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When the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown stopped work and life, technology found an enormous relief as individuals were in a position to attempt to do too many things essentially. Official meetings and conferences were held utilizing different online stages, instructions on the web, utility administrations, and working with online classes, meetings, bits of preparation, and a lot more.

The virtual world meetings allowed us to keep up with various informational and educational events as well. In this blog, we have listed top conferences CIOs can attend virtually. Through these conferences, one can acquire capacities and prepare to lead on a timetable of vulnerability. Likewise, discover drive frameworks to even more sufficiently lead composed gatherings and fortify courses of action between the business and IT workplaces.

Top 10 CIO Conferences & Events in India

1. Gartner Symposium 

Gartner it symposium xpo

Date: 25-27 Oct 2021

Technology, industry, and society have all changed dramatically as a result of the digital era. CIOs are expected to lead and inspire their teams and business stakeholders through disruptive business models, processes, and cultures, in addition to managing IT. Gartner’s IT Symposium focuses on enterprise CIOs and their executive teams’ strategic needs. The purpose of this conference is for CIOs to connect with CIOs from all over the world and learn about the challenges and opportunities of business transformation.

2. Gartner Data Analytics 

Gartner data and analytics summit

Date: 4–5 August 2021

Among the many reasons CIOs can’t miss this event, the best one is getting one-to-one guidance from Gartner experts specific to your challenges. Other than this, the attendees can get access to on-demand conference content during and after the conference to complement live sessions. Also, one gets an opportunity to be a part of new sessions on developing a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready data-centric organisation along with the latest data and analytics trends and technology to stay ahead of the competition.


Through policy advocacy and assistance in setting up the strategic direction for the sector to unleash its potential and dominate new frontiers, NASSCOM is focused on establishing the architecture critical to the development of the IT-BPM sector.

The following are a handful of NASSCOM’s various events that you really can’t miss:

a. The Cloud Summit

Nasscom-Cloud Summit-Banner

Date: 24-25 August 2021

The India Cloud Advocacy Program (ICAP) of NASSCOM provides an opportunity for CIOs to engage with the Indian cloud ecosystem. ICAP will bring together various ecosystem stakeholders – government, supply and demand-side enterprises, SMEs, global thought leaders, analysts, and SMBs – to discuss some of the challenges and solutions to cloud adoption in the country.

b. NASSCOM Xperience AI Virtual Summit 


Date: 3-6 August 2021

AI continues to play a transformative role in the way we live and interact in an uncertain world. The NASSCOM Xperience AI Virtual summit brings together the entire AI ecosystem – government, practitioners, AI experts, industry leaders, academicians, startups, and researchers – to discuss how AI can help India and the world achieve a better future.

c. NASSCOM Product Conclave 

NASSCOM Product Conclave

Date: 1-3 December 2021

The NASSCOM Product Conclave is India’s equivalent of Davos. The yearly conference brings together some of the best product experts from India and around the world. The conference agenda is divided into several stages across several markets. 

d. NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum 2022

Nasscom Technology & Leadership Forum 2022

Date: 16-18 February 2021

This event is known as Asia’s largest leadership conference, and it brings together the who’s who of various sectors from around the world. The event attempts to draw a roadmap for the way ahead towards building a better future and bringing out the importance of trust and responsible tech in this hyper virtual world.

e. GCC Conclave 2021 

GCC Conclave 2021

Date: 14-15 September 2021

Global Capability Centers (GCC) — a common platform to helps comprehend the realities and potential of the New Normal, as well as what it will take for GCCs to not only survive but prosper in this period.

Also read: Top 20 Tech Conferences CIOs cannot miss in 2021

4. Global CIO Forum 

Global CIO Forum

Date: 21 October 2021 

Their industry-driven research and analysis allow members to delve deeper into the existing industry landscape they are working in and align it with their global counterparts. You can learn more about relevant reports, best practices, case studies, and member opinions. This will bring together the digital leaders who have gone the extra mile in living up to their organization’s expectations and thereby the nation. 

5. Trescon Global – World Cloud Show  

Trescon Global – World Cloud Show

Date: 15 Sept 2021

Time: 9 am-5 pm.

The World Cloud Show is a global series of events centred on thought leadership and business that takes place in strategic locations around the world. The Indian edition of the event will bring together pre-qualified CIOs, CTOs, COOs, Heads of Cloud, Heads of IT Infrastructure, DevOps Leaders, Heads of Digital Transformation/Innovation, and Experts in Cloud Computing from throughout India.
The event will feature intriguing keynotes, government and enterprise use-case presentations, product showcases, panel discussions, and tech talks to address the most recent difficulties and explore the most recent applications of cloud-based solutions.

6. CIO 100 Awards and Symposium by IDG

CIO 100 Awards and Symposium by IDG

Date: 17-18 August 2021 & 24-25 August 2021 

In this conference, the nation’s top CIOs and industry experts will share their success stories and unique perspectives on strategy, digital leadership, and business growth at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards in 2021. You’ll hear about the most pressing technology topics (cloud, data, automation, and so on), as well as top-of-mind strategic and organizational imperatives including workplace diversity and inclusion, and business transformation. 

They’ll honour the winners of the 2021 CIO 100 Award and the newest CIO Hall of Fame Inductees during the event.  

7. Trescon Global CIO Show

Trescon Global CIO Show

Date: 26 May 2021

The show will have CIOs across industry areas in India who will meet, learn and draw in with a portion of the widely acclaimed innovation thought-pioneers, topic specialists, and innovation trailblazers in a helpful, open exchange climate to discover answers for issues blocking their business and self-awareness.

8. IDC CIO summit  

IDC CIO Summit

Date: June 10-11, 2021

IDC Summit events will guide businesses looking to adopt for success in the post-pandemic, post-globalization era: digitally transformed, navigating, and creating their new realities in a changing world. This event is a must-attend for technology vendors who want to help their clients make the best decisions, investments, and alliances to lead in the future. 

9. CIO Synergy – CIO Mumbai

CIO Synergy Mumbai

Date: 24 June 2021 

Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm 

Under this event, CIOs would take the stage to examine the obvious peril that current ventures face; a conversation that goes beyond the reading material and uncovers the simple ways, systems, and headings of these pioneers that protect against the obscure.

10. ET CIO Annual Conclave

ET CIO Annual Conclave

Date: March 4-5, 2021

As IT leaders get ready for what’s next, the ETCIO annual meeting will help you complete this work by providing collective human wisdom and insight to turn possibilities into reality. This event will have various discussions related to the next action plan, New Tech Warriors, Technologies that will matter, Implementation that despite all odds, Traversing beyond Tech. 

11. CIO Select by EnterpriseIT World 

CIO Select by EnterpriseIT World

Date: 23 April 2021

The event will have Industry introductions and Board Conversations followed by grants for Top CIO Select Items, Merchants, New companies, and Customers. We will grant the extraordinary parts in the IT business. The point of this occasion is to support and advance organizations and items, which play had a critical impact in fostering the market with customized arrangements and suitable techniques for the undertakings.

12. Trescon Global – World AI Show

Trescon Global – World AI Show

Date: 4 Nov 2020

During this event, you would witness excellent featured discussions, studios, use-case introductions, item shows, board conversations, and technical talks – that will assist you with distinguishing the most recent simulated intelligence patterns and discover answers for your business challenges. It is a gathering of some of the industry’s brightest minds to explore AI’s applications and role in the future of the Indian economy.

Also read: No-Code: The Top New Priority for CIOs

The Takeaway

Organizations are regaining strength, and global IT spending is likely to increase in the future years, despite the fact that they are still recovering from the economic slump by freezing or slashing budgets. Although the economy has started to turn around, there is still a long way to go. As digital continues to drive and potentially replace manual processes, the position of the CIO is more critical than ever. Business objectives have shifted, and CIOs are now tasked with identifying new opportunities that will enable digital transformation. These events give a fantastic opportunity to tech leaders to open their minds to fresh ideas and get to know new people. It also helps leaders in networking for potential hires and learn about new opportunities. These are the ideal way to keep up with the latest trends, put them to work for you, meet like-minded individuals and also learn about emerging tech.  

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