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    This year's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo explores 10 key themes addressing the top challenges IT leaders face in technology and business today.

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The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, where the world’s top CIOs gain a strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business. Through an unparalleled intersection of Gartner analysts, industry experts, peers and solution providers, you’ll explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Learn more about the value of Symposium/ITxpoand preview the event in 60 seconds.

Exploring the top challenges faced by today's CIOs, this 4-day event focuses on:

  • Technology & Information – Understand the key initiatives and investments you'll need to undertake to create a future-proofed, adaptive digital core to support your business strategy for the next phase of digital transformation.
  • Business Strategy – Learn how to strike the right balance between shaping customer-focused initiatives with the day-to-day needs of your business with our technology predictions.
  • Leadership – Master competencies, sharpen your skills and create the culture, structure, and relationships needed to find and keep digital talent to help your organization thrive.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
Roles Include:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT leaders reporting to the CIO
Senior IT Executives

What You Will Learn

View the recent Smarter With Gartner articles

Digital transformation is challenging every CIO and senior IT executive to scale digital business for growth. View our 10 priorities for successful digital transformation:

Get the latest insights on to how to turn your vision into reality at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017:

Features & Benefits

Shaped by feedback from you and other CIOs to stay focused on only what is most relevant and useful, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo experience includes:

  • A community of over 950+ CIOs and senior IT executives
  • An agenda focused on the imperatives that you and your team must pursue to align with your enterprise mission critical priority
  • Tracks spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy
  • Innovative keynotes brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts
  • CIO story sessions featuring visionary CIOs sharing practical examples of putting digital leadership into practice
  • 35+ Gartner Analysts onsite providing you with the most personal guidance and advice possible in analyst one-on-ones
  • A wealth of peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with over 6,000 of your peers, across all industries
  • 40+ solution providers filling the ITxpo showcase with new possibilities for digital business, organized into marketplaces to make it easy to find the solutions you need

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including mastermind, industry, and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30-minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Industry intensive program (Monday) that includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
  • ITxpo exhibit floor where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Special evening event
  • Conference agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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This year, we've built our agenda theme that addresses the issues and challenges that are most critical to CIOs in the areas of technology, leadership and business strategy.

An agenda focused on your priorities

Explore key topics most critical to IT leaders today within the context of technology, leadership and business strategy:
  • Stay ahead of the latest technology trends in security and risk, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, cloud and the future of experience.
  • Grow your leadership influence and build a people-centric culture.
  • Drive business growth with insights on disruption and innovation, platform economy and cost optimization.

The Power of Networking

From welcome receptions and special evening events to networking with others from your industry, meet and engage with like-minded leaders and build new business relationships.

Industry Program

The first day of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is dedicated to industry-focused content. Prepare for what’s happening in your industry — with a full day of networking and solution provider presentations on Monday, cross-industry sessions throughout the week, and industry-specific presentations you don’t want to miss.
View hot topics covered in each industry​
"Delivery of the content was phenomenal, very well organised event. Focused on the key topics which is very informative."

- Giri Gorjala, SVP Bank of America

"One of the best event that I have attended, content and keynotes were awesome. Enlightening sessions overall that can help drive strategy of any organisation."

- Subramanyam, AVP Franklin Templeton


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking speakers and luminaries. 

Featured Speakers

  • Linda Kaplan Thaler
    Linda Kaplan Thaler

    Business Leader, Author, Communications Expert

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  • Andreas Ekström
    Andreas Ekström

    Author, Journalist and Digital Futurist

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  • Rob Lilwall
    Rob Lilwall


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  • Dr. Shashi Tharoor
    Dr. Shashi Tharoor

    Author, Politician, International Civil Servant

    Member of Parliament

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Gartner Analysts & Speakers


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Information Technology

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo helps you identify and explore technology and service providers to address your mission critical priorities as a CIO and IT leader. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading solution providers in a variety of settings.

  • Learn more about ITxpo and the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.

Venue & Travel

Goa, India


Grand Hyatt Goa
Goa University
North Goa, Goa, India - 403206 
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo will take place on Monday, 13 November 2017 to Thursday, 16 November 2017 in Goa, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.


Grand Hyatt Goa
Goa University
North Goa, Goa, India - 403206

Gartner has room blocks at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. Please note you must be registered for the event in order to book a hotel reservation. Reservations should be made through the Gartner Hotel Team. Hotels will not be taking bookings directly.
To make a hotel reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account by CLICKING HERE or by contacting the Gartner Hotel Team on +91 (0) 80 2222 2079 or Send us an Email.
Rooms are limited at both properties and we encourage you to secure your room early. A credit card will be required to secure your booking.


Grand Hyatt Goa
Goa University
North Goa, Goa, India - 403206 
Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Post Box No. 64, Miramar
Panaji, Goa, India 

Getting to the Grand Hyatt Goa from Dabolim Airport:
Dabolim Airport is Goa’s international airport and just a 45 minute drive to the Grand Hyatt Goa. It is serviced by Air India, Jet Airways and Air Asia along with many others airlines.
Airport transfer / Taxi Service: Pre-paid estimated taxi fare: INR 1500 (minimum for one way). To book a taxi please click on http://www.cabsingoa.com/ or call + 91 804 920 2434.

Directions to the Grand Hyatt Goa by Car and Railway Stations:

  • Karmali Rly. St. 18 kms 25Mins
  • Thivim Rly .St. 28 kms 30Mins
  • Margao Rly. St. 31 kms 35Mins
  • Vasco Rly .St. 30 kms 30Mins

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Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Post Box No. 64, Miramar
Panaji, Goa, India