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STAMFORD, Conn., October 5, 2020

Gartner Announces Keynote Speakers at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® 2020, Americas

What: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020, Americas

When: October 19-22, 2020

Where: Virtual

Members of the media can register for the conference by contacting

Details: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020 is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and IT executives, offering strategic and forward thinking guidance in a now-virtual format. Over the course of four days, attendees will learn about the most critical trends impacting IT and how to reimagine their approaches to technology, leadership and business strategy in order to Compose the Future. 

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Keynote Speakers
At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, join Gartner experts and key influencers who will provide their unique views on leadership, culture, innovation and digital disruption.

Gartner Opening Keynote: Seize the Moment to Compose a Resilient Future with Gartner Distinguished VP Analysts Tina Nunno, Don Scheibenreif and Daryl Plummer

Guest Keynotes include:

  • Embracing an Infinite Mindset – A Conversation with Simon Sinek, Renowned Leadership Expert
  • Intentional Leadership with Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
  • 21st Century Disruption: Strategies to Navigate a New and Different World with The Honorable Susan Gordon, a 30-Year National Security Leader and Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

CIO Experience Attendees
The CIO Experience is an exclusive program within Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo designed to help CIOs focus on their business, technology and leadership development in their enterprises.

CIO Experience Guest Speaker sessions include:

  • Embracing Uncertainty: Using the Principles of Perception to Overcome Fear of Change with Beau Lotto, Director of The Lab of Misfits
  • How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Transform Industries with Safi Bahcall, Technologist, Business Executive & Author
  • What You Need to Know about What's Really Happening in the World Economy with Dr. Pippa Malmgren, Economist and Co-Founder of H Robotics

CIO Story Sessions

  • Leading the Charge of Organizational Resilience from Tragedy to Triumph with Gary Brantley, CIO for the City of Atlanta
  • Innovation and Opportunity in Crisis - Saving Lives on Earth While Exploring the Stars with Randi Levin, CIO for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  
  • Gaining Customer Acceptance and Loyalty With a Personalized Omnichannel Ecosystem with Brooke Forbes, CIO, Head of Technology for Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments
  • Never Waste a Good Crisis – Transforming Your Business to Thrive, with Guilherme Baeta, Chief Digital Officer, Braskem

For complete conference and registration details, please visit Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020. Members of the media can register for the conference by contacting

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