The CDAO Circle Program

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.

Applications are currently not open for the 2024 conference.

  • 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)
Take a look back at the sessions available during the 2023 conference: 
  • State of D&A in 2023 and Beyond — Using Our 8th Annual CDAO Survey Findings to Navigate Your Road Ahead
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Are We Getting It Right?
  • Luncheon Keynote: Insights for CDAOs
  • What Practical Steps Can We Take to Improve Our Data-Driven Culture?
  • How Do We Manage Our Top Talent and Reduce Attrition?
  • How Can We Move From Insight to Value in a Disruption-as-Usual Climate?
  • Building Your Brand as a Highly Effective CDAO
  • How Can We Build Stronger Relationships With Other C-Level Leaders?
  • How Can We Use Gartner’s CDAO Effectiveness Model to Become World-Class D&A Leaders?
  • Insights for CDAOs From the Research Board
  • What’s Been Achieved and Where to Go Next for Women CDAOs?
  • How Can We Measure Data Literacy and Its Business Value?
  • How Can CDAOs Better Manage Stress and Burnout?