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    Advice. Inspiration. Perspectives. Solutions. Hear the latest predictions and emerging trends at Gatner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Sao Paulo. 

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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/ITxpo, preview the event in 60 seconds and hear what last year's attendees had to say.

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

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

  • A community of over 1,300 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
  • Six 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
  • 40 Gartner Analysts onsite providing you with the most personal guidance and advice possible in analyst one-on-ones
  • 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 and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Industry Program, which includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
  • ITxpo exhibit floor, where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Wednesday night special event
  • Conference agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Special benefits for Alumni

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities.
Our track structure in 2017 is built on a framework of strategic and tactical priorities that overlap and interlock across leadership, technology and information, and business strategy.

  • Transform the Technology Core - Uncover key initiatives and investments you can make over the next 18 to 24 months to create a future-ready digital core.
  • Architect the Digital Platform - Explore a range of use cases, from platform development to ecosystem integration to event-triggered applications, to help you deliver strong business results over the next 36 months.
  • Mastering Leadership - Master competencies, sharpen your skills and maximize effectiveness as you dive into the key principles and practices of high-performing CIOs.
  • Create a Dynamic Organization - Discover how to create the culture, structure and interactions that will help your organization thrive.
  • Drive Business Performance - Learn how IT can optimize costs while enabling new revenue sources and business models.
  • Plan for the Digital Future - From artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to blockchain, hear from our most progressive thought leaders on what’s critical now — and what you need to do next.

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Industry Day

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.

The value of you participation in Symposium/ITxpo


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

  • Kick off Monday, October 23 with our industry day keynote.
  • Expand your vision with powerful insights from this year's mastermind keynotes​. 

Featured Speakers


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.




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Venue & Travel

São Paulo, Brazil


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 will take place at the Sheraton Sao Paulo, WTC Hotel. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel
Nacoes Unidas Ave 12559
Brooklin Novo
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - 04578-903

Distance to Airports:
Congonhas Airport(CGH)

  • Travel Distance: Approximately 6.0 km/3.73 miles
Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
  • Travel Distance: Approximately 35.0 km/21.75 miles
Options for getting to and from the hotel include: 
  • Taxi (24 hours), 99 Taxi and Uber
  • Nearest train station: Berrini Station - Travel distance: Approximately: 600 meters


Travel Information
Click here, to know more about Gartner special rates at  Hilton Hotel.

  • Gartner Special Rates: BRL 550 + taxes
  • Hotel: Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi
  • Adress: Nacoes Unidas Ave -12901, Sao Paulo-SP
  • Distance from the Sheraton: 4 min (900.0 m)

Below is a list of additional hotels in the area. Please note that Gartner does NOT have discounted rates with these. For more information and to check availability and rates please contact the hotels directly. Hotels: 
  • Reservations: Gran Estanplaza (+55 11 2162-3500)  - Distance from the Sheraton: 2 min (300.0 m)
  • Reservations: Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel (+55 11 3055.8073 )