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Invest Insight: Gartner Event Summary: U.S. Symposium/ITxpo 2014

Published: 20 October 2014

ID: G00271250

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff , Frank Marsala , Tim Mahon , Sandra Notardonato


Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo 2014 was held in Orlando on 5 October 2014 through 9 October 2014. The annual conference covered all things IT, with this year's theme focused on the digital enterprise. Here, Gartner Invest analyzes the key themes and take-aways from this event.

Table Of Contents


  • Event Details
  • Implications for Investors
    • Implications for Investors: Communications
    • Implications for Investors: IT Services
    • Implications for Investors: IT Hardware
    • Implications for Investors: Semiconductors
  • Keynote/Mastermind Sessions
    • Gartner Analyst Keynote: Richard Hunter, Daryl Plummer, Peter Sondergaard
    • Mastermind Interview: Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft
    • Mastermind Interview Keynote With Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, and Chief Scientist, Fusion-io
    • Mastermind Interview Keynote With Peter Thiel, Technology Entrepreneur and Investor
  • Key Session Messages and Event Observations
    • Signature Series: The CIO Agenda for 2015 (Dave Aron)
    • Signature Series: The Mobile Scenario (David A. Willis)
    • Signature Series: Top 10 Strategic Predictions: Digital Business Is Driving 'Big Change' (Daryl Plummer)
    • Signature Series: Top 10 Emerging Trends and Their Impact on Infrastructures and Operations (David Cappuccio)
    • Signature Series: The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 (David Cearley)
    • Signature Series: The Cloud Computing Scenario: Examining Cloud Maturity and Adoption in the Age of Digital Business (Daryl C. Plummer)
    • Signature Series: Information 2020: Uncertainty Drives Opportunity (Frank Buytendijk)
  • Attendee Sentiment
  • List of Sponsors
    • Premier Sponsors
    • Marketplace Sponsors
    • Emerging Technologies Sponsors

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