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STAMFORD, Conn., August 7, 2014

Gartner Announces Symposium/ITxpo 2014, October 5-9, in Orlando

What: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014

When: October 5-9, 2014

Where: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Details: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world’s largest strategic conference for CIOs and senior IT executives. More than 8,500 CIOs, senior business and IT strategists, will gather for the insights, tools and solutions they need to ensure that their IT initiatives are key contributors to and drivers of their enterprise's success.

Driving Digital Business

Digital business is blurring the lines between the digital and the physical worlds, disrupting all industries and redefining the role of IT. In this new era, people, businesses and things are connecting, transacting and even negotiating with one another directly.

CIOs, business leaders and technology providers who understand and harness digital technologies and business moments will play a leading role in helping their organizations or government agencies win in this new environment.

In the Opening Keynote, Gartner’s leading analysts will present a vision of digital leadership for 2015. Attendees will gain a new perspective on the technology industry, its impact on business and society, and the future of the IT profession. Building on Gartner’s pioneering work on the Digital Industrial Economy and the Nexus of Forces, the keynote will kick off a must-attend event.

Gartner analysts will sit down with key influencers who are uniquely equipped to deal with the powerful convergence of forces and think, work and connect in entirely new ways. This year's Mastermind Keynotes include:

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, Corp.

Peter Thiel, Technology Entrepreneur and Investor

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Inc. and Chief Scientist, Fusion-IO

John Zimmer, Co-Founder & President, Lyft Inc.

This year's conference program revolves around 13 role-based and 13 industry tracks, including the renowned CIO Program at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, that deliver on the needs and expectations of IT leaders as identified by Gartner clients. It's a mix of management and technology insight empowering senior-level IT and business people to make the strategic, organizational and technology-investment decisions required to emerge with a competitive edge. The tracks include topics such as:

  • CIO

  • Applications

  • Business Intelligence &Information Management

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Enterprise Architecture

  • Program & Portfolio Management

  • Infrastructure & Operations: Data Center, Server, Storage and IT Operations

  • Infrastructure & Operations: Mobile, Client Computing and Communications

  • Security & Risk Management

  • Sourcing & Vendor Relationships

Attendees can choose from more than 500 Gartner analyst sessions, workshops, and roundtables across five full days, including Sunday’s kickoff with a full day dedicated to specific Industry sectors. These sessions will help attendees learn new concepts, new strategies and acquire new leadership skills.

ITxpo, a solution showcase teeming with leading providers of IT solutions aimed at driving business imperatives, will highlight the next steps in technology through live demonstrations, face-to-face meetings with exhibitors, and fast-paced presentations on key technology directions aligned with 11 ITxpo Marketplaces — Applications; Business Intelligence & Information Management; Business Process Management; Content, Collaboration & Social Software; Data Center & IT Operations; Enterprise Architecture;Enterprise Networking & Communications; Mobility & Wireless; Outsourcing & IT Services; Program & Portfolio Management and Security & Compliance.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo website at www.gartner.com/us/symposium.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at christy.pettey@gartner.com.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size.

To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit gartner.com.

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