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Unlocking the Digital Future: Envision. Drive. Discover.

Digital transformation doesn’t just happen. It requires creativity, vision and commitment. As a CIO, your clear vision for the role of technology and proven ability to lead are crucial for success in the digital future. Join your peers and examine the key issues that are shaping the leadership roles of today’s CIOs. 

Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is specifically designed for:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs

What You Will Learn

  • Team up with leaders who understand your challenges in workshops focused on your most critical priorities in the South Africa region, and beyond.
  • Broaden your perspective by exchanging ideas with thought leaders from Gartner and the industry.
  • Ignite innovation in your business by identifying and engaging intellectual capital and drawing on disparate networks of knowledge.
  • Turn bimodal delivery into a strategic advantage by mobilizing and organizing resources throughout the enterprise.
  • Gain practical approaches to business cost optimization while faced with an increased demand for digital services.
  • Build and cultivate your digital leadership through strong relationships of trust and continuous personal development.

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner analyst sessions
  • Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Workshops

Learn more about our exclusive session types

What's Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The 2017 Gartner CIO Leadership Forum agenda covers bimodal IT, talent management, disruptive technologies, and more. Gain the strategies, insights and tools you'll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business growth. 

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Hot Topics to Be Covered

  • Leadership in the digital age
  • Employee performance management for bimodal IT
  • Business ecosystems and platforms
  • Measuring digital business initiatives
  • Interacting with the C-Suite
  • Business value of IT, technology risk, and cybersecurity
  • Leading cultural change

Peer Engagement

Participate in peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with your peers.

View networking opportunities available at the Forum.
Excellent sessions, analyst one-on-one's and networking opportunities. It is great to have an exclusive venue of CIOs to talk about our world.

- CIO Leadership Forum 2016 Attendee

It was my first time attending the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum and I found tremendous value in the networking.

- CIO Leadership Forum 2016 Attendee

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • One 30 minute Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones
  • Workshops
  • Peer networking opportunities
  • Spotlight Sessions
  • Peer Connect Meetups

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Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Featured Speakers


For information on exhibiting, please contact the exhibit sales team at +27 11 803 4706 or laura.meintjes@gartner.com

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Venue & Travel

Magaliesburg, South Africa


African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa
Old Rustenburg Road
Magaliesburg, South Africa - 1791


A limited number of rooms have been held at the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Magaliesburg for attendees of the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum. There is a special promotional Gartner rate:
Accommodation: R1,700.00, for a single room, per night or R2,150.00, for a double room, per night.
These rates include VAT and breakfast.

In order to secure accommodation at the preferred rate please send an e-mail to Kamogelo.Nare@proteahotels.com to request a room before 31st March 2017. You will then be sent a credit card form to complete.

If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact Tammy Duggan at tammy.duggan@gartner.com