Chief Data Officer 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 it is a key position at the executive table enabling innovation and growth in the digital.


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 experience is exclusively available to CDOs, CAOs and top data and analytics leaders attending the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit .


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


Dedicated sessions for CDO Circle members include:


  • Leadership and Strategy Essentials – New, emerging and “in-flight” CDOs have the opportunity to explore essentials like data storytelling, how to sustain critical executive partnerships and ways to drive value creation.
  • How CDOs Can Drive a Data-Driven Culture Using Data Literacy – An exclusive workshop session designed with practical ideas and guidance to help CDOs lead data-driven culture change.
  • Innovating with Data and Analytics: What Leaders Need to Know – sharing real-world innovative ideas to inspire and guide your innovation efforts


Be part of an inspiring experience with an elite group of CDOs, CAOs and top data and analytics leaders. Register for Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, apply to join the CDO Circle and indicate your interest to participate in the curated Peer Perspectives sessions.:


How to participate


You must apply and qualify in advance of the summit to gain entry to the CDO Circle. When you register online for Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, simply select “Yes” when asked within the Event Specific Questions section, “Are you a Chief Data Officer, or the most senior data and/or analytics executive in your organization?”


NOTE: Participation in the CDO Circle is reserved exclusively for the senior most person responsible for Data and Analytics within your organisation; Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers and their equivalents.

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In addition to full conference access, the program includes:


Day 1: 
  • Networking Breakfast including escort to keynote
  • Exclusive Keynote Seating 
  • Networking Lunch & Guest CDO Interview
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange 
  • CDO Cricle Peer Perspectives - Enabling Data Driven Digital Transformation 
  • CDO Circle Town Hall - Gartner Opening Keynote Your Questions Answered
Day 2: 
  • Networking Breakfast and escort to keynote
  • Exclusive Keynote Seating 
  • CDO Circle Peer Perspective - Deep Dive Case Study 
  • CDO Circle Lunch - Guest Keynote 
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange - How CDOs CAn Drive a Data-Driven Culture Using Data Literacy 
  • CDO Circle Leadership Exchange - Innovating with Data & Analytics: What Leaders Need to Know
  • CDO Circle Wrap Up 

How to Qualify for the CDO Circle

Attendance is by invitation only. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit attendees can request admission to the Gartner CDO Circle. All qualified registrants will be considered and will be granted confirmation based upon qualifications defined below and space availability. The program has limited capacity to facility the interactive, collaborative content.


  • CDO or executive management-level data and analytics decision maker for an enterprise-wide program or business unit with revenue of more than $250 million
  • Chief data officer or equivalent level executive from a public-sector (government, education, and not-for-profit) organization with more than 1,000 employees

How to Apply 

You can apply to the program as part of the online registration process. 


Already Registered? Log back into your registration profile and complete the qualifying questions. 


Please note: Eligibility decisions are determined at the sole discretion of the Gartner event team. You will be notified of acceptance status by email. All information you provide is strictly for Gartner internal use and will not be divulged to any third-party organization

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