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


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

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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 confidence.

As the nexus of mobile, social, cloud and informationgathers 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 possibility.

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:

  • Applications

  • 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 at

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

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYS: 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, visit

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