The CDO Circle

The CDO Circle is an exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for chief data officers (CDOs), chief analytics officers and other executive-level data and analytics leaders to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow your community of peers.

What’s included

  • CDO-only interactive sessions designed for you to gain valuable insights from peers
  • Concierge services to help you make the most of your time
  • The opportunity to engage in a shared experience with a community of CDOs
  • Priority access to book interactive sessions and a one-on-one meeting with a Gartner expert

How to qualify

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

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

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

How to apply

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 or the most senior data and analytics leader within your organization. You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application.

Application and approval are required for participation.

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

CDO Circle sessions

  • CDO Peer Conversation: Challenges and Priorities for 2021 and Beyond. This is an exclusive, lightly facilitated peer discussion around the top challenges and priorities for 2021 and beyond.
  • CDO Circle Roundtable: The Data and Analytics Leader as CEO. Data and analytics leaders have a unique vantage point of the data-driven enterprise. Does this uniquely qualify them to take on the top role? What does the future hold for data and analytics leaders?
  • CDO Circle Roundtable: Building Great Data and Analytics Teams. What separates the best data and analytics teams from the rest? We’ll explore this question using data and case studies to highlight the practical steps CDOs can take to build great data and analytics teams.
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: Innovative Uses of Data and Analytics to Drive Business Value (Workshop). Case studies highlight how data and analytics leaders are debunking the myths of innovation and delivering outsized business benefits as a result.
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: The State of Data and Analytics in 2021 and Beyond (Workshop). This exchange brings you insights from the latest Gartner survey of heads of data and analytics worldwide. Benchmark your priorities, challenges and operating model with your peers. Learn about the key practices that separate good from great data and analytics organizations.
  • CDO Circle Research Discussion: Governing AI for Value. How do data and analytics leaders manage artificial intelligence (AI) models at scale? Based on a mix of case studies from leading practitioners and facilitated peer interactions, this session illuminates the journey from pilot to production. We showcase how practitioners are rewriting the rules of governing AI models.