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

31 October – 2 November 2022 | Tokyo, Japan

Guiding CIOs and IT executives to accelerate digital business

CIOs and IT executives joined Gartner experts virtually, over four days to share valuable insights on accelerating digital business, future of work, cybersecurity and much more. Attendees explored how to build on their momentum to enhance customer engagement, generate new revenue and serve customers and citizens. The conference offered the tools, insights and guidance needed to prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, and make meaningful cultural changes.

At the conference, the top 5 priorities that CIOs and IT executives met on included:

  1. Building successful ecosystems through partnerships
  2. Attracting and retaining top talent
  3. Mastering business composability
  4. Utilizing synthetic data for personal data sovereignty
  5. Reinventing hybrid work based on human-centricity

We hope you enjoyed the virtual 2021 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo!  If you weren't able to attend this year, view the agenda topics to see what was covered at the conference.

We are planning Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2022 and look forward to sharing the program in the coming months.

Leading today and tomorrow

CIOs are demonstrating outstanding leadership. 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.

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 addressed 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:
  • Discover and effectively handle breaches and incidents in a timely manner
  • Adapt your IT security requirements to encompass digital and cyber-physical needs
  • Anticipate cybersecurity threats
  • Manage risk in a distributed decision-making environment
  • Develop cybersecurity talent
  • Evaluate, measure and report risk
Explore with chief data officers, chief analytics officers and senior data and analytics leaders how to:
  • Predict future outcomes using advanced analytics and AI
  • Increase digital literacy across the organization
  • Move to a data-centric culture of self-service and pervasive business analytics
  • Drive revenue growth from information products and services
Senior application leaders learn insights and best practices to:
  • Rationalize and modernize the application portfolio
  • Leverage the potential of emerging technologies to transform existing applications and processes
  • Drive business agility by promoting citizen development Enable distributed decision making
  • Decrease duplicate technology spend
  • Create superior digital experiences for customers, citizens and employees
IT infrastructure and operations leaders, explore the tools and tactics to:
  • Use cloud management, I&O automation capabilities and organizational models to enable digital business
  • Create a modern I&O strategy that drives agility, engagement and value creation
  • Adopt platform thinking to enable infrastructure-led innovation

2021 Tracks at a Glance

Attendees had access to over 150 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help CIOs and IT executives meet the demands of the future. Each track had a particular area of focus that helped deliver what matters most to you and your organization.

Track A

Technology Innovation

CIOs and IT executives will walk away 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 execute the plans successfully while remaining adaptive to the changing and dynamic environment of 2022 and beyond.

Track C


CIOs and IT executives will takeaway tools and techniques to help you lead effectively and overcome dynamically evolving constraints.

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