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    CIOs - Define Your New Job

    View the just released 2018 CIO Agenda infographic along with the latest insights from Gartner on how the role of the CIO is changing.

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    Speakers announced!

    Visionary leaders who will inspire new ideas and reveal surprising connections between life, business and technology

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    Scale your digital leadership

    This year’s tracks cover scaling towards results, cost optimization in the digital era, change management, AI, and more.

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    You can also join us March 25 - 27, 2018 in Hollywood, FL.

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Scaling Digital Leadership

As a CIO, your job has expanded from a deliverer of IT services to an executive business partner. Digitalization puts you in the spotlight: your business now looks to you to scale your digital leadership.

  • How can you lead your enterprise to continue the digital journey and prepare for the opportunities of connected ecosystems?
  • Do you have the personal and professional skills you need to thrive at this new stage?

The 2018 Forum will provide you with inspiration, strategic ideas and tactical actions to address the challenges you’ll face in 2018 and beyond.

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.
  • 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
  • Roundtables
  • Ask the Analyst sessions
  • Meetups
  • Spotlight sessions
  • Peer engagement by industry and organization size

What's Included

  • Access to our analysts 
  • Two 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Workshops
  • Peer networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Special evening event
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2018 addresses the challenges of digital leadership across four tracks with a balance of strategic concepts and actionable tactics—an invaluable learning experience for CIOs in every phase of the digital transformation journey. 

2018 Forum Tracks

The 2018 Forum will address the challenges of digital leadership with a balance of strategic concepts and actionable tactics—an invaluable learning experience for CIOs in every phase of the digital transformation journey.
  • Think Business
  • Design Capabilities
  • Build the Foundation
  • Focus on Leadership

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Peer Engagement

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

View networking opportunities that were available at the 2017 Forum.
"Forum has opened my eyes to the new leadership skills and techniques I need for successful digital transformation in my organization."

- CIO Leadership Forum 2017 Attendee

"An effective confluence of inspiration, validation, and challenge. I am leaving better equipped to lead my digital initiatives."

- CIO Leadership Forum 2017 Attendee


Bold leadership will drive the future. To learn lessons from other visionary leaders is essential. Learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus – Gartner Executive Partners – many former CIOs themselves – and guest keynotes who will energize the way you think, revealing surprising connections between life, business and technology.

  • Learn from industry visionaries during our guest keynote presentations
  • Gain actionable insight from over 20 Gartner analysts onsite
  • Sign up to stay informed on the latest keynote speaker announcements


Guest Speakers

Gartner Analysts & Speakers


In keeping with the CIO-exclusive nature of CIO Leadership Forum, Gartner has implemented a new exhibitor model for this event.  Limited to a select number of leading innovative technology companies, this collaborative experience is for exhibitors looking to affirm their value proposition to the CIO and personally provide insights to help them with their mission critical priorities.

For information, please contact us at exhibit@gartner.com

Venue & Travel

Phoenix, AZ


JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ, United States - 85052


Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa at a discounted rate. Please check back for updates as they become available and the room block opens.

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. ​