Guiding CIOs and IT executives to accelerate digital business

7 – 10 November 2022 | Barcelona, Spain

Explore the technology, insights and trends shaping the future of IT and business

How we work, communicate and collaborate has changed drastically and will continue to evolve. CIOs and IT executives are expected to deliver value to their organizations like never before. From realizing the potential of digital to addressing environmental and societal challenges, IT leaders are looked upon to provide businesses a competitive edge — especially in times of uncertainty.

The Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2022 conference is the place where leadership, technology innovation and business strategy converge. Attendees will walk away with insights and expert guidance on the future direction of technology, best practices to define and validate their IT strategies and real-world examples on how to execute on key initiatives.

CIOs and IT leaders will come together in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss key topics, including accelerating digital business, the future of work, data, analytics and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, executive leadership and more.  

Future directions

Understand what’s next in a changing world. Explore the emerging technologies and trends that will impact your future planning.

Strategies for success

Learn how to create best-in-class strategies for success to achieve your mission-critical priorities.

Critical execution

Shift from strategy to execution. Explore best practices for implementing technologies, approaches and solutions that drive outcomes. 

In today’s rapidly changing world, resilience and adaptability are crucial for business success. Our goal for IT Symposium/Xpo is to provide CIOs and IT executives with insight and advice on the future directions, strategies for success and best practices for execution that drive impact. Building innovation, adaptability and resilience into digital business will not only optimize business value from technology investments, but will also help to future proof business.

Tomas Nielsen

Distinguished VP Analyst and Conference Chair

Join a global community of CIOs and IT executives

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. Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo addresses the strategic needs of enterprise CIOs and their leadership teams. 

This conference is designed for:

Connect with CIOs across regions and industries, and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of business transformation. Learn how to:
  • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on”
  • Build on being an effective partner with business executives as a “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
Security, risk and compliance leaders can expect to walk away with insights to:
  • 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 the organization
  • Juggle scarce human and financial resources
  • Adapt to bimodal IT
Explore with chief data officers, chief analytics officers and senior data and analytics leaders how to:
  • Align your work to your CIO’s priorities
  • Enhance customer experience with data and analytics
  • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data and analytics business unit
  • Prioritize investments in information
  • Establish a data-driven culture
Senior application leaders learn insights and best practices to:
  • Accelerate legacy modernization
  • Build agile architectures to support DevOps, service-oriented architecture, 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
VPs of IT infrastructure and operations explore the tools and tactics to:
  • Move infrastructure and operations (I&O) strategy forward
  • Show value to the business
  • Effectively implement cost optimization
  • Assess old versus new technologies
  • Drive I&O leadership and culture change
  • Foster innovation and improve agility
  • Meet business objectives

Topics at a Glance

This year’s agenda delivers the latest technology, strategy and leadership insights across 14 key topic areas, covering the challenges most critical to CIOs and their leadership teams.

Topic

Cybersecurity and Risk Management

Reframe cybersecurity as a business issue and manage risks in response to the disruption created by rapid changes in the digital world and a volatile geopolitical landscape. Rethink technology to enable composable trust and resilience.

Topic

Strategic Planning and Execution

Learn how to create and execute dynamic strategies that build resilience and position your organization to thrive.

Topic

Executive Leadership

Discover how to be a transformational leader, influence stakeholders and embrace the evolution of the CIO role. Acquire the competencies to anticipate, prepare and manage the onslaught of disruptions. Strive for high performance of a generationally and geographically diverse team.

Topic

Talent, Culture and DEI

Learn how to recruit and retain diverse talent and reskill and upskill your existing workforce. Create a culture that encourages continuous exploration and the quest for game-changing business capabilities. Foster equity and inclusion as a fundamental lever for motivation and engagement.

Topic

Digital Business Acceleration

Build, scale, refine and accelerate your digital business strategy. Shift to the next level of creating new products and business models that can change the dynamics of your industry.

Topic

Customer and Citizen Experience

Discover how to create superior digital experiences that serve as a sustainable differentiator for customers and citizens. Explore ways to achieve total experience outcomes through linking with employee experience strategies.

Health and safety measures

We are excited and are prepared to return to in-person conferences this year. Over the coming months, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue and health agency guidelines and recommendations as we plan our in-person programs.

As part of our commitment to creating the safest possible environment for our community given current infection rates around the globe, we will be requiring all attendees, exhibitors, staff and partners to be fully vaccinated to participate in this year’s in-person conferences, in addition to completing a health status attestation prior to arrival.

In addition to the above attendance criteria, we will implement a set of operational planning measures to help create a clean and safe conference. Please note that precautions may evolve prior to each event; however, the following measures will be followed at a minimum:

  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing of the event space
  • Decreased capacity and minimized congestion where possible across the venue, including more space in aisleways
  • Touchless or reduced contact interactions throughout the conference

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