Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit

18 – 20 June 2020 | Frankfurt, Germany

Cancellation of
Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2020 in Frankfurt

Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gartner has decided to cancel the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit, scheduled to take place in Frankfurt, 18 – 19 June 2020. 

Ensuring the health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we believe this is the right decision given the evolving public health risks.

We have contacted all registered attendees, exhibitors, and partners with details for their individual situations. If you were registered for the conference and need additional assistance, please contact us at

Winning in Digital Transformation

Optimizing for stability is no longer enough. Winning will heavily depend on an organizations ability to control disruption and uncertainty. All while digital transformation is pressuring CIOs and IT Executives to play a central role in fueling the growth (view 3 CIO recommendations for growth infographic) and success of their organizations.

As IT leaders, it’s up to you to define the rules of the game and see the opportunity in volatility. The most successful organizations take calculated risks on CIO strategy, talent and cost to set them apart from the competition.

To win, you need a technology and customer experience strategy built and executed on a clear understanding of the most critical trends. Where will you find the latest ideas and technology strategy to improve digital leadership skills and ignite innovation (view digital transformation innovation eBook)? How can you validate your strategies and find the capabilities to confidently deliver value to your business? Through an intersection of visionary speakers, peers, experts and technology providers, Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2020 provides the inspiration, CIO insights and confidence needed to spur, sustain and win in digital transformation as your organization defines it.


Leadership is undergoing a revolution in response to digital business demands. The beliefs and models of how we work are being shattered and reshaped. Challenge your thinking about leadership, skills and the organization required to successfully navigate uncertainty and create a culture of success.

Business Strategy

CxOs are investing to exploit opportunities in digital business. Top performers are designing new business, information and technology-operating models that enable and accelerate digital business transformation. Discover how to plan the role of information and technology in your enterprise digital strategy.

  • Business Intelligence Strategy, Innovation Management & Data Analytics Strategy
  • Enterprise Business Model Change
  • Digital Ethics and Privacy
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Moving from Projects to Products
  • Smarter Spending

Technology & Information

Understanding how technology and information are evolving is critical in creating effective digital transformation. Examine the digital transformation technologies and innovative uses of information that will have the greatest impact in shaping your digital transformation journey.

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Application strategies
  • Cloud and infrastructure strategy
  • Cybersecurity framework, Privacy and Risk
  • Emerging and disruptive technologies
  • Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Industrie 4.0, Blockchain and ERP

The Gartner difference

Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory company. We equip leaders and their teams in every major business function with the indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Across every industry and enterprise size, Gartner provides the expertise needed to tackle your key initiatives, stay ahead of competition and grow your organization’s value.

Where business leaders break through

Calling all IT thinkers, planners, collaborators and innovators — change makers or growth leaders who want to deliver results — Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2020 is the Germany leadership and technology conference for you. Find the inspiration, strategic ideas and enterprise business solutions your organization needs to address the challenges of tomorrow.

For CIOs who are or want to become progressive thinkers or creative disruptors — who want to lead with confidence and inspire their teams and business stakeholders through transformative business models, new practices and cultures.

For IT executives who are ambitious and outward-looking — who want to be agile and experimental, and are focused on hitting their objectives with early technology adoption from the best solution providers and the latest industry-specific insights.

Hear from the 2019 Gartner CIO & IT Executive attendees, with truthful and insightful reviews of their Germany leadership and technology conferences experience. See all attendee videos

Topics at a Glance

Access 80+ hours of the latest Gartner research, which includes solutions to challenges most critical to European CIOs and their leadership teams, with forward-thinking CIO insights and trends needed to develop effective leadership skills for success in 2020 and beyond.

Applications Strategy

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics

Cloud Computing

Cost Optimization

Customer Experience

Digital Business Transformation

Digital Workplace


Emerging & Disruptive Technologies

Future of Work


Internet of Things

IT Strategy


Legacy Modernization

People & Culture

Running a Digital Business

Security & Risk

Strategic Planning and Execution

Vendor Management

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