First look at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ agenda

We’re currently curating the full agenda for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando, FL. We are covering the most pressing topics for CIOs and IT executives, such as accelerating digital business, future of work, data and analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, executive leadership and more.  

Below is a sample of the sessions we’ve already selected for the 2022 agenda.

Preliminary agenda sessions

Each year at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, we reveal the latest and some never-before-seen research as part of our Signature Series. Sessions cover some of the most anticipated insights and findings to get you ready for the year ahead.

2022 Signature Series sessions

  • Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2023 and Beyond: Seizing Uncertainty
  • Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023
  • CIO and Technology Executive Agenda for 2023
  • CEO Concerns 2022-2023: Implications and Actions for CIOs
  • Flourishing in the Rejuvenated Work and Talent Landscape

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Our powerful lineup of keynote speakers helps you expand your thinking and discover new approaches to make smarter business decisions.

2022 keynotes

Gartner Opening Keynote, presented by:

  • Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst 
  • Paul Proctor, Distinguished VP Analyst 
  • Helen Huntley, Managing VP

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Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization. Access over 150 sessions of the latest Gartner research, specifically designed to help CIOs and IT executives meet the demands of the future. 

2022 track sessions

Hear the latest IT trends, insights and emerging technologies distilled from hours of Gartner expert research. Prepare to be inspired and equipped to define your strategies for faster, smarter decisions.

Future Directions

  • Driving Competitive Advantage: Board of Directors Survey 2023
  • Digital Immunity: Taking Software Quality, Reliability and Resiliency to the Next Level
  • Leverage the Top Trends That Will Impact Your Infrastructure and Operations
  • Break Out of the Customer Management Industrial Complex With CX CORE
  • How a Digital Twin of the Customer Will Reshape Customer Experience
  • Deliver Customer Value in a Multipolar World
  • The Future of Data and Analytics: Reengineering the Decision 2025
  • Accelerate Sustainability With AI, IoT and Blockchain
  • The Journey Map to Change the Enterprise Culture
  • Strategic Trends in Application Platforms and Architecture
  • Getting Pay Right: Overcome the Challenge of IT Compensation Hikes in 2022 and Beyond
  • The New Value Proposition for the Role of CIO
  • Your Tech Employees Will Leave: How to Prepare for a High-Turnover Future
  • The Future of Digitally Defined Products, Places and People
  • Trendspotting: Turning Trends Into Innovation and Action
  • Customer Experience Was First Big Thing: Customer Value Proposition Is Next
  • The Future of AI
  • Strategic Roadmap to Becoming a World-Class Software Engineering Organization
  • Executive Vision for 2022: Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Building a Digital future: The Metaverse
  • The Top Predictions for Cybersecurity 2022-2023
  • Seven Disruptions You Might Not See Coming: 2022-2027
  • Future of Cloud 2027: From Technology to Business Innovation
  • Prepare to Use Privacy-Enhancing Computation and Other Top Privacy Trends
  • The New Economics of Technology

Strategies for Success

  • Don’t Hope for Digital Business Maturity — Plan for It: Key Findings From the Digital Business Maturity Model
  • Know Your Style to Lead by Influence
  • What the Best CX Organizations Do
  • Govern Your Citizen Technologists to Optimize Your Low-Code Initiatives
  • The Four Secrets of Design-Led Companies
  • Use Total Experience to Drive Resilient Application Innovation for Customers and Employees
  • Seven Big DEI Mistakes and How CIOs Can Avoid Them
  • Positioning I&O for Environmental Sustainability
  • Treat Cybersecurity Like a Business Decision
  • Unprecedented Change Fatigue Is Lurking — Don't Let It Spoil Your Team and Business
  • Getting Pay Right: Overcome the Challenge of IT Compensation Hikes in 2022 and Beyond
  • Reinvent Your EVP to Survive and Thrive Through the IT Talent Crisis
  • CIOs’ Top Leadership Actions to Accelerate Digital Business
  • How CIOs and Their Teams Should Strategize Vendor Negotiations to Combat Inflation
  • Become an Outcome-Driven CIO by Amplifying Your Executive Leadership Abilities
  • Open Source Is Turbocharging Digital: How Can CIOs Harness Its True Value
  • The New Value Imperative: It’s Time to Rethink Outdated Enterprise Value Formulas
  • Adopt Agile Learning to Close Critical Skill Gaps and Retain Your Top Talent
  • The CIO Guide to Sustainable IT and ESG
  • How Digital Should Your Enterprise Be?
  • What Application Leaders Need to Do About New AI Risks
  • How Web3, Blockchain and NFTs Can Benefit Your Organization
  • Five Steps for Dynamic Management of Globalization Risks in Uncertain Times
  • Democratized Digital Delivery: Fusion Teams and Product Management Explained
  • Composability Starts With Business Architecture
  • Expect the Unexpected: Cost Optimization in Uncertain Times
  • Where Digital Innovators Invest, and How They Fund It
  • Rethink Organizational Change Management to Accelerate Your Growth
  • How to Get People to Care About Your Digital Transformation
  • Building an Edge Computing Strategy
  • Pivot to Deep Digital Productivity in an Inflationary, Multipolar World
  • Why CIOs Must Care About Data and Analytics Ecosystems: Adaptability, Speed and Lower Cost
  • Chasing Nirvana Through I&T Operating Structure Change Will Not Work
  • CIOs: The Why, What and How of a Successful Agile Transformation
  • Creating a Future of Work Strategy
  • Grow Business Through Modular Redesign of the Enterprise Operating Model
  • CIO Panel: Overcoming Diversity Challenges — Getting to CIO and Beyond
  • Wall Street Journal Interview Panel

Critical Execution

  • Ten Management Hacks to Create an Antifragile Enterprise
  • Don’t Just Add to Your Customer Experience — Subtract From It
  • Architecting Your Customer Technology Platform
  • Top API Governance Challenges CIOs Must Overcome to Drive Innovation
  • Measuring the Success of I&O Automation Initiatives
  • What Goes Where: A Guide to Cybersecurity Organization Design
  • Govern Your Citizen Technologists to Optimize Your Low-Code Initiatives
  • How to Organize Data, Analytics and AI: From Control to Collaborate
  • CIO Playbook to Use Three Powerful Financial Models for Negotiation Leverage and Bargaining Power
  • How to Use AI to Track and Plan for Future Skills
  • The Continuous Application Modernization Value Chain: Assess — Transform — Evolve
  • Unlock Value in AI Investments With Five Practices
  • Five Steps to Teach Allyship to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Retain Talent
  • The Top 10 Cybersecurity Metrics Every Organization Should Report to Their Board
  • How to Evaluate Vendor Sustainability
  • Executive Leadership Development: Negotiate Like a Pro
  • Culture Hacks for a Hybrid World
  • How to Extract Value From Digital Ecosystems
  • Creating a Human-Centric Work Experience Through Improved Digital Workplace Architecture
  • How to Foster a Collaborative and Connected Hybrid Work Culture
  • How to Mitigate Energy Costs and Risks
  • Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture 101
  • Harness Democratized Digital Delivery to Drive Business Innovation
  • Learn From Your Peers: Effective Cloud D&A Migration Strategies
  • Turning Strategy Into Reality: How to Successfully Execute on Your Strategic Goals
  • How Do You Lead in a World in Permanent Crisis Mode?
  • IT Organizational Design: A Pragmatic Approach
  • Implementing a New Operating Model: Roadmaps, Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls
  • How to Deliver a Stunning Digital Employee Experience
  • How to Get Onto a Board of Directors
  • Chasing Nirvana Through I&T Operating Structure Change Will Not Work

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Understand how key topics apply to specific industries, and network with peer industry leaders and Gartner experts who know your business.

2022 industry sessions

Contextualize the most important IT trends and insights to your industry through:

  • Industry-focused sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Expert interactions

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This conference is designed so you can engage with and learn from peers and Gartner experts in myriad ways. From workshops and roundtables to Ask the Expert sessions, you’ll walk away with the tools you need to accelerate digital business.

2022 interactive sessions

  • Roundtables
  • Workshops*
  • Ask the Expert sessions

*Workshops are available upon qualification.

We will help you gain Gartner insights, tactics and concrete guidance to help cost optimize your assets and save money when you’re preparing for vendor contract negotiations.

2022 Contract Negotiation Clinics

Small-scale, Gartner expert-led clinics provide hands-on negotiating skills, best practices for procurement and vendor-specific advice. 

  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Microsoft
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Software as a Service
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Salesforce
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Follow Gartner’s Top 10 Tips, Tactics and Tricks for Negotiation Success
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Microsoft Azure, Google and Amazon Web Services
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: SAP
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Oracle
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Optimize Your IBM Negotiations Using Gartner’s T4 Methodology
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Workday

Through unique visuals and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, in several sessions we present the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ methodology to help you understand how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision.

2022 Magic Quadrant sessions

Choosing the right vendor is a complicated process given the marketplace’s ever-increasing rate of change. How do you know that the technology or service you select today will be the right one a year from now — or meet the needs of all users?

We’re here to help make the process easier by providing the competing players in the market and how they are positioned to help you over the long haul.

View 2022 Exhibitors

Delivered by CIOs and executives, these candid, insightful stories bring leadership issues into
focus and address many of your challenges and opportunities.

2022 Executive Insights sessions

What works — and doesn’t — is critical to pivoting in complex environments. Hear from leading executives on how they tackled big initiatives, giving you the insights you need to move forward with confidence.

Engage with the conference insights through the lens of a specific role or organizational size, or through a high priority such as diversity, equity and inclusion.

2022 special programs

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