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Brazil Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

It's all here at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo São Paulo, where 1,400+ CIOs and senior IT executives will 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.

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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

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.

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 will include:

  • A community of over 1,400 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
  • A wealth of peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with your peers

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including guest speakers, mastermind keynotes, Industry Monday and Gartner analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)*
  • Gartner-analyst-facilitated roundtables on a specific topic*
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics where you'll gain insights, tactics and concrete guidance to help cost-optimize your assets and save money when you’re preparing for vendor contract negotiations *
  • Ask the analyst sessions where you can get your toughest questions answered on a specific topic*
  • 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

*(Limited availability and for end-user attendees only)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 agenda is not finalized yet. To get an idea of the type of content you can expect to see in the meantime, check out these materials from last year's event. Be sure to sign up to stay informed and be the first to get all the 2018 details.

Key topics explored at 2017 Conference

  • Artificial Intelligence: Do More Together
  • The Future of Experience: Deliver a Winning Impression
  • Internet of Things: Secure the Value of Things
  • Security and Risk: Build a Resilient Business
  • Cloud: Coordinate Success
  • Platform Economy: Connect and Grow
  • Cost Optimization: Run IT Like a Business
  • Disruption and Innovation: Redefine Your Business
  • Leadership in a Digital Age: All About Influence
  • Culture and People: Your Biggest Asset

Special Programs and Features

  • ​The CIO Experience – Join CIO peers for a targeted experience to help you succeed as leaders and share best practices
  • Women in IT program – Exchange ideas, build relationships, and address similar challenges and interests
  • Signature Series – Be the first to hear the latest research to help you stay relevant
  • CIO Stories – Get firsthand insights from CIOs in the business and technology trenches
The Digital Transformation starts here.

- Luiz Fernando Lino, CIO Furnas

Essential event for the CIO to discuss and learn about innovation and management.

- Marcelo Cherubini, CIO Copacol


Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. Sign-up to stay informed and be ther first to know when the 2018 speaker information becomes available. 

Highlighted Speakers 2017

  • Luis Claudio Mangi
    Luis Claudio Mangi

    Research VP

    Gartner Research

  • Cassio Dreyfuss
    Cassio Dreyfuss

    Research VP

    Gartner Research

  • Gus Balbontin
    Gus Balbontin

    Former Chief Technology Officer

    Lonely Planet

Conference Chairman 2018

Claudio Neiva
Claudio Neiva

Research VP

Claudio Neiva focuses on network security research. He assists chief information security officers and other security professionals in developing network-based strategies for mitigating security threats. Within 16 years of experience in the IT industry, he has held network administration positions at the American Embassy and was a Field Engineer at Enterasys Networks, helping government customers implement reliable and secure networks.

Problems that I help clients to solve: 
  • Network Access Control - NAC
  • Security Incident Platforms - SIRP
  • Security Orchestration Analytics and Reporting - SOAR
  • Next Generation Firewalls - NGFW
  • Web Application Firewall - WAF


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.

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Venue & Travel

São Paulo, Brazil


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 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