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STAMFORD, Conn., July 24, 2018

Gartner Announces Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018, October 14-18, in Orlando

What: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018

When: October 14-18, 2018

Where: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida

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Details: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT leaders, enabling more than 8,000 CIOS and senior technology executives to shape the future of IT and business strategies. Symposium/ITxpo brings together a community of IT leaders, technology visionaries and Gartner analysts to examine the industry’s most critical trends to help organizations build and execute world-class IT strategies.

Connecting the Digital Journey
Digital business transformation is upon us. Enterprises large and small recognize the power of technology to transform their ability to deliver value. But where is it leading? During the opening keynote, Gartner’s leading analysts will connect the dots on the digital journey – from culture to technologies to strategy to operating models, so every CIO and IT leader can adapt to a world of continuous change.

At Symposium/ITxpo key influencers will take the stage to provide their unique view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business:

This year's Mastermind Keynote is:

  • Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM

Additional Guest Keynotes include:

  • Peyton Manning, Legendary Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos
  • Seth Mattison, internationally renowned expert, author and futurist at FutureSight Lab
  • Nilofer Merchant, Author
  • Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the US (2014-2017); CEO, Shift 7
  • Fareed Zakaria, Global Thinker, Columnist, CNN Host

CIO Experience Guest Speakers:

  • Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian and Author
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
  • Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

This year's agenda delivers more than 350 sessions across three tracks, covering the priorities most critical to CIOs:  

  • Business Strategy  
  • Leadership 
  • Technology & Information

These themes will help CIOs and senior IT executives stay ahead of the latest trends including artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, security and risk, machine learning, digital transformation work, people and culture and more.

The event kicks off on Industry Day, Sunday, October 14, with industry-specific and cross-industry sessions focused on 10 key sectors, continuing throughout the week

Throughout the conference, attendees can choose from keynotes, CIO Stories, breakout sessions, attendee meetups, workshops and roundtables across five full days.

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; Data & Analytics; Digital Business Platform & Process Management; Digital Workplace; Enterprise Architecture; Enterprise Networking & Communications; IT Infrastructure, Operations &Cloud Strategies; Mobility & Wireless; Program & Portfolio Management; Security & Risk Management; and Sourcing & IT Services — as well as the Emerging Technologies Pavilion and Industry Day Exhibitor booths.

For complete event and registration details, please visit Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. Follow news and updates from the event on social media using #GartnerSYM.

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