2019 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® Executive Summary

Access the highlights from last year's Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo for all the inspiring speakers, forward-looking insights and industry deep dives. Get up to speed for this year's must-attend conference. 

Play the video to watch the 2019 Gartner Keynote session. 

Key takeaways

  • The future is coming fast, and CIOs and IT executives need to shape, shift and share new mindsets and practices to adapt in a world of continuous change.
  • Embrace these five imperatives to overcome resource and resistance constraints: privacy, augmented intelligence, continuous modernization, digital product management and culture.
  • Effectively communicate to the board by: being brief, open, accurate, relevant and diplomatic.
  • Top three CIO priorities: revenue growth, digital initiatives and operational excellence.

Top 5 sessions

  1. Contract Negotiation Clinic: Tips, Tactics and Tricks when Negotiating with Megavendors
  2. Use Gartner’s IT Budget to Create Your Business Services Portfolio
  3. Workshop: Asset Intensive Digital Security
  4. The Three Magical Transformation Ingredients CIOs Cannot Afford to Miss
  5. Ask the Expert: Innovation and Culture Change

Top 5 Meetup topics

  1. How Are You Balancing IT Innovation Versus Keeping the Lights On?
  2. What Have You Learned in Exploiting Cloud Computing?
  3. What Non-Traditional Rewards Do You Offer Employees?
  4. Where Have You Found Success Implementing Agile Teams?
  5. How Are You Structuring Your Teams to Support Your Digital Business Platform?
Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is the only event that provides me with the level of expertise and information that surpasses any other knowledge base.

Heidi Giesbrecht

Strategic Project Director, BC Ministry of Health