Why do the world’s busiest, most ambitious CIOs come back every year?

Because Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ is more than a technology conference. It’s the only place to find superior content, insights and networking focused on turning the latest in technology and business strategy into action.

Watch our 2019 video or view our 2019 brochure to see why this is the one conference that most CIOs can’t and won’t miss.

Network with your peers

The research-backed sessions, keynote speakers and experts alone make Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2019 worthwhile. But what takes the experience to a whole new level is the conversations you and your team will start here — that magic “light bulb” moment when three different presentations meet one big new insight or trend during a peer-to-peer conversation.


Meet with Gartner experts to learn about the latest strategic trends and explore how these insights can be applied to achieve your mission-critical priorities.


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


Try out game-changing technologies all in one place — and discover solutions that will add the most value to your business.


Expand opportunities through networking and discover answers to shared challenges face-to-face.

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
  • Establishing a data-driven culture

The CIO Experience

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.

As a CIO Experience attendee, you will benefit from:

  • 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

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.

Convince your boss

Attending a Gartner conference can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy and execution, and advance your professional skills. These materials will aid you in gaining approval to attend from your manager.

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

CIO, Fortune 500 Company

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