Gartner Announces Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, October 20-24, in Orlando


What: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019

When: October 20-24, 2019

Where: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida

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Details: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 is the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and IT executives, enabling more than 9,000 CIOs and senior leaders to shape the future of IT and business strategies. IT Symposium/Xpo brings together a community of IT leaders, technology visionaries and Gartner experts to examine the industry’s most critical trends to help organizations build and execute world-class IT strategies. Over the course of five days, attendees will hear from over 190 Gartner experts and 180 solution providers in 450+ sessions spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Guest Speakers

At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, join the conversation with these key influencers who will take the stage to provide their unique views on leadership, culture, innovation and digital disruption:

Guest Keynotes include:

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web
  • Sekou Andrews, Award-winning Poetic Voice, Entrepreneur, and Two-time National Poetry Slam Champion
  • Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Journalist
  • Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway

CIO Experience Attendees

The CIO Experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is designed to help CIOs focus on their business, technology and leadership development in their enterprises.

CIO Experience Guest Speakers include:

  • Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Development & Research, Institute for the Future
  • Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership, Airbnb
  • Marc Randolph, Netflix Co-founder, Executive Mentor and Angel Investor

This year’s agenda delivers more than 450 sessions across three tracks, covering the priorities most critical to CIOs:

  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Technology & Information

These themes will help CIOs and senior IT executives stay ahead of the latest trends including artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, security and risk, digital transformation, work, people and culture and more.

Sunday Industry Day

Industry Day at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo will be held on Sunday, October 20, with industry-specific sessions and networking opportunities. For the full list of the 9 key sectors covered, please visit the Industry Day agenda.

The Sunday Industry Guest Keynote is:

  • Nicole Malachowski, Retired U.S. Air Force Col., First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran

IT Xpo

IT Xpo is the solution showcase teeming with leading providers of IT solutions aimed at driving business imperatives. It will highlight the next steps in technology through live demonstrations, face-to-face meetings with exhibitors, and fast-paced presentations on key technology directions aligned with 13 IT Xpo Marketplaces — Applications; Artificial Intelligence & Robotic Process Automation; Customer Experience; Data & Analytics; Digital Business Platforms & Process Management; Digital Workplace; Enterprise Architecture; Enterprise Networking & Communications; IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies; Mobility & Wireless, Program & Portfolio Management; Security & Risk Management; Sourcing & IT Services— as well as Emerging Technology vendors and Industry Day Communication Walls.

For complete event and registration details, please visit Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019. Follow news and updates from the event on social media using #GartnerSYM.

About Gartner

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Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and organization size.

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