Media Alert: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012, October 21-25, in Orlando

  Media Alert: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012, October 21-25, in Orlando

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012

Business Wire

-- October 21, 2012

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT)

What: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012

When: October 21-25, 2012

Where: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Details: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the industry's largest and most strategic
conference for CIOs and senior IT executives. More than 8,000 senior business
and IT strategists, including more than 2,000 CIOs, will gather for the
insights, tools and solutions they need to ensure that their IT initiatives
are key contributors to and drivers of their enterprise's success.

Focus. Connect. Lead.

Last year, Gartner urged CIOs and senior IT executives to re-imagine, rethink
and reconsider what IT means and how it can be applied to the needs and goals
of the enterprise. Today, the quest for IT re-imagination has escalated —
reflecting a powerful nexus of forces that will require the business to think,
work and connect in entirely new ways. Faced with fundamental changes to the
enterprise ecosystem, IT leaders must acquire a new ability to Focus on the
issues that matter, Connect people and ideas, and Lead with creativity and

As the nexus of mobile, social, cloud and information  gathers strength and
extends its reach inside and outside of the enterprise, the IT ecosystem is
changing in profound and unstoppable ways. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo aligns
these forces in perspective to help attendees come away with new ways to drive
IT value and deliver the positive business outcomes IT leadership demands.

In the opening Gartner analyst keynote on Monday, October 22, analysts will
focus on the new demands of IT leadership, challenging decision makers to
achieve greater focus on key strategies and technologies, connect people with
empowering information and ideas, and lead the way to unlimited IT

Gartner analysts will sit down with key influencers who are uniquely equipped
to deal with the powerful convergence of forces and think, work and connect in
entirely new ways. This year's Mastermind Interview Keynotes include:

John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Meg Whitman, President and CEO, HP
General Colin Powell, USA (Retired)

This year's conference program focuses on the disruptive technologies of
cloud, social, mobile and information. The program revolves around 11 tracks,
including the renowned CIO Program at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, that deliver on
the needs and expectations of IT leaders as identified by Gartner clients.
It's a mix of management and technology insight empowering senior-level IT and
business people to make the strategic, organizational and
technology-investment decisions required to emerge with a competitive edge.
The tracks include:

  *Business Intelligence & Information Management
  *Business Process Improvement
  *Enterprise Architecture
  *Infrastructure & Operations: Data Center, Server, Storage & IT Operations
  *Infrastructure & Operations: Mobile, Client Computing and Communications
  *Program & Portfolio Management
  *Security & Risk Management
  *Sourcing & Vendor Relationships
  *Strategic Initiatives

The CIO program at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo concentrates on the issues,
decisions, and actions required to enhance IT performance. It’s an intensive
immersion in CIO-focused research and peer-to-peer connections designed to
advance the business, amplify enterprise strategy and determine the long-term
direction of information technology throughout the organization. Based on
direct input from more than 2,000 CIOs, the program offers a comprehensive
agenda of interactive workshops, CIO-exclusive sessions, guest speaker
luncheons and other formats appropriate to a C-level audience.

Attendees can choose from more than 550 analyst sessions, workshops, and
roundtables across five full days. These sessions will help attendees learn
new concepts, new strategies and acquire new leadership skills.

ITxpo, a solution showcase teeming with leading providers of IT solutions
aimed at driving business imperatives, 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 12
ITxpo Marketplaces — Applications; Business Intelligence, Data Management &
Integration; Business Process Management; Content, Collaboration & Social
Software; Data Center & IT Operations; Emerging Technologies; Enterprise
Architecture; Enterprise & Networking Communications; Outsourcing & IT
Services; Program & Portfolio Management; Security & Compliance; and Wireless
& Mobile.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo website

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

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology
research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight
necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs
and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business
leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms,
to technology investors, Gartner is a valuable partner in 12,000 distinct
organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive
Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every
client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the
context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in
Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 5,200 associates, including 1,280 research
analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information,


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