Very well organized and informative on relevant and current security issues in government and private industry.
  • Larry Dolyniuk
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Defense Health Services Systems

Exclusive Networking Opportunities for CISOs

As a CISO, you'll find more opportunities to engage in exclusive programs focused on the key skills required to be a successful CISO. You'll explore the key capabilities, strategies and tactics that are essential for the contemporary security leader, in the following programs:

  • Gartner Invitational Boardroom Program
  • New! CISO Circle

Gartner Invitational Boardroom Program


By invitation only, the Gartner Invitational Boardroom Program gives participants the opportunity to meet with solution providers in an intimate setting and network with peers in the CISO role. The Gartner Invitational Boardroom Program is designed for IT and security leaders who are either new to the role, or need help with rounding out their knowledge and skills to meet the challenge of the job. Qualified attendees receive a complimentary package including:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations for two nights with meals
  • Complimentary registration for all event programs
  • Free multimedia access – video with synchronized to slides – of summit sessions
  • All benefits of the CISO Circle are applicable to the Invitational Boardroom Program
  • Boardroom sessions (twelve 30-minute vendor sessions; attendance is required)
  • Opportunity to attend Gartner track sessions when not in boardrooms sessions
Target Audience

CISO or C-level equivalent


CISOs and senior executives with preferably three years or less in the role. Pre-qualification required by completing the application below. For NA attendees only.

How to Participate

To request an invitation, please complete the preliminary qualification form below. You will be contacted by Gartner upon review of your application.

Preview Invitational Boardroom Program Flier

Complete the Application

Gartner CISO Circle


Created exclusively for CISOs, the Gartner CISO Circle brings together the world’s foremost security and risk leaders to share in thought-leading peer networking and information exchange. In this 'members-only' program, you’ll experience targeted CISO sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, as well as VIP lunches with CISO guest speakers and expanded networking opportunities. Your CISO Circle experience includes:

  • CISO research delivered by the collective expertise of our analysts
  • CISO-exclusive luncheon speakers
  • Dedicated CISO track sessions
  • Reserved seating at all Gartner Keynotes
  • Pre-registration to Roundtables and Workshops
  • Exclusive CISO only networking opportunities
  • Exclusive content (Gartner and guest lunches and roundtables)
  • Track sessions
Target Audience
  • Deputy chiefs
  • Executive vice presidents
  • Senior vice presidents
  • CISO-equivalent executives who have responsibility for the security and risk management strategies for their organization

CISOs and senior executives. Pre-qualification required by completing the application below. You must be registered for the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2015 in order to attend the CISO Circle.

How to Participate

You will be prompted to apply when you register for Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

Preview CISO Circle Flier

Register for the Summit



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