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    ​Government Industry Day

    ​Sunday 25 September

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The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

For CIOs, now is the time to act, innovate, take risks, and transform IT from a cost centre trying to survive as a business process optimiser...to a hub of value and innovation that drives your business strategy and outcomes. Join a global community of CIOs at Symposium/ITxpo 2016, and gain the insights you need to lead the next generation of IT.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
Roles Include:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT leaders reporting to the CIO
Senior IT Executives

What You Will Learn

Planning for this year's agenda is well underway. Shaped by feedback from you and other CIOs to stay focused on only what is most relevant and useful, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo experience will:

  • Be structured around your mission-critical priorities to solve your toughest challenges as a CIO
  • Inspire you to rethink traditional roles to lead innovation in your business
  • Open your eyes to disruptive future trends and new technologies to help you reimagine the future
  • Provide you with the leadership insight to help you enhance your journey as a business and technology leader

You'll also be a part of a vibrant community of CIOs. There will be a wealth of community engagement opportunities to share best practices, build relationships, embrace new ideas and drive change through shared insight with other CIOs.

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including Keynote speaker, analyst keynotes and solution provider sessions
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30 minutes each)
  • Industry Program - Government (Sunday), which includes sessions, networking and guest speakers (on invitation only)
  • ITxpo exhibit floor, where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Tuesday night special event
  • Conference agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • (1) One-year access to Events On Demand

Learn more about Pricing and Registration


  • View full agenda
  • Take a look at the highlights video overview from 2015
  • The Value of Symposium: Watch highlighted videos including "What to Expect from Symposium/ITxpo 2016."


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Advisory Board 2016

Advisory Board members play a key role in shaping the strategic direction of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. We'd like to thank this year's advisory board members for your valuable insight.
  • Shoprite - Franz Muller - Chief Information Officer
  • Engen - Peter du Plooy - Chief Information Officer
  • Financial Services Board - Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga - Chief Information Officer
  • Nedbank - Chris Holland - Head: Research & Emerging Technologies
  • Eskom - Sean Maritz - Chief Information Officer (Acting)


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Information Technology

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo helps you identify and explore technology and service providers to address your specific needs as a CIO. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading solution providers in a variety of settings.


Aspiring Innovator Program Sponsor

Aspiring Innovators





Become an Exhibitor

Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players

Should you wish to exhibit please contact Laura Meintjes on 011 803 4706 or laura.meintjes@gartner.co.za

Venue & Travel

Cape Town, South Africa


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 will take place at the CTICC. It is majestically located at the very tip of Cape Town's foreshore. This hotel has unsurpassed scenic views of the ocean and the Table Mountain.

Distance to Cape Town International Convention Centre: 0,10 kilometers (less than 1 minute walk).