The value of Gartner

As the world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner brings IT leaders the indispensable insights, advice and tools needed to achieve the mission-critical priorities of today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® 2020, stay ahead of disruptive forces, tackle your key initiatives and learn how to lead where the business goes next.


  • Unbiased, research-backed sessions led by Gartner experts
  • Personalized virtual interaction with seasoned experts
  • The latest Gartner IT research presented by the experts with fresh, real-world examples
  • Interactive Q&A’s, chats and virtual networking sessions with experts, vendors and peers

Who are Gartner experts?

Gartner experts are the people behind the research our clients trust. They extract insights from qualitative and quantitative research, and thousands of client interactions every year. As unbiased leaders in the IT field, Gartner experts serve as conference speakers, attendee mentors, and research facilitators. 

Opportunities to interact virtually with IT experts

In addition to attending any track sessions across the conference agenda, as an attendee, you’re entitled to one Gartner one-on-one meeting, two roundtables, and four Ask the Expert sessions, for a deeper and more personal dive into particular topics or challenges. View the agenda for a full list of sessions.

Gartner one-on-one meeting*

This popular session provides you 30 minutes of undivided attention and support from a Gartner expert. Get feedback on a key initiative or can share an urgent challenge. Attendees tells us these meetings are worth the cost of conference admission in themselves.

Roundtable sessions*

Your IT executive peers from leading organizations and various industries discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these Gartner-expert-moderated, small-group virtual interactive sessions. 

Ask the Expert sessions*

These small-group interactive discussions foster learning and feature one Gartner expert who answers your pressing questions. 

*Hurry, space is limited. Depending on availability and eligibility, registered attendees may sign-up for these session types via the attendee portal after registration. 


The value of Gartner research, interaction with the experts, unparalleled peer group networking, and inspiring speakers are just a few reasons why attendees come back to Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo year after year. Here’s what attendees have to say.

“The value of Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo to me is the amount of information you can collect, use, assimilate and transfer in one spot.”

William McKelvey
IT Director, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency

“Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is where CIOs come to learn what’s the future for CIOs, and what’s been working and what isn’t working. It’s as simple as that.”

Kevin Hughes
CIO, U.S. Air Force

“The keynote was one of the best. I was able to create an organization strategic vision from the content. Very impressed.”

Amanda Harrison
IT Manager, Enterprise Services Center