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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 Mastermind Keynotes to Include Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Cisco's Chuck Robbins

Two of the influential leaders in business and technology will sit down with Gartner Inc., analysts to discuss the current and future state of IT during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, taking place October 16-20 in Orlando. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, and Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, will provide their perspective on the future of their companies, as well as the future of IT.

Additionally, Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, will draw on years of dedicated leadership at the CIA, and the Department of Defense to offer guidance to leaders on how to successfully implement change and transform their organizations. Bert Jacobs, co-founder and CEO of the Life is Good Company, will provide inspiration to business leaders focusing on how optimism can take them anywhere.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT leaders, uniting a global community of CIOs with the tools and strategies to help them lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes. More than 8,500 CIOs, senior business and IT leaders will gather in Orlando for the insights they need to ensure that their IT initiatives are key contributors to and drivers of their enterprise's success.

This year's conference program will reveal the latest research to help drive digital to the core of your products, processes and talent, ultimately delivering long-term business benefit. Along with the Signature Series sessions, and 12 industry tracks, Attendees can choose from more than 400 Gartner analyst sessions, workshops and roundtables across five full days.

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.

For complete event and registration details, please visit Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. Follow news and updates from the event on Twitter using #GartnerSYM.

Members of the media can register for Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando by contacting Christy Pettey at [email protected].

Dates and locations for all Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 events include:

September 26-28, Cape Town, South Africa

October 5-7, Tokyo, Japan

October 16-20, Orlando, Florida

October 24-27, Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 24-27, Gold Coast, Australia

November 6-10, Barcelona, Spain

November 15-18, Goa, India

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company 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 the valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. 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 8,100 associates, including more than 1,700 research analysts and consultants, and clients in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

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