Guiding CIOs and IT executives to accelerate digital business

13 – 15 November 2023 | Tokyo, Japan

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:

  1. Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023
  2. Metaverse 2030: Prepare for the Destruction and New Creations of the Fully Digital World
  3. Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2023 and Beyond — Seizing Uncertainty
  4. Japan CDO Agenda: Lead the Organizational Consensus-Building and Be the Center of Excellence to Achieve Business Value
  5.  Cloud Computing Trend 2023

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!

Future directions

Understand what’s next in a changing world. Explore the emerging technologies and trends that will impact your future planning.

Strategies for success

Learn how to create best-in-class strategies for success to achieve your mission-critical priorities.

Critical execution

Shift from strategy to execution. Explore best practices for implementing technologies, approaches and solutions that drive outcomes. 

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 will not only optimize business value from technology investments but will also help future-proof business.

Yoshi Matsumoto

Conference Chair and Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

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. 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

2022 Topics at a Glance

The 2022 agenda delivered the latest technology, strategy and leadership insights across 14 key topic areas, covering the challenges most critical to CIOs and their leadership teams.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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