The 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 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
  • Transformation of organizational culture 
  • 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.

The CDO Circle program is exclusively available to CDOs, CAOs and top data and analytics leaders attending Gartner Data & Analytics Summit.

The CDO Circle is a crafted executive experience: four days of presentations and discussions with the ability to attend regular sessions at the conference. You will want to quickly secure one of the limited CDO Circle seats by registering for the conference and then applying to the CDO Circle. Make sure you don’t miss out on this exclusive experience specifically designed for new and tenured CDOs and CAOs.

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 one-on-one meeting(s) with a Gartner expert and interactive sessions 
  • Early access to keynotes throughout the conference (seating is not reserved and is on a first-come, first-served basis)