Why attend

Grow revenue, drive customer experience and lead digital innovation

Join us at the center of technology, business, strategy and inspiration

  • Start with culture change when embarking on digital transformation, instead of waiting to address it later.
  • Create information and technology operating models that are agile, responsive and innovative.
  • Engage business leaders to influence enterprise success.
  • Lead digital business success by using digital design practices.
  • Exploit the combined forces of data, analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver business value in and beyond the enterprise.
  • Recognize the value of customer, citizen and employee experience in the business value proposition for digital business success. 

Join a community

By attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™, you’re joining a community of trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the bounds of technology and business. This conference is the one place you can access research-backed sessions, get expert advice on your specific challenges and interact with colleagues — all in one place, over four days.

Strategic
advice

Meet with Gartner experts to learn about the latest strategic trends and explore how these insights can be applied to achieve your mission-critical priorities.

Thought
leadership

Get inspired by visionary leaders who have unique perspectives on business, technology and life.

Peer
community

Expand opportunities through networking and discover answers to shared challenges face-to-face.

Technology
solutions

Test and learn from game-changing technologies all in one place — and discover solutions that will add the most value to your business.

Who should attend

CIOs 

  • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on”
  • Become an effective partner with business executives; shift from “order taker” to “trusted advisor”
  • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives
  • Drive cost optimization to fund digital transformation initiatives

Senior application leaders

  • Enable legacy modernization
  • Build agile architectures to support DevOps, service-oriented architecture, APIs, cloud-optimized patterns, in-memory computing and context awareness
  • Employ bimodal strategies to renovate and modernize core IT systems
  • Understand new agile, iterative, dynamic, ecosystem-based building blocks

CSOs and CISOs

  • Transform security programs to deal with the challenges of digital business
  • Secure funding for security investments
  • Communicate effectively to the board
  • Build security and risk  awareness across organization
  • Juggle scarce human and financial resources
  • Adapt to bimodal IT

VPs of IT infrastructure and operations

  • Move I&O strategy forward
  • Show value to the business
  • Spport cost optimization
  • Understand old versus new technologies
  • Lead  I&O culture change
  • Increase innovation and agility
  • Meet business objectives

Chief data officers and chief analytics officers

  • Align your work to your CIO’s priorities
  • Learn how data and analytics can enhance customer experience
  • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data and analytics business unit
  • Prioritize investments in information
  • Foster a data-driven culture

The CIO Experience

The CIO Experience progam offers an exclusive and targeted experience to CIOs and attendees who are the most senior IT leaders or decision makers in their organization.

Curated specifically for CIOs to enhance their skills for success as IT and/or business leaders, the CIO Experience program is the ideal opportunity to connect with peers across regions and industries, share best practices and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of digital business.

Application and approval are required.

Maximize learning by attending as a team

Participate together in relevant sessions or split up to cover more topics, sharing your session take-aways later.

Convince your boss

Attending a Gartner conference can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy and execution, and advance your professional skills. These materials will aid you in gaining approval to attend from your manager.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is the one conference I must put in my calendar. The leadership skills I learn from here are invaluable.

Chief Techology Officer, Western Health

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