Gartner CIO & IT Executive Conference

19 – 21 November 2024 | Dubai, UAE

Guiding CIOs and IT executives through the future of technology

Thriving in times of intense economic and social volatility requires organizations to find new forms of efficiency in their operations, scale their productivity and pioneer new business models. To be effective, IT executives must create a technology strategy that is resilient to change and flexible enough to deal with uncertainty.

Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2024 explores innovative and transformational opportunities with a global community of experts and peers. Walk away with insights and expert guidance on the future direction of technology, best practices to define and validate IT strategies, and real-world examples of how to execute on key initiatives.

Join us as CIOs and IT leaders across applications, data and analytics, infrastructure and operations come together in Dubai, UAE, to explore the technology, insights and trends shaping the future of IT and business, including accelerating business transformation, application modernization, infrastructure and operations, and more.

Join Gartner experts and a community of your IT leader peers at Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit to enjoy interactive and collaborative sessions, share experiences and access personalized tools to equip you with a detailed plan to support your mission-critical priorities.

Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit addresses the strategic needs of enterprise IT leaders and their teams.

Connect with CIOs across regions and industries, and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of business transformation with insights into:

  • Digital business strategy and execution
  • Leadership development
  • Culture and talent
  • Technology and innovation
  • Technology finance and value

Chief data officers, chief analytics officers, and senior data and analytics leaders can expect to walk away with insights into:

  • Driving data-driven decision-making and data literacy
  • Improving efficiency and quality of the business process
  • Generating business value through D&A
  • Enhancing customer experience with data and analytics.

Senior application leaders learn insights and best practices on:

  • Developing an application strategy
  • Accelerating legacy modernization
  • Building agile architectures
  • Designing and developing user experiences

VPs of IT infrastructure and operations explore tools and tactics to:

  • Delve into the organizational fabric
  • Accelerate automation and platform engineering
  • Retool your I&O workforce
  • Build an innovation engine

Network with Gartner experts and technology executives

At Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit, attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts and industry-leading CIOs and technology executives. Experience unrivaled networking with top technology leaders across regions and industries to build new relationships, broaden your perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other CIOs and IT executives.


  • Roundtable sessions.* Join your CIO and IT executive peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert.
  • Workshops.* Work through the leading challenges facing CIOs and technology executives alongside your peers and Gartner experts.
  • Executive Stories. Explore detailed and documented case studies, by Gartner invitation. In these sessions, expect top executives to reveal lessons from their own organizations.
  • Social engagements. Have fun and build new business relationships with peers as you engage in receptions and special evening events in varied settings.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Lean back and listen
Expect the best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform your mission-critical priorities into business results.


  • Guest speakers. Hear firsthand experiences from guest keynote speakers and guest speakers.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant™ sessions and Market Guides. Explore the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ methodology to help understand how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision. 
  • Solution Provider sessions. When you’re looking to address a specific issue, these strategic roadmap presentations and user case studies provide real-world advice.

Lean in and engage
Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge you to solve problems together, exchange viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.


  • Workshops.* Small-scale and interactive, collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to your business.
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics.* Negotiation is an art. At the conference, learn how to negotiate the best contracts for your organization, regardless of vendor size.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. 

Our unbiased Gartner experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

Gartner one-on-one meetings.* Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your mission-critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who will listen and guide you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions.* Topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

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    Topics at a Glance

    The 2024 agenda delivers the latest technology, strategy and leadership insights across key topics, covering mission-critical challenges for IT executives and their leadership teams.


    Applications, Platforms and Software Engineering

    The role of the builder is on the rise. Explore how to architect, build and run applications and platforms that drive your digital business strategy. Learn how to build the foundations for the future by modernizing legacy systems and accelerating software engineering practices with composable technologies, agile, DevOps and more.


    AI, Data and Analytics

    Leverage the game-changing technologies of AI, such as foundation models; generative AI (the technologies driving ChatGPT); and data and analytics to drive innovation, growth and efficiencies at scale. Learn how this technology will impact all of enterprise software, talent and skills, as well as risks, trust and governance. Move to a data-centric culture of self-service and pervasive business analytics.


    Cloud, Infrastructure and Operations

    Optimize your cloud business models, and leverage edge computing and multicloud to evolve your infrastructure and operations to facilitate extreme agility, and autonomous and anywhere operations. Respond to new geopolitical pressures, such as data sovereignty and security, while managing costs through FinOps.


    Customer and Citizen Experience

    Discover how to create superior digital experiences that serve as a sustainable differentiator for customers and citizens. Explore ways to personalize engagements and achieve total experience outcomes through linking with employee experience strategies.


    Digital and Business Transformation

    Build, scale, refine and accelerate your digital business strategy. Shift toward the next era of digitalization focusing on autonomous business. Discover how to create new products and business models that transform the business and the dynamics of your industry.


    Executive Leadership and Change Management

    Discover how to be a transformational leader, influence stakeholders and embrace the evolution of the CIO role. Acquire the competencies to anticipate, prepare and manage the onslaught of disruptions and the last mile of value realization — change management. Strive for high performance with a generationally and geographically diverse team.