Canada’s Must-Attend Event for CIOs and IT Executives

The global symposium series is coming to Toronto. Join us at the center of technology, business, strategy and inspiration


Explore the strategic trends 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 experts, cutting-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.

A Conversation with
Chris Howard, Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst


Listen as Chris Howard gives a preview of the upcoming Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo and why it's a must attend event.

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The 2019 conference brochure is now available and highlights how your top challenges will be addressed at this year's event.



This year’s agenda tracks tackle your biggest challenges from three angles:

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.

Who should attend:


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
  • Exclusive hotel room block at select hotels (limited availability and first-come, first-served)
  • 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

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.

  • 2019 Conference Brochure: Take a deeper look at the sessions as well as opportunities that are available for networking with peers and solution providers.

Learn firsthand what you can achieve.