Networking Opportunities

From welcome receptions and special evening events, to networking within your country or industry, build new business relationships, validate your thinking and expand opportunities with likeminded attendees.


Watch this short video to see the line-up of CXO Speakers that will be at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo this year...

Industry Monday

In-depth guidance into industry trends, challenges and strategies.

Industries include:

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Healthcare, Education and many more


Interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives on key issues.

Meetups are all about open dialogue and debate, interactive learning that complements our more structured sessions.

Workshops and Roundtables (Restrictions apply)


Interactive Gartner-facilitated sessions. CIOs will work with their peers through important topics, solve thorny issues and walk away with effective answers.


Informal Gartner-facilitated discussions on specific topics. Attendees will share insights and learn from the lessons, approaches and experiences of their peers in these small group discussions.

Networking & Special Events

An annual highlight, the special event at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ never fails to delight. Offering you a variety of different networking events and experiences:

  • Welcome receptions
  • Networking functions
  • Activities like Yoga, Run Club and more

Women in IT

Attendees get to participate in a rare opportunity of collaboration and learning events designed exclusively for women.

Gartner has been proud to bring together its extensive network of female members from across Australia and New Zealand.

CIO Experience

A one-of-a-kind experience specifically designed to focus on your business, technology and leadership development as a CIO.

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What other organizations are already registered?

Keen to have sneak peek of who else has committed to attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo this year? 

Stay ahead of the competition and be there to network with the who's who in information technology.

CXO Story Speakers

Hear direct from your peers on-site at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. We've locked in the following guest CXO speakers: 

  • Bettina McMahon - Chief Operating Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Sandra Slater - Chief Information Officer, Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Brigitte Colombo - Chief Information Officer, Powerco Limited
  • Joe Locandro - Chief Technology and Digital Officer, AEMO
  • Elise Vervetjes - Chief Information Officer and General Manager Digital & Data, Department of Education, Northern Territory
  • Simon McKee - Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Treasury
  • Donna Vinci, CXO, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Bank of Queensland
  • Mark  Drasutis, Chief Digital Officer, IAG
  • John Taylor, General Manager Enterprise Services Technology, AGL Energy
  • Lisa Tobin, Group Executive, Technology, Transurban
  • Damian Green, CIO and Digital Executive, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Rebecca Chenery, Chief Digital Officer, Watercare
  • Elizabeth Wilson, CIO, Department of Education and Training - Victoria
  • Tim Dunn - Chief Technology Officer, Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works