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Dubai, February 4, 2016

Gartner Announces Program for 2016 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Dubai

March 1-3 at Madinat Conference Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. The 2016 agenda offers 90+ analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables and mastermind keynotes across three full days. With role-based tracks and industry tracks, the agenda focuses on practical ways to adapt new ideas and strategy, along with insights on what's next in IT.

The digital wave sweeping through every industry, organization and culture is a defining moment for every CIO and senior IT executive: a chance to rise up, align mission-critical priorities both personal and those of the enterprise and drive business outcomes. Gartner analysts will offer CIOs and senior IT executives insights on how to rise to the digital challenge, from personal development to process reinvention.


*Mastermind Guest Keynote Speakers

Dan Heath, Bestselling Author

Magnus Linkdvist, Trend Spotter and Futurist

*Exclusive CIO Keynote Speaker

Lewis Pugh, Ocean advocate, a maritime lawyer and one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers

*Opening Keynote: Architecting the Digital Business Ecosystem

Peter Sondergaard, Global Head of Research, Gartner

David Willis, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Mary Mesaglio, Research VP

Tracks include:

  • Renovate the IT Core
  • Architect the Digital Business
  • Plan for the Digital Future
    • Lead the Digital Enterprise
    • Create a Dynamic Organization
    • Drive Business Growth
  • Industry Verticals
    • Banking
    • Government
    • Oil & Gas

Exhibitors will display the latest technology products and services at the conference. A list of current exhibitors is available here.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Web site.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Sony Shetty at

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