Experience an objective, strategic digital finance perspective

It doesn’t matter whether you are small or large, domestic or multinational. The banking and investment services industry is not going back to traditional ways of conducting business. It is a highly dynamic environment with decision risks all around, and technology plays an even more elevated role than the recent past. A Gartner survey data of industry CEOs shows that their technology priorities have reached their highest level in years.

Program highlights

We explore the strategic and practical decisions of industry CIOs from the near term of engaging with fintechs and applying technology to create smarter banking products, to multiyear investments that align to the most important drivers of future prosperity. 

Whether you’re looking to validate your strategy, enhance your professional network or simply reconnect with peers face-to-face, the conference journey is curated to provide guidance in the areas most meaningful to your organization.

Watch our 2022 session replay to understand Gartner’s view of the industry in five years and the implications on near-term actions.


Join industry interactive sessions

Interactive sessions — facilitated by Gartner — allow you to engage with a small group of your industry peers on specific topics and issues.*

Networking activities

From breakfasts and lunches to breaks and evening receptions, Gartner provides plenty of opportunities to organically meet peers and make connections. 

Find your industry peers

Download the Gartner Conference Navigator mobile app and opt in to Attendee Networking. Search for peers by role, organization size, industry sector and region. 


*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

What’s included
  • Two one-on-one meetings with a Gartner expert to directly address your key initiatives and challenges, tailored to the expert answers you need
  • Roundtable sessions to connect with peers from leading organizations to discuss relevant topics, inspired by the latest research and hosted by a Gartner expert
  • Peer networking events designed to provide natural conversations away from a screen
  • Access to our IT Xpo, including the leading technology solution providers innovating essential business capabilities

2023 Banking and Finance Industry Sessions:

  • Hype Cycle for Digital Banking Transformation 2023
  • Banking Reimagined: Preparing for Next Generation Business Models
  • Ask the Expert: Preparing for Generative AI in Financial Services
  • Roundtable: Driving Value from Platforms to Develop Composable Ecosystems

View the full 2023 agenda, targeted to provide the research, guidance and tools to enable you to successfully lead your organization’s business transformation initiatives for maximum impact.

Take the opportunity to meet with a Gartner expert who specializes in banking and financial services while attending the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference. Each conference ticket includes two one-on-one meetings with a Gartner expert to explore any topic of your choosing.