Why attend

Discover why European CIOs choose this leadership and technology conference to advance their technology and business transformation strategy

Faster, agile, connected — Digital business transformation to control disruption and uncertainty

Join global and regional IT and business leaders from all enterprise sizes across Europe to:

  • Build business relationships through shared experiences
  • Master your technology strategy, vision and digital leadership skills
  • Innovate as part of digital transformation
  • Tackle culture change management to deliver growth
  • Identify the right solutions to optimize costs
  • Successfully engage CEOs and align key stakeholders
  • Achieve business agility and benefit from disruptive tech
  • Understand and position IT as a design center for innovation
  • Prepare for the future but manage today – hear the latest trends and predictions based on trusted Gartner research and analysis

Join a community

By attending Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany, you’re joining a community of trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the bounds of digital society. This CIO leadership and technology conference is the one place you can access research-backed sessions, get expert advice on your industry-specific challenges and interact with peers — all in one place, over two days in June.

Expert insights

First-hand insights and trends from Gartner and guest expert speakers to validate your digital transformation strategy during times of uncertainty.


Expand your CIO community by gaining insights from those facing similar challenges, sharing knowledge and forging meaningful professional relationships.


Analyze, test and compare innovative technologies from leading providers, and discover solutions that will add the most value to your business.

Who should attend


  • 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 & Operations

  • Moving I&O strategy forward
  • Showing value to the business
  • Cost optimization
  • Old vs new technologies
  • I&O 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 & analytics can enhance CX
  • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data & analytics business unit
  • Prioritize investments in information
  • Establish a data-driven culture

Proven and unbiased CIO insights form the pillars of my digital innovation strategy. I only trust Gartner and its experts to help me achieve ongoing growth and success.

CIO, Fortune 500 Company

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