Join a global community of CIOs at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™

The CIO Experience is an exclusive program designed for chief information officers (CIOs) to focus on their business, technology and leadership development. This program is the ideal opportunity for CIOs to connect with peers across regions and industries to share best practices and gain new perspectives on future challenges and opportunities.

What’s included

  • CIO-exclusive interactive sessions designed to provide valuable how-to insight from your peers
  • Access to CIO-only lunches featuring keynote presentations by visionaries and market leaders
  • Early registration privileges for Gartner one-on-one meetings and other interactive sessions
  • CIO Concierge services to help you make the most of your time

How to apply

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

  1. Enterprisewide CIO, or
  2. Business unit or regional CIO responsible for:
  • Private sector: R1.25+ billion in revenue
  • Public sector: 1,000 employees or R1.25+ billion IT budget

Qualifying CIOs from a technology vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in your organization’s internal IT/IS operation.

You can apply to participate in the CIO Experience when you register for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ by verifying you are the CIO or most senior IT leader within your organization. You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application.

Application and approval are required for participation, with the exception of Gartner Executive Programs Primary Members and Majestic Program attendees.

Get insights into

  • Growing the business: Learn how to mine the value from “business moments,” reorient systems and processes around the customer, and create value by elevating every customer and citizen experience.
  • Creating a world-class organization: Transform the enterprise into a vital digital workplace, engage and collaborate with IT-savvy business stakeholders and demonstrate the entrepreneurial mindset of a bold new startup.
  • Staying competitive: Embrace innovation and scale new ideas, fully exploit the opportunities presented by real-time analytical decision making and prepare to leverage emerging trends.

CIO-exclusive workshops

Monday, 16 September, 2019 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Workshop: Create Your One-Page Innovation Charter and Roadmap to Innovation Success

Peter Skyttegaard, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Workshop: The Art of the One-Page Strategy

Peter Norris, Executive Partner, Gartner

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 / 14:30 - 16:00 PM

Workshop: Getting Your Message Across

Diane Wilkinson Senior Partner The Wow Factor