Excellent networking opportunities for CIOs

Join a community. Refine your leadership. Get inspired. 

Networking at Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is more than just meeting new people. It’s about candid conversations with world-class IT leaders from varying backgrounds, organization sizes and industries. CIO Leadership Forums are exclusive gatherings where CIOs experience long-lasting connections, gaining insights in a trusted and collaborative environment.

With two and a half days of content and access to more than 500 CIOs, you will be spoilt for choice for quality networking opportunities.

Explore all the networking opportunities below.

Interactive Sessions


Hear what your colleagues from various industries are experiencing around relevant topics in these Gartner-moderated sessions. Roundtable discussions are informal and liberating, allowing you to relax, share insights and learn from the lessons, approaches and experiences of diverse attendees all around you. 


Drill down on specific how-to conference topics in a small-group interactive environment led by Gartner or guest experts. At workshops, you and your peers take centre stage, working important topics and thorny issues for 90 minutes. 


Discuss relevant, timely topics in small, peer-facilitated exchanges, where attendees can build relationships and gain new perspectives on key issues. Meetups are all about open dialogue and debate, interactive learning that complements our more structured sessions. Join an existing Meetup, or start one of your own. 

One-on-one Meetings

Gartner one-on-ones are complimentary, private, face-to-face meetings with a Gartner expert to discuss any topic(s) or issues of your choice to help your own personal development or business priorities. Visit Gartner Conference Navigator to book your one-on-ones once your registration is confirmed.

Special Programs

Midsize Enterprise Program

Designed with scale and resources in mind, specifically for CIOs and Senior IT Executives from Mid-Size Enterprises. View 2020 Flyer

Global Enterprise Executive Experience

The Global Enterprise Executive Experience (GEEE) is an exclusive program for enterprises that have more than $10 billion in annual and for the largest federal agencies. View 2020 Flyer

Women CIO Program

Collaboration and learning are at the heart of the Women CIO Program. Sessions and networking opportunities focus on priorities of women CIOs. View 2020 Flyer

Networking meals and receptions

The best business relationships often begin as personal connections. That’s why we’ve arranged social engagements at every chance. From welcome receptions and networking lunches to a special evening event, have fun as you build new business relationships with peers.