The World’s Most Important Gathering of CIOs and IT Executives™

25 – 27 October 2021 | Sydney, Australia

Guiding CIOs and IT executives to accelerate digital business

Last year was a catalyst that brought digital business innovation to the forefront of organizations. CIOs and IT executives were at the core of driving that innovation. 2021 is the time to build on your momentum to enhance customer engagement, generate new revenue and serve customers and citizens.

Digital business acceleration is execution at speed and we’re your co-pilot. 

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Leading today and tomorrow

CIOs demonstrated outstanding leadership in 2020. This year, build from that experience to embrace new approaches to leadership and strategic decision making to lead in a dynamic world.

Innovative technologies

What’s next in a changing world? Leverage emerging technologies to help shape alternative work styles, flexible supply chains and innovatively automated actions through artificial intelligence. 

Business continuity

Shape technology to respond to adversity. Discover digital business strategic planning tools and techniques to achieve business continuity.

We will distill the most critical advice for clients and deliver it at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™. Now is the time to turn to Gartner for insights, for direct advice and to discover how to thrive in a renewed economy. Knowing how to use technology for business outcome has never been so essential.

Jan-Martin Lowendahl

Distinguished VP Analyst and Conference Chair

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    Chief Information Officer (CIO) Experience

    The CIO Experience is an exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow their community of peers.

    Join a global community of CIOs and IT executives

    The digital era has brought unprecedented change to technology, business and society. Beyond managing IT, CIOs are called to lead and inspire their teams and business stakeholders through deeply transformative business models, practices and cultures. Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo addresses the strategic needs of enterprise CIOs and their leadership teams. This conference is designed for:

    Connect with CIOs across regions and industries, and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of business transformation
    • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on.”
    • Build on being an effective partner with business executives as a “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.
    Security, risk and compliance leaders can expect to walk away with insights to:
    • 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 the organization
    • Juggle scarce human and financial resources
    • Adapt to bimodal IT
    Explore with chief data officers, chief analytics officers and senior data and analytics leaders how to:
    • Align your work to your CIO’s priorities
    • Enhance customer experience with data and analytics
    • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data and analytics business unit
    • Prioritize investments in information
    • Establish a data-driven culture
    Senior application leaders learn insights and best practices to:
    • Accelerate 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
    VPs of IT infrastructure and operations explore the tools and tactics to:
    • Move infrastructure and operations (I&O) strategy forward
    • Show value to the business
    • Effectively implement cost optimization
    • Assess old versus new technologies
    • Drive I&O leadership and culture change
    • Foster innovation and improve agility
    • Meet business objectives

    Tracks at a Glance

    Choose from over 150 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help CIOs and IT executives accelerate digital business. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    Technology Innovation

    This track provides CIOs and IT executives with clear insights and understanding of the opportunities and risks in adopting emerging technologies to help you shape your digital transformation journey and innovation strategies, and lead your business recovery and growth.

    Track B

    Business Strategy

    This track provides CIOs and IT executives with business strategic planning tools and techniques to embrace the complexities and dynamics of a postpandemic world — and then to execute the plans successfully while remaining adaptive to the changing environment of 2022 and beyond.

    Track C

    Leadership

    This track provides CIOs and IT executives with tools and techniques to help you lead effectively and overcome dynamically evolving constraints.

    Return to in-person conferences

    We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Gartner conferences later this year.

    Gartner will hold in-person conferences only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of attendees, exhibitors, partners and our associates. These criteria include adhering to national government and health agency guidelines in countries where the vaccine is readily available to the majority of the population, in addition to taking all practical actions on-site.

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