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Driving Business Transformation: Leadership in a Digital World

As digitalization continues to drive new business and organizational models, CIOs in the DACH Region now have the unique opportunity to take a leading role in enterprise change and become one of the key contributors to business digitalization.
With the increasing demands on the CIO role, success depends on their ability to orchestrate a digital strategy and be 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 goals that will require critical new leadership skills ranging from leading cultural change and talent development to increasing agility to enable the value chain.
Our CIO Advisory Board invites you to join an exclusive gathering of CIOs from the DACH region at Gartner’s invitation-only event in Frankfurt to explore your most critical business, technology and leadership strategies relevant to both the commercial and public sectors.

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

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 DACH region and how these compare at an EMEA and global level 
  • Gartner-led roundtables: Engage in deep-dive discussions around key topics including digital transformation, driving agility, creating funds for innovation, adopting practices from Digital champions.  
  • 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 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 transformation, innovation and success: The role of the CIO”
  • Digital Business Success requires IT to Shift Gears

CIO Panels

  • Increasing Your Influence And Positioning Yourself As Your CEO’s Trusted Digital Advisor
  • IT Talent: Attract and retain the right skills and capability for the future

CIO Roundtables

  • Managing Cost Optimization: How to create funds for digital investment
  • Industrie 4.0: How to plan and manage a successful initiative
  • Digital Transformation: What are the critical factors for success
  • Learn from born Digital Companies to close the digital gap
  • Accelerating Innovation: How to drive agility by applying different speeds of IT

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 Executive Board’s trusted ally and a true business collaborator to enable the digital strategy
  • Attract and Retain key IT talent to align the skills and capabilities to drive digital business success
  • Drive agility and innovation by applying different speeds of IT  (bimodal)
  • Learn from born digital companies to close the digital gap
  • Lead transformation with Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things initiatives
  • Manage IT cost optimization to create funds for digital investments

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  


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

  • Jörn Riedel
    Jörn Riedel

    CIO & Member of CIOxchange Advisory Panel

    Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • Tom Linckens
    Tom Linckens


    Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

  • Hans-Gerd Spehl
    Hans-Gerd Spehl

    CIO & Member of CIOxchange Advisory Panel


  • Thomas Gageik
    Thomas Gageik



  • Frank Ridder
    Frank Ridder

    Managing VP


  • Ansgar Schulte
    Ansgar Schulte

    Research Director


  • Hanns Koehler-Kruener
    Hanns Koehler-Kruener

    Managing VP


  • Bettina Tratz-Ryan
    Bettina Tratz-Ryan

    Research VP


  • Carsten Casper
    Carsten Casper

    Managing Vice President


  • Dick Van Ham
    Dick Van Ham

    MVP Sales


  • Mauro Santona
    Mauro Santona

    VP Service Delivery


  • Ingo Bruening
    Ingo Bruening

    VP, Team Lead


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Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of IT​

CIOxchange DACH will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.


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Venue & Travel

Frankfurt, Germany


Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Am Kaiserplatz
Frankfurt, Germany - 60311


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