Join a global community of CIOs at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo®

The CIO Experience is an exclusive program designed for chief information officers (CIOs) to focus on their business, technology and leadership development. This program is the ideal opportunity for CIOs to connect with peers across regions and industries to share best practices and gain new perspectives on future challenges and opportunities.

What’s included

  • CIO-exclusive interactive sessions designed to provide valuable how-to insight from your peers
  • Access to CIO-only lunches featuring keynote presentations by visionaries and market leaders
  • Early registration privileges for Gartner one-on-one meetings and other interactive sessions
  • Exclusive hotel room block at select hotels (limited availability and first-come, first-served)
  • CIO Concierge services to help you make the most of your time

How to apply

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

1. Enterprisewide CIO, or

2. Business unit or regional CIO responsible for:

  • Private sector: $250+ million in revenue
  • Public sector: 1,000+ employees or $250+ million IT budget            

Qualifying CIOs from a technology vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in your organization’s internal IT/IS operation.

You can apply during registration, and you will be notified by email once your application is approved.

Already registered? Log back in to your registration profile and complete the qualifying questions.

Please note: Gartner Executive Programs primary members and Majestic Program attendees will be automatically qualified into the CIO Experience, no application is required.



Get insights into

  • Growing the business: Learn how to mine the value from “business moments,” reorient systems and processes around the customer, and create value by elevating every customer and citizen experience.
  • Creating a world-class organization: Transform the enterprise into a vital digital workplace, engage and collaborate with IT-savvy business stakeholders and demonstrate the entrepreneurial mindset of a bold new startup.
  • Staying competitive: Embrace innovation and scale new ideas, fully exploit the opportunities presented by real-time analytical decision making and prepare to leverage emerging trends.