Experience an objective, strategic digital utilities perspective

Continuing pressure on the utility sector, in particular democratization of energy provisioning, fueled by the confluence of sustainability concerns and exponential innovation in consumer energy technology is disrupting utilities and challenging traditional business models.

To succeed during challenging times, utilities will have to reinvent their business by leveraging digital technology to become both agile and resilient. That will require a buildup of a digital technology infrastructure to improve observability and orchestration of an increasingly diverse ecosystem of partners beyond meters.

Program overview

We offer a mix of strategic and operational advice, highlighting such topics as intelligent operations and composable architecture. Also, the program provides lessons from digital dragons, which dominate their markets by building digital technology infrastructure to leverage consumer technology innovation. 

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

Watch our session on strategic technology trends from last year’s conference, addressing areas with disruptive potential and setting the stage for innovation over the next five years.

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.*

Engage in 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.

  • 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 and workshop 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 for natural conversations away from a screen
  • Access to our IT Xpo, including the leading technology solution providers innovating essential business capabilities
Energy and utilities industry sessions
  • Hype Cycle for Utility IT
  • Utilities: The Future Is Accelerated by 3 Megatrends
  • Ask the Expert: Flexing Technology to Create Resilient Business Capabilities for Utilities
  • Roundtable: Utilizing technologies to design high-impact innovations and lean solutions

View the full 2023 agenda, which provides the research, guidance and tools to enable attendees to successfully lead their organization’s digital transformation initiatives for maximum impact.

Take the opportunity to meet with a Gartner expert specializing in the utilities sector while attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. Each conference ticket includes two one-on-one meetings with a Gartner expert to explore any topic of your choosing.