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Gartner Announces IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, May 11-14, in Toronto


What: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2020 is the place to hone your leadership skills, refine your strategies and find the innovative technologies that will help to power business transformation. Over the course of four days, over 900 CIOs and IT executive attendees will hear from over 40 Gartner experts and 20 solution providers in 100+ sessions spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy.

When: May 11-14, 2020

Where: Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto

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Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Keynote Speakers

  • Gartner Opening Keynote with Chris Howard, Katherine Lord, Hung LeHong and Mary Mesaglio
  • Gartner Closing Keynote: Leadership Positioning for CIOs — From Defense to Offense with Tina Nunno

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:

  • Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent of CBC News and Anchor of The National for 29 Years
  • Dr. Steve Robbins, Inclusion Expert  
  • The Honorable Susan Gordon, 30-Year National Security Leader, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

CIO Experience

The CIO Experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is designed to help CIOs focus on their business, technology and leadership development in their enterprises. This exclusive program includes workshops, networking opportunities and luncheon presentations for CIO Experience attendees.

CIO Experience Guest Speakers:

  • Beau Lotto, Director of The Lab of Misfits
  • Whitney Johnson, Innovation and disruption theorist, best-selling author, executive and performance coach

This year’s agenda delivers more than 100 sessions across three tracks, covering the priorities most critical to CIOs and IT executives:  

  • 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.

Monday Industry Day

Industry Day at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo will be held on Monday, May 11, with sessions and networking opportunities for Government, Financial Services, Higher Education and Asset Intensive industries. For the full list of offerings, including cross-industry content, please visit the Industry Day agenda.

IT Xpo

IT Xpo will host 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.

For complete event and registration details, please visit Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2020. Follow news and updates from the event on social media using #GartnerSYM.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

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 an objective resource for more than 15,000 enterprises in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size.

To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit

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