The CDAO Circle

The chief data officer (CDO) and chief analytics officer (CAO) roles are evolving continually. Early adopters of the roles may have had more of a regulatory and compliance focus, but now they are in key positions at the executive table, enabling digital innovation and growth.

CDOs and CAOs are now accountable for:

  • Fostering their organization’s data-driven strategy
  • Driving innovation and revenue generation
  • The transformation of organizational culture 
  • The development of new skills

Data and analytics leaders now have to be able to guide their organizations and lead with purpose in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing data-driven digital business landscape.

Designed specifically for CDOs and CAOs, the CDAO Circle offers a curated executive experience, delivering presentations, discussions and networking opportunities throughout the conference. We recommend applying for this program when you register for the conference as seats for CDAO Circle sessions are limited and fill up quickly. Make sure you don’t miss out on this exclusive experience, available only to verified CDOs and CAOs attending Gartner Data & Analytics Summit. 

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

1. Enterprisewide CDO or CAO, or

2. Business unit or regional CDO or CAO responsible for:

  • Private sector: €250 million+ in revenue
  • Public sector: 1,000+ employees

Qualifying CDOs and CAOs from a data and analytics vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT.

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

Application and approval are required for participation.

  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of CDOs and CAOs 
  • Exclusive interactive sessions focused on the most pressing priorities of CDOs and CAOs
  • CDAO lunches, featuring keynote presentations from visionaries and industry leaders 
  • Priority access to book interactive sessions and one-on-one meeting(s) with a Gartner expert
  • Early access to keynotes throughout the conference (seating is not reserved and is on a first-come, first-served basis)
The CDAO Circle agenda provides targeted content, workshops and networking opportunities.
  • CDAO Circle Leadership Exchange: Workshop: The State of D&A in 2023 and Beyond: Using Our 8th Annual CDAO Survey Findings to Navigate Your Road Ahead
  • CDAO Circle Leadership Exchange: Workshop: The State of D&A in 2023 and Beyond: Using Our 8th Annual CDAO Survey Findings to Navigate Your Road Ahead
  • CDAO Circle: Research Discussion: How Can We Move From Insight to Value in a Disruption-as-Usual Climate?
  • Roundtable: How Can CDAOs Better Manage Stress and Burnout?
  • Roundtable: What Practical Steps Can We Take to Improve Our Data-Driven Culture?
  • Roundtable: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Are We Getting It Right?
  • CDAO Circle Leadership Exchange: Workshop: How Do We Manage Our Top Talent and Reduce Attrition?
  • Roundtable: How Can We Measure Data Literacy and Its Business Value?