The Epicenter of Discovery

Join us and explore strategic business trends, new strategies and technologies that are driving digital transformation and shaping the future of IT and business. At the conference, you’ll interact with Gartner and industry expertscutting-edge solution providers and peers — and they’ll all help you uncover innovative ways to approach challenges, make decisions with confidence and become an even more effective leader.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ by the numbers

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Our 2019 agenda - your biggest priorities addressed

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. This track is for CIOs and senior IT executives planning the role of information and technology in the enterprise digital strategy.


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


Technology and Information: Understanding how technology and information is evolving is critical in creating effective digital transformation. This track examines the technologies and innovative uses of information that will have the greatest impact in shaping your digital transformation journey.

Effective networking

At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ you’ll have the opportunity to connect with some of the world's greatest IT leaders from dozens of organizations spanning industries, enterprise size and more.



Meetups are all about open dialogue and debate, interactive learning that complements our more structured sessions. These small discussion groups led by you and your peers allow you to vet strategies, benchmark successes and build relationships.


Hear what your colleagues from various industries are experiencing around relevant topics in these Gartner-moderated sessions. Roundtable discussions are informal and liberating, allowing you to relax, share insights and learn from the lessons, approaches and experiences of diverse attendees all around you.


Drill down on specific how-to forum topics in a small-group environment led by Gartner or guest experts. At workshops, you and your peers take centre stage, working important topics and thorny issues for 90 minutes.

Networking Meals and Receptions 

The best business relationships often begin as personal connections. That’s why we’ve arranged social engagements at every chance. From welcome receptions and networking lunches to a special evening event, have fun as you build new business relationships with peers.

Suitable job roles for the event



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.


The CIO Experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 offers CIOs a one-of-a-kind program specifically designed to focus on your business, technology and leadership development. This program provides an opportunity to connect with your peers across regions and industries, and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of digital business. As a CIO attendee, you will benefit from:


  • CIO workshops, designed to provide valuable how-to insight from your CIO peers and Gartner facilitators
  • Access to CIO-only lunches with 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


Apply to participate in the CIO Experience when you register for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo by verifying you are the most senior IT leader within your organization.


IT Executives

IT executives focused on executing on the mission-critical priorities of their CIO. Roles may include:


  • Senior Vice President/VP, IT
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • VP, Data & Analytics
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • VP, IT Security
  • Chief Architect
  • VP, Application Strategy
  • VP, Application Development
  • VP, IT Infrastructure
  • VP, Data Center

Attend as a Group

Maximize learning by attending as a group. Participate together in relevant sessions or split up to cover more topics, sharing your session take-aways later.


Complimentary Registrations

  • 1 for every 4 paid registrations
  • 2 for every 8 paid registrations
  • 3 for every 12 paid registrations



Justify Your Attendance

Attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy and advance your professional skills. We’ve developed a set of materials that will help you justify your attendance:


Justification tools for attendees:

New attendees: Use this template to communicate the value of attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo and the ROI you can expect.


Public-sector attendees: This template is specially designed for public-sector attendees to communicate the value of attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo and the ROI you can expect.


The 2018 Executive Summary Report contains event highlights from last year’s conference.


Learn firsthand what you can achieve.