Chief Data Officer (CDO) Circle

The Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) roles are evolving continuously. Early adopters of the role may have had more of a regulatory and compliance focus, but now they are 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
  • Transformation of organizational culture 
  • Development of new skills

Hear the importance of attending as a Chief Data Officer

Attendance of the CDO Circle experience is exclusively available to CDOs, CAOs and the most senior data and analytics leaders attending Gartner Data & Analytics Summit.

The CDO Circle is a curated senior executive experience designed for both new and tenured CDOs and CAOs: Two days of presentations and discussions with the ability to attend regular sessions at the conference. 

What's Included

  • CDO-only interactive sessions designed to gain valuable insights from peers
  • Access to CDO-only lunches featuring keynote presentations
  • Concierge services to help you make the most of your time 
  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of CDOs
  • Priority access to book a One-on-One Meeting with a Gartner expert and interactive sessions
Dedicated sessions for CDO Circle members in 2020 include:


  • The State of the Office of the CDO and New Essentials for Success
  • Evolving Your Data & Analytics Operating Model to Maximize Value
  • Data Storytelling in the Real World


  • CDO Challenges Implementing a Modern Data and Analytics Governance Program
  • How CDOs can drive value while preserving privacy and compliance
  • Best practices for CDOs new to AI
  • Best practices for CDOs experienced with AI
  • Crafting a CDO Narrative That Aligns, Informs and Inspires
  • Driving a Data-driven Culture and Growing Data Literacy for CDOs


  • Lunchtime Keynotes
  • Networking Breakfasts


How to Apply

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate: 

  1. Enterprisewide Chief Data Officer (CDO), or 
  2. Business unit or regional Chief Data Officer (CDO) responsible for: 
  • Private sector: €250+ million in revenue
  • Public sector: 1,000+ employees

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

You can apply to participate in the CDO Circle when you register for Gartner Data & Analytics Summit by verifying you are the Chief Data Officer (CDO) within your organization. You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application. 

Application and approval are required for participation.