Guiding CIOs and IT executives to accelerate digital business

28 – 30 November 2023 | Kochi, India

Meet the Moment. Make the Difference.

The Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference addressed the most significant challenges faced by CIOs and IT executives. Attendees joined Gartner experts and peers to explore new solutions and unearthed new insights to meet the moment, make the difference. As they prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead, attendees walked away with guidance to drive future technology innovations, successful business strategies, and critical execution.

At the conference, the top 5 sessions that CIOs and IT executives attended were:

  • The Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023
  • Seven Disruptions You Might Not See Coming: 2022-2027
  • How to Measure Employee Experience, Productivity and Wellbeing
  • Building a Digital Future: The Metaverse
  • Future of Cloud 2027: From Technology to Business Innovation

We hope you enjoyed the 2022 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo conference! If you missed it, be sure to explore what was covered at the conference.

The program for the 2023 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo conference is underway and we look forward to sharing details soon!

Join Gartner experts and your community of CIO and IT executive peers at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2023 to participate in interactive and collaborative sessions, share experiences and access personalized tools to equip you with a detailed plan to support your critical priorities.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo addresses the strategic needs of enterprise CIOs and their leadership teams.

Connect with CIOs across regions and industries, and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of business transformation. Learn how to:

  • 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

Network with Gartner experts and technology executives
At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts and industry-leading CIOs and technology executives. Experience unrivaled networking with top technology leaders across regions and industries to build new relationships, broaden your perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other CIOs and IT executives.


  • Roundtable sessions.* Join your CIO and IT executive peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert.
  • Workshops.* Work through the leading challenges facing CIOs and technology executives alongside your peers and Gartner experts.
  • Executive Insight sessions. Detailed and documented case studies, by Gartner invitation. In these sessions expect top executives to reveal lesions from their own organizations.
  • Social engagements. Have fun and build new business relationships with peers as you engage in receptions and special evening events in varied settings.

*Pre-registration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

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.

Lean back and listen
Expect the best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform your most critical priorities into business results.


  • Guest speakers. Hear first-hand experience from guest keynote speakers and guest speakers.
  • Magic Quadrant Sessions and Market Guides. Explore Magic Quadrants to help understand how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision.
  • Solution Provider Sessions. When you’re looking to address specific issue, these strategic roadmap presentations and user-case studies provide real-world advice.

Lean in and engage
Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge you to solve problems together, exchange viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.


  • The CIO Experience.* The CIO Experience, a Gartner CIO exclusive, is a dedicated program for within the overall agenda designed for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and those service in the CIO role. Participants will have the opportunity to explore new strategies, share innovation ideas, grow their community of peers and have special access to Gartner experts in a unique and highly educational, interactive sessions. Learn more & apply
  • Workshops.* Work through the leading challenges facing CIOs alongside your peers and Gartner experts.

*Pre-registration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Our unbiased Gartner experts help you advance your most critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

Gartner one-on-one meetings.* Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your most critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who will listen and guide you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions.* Topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Pre-registration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

In today’s rapidly changing world, resilience and adaptability are crucial for business success. Our goal for IT Symposium/Xpo is to provide CIOs and IT executives with insight and advice on the future directions, strategies for success and best practices for execution that drive impact. Building innovation, adaptability and resilience into digital business not only will optimize business value from technology investments, but also will help to future-proof business.

Arup Roy

Conference Chair and VP Analyst, Gartner

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    2022 Topics at a Glance

    The 2022 agenda delivered the latest technology, strategy and leadership insights across 6 key topic areas, covering the challenges most critical to CIOs and their leadership teams.


    Digital Business Acceleration

    Build, scale, refine and accelerate your digital business strategy. Shift to the next level of creating new products and business models that can change the dynamics of your industry.


    Strategic Planning and Execution

    Learn how to create and execute dynamic strategies that build resilience and position your organization to thrive.


    Executive Leadership

    Discover how to be a transformational leader, influence stakeholders and embrace the evolution of the CIO role. Acquire the competencies to anticipate, prepare and manage the onslaught of disruptions. Strive for high performance of a generationally and geographically diverse team.


    Cybersecurity and Risk Management

    Reframe cybersecurity as a business issue and manage risks in response to the disruption created by rapid changes in the digital world and a volatile geopolitical landscape. Rethink technology to enable composable trust and resilience.


    Customer and Citizen Experience

    Discover how to create superior digital experiences that serve as a sustainable differentiator for customers and citizens. Explore ways to achieve total experience outcomes through linking with employee experience strategies.


    Talent, Culture and DEI

    Learn how to recruit and retain diverse talent and reskill and upskill your existing workforce. Create a culture that encourages continuous exploration and the quest for game-changing business capabilities. Foster equity and inclusion as a fundamental lever for motivation and engagement.

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