#FollowFriday: Why #GartnerSym was the CIO hashtag of the weekShane Schick - October 10, 2014There are all kinds of vendor events, but Gartner Inc.’s annual Symposium/ITExpo has absolutely become one of the most essential conferences for chief information officers around the world. You can read coverage on our sister site ITBusiness.ca from Jim Love about this week’s session in Orlando, but here’s a selection of some of the best tweets from #GartnerSym I saw:A great story captured by the research firm’s own bloggers:How Four CIOs Made it to the Top #GartnerSym Find out more here http://t.co/OhWgi5m6sF— Brent Christopherson (@Brent__C) October 10, 2014Proof of how far the event proceedings spread on social media:A quick view of the last 19 hours of #GartnerSym tweets: Thanks for Great Strategic Week @Gartner #Cloud #Infographic pic.twitter.com/gQhaeRNZu5— Andy Fields (@PainPoint) October 10, 2014Of course, consulting firms used the conference as a way to plug their own ideas, but some, like these, were well worth a look:PwC Digital IQ: 70% of top performing companies have a strong CIO-CMO relationship – #GartnerSYM pic.twitter.com/FKqRB3htJk via @PwCAdvisory— James M Larmer (@JamesMLarmer) October 10, 2014Great video coverage of a fascinating guy:@peterthiel interviewed at #GartnerSYM https://t.co/BwmhG2hAg8 #PeterThiel #Gartner #IoT— Jason Creane (@CreaneJason) October 10, 2014Nice insight.RT @rfbrese: Wozniak intvw takeaway #GartnerSYM: tech should free us to be more human & enjoy human side of things, not pull us away fm it— Robert Cook (@blackstonegates) October 10, 2014This was good too:CIOs must have split personalities "rock solid" & "fluid" #GartnerSYM @DarylPlummer. MyView: that's the key to Life!— Phil Redman (@MobilePhillip) October 6, 2014The obligatory infographic:At #GartnerSYM, David Cearley presented Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. http://t.co/rvDMM6WfLK pic.twitter.com/03JiZCV8JX— fcharles (@fcharles) October 8, 2014And finally, what many #GartnerSym attendees are probably feeling right about now.First day in the office back from #gartnersym with a lot of ideas and a backed up email inbox!!— Marcus Session (@marcusitpro) October 10, 2014 Related Download Sponsor: VMware IDC Marketscape Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software For a qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace, download this IDC Study. Register Now Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Infrastructure CIOs, Gartner Inc.