Gartner Announces Final Guest Speaker Line Up for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando


What: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019

When: October 20-24, 2019

Where: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida

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Details: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 is the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and IT executives, enabling more than 9,000 CIOs and senior leaders to shape the future of IT and business strategies. IT Symposium/Xpo brings together a community of IT leaders, technology visionaries and Gartner experts to examine the industry’s most critical trends to help organizations build and execute world-class IT strategies. Over the course of five days, attendees will hear from over 190 Gartner experts and 180 solution providers in 450+ sessions spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy.

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:

  • Fast Tech, Slow People with Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Best-Selling Author of newly published Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know (September 2019)
  • Pushing the Envelope: Being the Best When It Counts with Nicole Malachowski, Retired U.S. Air Force Col., First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran
  • A Look Ahead into the Future of Tech with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web
  • Diplomacy, Persuasion, Trust & Values with General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.).
  • D.I.Y. Innovation Sekou Andrews, Award-winning Poetic Voice, Entrepreneur, and Two-time National Poetry Slam Champion
  • Leading Disruption: Insights from a Digital Unicorn with Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway

Gartner TechExec Interview: Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud, will discuss Google Cloud’s vision, strategy and key priorities for customer success.

CIO Experience Attendees

The CIO Experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is designed to help CIOs focus on their business, technology and leadership development in their enterprises.

CIO Experience Guest Speaker sessions include:

  • What Silicon Valley has to Teach us about Innovation with Marc Randolph, Netflix Co-founder, Executive Mentor, Angel Investor and Author of newly published That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea (September 2019)
  • The Ethical Operating System- Are you Ready to Game the Future – and Make a Better World? with Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Development & Research, Institute for the Future
  • The Modern Elder: A New Framework for Sharing and Receiving Wisdom with Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership, Airbnb

For complete event and registration details, please visit Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019. Follow news and updates from the event on social media using #GartnerSYM.

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