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    The digital journey begins with you as CIO.

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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 2015, 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



2015 Conference Tracks


  • Renovate the IT Core
    How can you modernise, measure and manage a mission-critical runtime environment and partner ecosystem that is high-performing, robust, efficient and responsive to change?
  • Architect the Digital Business
    What patterns and practices can you use to deliver scalable, safe and ethical digital business solutions?
  • Plan for the Digital Future
    What should be on your 3 or 5 year technology and business radar? What should you be thinking about that currently you are not?


  • Lead the Digital Enterprise and Create a Dynamic Organisation
    How do you become a more effective leader in the digital enterprise? How can you harness the potential of people and skills to change the culture and to build digital business?


  • Drive Business Growth
    How can you help grow the business, especially through new revenue streams and high-value outcomes?


Hot Topics for 2015

  • Internet of Things
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Bimodal IT
  • Cloud
  • Mobility
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Privacy and Ethics


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Advisory Board 2015

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
  • City of Cape Town - Andre Stelzner - Director: Information Systems & Tech
  • Financial Services Board - Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga - Chief Information Officer
  • Nedbank - Chris Holland - Head: Research & Emerging Technologies
  • Sanlam - Johan Marnewick - Head: Group IT


Experience forward-thinking speakers and luminaries, Gartner-invited end users presenting case studies, and Gartner analysts.

Highlighted Speakers

  • Rapelang Rabana
    Rapelang Rabana

    Founder & CEO Rekindle Learning

  • Peter Sondergaard
    Peter Sondergaard

    Senior Vice President

    Gartner Research

  • Jeff Mann
    Sibusiso Vilane


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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 Programme



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 2015 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).

The Westin Cape Town
Convention Square
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, South Africa