The CDO 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 CDO 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 CDO 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 CDO 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
  • CDO 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)
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: Creative Solutions to the D&A Talent Crisis
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: Enhancing the Culture of Data-Driven Decision Making in Your Organization
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: From Insight to Value Delivery 
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: The State of D&A in 2022 and Beyond
  • CDO Circle Roundtable: Constructing Compelling Data & Analytics Value Stories
  • CDO Circle Roundtable: D&A Operating Models: An Executive-Level Discussion
  • CDO Circle Roundtable: How CDOs Are Enabling Effective Data Sharing Practices
  • CDO Circle Roundtable: How to Build Strong Relationships With Other C-Level Leaders
  • CDO Circle Roundtable: What D&A Leaders Should Know About Cloud Migration 
  • COD Circle Roundtable: First Steps to Building an Enterprise Data Fabric 
  • Research Discussion: D&A Governance for Humans