Explore future trends in our Signature Series

Each year at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference, we reveal the latest and 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.

Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2024 and Beyond

2023 is the year everything changed. Going forward, all areas of human endeavor will have to contend with the fact that generative AI is real and evolving at a rapid pace. And yet, multiple technology innovations, even beyond AI, are overlapping to change the very nature of computing. This presentation covers 10 predictions of the future that represent opportunities — or threats. CIOs, tech providers and business leaders will need to decide which while acting swiftly.

Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2024

Success in times of economic and social volatility is found through sustainable forms of efficiency in any organization’s operations. Decisions are needed regarding how to make the best possible use of new technology developments, which bear significant disruptive potential in the coming three years, and embrace the connected workforce nature while remaining resilient. CIOs and other IT executives should explore and selectively use these strategic technology trends to help ensure success.

CIO and Technology Executive Agenda for 2024

Technology leadership has forever changed. The democratization of digital delivery is fundamentally redrawing the boundaries between IT departments and other business areas. And yet, confusion abounds about who should be doing what. This session reveals what should be on the CIO’s agenda for the coming 18 months, given the shifting expectations that CEOs and other CxOs have for their CIO — and the CIO’s own expectations of their leadership role and the mandate of their IT organization.

CEO Concerns 2024: Implications and Actions for CIOs

CEO thinking is constantly challenged by events. Using our survey-based research, we assess the shifting priorities and changing views of CEOs looking forward to 2024. We explain the technology-related agenda impacts and how CIOs should respond.

AI Joins the Team: “Hello World!”

As an intelligence multiplier and complexity orchestrator, AI brings adaptability to an uncertain world in constant flux. No longer a passive partner, AI is now generating new knowledge and formulating new strategies. To differentiate and find unforeseen opportunities, CIOs need to make AI a ubiquitous, transparent and ethical decision-making companion.

I have been attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo for more than a decade. In an ever-evolving tech landscape, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the change. Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo has been the one-stop event that has helped me stay in the know, network with peers, learn from other tech leaders and meaningfully predict where tech is heading.

Kumar Vuddharaju

Field CTO, Salesforce