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

The CIO Experience is an exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for chief information officers to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow their community of peers.

What’s included

  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of CIOs
  • Exclusive interactive sessions focused on the most pressing priorities of CIOs
  • Priority access to book interactive sessions and one-on-one meetings with a Gartner expert

Insights include:

  • 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.

How to apply

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

  1. Enterprisewide CIO, or
  2. Business unit or regional CIO responsible for:
  • Private sector: ₹1,500+ crores 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 during registration, and you will be notified by email once your application is approved.

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

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

2021 exclusive sessions

As part of the 2021 CIO Experience, attendees have access to exclusive sessions throughout the conference. Below is a high-level program outline:


  • Pivoting Your Personal Leadership Style for the New Normal
  • The Hybrid Future: Creating “Psychological Safety”
  • Building an Operating Model for the Future

CIO-exclusive roundtables

  • Making Hybrid Work a Catalyst for Inclusivity and Not a Tool of Divisiveness
  • CIO Leadership Journey: Shifting From Running IT to Leading the Digital Platform
  • Share Your Hack: Addressing the Implications of Agility Beyond “Agile Delivery” Methods