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SYDNEY, Australia, September 30, 2020

Gartner Announces Agenda for IT Symposium/Xpo® 2020, APAC

What: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020 APAC

When: October 27-29, 2020

Where: Virtual

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Susan Moore at

Now in a virtual format, Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020 is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and IT executives, providing strategic advice and forward thinking guidance to thousands of attendees every year.

CIOs and senior IT executives from Australia, New Zealand and Asia will join Gartner experts, visionary thinkers and innovative IT solution providers to reset their approach to leadership, technology and business strategy. Over the course of three days, attendees will learn about the most critical trends impacting IT and how to use technology to respond to adversity and achieve business continuity.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Theme: Compose the Future

Leaders around the world have been challenged by profound disruption to their enterprises, society and culture. In its wake are unexpected new opportunities for innovation and creativity spurred on by necessity. With extraordinary resilience, CIOs and their enterprises are shedding outdated practices and assumptions about what is possible and practical. They’re keeping the best and resetting the rest, while capitalizing on unexpected momentum to compose the future. 

The Gartner Opening Keynote, Seize the Moment to Compose a Resilient Future, will cover the strategies that create a greater advantage for organizations, even in turmoil. The full agenda will help CIOs and senior IT executives stay ahead of the latest trends including artificial intelligence (AI), the digital society, rebuilding after a crisis, the future of work and smarter spending.

Guest Speakers

The IT Symposium/Xpo APAC agenda features keynote speakers including:

·         Simon Sinek, renowned leadership expert

·         Dr. Hannah Fry, associate professor in the mathematics of cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL 

·         Dan Gregory, leadership and behavior speaker, author and social commentator

·         Tané Hunter, cancer researcher, bio-informatician and science communicator

CxO Stories

Hear how leading executives have solved key challenges in case study and panel sessions, including:

·         Damien Mu, CEO and Managing Director, AIA Australia and New Zealand

·         Dr. Michael Gorriz, Group Chief Information Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

·         Chan Cheow Hoe, Government Chief Digital Technology Officer (GCDTO) of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and Deputy Chief Executive, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

Signature Series

Each year, attendees hear insights and findings from Gartner’s most popular research as part of our Signature Series. These sessions include:

·         Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

·         2021 CIO Agenda: Rebuilding the Future

·         Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond: Resetting Everything

·         CEO Concerns 2020: Implications and Actions for CIOs

For complete conference and registration details, please visit Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020. Follow news and updates from the conference on social media via @Gartner_SYM and using #GartnerSYM.

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