When: June 3-6, 2019
Where: Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto
Details: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is the one event series that thousands of CIOs and their leadership teams consider indispensable. More than 900 Canadian CIOS and senior technology executives will come together to shape the future of IT and business strategies. IT Symposium/Xpo brings together a community of IT leaders, technology visionaries and Gartner experts 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. Now is the time for organizations to be more adaptive to change, and leaders need to bring new practices, develop new capabilities and create new ways to succeed – the ContinuousNEXT approach.
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 IT Symposium/Xpo key influencers will take the stage to provide their unique view of the emerging trends shaping IT, business strategy and leadership:
Guest Keynotes include:
- Mark Bowden, Human Behavior and Body Language Expert, TRUTHPLANE
- Peter Hinssen, Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive Innovation
- Rick Mercer, Comedian, The Rick Mercer Report
- Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
CIO Experience Guest Speakers:
- Susan Greenfield, Expert on the Human Mind and Renowned Brain Researcher
- Bruce Kirkby, Photographer & writer, Canadian Adventurer
This year's agenda delivers more than 100 sessions across three tracks, covering the priorities most critical to CIOs:
- Business Strategy
- Technology & Information
These tracks will help CIOs and senior IT executives stay ahead of the latest trends in artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, security and risk, block chain, customer experience, cloud computing, digital transformation, work, people and culture and more.
IT executives from the Government, Higher Education and Financial Services sectors will find a full day of industry-specific and cross-industry sessions on Monday, June 3.
The conference kicks off on Tuesday, June 4 with the Gartner Opening Keynote - Beyond Digital Transformation to ContinuousNext. Over the next three days, attendees can choose from keynotes, CIO Stories, breakout sessions, attendee meetups, workshops and roundtables and our Signature Series sessions, including the 2019 CIO Agenda: A Canadian Perspective.
IT Xpo, an exhibit 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 .