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Mumbai, India, September 9, 2014

Gartner Announces Program for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, October 14 to17 in Goa

More Than 900 CIO & IT Leaders To Gather At The Grand Hyatt, Goa

Gartner, Inc. has announced the program for its annual flagship conference in India, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, to be held this year in Goa from 14-17 October.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is India’s largest and most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT leaders. More than 900 CIOs and senior technology executives along with Gartner analysts and technology solution providers will gather at the Grand Hyatt, Goa to gain insight on hot topics such as digital transformation, the mobile scenario and the 2015 CIO agenda.

Lewis Pugh, an ocean advocate, maritime lawyer, pioneer swimmer and one of the world's leading inspirational speakers is presenting the luminary keynote at Symposium. Noted actor Anupam Kher and cricketer Rahul Dravid are the Exclusive CIO Program speakers at Symposium.

The 2014 agenda offers 100+ analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables and external keynotes across four days. With 5 role-based tracks and 3 industry tracks, the agenda targets specific title responsibilities and ways to adapt new ideas and strategy to the industry, along with insight on what's next in IT.

“Digital business is blurring the lines between the digital and the physical worlds, disrupting all industries and redefining the role of IT,” said Aman Munglani, Gartner research director and Symposium conference chair. “CIOs, business leaders and technology providers who understand and harness digital technologies and business moments will play a leading role in helping their organizations win in this new environment. At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, attendees will discover how to seize new opportunities, forge strategic partnerships to drive change and evolve to become indispensable leaders in the digital world.”

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo serves as an invaluable forum to help CIOs establish their strategic, tactical and even operational plans for the near term to long term. It provides insights that marry the best of global best practices, adapted to local realities, to allow attendees to walk away with a wealth of ideas and inputs that can be immediately applied to enhance the business value that their IT organization delivers to the enterprise. With a process that starts with a detailed CIO and IT leaders survey conducted with Indian attendees to understand key pain points and technology interest areas, to an advisory board comprising of some of the leading Indian CIOs, the content is tailored to the unique local needs of an Indian audience.

About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and other senior IT executives. This event delivers independent and objective content with the authority of the world's leading IT research and advisory organization, and provides access to the latest solutions from key technology providers. Gartner's annual Symposium/ITxpo events are key components of attendees' annual planning efforts. IT executives rely on these events to gain insight into how their organizations can use IT to address business challenges and improve operational efficiency.

Additional information on Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Goa 2014, October 14-17, is available at www.gartner.com/in/symposium. Members of the media can register for the event by contacting sony.shetty@gartner.com.

Additional information from the event will be shared on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Gartner_inc and using #GartnerSYM.

Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo include:

September 10-12, Capetown, South Africa www.gartner.co.za

October 5-9, Orlando, Florida: www.gartner.com/us/symposium

October 14-17, Goa, India: www.gartner.com/in/symposium

October 27-30, Sao Paulo, Brazil: www.gartner.com/br/symposium

October 28-30, Tokyo, Japan: www.gartner.com/jp/symposium

November 9-13, Barcelona, Spain: www.gartner.com/eu/symposium

November 17-20, Gold Coast, Australia: www.gartner.com/au/symposium

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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