Look back at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019

  • Start with culture change when embarking on digital transformation, instead of waiting to address it later.
  • Create information and technology operating models that are agile, responsive and innovative.
  • Defy conventional thinking during times of uncertainty to emerge as a winner.
  • Lead digital business success by using digital design practices.
  • Exploit the combined forces of data, analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver business value in and beyond the enterprise.
  • Recognize the value of customer, citizen and employee experience in the business value proposition for digital business success. 

Who attended in 2019

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® brought together a community of trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the bounds of technology. Attendees had access to research-backed sessions, heard expert advice on specific challenges and interacted with colleagues — all in one place, over four days.


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 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.

Job titles represented


  • 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

  • Move infrastructure and operations strategy forward
  • Show value to the business
  • Cost optimization
  • Old versus new technologies
  • Infrastructure and operations 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 (CX)
  • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data and analytics business unit
  • Prioritize investments in information
  • Establish a data-driven culture

Chief Information Officer (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-only interactive sessions designed to gain valuable insights from peers
  • Access to CIO-only lunches featuring keynote presentations by visionaries and industry leaders
  • Concierge services to help you make the most of your time
  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of CIOs
  • Priority access to book a One-on-One Meeting with a Gartner expert and interactive sessions
Gartner keynotes are the most anticipated moments to me. Describing the keynote theme is never enough to convey the impact on my perspective about the subject. Always provocative and surprising, they make me think for several days about what was said.

Luiz Becker

CIO, MPDFT, Ministério Público do Distrito Federal e Territórios

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