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 is an exclusive program designed for chief information officers (CIOs) to focus on their business, technology and leadership development. This program is the ideal opportunity for CIOs to connect with peers across regions and industries to share best practices and gain new perspectives on future challenges and opportunities. As a CIO Experience attendee, you will benefit from:
 

  • CIO-exclusive interactive sessions designed to provide valuable how-to insight from your peers
  • Access to CIO-only lunches featuring keynote presentations by visionaries and market leaders
  • Early registration privileges for Gartner one-on-one meetings and other interactive sessions
  • CIO Concierge services to help you make the most of your time

Maximize learning by attending as a team

Get a group rate discount when you come with your team and participate together in relevant sessions or split up to cover more topics.

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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