Join us at the center of technology, business, strategy and inspiration

  • Discover the strategic trends and technologies that are driving digital transformation and continuous innovation. 
  • Interact with Gartner and industry experts, cutting-edge solution providers and peers to uncover innovative ways to approach challenges, make decisions with confidence and become an even more effective leader.

Join a community

By attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ you’re joining a community of trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the bounds of technology and business. This conference is the one place you can access research-backed sessions, get expert advice on your specific challenges and interact with colleagues — all in one place, over five days.

Strategic
advice

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.

Thought
leadership

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

Peer
community

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

Technology
solutions

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

Who should attend

CIOs 

  • 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 and operations

  • Moving I&O strategy forward
  • Showing value to the business
  • Cost optimization
  • Old versus 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 and analytics can enhance customer experience
  • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data and analytics business unit
  • Prioritize investments in information
  • Establishing a data-driven culture

The CIO Experience

The CIO Experience progam offers an exclusive and targeted experience to CIOs and attendees who are the most senior IT leaders or decision makers in their organization.

Curated specifically for CIOs to enhance their skills for success as IT and/or business leaders, the CIO Experience program is the ideal opportunity to connect with peers across regions and industries, to share best practices and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of digital business.

Application and approval are required.

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.

In one place I could get insights, network with peers, meet with vendors and discuss my challenges with Gartner analysts in one-on-one meetings.

Exson Machado

CIO, Grupo Tiradentes

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