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

  • 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.
  • Engage business leaders and influence enterprise success.
  • 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. 

Network with your peers

The research-backed sessions, keynote speakers and experts alone make Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2020 worthwhile. But what takes the experience to a whole new level is the conversations you and your team will start here — that magic “light bulb” moment when three different presentations meet one big new insight or trend during a peer-to-peer conversation.

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.

Technology
Solutions

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

Peer
Community

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

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, 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

Chief information security officers

  • 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

VPs of IT infrastructure and operations

  • Moving infrastructure and operations (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 CX
  • 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 is an exclusive program designed for 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.

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.

What I like about Symposium is that it takes me out of the daily routine and gets me immersed in what is happening now, and what is coming in technology and business around the world. We get so used to running our own businesses and dealing with challenges that we forget to look outside and prepare for what is coming.

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