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

Designed specifically for chief information officers, 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 
  • Future directions: Map the future with leadership exchanges and research discussions on business-led architecture and innovation.  
  • Strategies for success: Set your course with workshops that dive into how to achieve digital transformation excellence, become a talent magnet by creating a culture of performance and move from customer experience to total experience.
  • Critical execution: Plan and engage through roundtables addressing current topics, such as the talent dilemma with the great resignation, rethinking partnership models through dynamic execution and the evolution of the CIO role. Plus, walk away with executive insights on how to best channel a digitally savvy workforce.

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.

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.

  • Attracting Talent When You Can’t Compete on Compensation
  • Gamifying Cybersecurity: A Day in the Life of a Cybercriminal

CIO-exclusive roundtable*

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

  • Stop Talking About Your Operating Model and Start Living It

Leadership Exchange sessions*

Connect in highly interactive, discussion-based sessions, including:

  • Drive Growth by Democratizing Digital Delivery by Design
  • Drive Growth by Rethinking Your Talent Bench

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