The World’s Most Important Gathering of CIOs and IT Executives™

21 – 24 October 2024 | Orlando, FL

Guiding CIOs and IT executives through the future of technology and business

CIOs and IT leaders came together in Orlando, FL to dive into the technology, insights and trends shaping the future of IT and business, which included accelerating business transformation, cybersecurity, customer experience, data analytics, executive leadership and more.  With extensive coverage on the impact of generative AI on every industry and job role.

At the conference, the top 5 sessions that CIOs and IT leaders attended included:

  1. Signature Series: Top Strategic Predictions for 2024 & Beyond: The Year Everything Changed
  2. Why Won't They Just Change? How Behavioral Science Is the Key to Transformation Success    
  3. Mastering Strategic Thinking: Three Critical Competencies of an Executive Leader
  4. Signature Series: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2024
  5. Signature Series: AI Joins the Team: “Hello World!”

We hope you enjoyed the 2023 Gartner Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2023 conference! 

The program for the 2024 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2023 conference is underway and we look forward to sharing details soon!

Join Gartner experts and your community of CIO and IT executive peers at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2024 to participate in interactive and collaborative sessions, share experiences and access personalized tools to equip you with a detailed plan to support your mission-critical priorities.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo addresses the strategic needs of enterprise CIOs and their leadership teams.

Connect with CIOs across regions and industries, and gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of business transformation. Learn how to:

  • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on”
  • Build on being an effective partner with business executives as a trusted advisor
  • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives
  • Drive cost optimization to fund digital transformation initiatives

Security, risk and compliance leaders can expect to walk away with insights to:

  • Evolve your cybersecurity operating models
  • Deliver a more secure digital workplace
  • Transform security programs to deal with the challenges of digital business
  • Secure funding for security investments
  • Communicate effectively to the board
  • Build security and risk awareness across the organization
  • Juggle scarce human and financial resources


Explore with chief data officers, chief analytics officers and senior data and analytics leaders how to:

  • Align your work to your CIO’s priorities
  • Enhance customer experience with data and analytics
  • Establish the right organization and tempo for the data and analytics business unit
  • Prioritize investments in information
  • Establish a data-driven culture

Senior application leaders learn insights and best practices to:

  • Accelerate legacy modernization
  • Build agile architectures to support DevOps, service-oriented architecture, APIs, cloud-optimized patterns, in-memory computing and context awareness
  • Employ bimodal strategies to renovate and modernize core IT systems
  • Understand new agile, iterative, dynamic, ecosystem-based building blocks

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

  • Move infrastructure and operations (I&O) strategy forward
  • Show value to the business
  • Effectively implement cost optimization
  • Assess old versus new technologies
  • Drive I&O leadership and culture change
  • Foster innovation and improve agility
  • Meet business objectives

Network with Gartner experts and technology executives
At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, 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 Insight sessions: 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 most critical priorities into business results.


  • Guest speakers. Hear firsthand experience 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 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.


  • The CIO Experience.* A Gartner CIO exclusive, the CIO Experience is a dedicated program within the overall agenda designed for chief information officers and those serving in the CIO role. Participants have the opportunity to explore new strategies, share innovation ideas, grow their community of peers and have special access to Gartner experts in unique and highly educational, interactive sessions. Learn more and apply.
  • Workshops.* Work through the leading challenges facing CIOs alongside your peers and Gartner experts.

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

Our objective Gartner experts help you advance your most 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 guidance to help you achieve your most critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who listens and guides you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions.* These topic-driven sessions provide an 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.

Unleash Possibility

The 2023 IT Symposium/Xpo centered around the next era of possibility, with boundless opportunities for CIOs and IT executives to create new value.  Essential strategic leaders, explored and expanded during this time of rapid transformation. Focusing on unleashing everything they learned to lead organizations into a thriving future. From responsibly harnessing the promise of Generative AI to securely opening new pathways for growth and creating a culture of innovation that provides value for employees, customers, and citizens.  The possibilities were and continue to be wide open.

We separated hype from reality and embraced the latest insights and technologies with a global community of experts and peers - all better prepared to stretch visions, shape the future, and unleash possibility.

Join us at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2024 as we explore new possibilities.

I have been attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo for more than a decade. In an ever-evolving tech landscape, it's almost impossible to keep up with all the change. Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo has been the one-stop event that has helped me stay in the know, network with peers, learn from other tech leaders and meaningfully predict where tech is heading. 

Kumar Vuddharaju

Field CTO, Salesforce

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    2023 Topics at a Glance

    Attendees had access to over 350 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help CIOs and IT leaders meet the demands of the future. 


    Artificial Intelligence

    Leverage game-changing technologies such as generative AI (the technologies driving ChatGPT and competitors) to drive transformative innovation, growth and efficiencies at scale. Learn how this technology will impact the CIO role, all of enterprise software, talent and skills, risk and governance.


    Cybersecurity and Risk Management

    Reframe cybersecurity as a business issue and manage risks in response to the disruption created by rapid changes in the digital world and a volatile geopolitical landscape. Rethink technology to enable composable trust and resilience.


    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 of a generationally and geographically diverse team.


    Data and Analytics

    Data is a central driver of a digital-first organization. Learn how to build the data and analytics foundation, establish the enterprise data fabric, and leverage key trends?), and leverage key trends that are essential to realizing value from your data.


    Strategic Planning and Execution

    Learn how to create and execute dynamic and adaptive strategies that build resilience and position your organization to thrive.


    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.


    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.


    Operating Models

    Explore how to align operating models with enterprise and information and technology strategies, as well as how to adopt new operating models that are a better fit for the current environment.


    Applied Innovation

    Harness and apply innovation to drive disruption, leveraging emerging technologies to achieve your digital ambitions. Learn techniques that generate disruptive ideas. Evaluate the future of emerging technologies and the impact to the enterprise.


    Talent, Culture and DEI

    Learn how to recruit and retain diverse talent and reskill and upskill your existing workforce to deliver increased value and business outcomes. Create a culture that encourages continuous exploration and the quest for game-changing business capabilities. Foster diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a fundamental lever for motivation and engagement.


    Future of Work

    Explore digital workplace strategies, frameworks, models, blended human and AI workforces, the future of management and human-centric organizational designs to improve the employee value proposition to produce results in this new landscape of work.


    Technology Investments and Value

    Identify new funding models and cost, financial and value management frameworks that will help your organization prioritize and optimize investments that deliver the highest business value.


    Sustainable and Responsible Business

    Improve quality, scale and prioritize sustainable technology investments and environmental, social and governance data that will help your enterprise pursue new growth opportunities, improve brand, reduce costs and mitigate risks.

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