Join a global community
of CIOs at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference

Designed specifically for CIOs, the CIO Experience offers a curated executive experience, delivering targeted sessions, discussions and networking opportunities throughout the conference. We recommend applying for this program when you register for the conference to get priority access to book a one-on-one meeting with a Gartner expert, secure one of the limited seats in our highly popular interactive sessions and access segmented meal-time networking opportunities. Make sure you don’t miss out on this exclusive experience, available to CIOs attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo.     

  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of CIOs 
  • Targeted interactive sessions focused on the most pressing priorities of CIOs
  • CIO lunches featuring keynote presentations from visionaries and industry leaders
  • Priority access to book one-on-one meeting(s) with a Gartner expert and interactive sessions 
Get actionable insights into:
  • Delivering the future of work. Learn how to engage in the digital workplace, support the future of work, and reinvent and rescale your organization and hiring for the future.
  • Pivoting personal leadership. Explore how to pivot your leadership and strategy to succeed in a forever hybrid future.
  • Creating an agile enterprise operating model. Discover strategies to adapt your operating model to drive value and agility.

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

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

Qualifying CIOs from a technology vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT/IS operation.

You can apply to participate in the CIO Experience when you register for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo by verifying you are the chief information officer 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.

Please note: Gartner Executive Programs Primary Member attendees will automatically be qualified for the CIO Experience; no application is required.

As part of the 2023 CIO Experience, attendees have access to exclusive sessions throughout the conference. Below is a high-level program outline:


Small-scale and interactive: Collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to your business.

CIO-exclusive roundtables*

Focused on peer perspectives and best practices, these small-group sessions are facilitated by Gartner and allow you to share insights while learning from the lessons and experiences of diverse attendees around you.

Research discussions*

Connect directly with peers to discuss common issues and initiatives and accelerate, validate and solidify your strategy.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only.