Gartner Symposium ITxpo officially kicked off on Monday with the opening keynote at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel and conference center with over 8,000 attendees (the largest conference yet I'm told). This was the first time I've attended Gartner Symposium and so far, I'm not disappointed. The general session delivered clear, concise messages on the key issues facing today's CIO's including cloud, social and mobile. Gartner provides a great summary of the opening keynote on their blog and the Twitter feed (#GartnerSym tag) is very active as well.
My responsibilities at the conference includes answering mobility questions at the IBM booth on the showcase floor as well as presenting a session on "The New Workplace: Unleashing the power of Enterprise Mobility" on the show floor, theater A at 6:30pm on Tuesday
I've also had an opportunity to attend a few sessions as well as meet with customers, vendors and partners. The conference runs through Thursday and I'll be blogging a summary of the conference.