Signature Series

Each year from the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ stage, we reveal never-seen-before research as part of our Signature Series. View 2019 sessions below, covering some of the most anticipated annual reveals — including the 2019 CIO Agenda and Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020 — to get you ready for the year ahead.

2020 CIO Agenda: Winning in the Turns


Andy Rowsell-Jones

There are turns coming – in society, in economic conditions, in changed technological adoption, in business model innovation. How can CIOs improve the fitness of their IT organization and the enterprise to be ready to win in the next turn? This session will discuss leadership, organizational, process and technology priorities for CIOs for the coming year.

Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2019 and beyond: Practicality Exists Even in Instability

Partha Iyengar

The use of technology to define the strategic direction of a company has been the dream of many companies during digital transformations. However, savvy CIOs will find that technologies are still only tactical elements in the larger strategy of business transformation.

The Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

Arun Chandrasekaran

Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential and set the stage for innovation over the next five years. Companies must examine the business impact of these trends and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do. These are trends that IT cannot afford to ignore.

Digitopia 2035 — Why the Future Has a Bad Rep and How the “Pragmatic Futurist” Will Save the Day

Ganesh Ramamoorthy

The digital society holds a story that needs to be told. A story of hope, perspective and a hint of concern. But with today’s pressures, it is easy to forget aboutour future. Yet a more fundamental and long term view is crucial. Yes, the focus is on digital transformation today. But WHY? To what end? Learn from Gartner’s global “Digitopia” studies with the zeitgeist from over 25 countries.

CEO Concerns 2019: Implications and Actions for CIOs

Partha Iyengar

Every year Gartner assesses the business landscape from the CEO point of view — seeking out the most significant trends and issues impacting commercial agendas. We assess the ramifications for CIOs and the top actions they should consider to respond effectively, just in time.