishing in the Rejuvenated Work and Talent Landscape
  • How Composable Architecture Drives Utility Customer Engagement
  • Progressing a Hyperautomation Agenda in Government
  • Plan Your Digital Strategy Using the Gartner Hype Cycle™ for Healthcare Providers
  • CIO and Technology Executive Agenda for 2023
  • How to Evaluate Vendor Sustainability
  • How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Product Management (Exclusive to Midsize Enterprise Program)

Collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to your business.

  • Achieving Digital Transformation Excellence
  • Building Risk, Value and Cost Charts for Cybersecurity
  • Attracting Talent When You Can’t Compete on Compensation
  • Become a Talent Magnet by Creating a Culture of Performance
  • The Evolution of the CIO: The Future of Technologists
  • From Customer Experience to Total Experience

Focused on peer perspectives and best practices, these small sessions are facilitated by Gartner and allow you to share insights while learning from the experiences of diverse attendees around you.

  • Adaptive Governance: Migrating From a Project to a Product Operating Model
  • Leading Digital When There Aren’t Any Followers
  • Building a Composable Business Model to Architect for Adaptability: CIO Case Studies — Moderated by Rimini Street
  • Lessons Learned in Creating a Recruiting and Retention Program
  • Separate the Myths From the Musts in the Future of Work and Transforming Your Business — Moderated by Google Chrome Enterprise
  • How to Overcome Unconscious Bias
  • Maximizing Citizen Trust Through Personalized Engagement — Moderated by Salesforce
  • Creating a High-Performance Culture That Attracts and Retains Top Talent
  • Women in IT and Male Allies
  • Digital Transformation: Stop Your Customers From Slipping Through the Cracks — Moderated by 8x8
  • New Intermedium Research of Public-Sector CIO Priorities 2022 — Moderated by Rimini Street
  • How Government Procurement Can Support Investment and Increase Contestability by Leveraging nbn — Moderated by business nbn
  • Stop Talking About Your Operating Model and Start Living It

Learn how to negotiate the best contracts for your organization, regardless of your vendor size. In these interactive sessions, gain Gartner insight, tactics and expert guidance to help you achieve cost optimization.

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

Engage with Gartner experts

Gartner experts are the keystone to Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts to get tailored advice on their most pressing challenges.

Gartner one-on-one meetings

These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who listens and guides you on the matters most critical to your success. Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. Space is limited. 

Ask the Expert sessions

These topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum and feature one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions. 

Gartner expert meetings outside of one-on-one meetings as part of the conference registration are limited and require prior approval. Work with your Gartner representative for any additional meetings with Gartner experts. Preregistration is required.

Talk tech with vendors

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo offers myriad opportunities to network with technology solution providers.

IT Xpo stage sessions

These brief presentations offer a quick snapshot of today’s solution landscape — including product reveals by exhibitors and Gartner Magic Quadrant™ and Hype Cycle™ presentations.

Solution Provider sessions

Meet with exhibitors and receive individual guidance tailored to your goals and challenges. You are offered tangible next steps to immediately implement solutions and achieve business priorities.

Take advantage of these opportunities and register today