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    Driven by CIOs Fueled by Gartner - Benefit from the depth of knowledge from your CIO community and the expertise of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company

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    CIOxchange Highlights

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    Digital Business is moving from an Innovative Trend to a Core Competency...


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    Kees Gerretse, CIO of Tata Steel presents his journey

    CASE STUDY: Disruptive Innovation for the age of Digitalization

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Driving Business Transformation: Leadership in a Digital World

Innovation, Digitalization, Optimization

As digitalization continues to drive new business models and sources of revenue, CEOs are looking at CIOs to take the lead in a brave new world to accelerate business growth and business transformation. 

With the new demands on the CIO role, success depends on their ability to orchestrate a digital strategy whilst being an effective internal change agent. This largely depends on their capacity to simultaneously innovate, strategize and collaborate. CIOs are now experiencing more complex, dynamic and challenging business goals that will require critical new leadership skills ranging from leading cultural change, talent development to increasing agility to enable the business value chain.

Our Advisory Board of leading Beneulx CIOs invite you to join this exclusive gathering of CIOs from Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands at Gartner’s invitation-only event in Amsterdam, to explore your most critical business, technology and leadership strategies.

The CIOxchange is designed for individuals in the following roles located in the Benelux region:
Roles Include:
Most Senior IT Decision Maker Worldwide
Global CIOs
Roles Include:
Most Senior IT Decision Maker across EMEA
Roles Include:
Most Senior IT Decision Maker In:
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
Benelux CIOs
Roles Include:
Most Senior IT Decision Maker within a business unit of an organization with annual turnover €1B+
Business Unit CIOs

What You Will Learn

  • What the biggest barriers to success for a Benelux CIO are, and how to address them
  • How to position yourself as a digital strategy trusted advisor to your CEO
  • What a bimodal approach is, and how leading Benelux CIOs are building one today
  • How to evaluate and build on your levels of influence as a CIO
  • How Benelux CIOs are stepping up to lead digital transformation and innovation
  • Benchmark and validate your thinking with your peers


Recognized by Gartners IT community as the most important piece of research for CIOs worldwide, the CIO Survey 2017 forms the foundations of your tailored agenda to address Benelux issues with local peer groups that share the same challenges.  

Validated by our Benelux Advisory Board and leading Industry Experts, this one day networking meeting gives CIOs the tools and capabilities to further their strategies in an ever changing digital world

Your 2017 AGENDA is available HERE

Understand your CIOxchange Journey HERE

Look who is Participating HERE

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Hot Topics

  • Driving Innovation
  • Cybersecurity, GDPR
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Organizational Mindset
  • Customer Experience
  • Data & Analytics

Features & Benefits

  • CIO case studies and think tanks: Learn directly from peers facing similar challenges
  • Scheduled peer-to-peer meetings: Exchange knowledge with your CIO peers on a one-to-one basis
  • Gartner analyst keynotes: Understand the issues and challenges facing CIOs in the Benelux region and how these compare at an EMEA and global level
  • Gartner-led roundtables: Engage in deep-dive discussions around key topics including digital business, Internet of Things, customer experience, IT strategy, cost optimization, data and analytics, cloud and BI
  • Executive roundtables: Gain strategic insight into the best-of-breed solutions at these interactive, executive “boardroom style” workshops
  • Networking lunch and drinks reception: Network with your peers in an informal environment
  • Personalized agendas and take-away documentation: Quickly address the issues and ideas most relevant to you when you return to the office
  • Analyst one-on-one meetings: Gain insights into your key issues through meaningful conversations with Gartner analysts


Personalize your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Gartner Analyst Meetings
  • Peer 1:1 Meetings
  • Analyst and Peer User RoundTables
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Networking Reception
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers, learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus and meet your CIOxchange Benelux Advisory Board. 

Organization CIOs & Gartner Experts

  • Herman De Prins
    Herman De Prins

    Chief Information Officer


  • Kees Gerretse
    Kees Gerretse

    Chief Information Officer

    Tata Steel Europe

  • Octavian Purcarea
    Octavian Purcarea

    Head of the IT unit.

    European Commission

  • Frank Buytendijk
    Frank Buytendijk

    Vice President & Gartner Fellow

  • Geert Jan Dirven
    Geert Jan Dirven

    VP Service Delivery

  • Erik van Ommeren
    Erik van Ommeren

    Research Director

  • Toon Geensen
    Toon Geensen

    VP, Executive Partner

  • Paul Hermans
    Paul Hermans

    Executive Partner

  • Willie Appel
    Willie Appel

    Executive Partner

What We Hear About Our Speakers



"Gartner speakers always provide insightful information in clear, concise presentations."

"Great event! I've been to other conferences in the past and I must say the topics are very relevant and speakers are well versed in their areas."


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of IT​

The CIOxchange Benelux helps develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet particular needs. Receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.



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Venue & Travel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1072 LH


Hotel Okura Amsterdam