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Scaling Your Digital Transformation

Last year the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2017 explored how to design and develop digital business concepts. This year the focus will be on scaling these ideas to deliver outcomes that enhance customer relationships, increase competitiveness and support enterprise growth. With an emphasis on Canadian business environments, the Summit will deliver pragmatic ways to lead and manage the digital journey, build and acquire technologies and talent, and chart the roadmap to your digital destination. 

Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit is specifically designed for:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT executives
  • Application Architecture
  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Application Infrastructure
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Business Applications Management
  • User Experience Design
Application Leaders
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Operations
  • Data Center Networking and Servers, Storage
  • IT Service Management
Infrastructure & Operations Leaders
  • Chief Data Officers
  • BI & performance management executives
  • Chief Analytics Officers
  • BI practitioners
  • Data scientists
Data & Analytics Leaders

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the latest trends and their impact including AI, IoT, and more
  • Arm yourself with detailed knowledge on megavendors and cloud providers to help you choose the right vendor for your organization and negotiate the best deal 
  • Execute against your digital strategy with 30, 60 and 90-day how-to action steps included in every Gartner analyst presentation
  • Learn how to communicate better, foster disruption, and drive change in processes, technologies, and culture
  • Broaden your perspective by exchanging ideas with thought leaders from Gartner and the industry

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-On-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours.
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Exhibitor Access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions.
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. 
  • Face-To-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group
  • Network With Peers: Hundreds of senior IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives

What's Included

  • Two 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Solution showcase
  • Peer networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 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 conference.  Sign up to stay informed!

Conference Tracks

Track A: Technology and Information
Help your enterprise build the technology and information foundation of a digital business.

Track B: Leadership
CIOs and IT executives can have the dual responsibility of leading an IT organization, plus leading digital transformation.

Track C: Business Strategy
Digital business is how your enterprise will compete in the digital future.

Plus, a virtual track on security and risk management that weaves through the main tracks.

Hot Topics to Be Covered

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Data and analytics
  • Future of experience
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security and risk
  • Productivity and cost optimization
  • Leadership skills in a digital age
  • Organizational dynamics
  • Platform economy
  • Disruption
  • Innovation


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. Get practical, actionable insight — so you can make key decisions faster, and with more confidence.

2017 Highlighted Speakers

  • Leonard Brody
    Leonard Brody

    Business and Technology Visionary

  • Michael Eubanks
    Michael Eubanks



  • George Soleas
    George Soleas

    President & CEO


About Gartner Analysts

Hung LeHong
Hung LeHong

Vice President, Gartner Fellow and Conference Chair

Experts in their field! 
A team of seasoned CIOs and IT leaders — backed by numerous analysts who understand your needs, challenges and can provide solutions and best practices.  

Stay ahead of the curve!
Our exposure to IT executives across thousands of client organizations globally gives us an unrivaled perspective on trends.

Get smarter in your role!
Our independent, objective research carries boardroom-level authority and mindshare.

What We Hear About Our Speakers

The keynotes were excellent.

- CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 Attendee


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of IT

The Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

For information on exhibiting, please contact the exhibit sales team at exhibit@gartner.com.

Become an Exhibitor

Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players
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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

Toronto, Canada


Sheraton Centre
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - M5H 2M9


Gartner is please to offer a discounted rate for attendees. Please check back for additional details. 

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list. 
Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts. ​