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STAMFORD, Conn., September 15, 2016

"Signature Series" Presentation Lineup Announced for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016

High Demand Analyst Sessions to Focus on Future Trends that Will Drive Business Growth in a Digital World

As CIOs try to keep abreast of the disruptive technologies that will drive revenue, Gartner, Inc. announced today the Signature Series analyst presentation lineup for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016. This series of sessions will provide leaders with the research, perspective and advice to lead their organizations through digital transformation.

New research and major Gartner announcements debut at the Signature Series sessions with analyst presentations focused on: Top Predictions, CIO Agenda, Strategic Technology Trends, CEO Perspectives and more.

"The Signature Series are high demand analyst presentations that focus on current and future technology trends that will be shared for the first time at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo," said Chris Howard, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "These sessions will help CIOs and IT leaders anticipate important technology shifts and adjust their strategy. Our analysts will deliver the most striking insights and advice at the forefront of strategy and technology."

The 2016 Signature Series sessions include:

The 2017 CIO Agenda
Gartner analysts will present findings from the 2017 CIO Agenda survey. As digitalization continues to move to center stage for most enterprises, this survey of nearly 2,600 CIOs in 93 countries will show how CIOs and their IT organizations plan to respond in an effective way.

The CEO Perspective 2016: How CIOs Should Respond
The Gartner CEO and senior business executive survey of 400 business leaders examines changes in the business priorities of CEOs, and how these priorities need to be reflected in the agendas of CIOs and their IT departments.

Gartner’s Top Predictions 2017
This session highlights the most critical predictions for the near- and long-term. The future of business will be defined by how well companies, organizations and governments leverage technology to enable partner and customer engagement across a wide range of digitalized processes.

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017
Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. The top trends for 2017 are prime enablers behind digital and algorithmic business opportunities. Gartner analysts will highlight the trends that IT leaders cannot afford to ignore.

Competing in a Platform World
Platform businesses are disrupting industries, and it’s intensifying as companies become digital businesses. In enterprise and B2B worlds, platform businesses will create different competitive dynamics. CIOs need to be able to identify these competitive threats and opportunities.

About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT leaders, uniting a global community of CIOs with the tools and strategies to help them lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes. More than 23,000 CIOs, senior business and IT leaders worldwide will gather for the insights they need to ensure that their IT initiatives are key contributors to, and drivers of, their enterprise's success. Follow news and updates on Twitter using #GartnerSYM.

Dates and locations for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 events include:
September 26-28, Cape Town, South Africa
October 5-7, Tokyo, Japan
October 16-20, Orlando, Florida
October 24-27, Sao Paulo, Brazil
October 24-27, Gold Coast, Australia
November 6-10, Barcelona, Spain
November 15-18, Goa, India

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