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STAMFORD, Conn., April 13, 2016

Gartner Announces CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016

June 14-16, Toronto, Canada

What: Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016

When: June 14-16, 2016

Where: Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Details: CIOs and senior IT executives across Canada have an unprecedented opportunity to drive business transformation and position their organizations for success in this evolving digital economy. But with elusive resources and restrictive economic conditions, many organizations have a long way to go to make their digital business and IT vision a reality.At the inaugural Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit, Gartner analysts will provide strategic guidance on these opportunities and challenges, all within the Canadian context.


The conference agenda features 4 comprehensive tracks taking a deep dive into a broad range of topics focused on the most pressing issues for CIOs and IT leaders today:

  • Track A: Leadership, Business Strategies and Transformation for Your Digital Journey

  • Track B: Infrastructure and Operations Platforms and Prowess for the Digital Era
  • Track C: Applications Developed and Sourced in the Digital Economy
  • Track D: Information, Analytics and Algorithms Will Power Digital Business



*Building a Digital Business: CIO and IT Perspective - Hung LeHong, VP & Gartner Fellow

*Managing Complexity and Change – Colonel Chris Hadfield, Astronaut/First Commander of the International Space Station

*Rethinking IT for the Next Era of the Digital Change – Don Tapscott, Author and Influential Management Thinker

*Gartner’s 2016 CEO Priorities: A Canadian Perspective – David Furlonger, VP & Gartner Fellow

*What Will Be the Next "Big" Thing?  - Hung LeHong, VP & Gartner Fellow

The Solution Showcase at the event will bring together leading technology and service providers highlighting the next steps in technology through live demonstrations, face-to-face meetings, and fast-paced presentations. A listing of current exhibitors is available in the Exhibitor Directory on the CIO & IT Executive Summit website.

For complete event details, please visit the CIO & IT Executive Summit website.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at

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