Media Alert: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, October 6-10, in Orlando

  Media Alert: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, October 6-10, in Orlando

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013

Business Wire

-- August 13, 2013

Gartner, Inc.

         
What:      Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013
           
When:      October 6-10, 2013
           
Where:     Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Florida
           
           Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the industry's largest and most
           strategic conference for CIOs and senior IT executives. More than
Details:   8,500 senior business and IT strategists, including more than 2,500
           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.
           

Leading in a Digital World

A powerful Nexus of Forces — mobile, social, cloud and information — is
rapidly reshaping how business gets done now and in the future. CIOs and
senior IT executives are at the center of this transformation, leading the
creation of the digital enterprise.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo aligns these forces and explains the impact of
digitalization on the revenue of business in the future, what changes need to
be made in terms of delivering agility using technology and how technology
drives change in relationships with customers.

In the opening Gartner analyst keynote on Monday, October 7, analysts will
focus on how the Nexus of Forces is creating the digitalization of the
enterprise which is requiring business leaders to view every budget as an IT
budget. Gartner analysts will explain how to identify and act on new
opportunities to lead IT transformation and become an indispensable partner to
the business, including the CEO.

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:

Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft, Corp.
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Mark N. Dajani, Senior Vice President and CIO, Mondelēz International

This year's conference program revolves around 11 role-based and 10 industry
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 topics such as:

  *Applications
  *Banking & Investment
  *Business Intelligence & Information Management
  *CIO
  *Enterprise Architecture
  *Government
  *Healthcare
  *Infrastructure & Operations: Data Center, Server, Storage & IT Operations
  *Infrastructure & Operations: Mobile, Client Computing and Communications
  *Media
  *Retail
  *Security & Risk Management

Attendees can choose from more than 500 analyst sessions, workshops, and
roundtables across five full days, including Sunday’s kickoff with a full day
dedicated to specific Industry sectors. 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 11
ITxpo Marketplaces — Applications; Business Intelligence & Information
Management; Business Process Management; Content, Collaboration & Social
Software; Data Center & IT Operations; Enterprise Architecture; Enterprise
Networking & Communications; Mobility & Wireless; Outsourcing & IT Services;
Program & Portfolio Management and Security & Compliance.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo website
at www.gartner.com/us/symposium.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey
at christy.pettey@gartner.com.

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 more than 13,000
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 5,500 associates, including 1,402 research
analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information,
visit www.gartner.com.

Contact:

Gartner
Janessa Rivera, 408-709-8220
janessa.rivera@gartner.com
 
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