The CDAO Circle

Designed specifically for chief data officers (CDOs) and chief analytics officers (CAOs), the CDAO Circle offers a curated executive experience, delivering presentations, discussions and networking opportunities throughout the conference.

We recommend applying for this program when you register for the conference as seats for CDAO Circle sessions are limited and fill up quickly.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this exclusive experience, available only to verified CDOs and CAOs attending Gartner Data & Analytics Summit.

The CDO and CAO roles are evolving continually. Early adopters of the roles may have had more of a regulatory and compliance focus, but now they are in key positions at the executive table, enabling digital innovation and growth.

CDOs and CAOs are now accountable for:

  • Fostering their organization’s data-driven strategy
  • Driving innovation and revenue generation
  • The transformation of organizational culture
  •  The development of new skills

Data and analytics (D&A) leaders now must be able to guide their organizations and lead with purpose in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing data-driven digital business landscape.

  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of CDOs and CAOs 
  • Exclusive interactive sessions focused on the most pressing priorities of CDOs and CAOs
  • CDAO lunches, featuring keynote presentations from visionaries and industry leaders 
  • Priority access to book interactive sessions and one-on-one meeting(s) with a Gartner expert
  • Early access to keynotes throughout the conference (seating is not reserved and is on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Leadership Exchange: The State of D&A in 2023 and Beyond — Using Our 8th Annual CDAO Survey Findings to Navigate Your Road Ahead
  • Leadership Exchange: How Can We Use Gartner’s CDAO Effectiveness Model to Become World-Class D&A Leaders?
  • Research Discussion: How Can We Move From Insight to Value in a Disruption-as-Usual Climate?
  • Roundtable: What Practical Steps Can We Take to Improve Our Data-Driven Culture?
  • Roundtable: How Can We Build Stronger Relationships With Other C-Level Leaders?
  • Networking Lunch
  • Exclusive Lunch: Fireside Chat With Guest Keynote Speaker Toby Walsh

Explore the full conference agenda.

All applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate in the CDAO Circle:

1. Enterprisewide chief data officer or chief analytics officer, or

2. Business unit or regional CDO or CAO responsible for:

  • Private sector: AU$250 million+ in revenue
  • Public sector: 1,000+ employees

Qualifying CDOs and CAOs from a data and analytics vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT.

You can apply to participate in the CDAO Circle when you register for Gartner Data & Analytics Summit by verifying you are the chief data officer or chief analytics officer within your organization. You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application.

Application and approval are required for participation.