Look back at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019

We helped attendees explore the strategic trends and technologies that are driving digital transformation and shaping the future of IT and business. At the conference, attendees interacted with Gartner experts, industry thought leaders, cutting-edge solution providers and peers. These individuals helped attendees uncover innovative ways to approach challenges, make decisions with confidence and become an even more effective leader.

Who attended in 2019

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo brought together a community of trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the bounds of technology. Attendees had access to research-backed sessions, heard expert advice on specific challenges and interacted with colleagues — all in one place, over three days.


Attendees met with Gartner experts to learn about the latest strategic trends and explored how these insights can be applied to achieve mission-critical priorities.



Attendees were inspired by visionary leaders who have unique perspectives on business, technology and life.


Attendees tried out game-changing technologies in one place — and discovered solutions to add the most value to their business.


Attendees expanded their opportunities through networking and discovered answers to shared challenges face-to-face.

Job titles represented


  • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on”
  • Become an effective partner with business executives; shift from “order taker” to “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

Senior application leaders

  • Legacy modernization
  • Build agile architectures to support DevOps, SOA, 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

CSOs and CISOs

  • 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 organization
  • Juggle scarce human and financial resources
  • Adapt to bimodal IT

VPs of IT infrastructure and operations

  • Move infrastructure and operations strategy forward
  • Show value to the business
  • Cost optimization
  • Old versus new technologies
  • Infrastructure and operations leadership and culture change
  • Innovation and agility
  • Meet business objectives

Chief data officers and chief analytics officers

  • Align your work to your CIO’s priorities
  • Learn how data and analytics can enhance customer experience (CX)
  • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data and analytics business unit
  • Prioritize investments in information
  • Establish a data-driven culture

Maximize learning by attending as a team

Get a group rate discount when you come with your team and participate together in relevant sessions or split up to cover more topics.

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