Meet some of the greatest leaders in IT

Unbiased advice. New points of view. Lasting connections.

Networking at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® isn’t just about meeting new people. It’s about candid conversations with world-class IT leaders from various backgrounds, organization sizes and industries. Where you can dive into what’s working — and what’s not — with your peers in small, facilitated discussions. It’s impromptu brainstorming sessions in a Meetup and “aha” moments during lunch. 

With five days and access to more than 2,000 CIOs and IT executives, you’ll have ample opportunities to make lasting connections.

Explore our networking opportunities below.


In these small, peer-facilitated exchanges, you can build relationships and gain new perspectives on key issues. Meetups are all about open dialogue and debate, which complement our more-structured sessions. 

Industry Monday

In-depth guidance into industry trends, challenges and strategies ranges across financial services and insurance, government and public sector, healthcare, education, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail and utilities. 

Women in IT

Collaboration and learning are at the heart of these programs designed exclusively for women. Gartner is proud to bring together its extensive network of women members each year for this exclusive program.

Interactive sessions

Gartner one-on-one meetings

Gartner one-on-one meetings are a key aspect of the conference experience; they are developed to provide solutions to IT challenges and opportunities within an enterprise. These highly sought-after meetings provide the undivided attention of a Gartner expert for 30-minutes who listens and guides you on matters most critical to your success.


Hear what your peers from various industries are experiencing about relevant topics in these Gartner-moderated sessions. Roundtable discussions are informal and liberating, allowing you to relax, share insights and learn from the lessons, approaches and experiences from all the diverse attendees around you.

Networking meals and receptions

The best business relationships often begin as personal connections. That’s why we’ve arranged social engagements at every chance. From welcome receptions and networking lunches to a special evening event, have fun as you build new business relationships with your peers.

Check out the 2019 Conference Highlights Summary, detailing the hot topics and key insights from last year.