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STAMFORD, Conn., September 1, 2009 View All Press Releases

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009, October 18-22

October 18-22, 2009, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. More than 5,000 senior business and IT strategists, along with more than 125 Gartner analysts and more than 100 leading solution providers, will gather to discuss and debate the latest technologies, trends and strategies that will shape the future of IT and the industry overall.

Some of the most influential leaders in technology will take to the Symposium/ITxpo stage and sit down with Gartner analysts to talk in-depth about their strategies, products, and thoughts on the future of IT. This year’s Mastermind Interview Keynotes include:

  • Mark Hurd, Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company, on Tuesday, October 20
  • Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google, Inc., on Wednesday, October 21
  • Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft Corp., Thursday, October 22

In the opening keynote on Monday, October 19, Gartner analysts will examine the dramatic changes IT leaders must make as priorities shift from cost-cutting and risk mitigation to the investments needed to position themselves for recovery. Gartner analysts will explore breakthrough approaches for pressing imperatives in the era of “the new normal,” and examine the strategic implications of fast-evolving technologies and trends.

This year’s agenda includes more than 200 sessions, more than 65 workshops, and 100 roundtable discussions — all organized across tracks designed to help nine core IT leadership roles:

  • Applications
  • Business Intelligence & Information Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • CIOs
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Infrastructure & Operations
  • Program & Portfolio Management
  • Security & Risk Management
  • Sourcing & Vendor Relationships

Symposium/ITxpo immerses more than 125 Gartner analysts, approximately 125 solution providers, and more than 5,000 delegates in an environment designed to reveal the newest strategies and technologies on key issues such as cost optimization, risk mitigation, security and privacy, speed and agility, growth and overall performance. Attendees can choose from more than 200 sessions that deliver expert IT intelligence from every corner of the IT industry. In addition, dozens more workshops, roundtable discussions and other networking opportunities provide attendees with the relationships and best practices they need to get real business results.

New in 2009 is The CIO Program at Symposium/ITxpo. The CIO Program is a special series of sessions and experiences exclusively for CIOs .It comprises workshops and sessions designed specifically around the challenges CIOs face today, which will teach them how to enhance IT performance through new tools and practices, including restructuring IT, CIO leadership, growth strategies in a down economy, and linking IT and business strategies.

ITxpo, an exhibition floor teeming with the latest solutions from both best-of-breed and up-and-coming providers, will highlight the next steps in technology through live demonstrations, face-to-face meetings with exhibitors, and fast-paced presentations on key technology directions — all aligned to 12 ITxpo Marketplaces — Application Development and Integration; Business Applications, Business Process Management; Business Intelligence, Data Management and Integration; Content, Collaboration & Social Software; Data Center & IT Operations; Enterprise Architecture; Enterprise Networking & Communications; Outsourcing and IT Services; Program & Portfolio Management; Security & Compliance; and Wireless & Mobile.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Web site at

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at


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