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    Why Attend

Digital Inspiration: Break Through and Thrive in a ‘Brave New World’

As digitalization continues to drive new business models and sources of revenue, CEOs are looking at CIOs to take the lead in a brave new world to accelerate business growth and business transformation. 

With the new demands on the CIO role, success depends on their ability to orchestrate a digital strategy whilst being an effective internal change agent. This largely depends on their capacity to simultaneously innovate, strategize and collaborate. CIOs are now experiencing more complex, dynamic and challenging business goals that will require critical new leadership skills ranging from leading cultural change, talent development to increasing agility to enable the business value chain.

Our CIO Advisory Board were joined at this exclusive gathering of CIOs from the Benelux region at Gartner’s invitation-only event in Amsterdam to explore their most critical business, technology and leadership strategies.

The CIOxchange is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Corporatewide CIOs
  • Business Unit CIOs
  • Public-Sector CIOs
  • Most Senior IT Leader/Decision Maker

What You Will Learn

  • What the biggest barriers to success for a Benelux CIO are, and how to address them
  • How to position yourself as a digital strategy trusted advisor to your CEO
  • What a bimodal approach is, and how leading Benelux CIOs are building one today
  • How to evaluate and build on your levels of influence as a CIO
  • How Benelux CIOs are stepping up to lead digital transformation and innovation
  • Benchmark and validate your thinking with your peers


Features & Benefits

  • CIO panels, case studies and think tanks: Learn directly from peers facing similar challenges 
  • Scheduled peer-to-peer meetings: Exchange knowledge with your CIO peers on a one-to-one basis
  • Gartner analyst keynotes: Understand the issues and challenges facing CIOs in the Benelux region and how these compare at an EMEA and global level 
  • Gartner-led roundtables: Engage in deep-dive discussions around key topics including digital business, Internet of Things, customer experience, IT strategy, cost optimization, data and analytics, cloud and BI
  • Executive roundtables: Gain strategic insight into the best-of-breed solutions at these interactive, executive “boardroom style” workshops
  • Networking lunch and drinks reception: Network with your peers in an informal environment
  • Personalized agendas and take-away documentation: Quickly address the issues and ideas most relevant to you when you return to the office
  • Analyst one-on-one meetings: Gain insights into your key issues through meaningful conversations with Gartner analysts

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to attend?
There is no cost for attending the event. Request your complimentary invitation to attend

Who Should Attend
Registration for the Gartner CIOxchange is open to individuals who meet the criteria listed here

Can I cancel my registration?
View the Gartner Event Terms & Conditions



Our CIO-driven agenda addresses regional issues with local peer groups that share the same challenges.


Hot Topics

  • Digital Inspiration: Break Through And Thrive In A Brave New World
  • What Is True? What Is Real? And Does It Matter in the Data-Driven World?

CIO Panels

  • Increasing your Influence and Positioning Yourself as your CEO’s Trusted Digital Advisor
  • Building a Future-Proofed IT Talent Strategy to Enable you to Thrive in the Digital World

CIO Roundtables

  • Cost Optimization in the Age of Digital Business
  • CIO Workshop: The One-Page IT Strategy
  • Monitoring and Gaining Inspiration from the Disruptive Behaviour of New Competitors
  • Surviving and Thriving in a World Of Overwhelming Demand
  • Driving Agility Through Embracing a Bimodal Approach

What to Expect

Uncover solutions to regional issues with CIOs who share similar challenges in this exclusive, one-day event.

CIOxchange offers the chance to collaborate with a select group of peers on regional issues, in your local language. Facilitated by Gartner, the world’s leading IT research and advisory company, this one-day event is designed to meet the needs of busy CIOs in the largest organizations.

Examine ways to:
  • Become your CEO’s trusted advisor for digital strategy
  • Drive agility and digital transformation by applying the IT of 2 speeds-bimodal approach
  • Combat the threat of digitally-enabled new market entrants
  • Develop IT Talent Competencies
  • Partner with start-ups to embrace innovation

What can CIOs expect?
  • Learn from CIO panels gaining insight into digital leadership
  • Peer Networking with other CIOs from the DACH region
  • Keynotes by Gartner’s most influential analysts
  • Explore new ideas through interactive roundtables
View the 2016 Agenda at a Glance

Personalize your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Gartner Analyst Meetings
  • Peer 1:1 Meetings
  • Analyst and Peer User RoundTables
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Networking Reception
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Gartner & CIO Industry Experts

  • Gerard Doll
    Gerard Doll

    CIO, RDW

  • Karin van Baardwijk
    Karin van Baardwijk

    Head of Group Information Services, Robeco

  • Frank Buytendijk
    Frank Buytendijk

    VP Research & Gartner Fellow

  • Val Sribar
    Val Sribar

    GVP Research and global head of CIO, CEO, Digital Business and Industries Research

  • Abdella Bouharrak
    Abdella Bouharrak

    CIO - Siemens, Belux

  • Remi Gulzar
    Remi Gulzar

    Gartner CIO Analyst

  • Marc Swartjes
    Marc Swartjes

    MVP Benelux

  • Professor Philippe Kolh
    Professor Philippe Kolh

    CIO - Université de Liège

  • Bouke Hoving
    Bouke Hoving

    Executive Vice President Simplification & Innovation


  • Ivar Berntz
    Ivar Berntz

    Research Director


  • Erik Van Ommeren
    Erik Van Ommeren

    Research Director


  • Geert Visker
    Geert Visker

    Executive Partner


  • Toon Geensen
    Toon Geensen

    Executive Partner


  • Hilda Folkerts
    Hilda Folkerts

    Executive Partner


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Venue & Travel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1072 LH


Hotel Okura Amsterdam