Senior Leadership Circle

Designed specifically for IT infrastructure and/or operations (I&O) leaders, the Senior Leadership Circle offers a curated executive experience, delivering targeted sessions, discussions and networking opportunities throughout the conference. We recommend applying for this program when you register for the conference as seats for Senior Leadership Circle sessions are limited and fill up quickly. Make sure you don’t miss out on this exclusive experience, available only to verified IT I&O leaders attending Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference.

  • Access to exclusive Senior Leadership Circle interactive sessions, designed to gain valuable insights from peers
  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of I&O leaders
  • Priority access to book a one-on-one meeting with a Gartner expert

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

1. Enterprisewide IT infrastructure and/or operations (I&O) leader,


2. Business unit or regional IT I&O leader responsible for:

• Private sector: $250 million+ in revenue

• Public sector: 1,000+ employees

Qualifying IT I&O leaders from a technology vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT.

You can apply to participate in the Senior Leadership Circle when you register for Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference by verifying you are the most senior IT I&O leader within your organization. You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application.

Application and approval are required for participation.

Below is a list of sessions included in the Senior Leadership Circle: 

  • Roundtable: Making Your Multigenerational Team function (Without Bickering)
  • Roundtable: What Agile Practices in I&O Empower Faster Delivery of Value?
  • Roundtable: Real Talk — How to Address Age and Skills Transfer in a Multigenerational Workforce
  • Roundtable: I&O Skills Attraction and Retention — What Are Your Peers Doing About It?
  • Roundtable: How Are I&O Leaders Evolving Their Organization Structures?
  • Workshop: Managing Millennials and Gen Z — An I&O Leader’s Guide to Managing Younger Generations
  • Using Marketing and Iterative Approaches to Improve the Adoption of Anything in Large Organizations
  • Roundtable: Organizational Change Tips and Tricks
  • Workshop: Equip Yourself So You Are Ready to Lead Your I&O Team Through Big Changes
  • Lunch: Multigenerational Leadership
  • Networking Breakfast (Day 1)
  • Networking Breakfast (Day 2)
  • Networking Breakfast (Day 3)
  • Lunch: Case Study
  • Workshop: World-Class Business Outcomes Value of IT + Storytelling

View the full agenda here.