The CDO Circle

The CDO Circle is an exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for chief data officers (CDOs) and senior analytics leaders to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow your community of peers.

Watch this short video to better understand what’s involved with the CDO Circle program.

  • CDO-only interactive sessions designed for you to gain valuable insights from peers
  • Concierge services to help you make the most of your time
  • The opportunity to engage in a shared experience with a community of CDOs
  • Priority access to book interactive sessions and a one-on-one meeting with a Gartner expert

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

  1. Enterprisewide CDO, or
  2. Business unit or regional CDO responsible for:
  • Private sector: AU$250 million+ in revenue
  • Public sector: 1,000+ employees

Qualifying CDOs from a technology vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT.

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

Application and approval are required for participation.

Already registered? Log back in to your registration profile and complete the qualifying questions.

  • Leadership Exchange: The State of D&A in 2022 and Beyond 
    Gather key insights from the Gartner eighth annual CDO survey on the current state of the data and analytics (D&A) function and where it is headed. Benchmark your priorities, challenges and operating model with your peers. Learn about the key practices that separate good from great data and analytics organizations on their journey from data to digital and beyond.
  • Leadership Exchange: Enhancing the Culture of Data-Driven Decision Making 
    Attend a showcase for select case studies from practitioners who have changed the culture of data-driven decision making, followed by a discussion with your peers on practical techniques for improving the use of D&A in making business decisions.
  • Research Discussion: D&A Governance for Humans
    Data and analytics governance is not new. Yet it continues to dominate our time and sap our energy. At its core, successful governance requires making humans (our business partners) do something they are not currently doing. Using case studies from Royal Bank of Canada and Exact Sciences, this session showcases practical approaches to change the way humans behave to successfully govern D&A.
  • CDO Roundtable: What D&A Leaders Should Know About Cloud Migration
    Participate in an executive-level discussion about how to align your D&A strategy and operating model to your organization’s cloud migration initiative.
  • CDO Roundtable: Constructing Compelling D&A Value Stories
    How do you shift the discussion from enablement to value-based delivery? In this session, we explore how you as a CDO and your peers are changing the value conversation inside your enterprise.
  • CDO Roundtable: First Steps to Building an Enterprise Data Fabric
    In this session, we discuss how to make the business case and get business buy-in for an enterprise data fabric.
  • CDO Roundtable: D&A Operating Models — An Executive-Level Discussion
    Bring your data and analytics operating model to stress-test and improve it with your peers.
  • CDO Circle Guest Roundtable: Enabled by Data and Insight Through Executive Data Leadership 
    Enabling executive decision making through data leadership with a business outcome lens by connecting data and insight with decision makers is important but so is having a strong data culture throughout the whole organization. Being enabled by data and insight is contingent on a data culture that has executive leadership and sponsorship, ensuring data and insight is fully integrated in all decision making, with the inclusion of all participants’ involvement as a key ingredient. In this discussion, Kate Kolich, Assistant Governor/General Manager of Information, Data, and Analytics at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Te Pūtea Matua, shares her inclusive approach to data leadership as a member of the executive leadership team. 
  • CDO Circle Exclusive Q&A With Catriona Wallace: Get your questions ready for Catriona Wallace. The session is interactive and moderated by Jitendra Subramanyam, Research VP at Gartner.
  • CDO Circle Exclusive Meet and Greet With Dylan Alcott: This is an opportunity for you to meet our keynote speaker Dylan Alcott and take a picture with our guest.