CIO Conference
Quixy Editorial Team
December 21, 2023
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If the world is changing every minute, then technology is changing every second. Owing to the pandemic, the entire world has realized the role technology offers and the extent to which it can change our lives.

As a CIO of an organization, it is important to stay up to date with the best technology offers and make sure your organization uses it to its advantage. 

So how can you stay up-to-date with the latest trends in technology?

CIO conferences and events. They are the best way to learn about the latest trends, use them to your advantage, and to network with like-minded people.

Top 26 Tech Conferences CIOs should not miss

Here is a list of the top CIO conferences that you cannot afford to miss in 2024:

1. OPEX Week Business Transformation World Summit

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Date: 29th – 31st January 2024.

Location: Miami, United States

Website: OPEX Week Business Transformation World Summit

OPEX Week Business Transformation World Summit is a leading event for business transformation executives for the past 22 years. The event is a single destination covering everything around strategies, technologies and ideas you need to accelerate your business process, including innovation, business transformation, customer centricity, and so much more.
OPEX and business transformation leaders from around the world come together every year to teach you how you and your organization can come together and adapt to the changing environment that will your business a competitive edge.

2. Gitex

Gitex Global CIO conferences

Date: 14 – 18 Oct 2024

Location: Dubai, UAE

Website: Gitex

Gitex is a once-in-a-year mega electronic event, electronic trade show, and conference. GITEX GLOBAL is one of the world’s most popular technology industry gatherings, bringing together thought leaders, creators, inventors, and makers to discuss, debate, and challenge new ideologies, present new products, and find future prospects.

3. Future Coding Tech Roadshow: Enabling Enterprise Agility


Date: To be announced

Location: To be announced

For all the lovers of the tech world, this is one show you cannot miss! During the Future Coding Tech Roadshow: Enabling Enterprise Agility event, the attendees will get a chance to learn the best practices in empowering citizen developers and navigating IT teams towards more complex issues. You’ll also be able to examine if your organization is ready for transformational change. Leaders will get insights on how they can drive the organization towards agility and digital transformation.

4. Microsoft Ignite

Date: March 8 2024

Location: Zurich Kongresshaus

Website: Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite is a developer and IT professional conference held annually by Microsoft. It takes place in several places around the world. Considering the situation, it is held virtually this year. Microsoft Ignite will teach you to drive your organization to success through MS-based solutions. The event hosts over 150,000 technology leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella and Mitra Azizirad, virtually for the 48-hour event.

5. Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

Date: 9 – 10 September 2024

Location: London, UK

Website: Gartner Application Innovation and Business Solution Summit

This event is a chance to hear and share the latest insights into application development, API strategies, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, and more. The summit will cover topics such as bridging the IT and business gaps, Architectural models for composable business, leadership strategies, technical insights, and so much more. It brings together application development leaders, application and solution architects, business technology strategists, software engineering and more.

6. 2024 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo

Date: 9 – 11 September

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Date: October 21 – 24, 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida

Date: 4th-7th Nov, 2024

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Website: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo

The Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in 2024 is based on the idea that 2024 is the time to build on the momentum to enhance customer engagement, generate more revenue, and serve customers. Last year, over 45,000+ people from all over the world gathered virtually to interact, learn, and celebrate the progress achieved by the IT community.

Specific Conference Themes:

  • Orlando, Florida: Building the Adaptive Enterprise: Focus on digital transformation, future of work, and business transformation strategies.
  • Barcelona, Spain: Innovation for a Post-Digital World: Emphasis on disruptive technologies, innovation ecosystems, and navigating change.
  • Gold Coast, Australia: Leading Through Change: Focus on leadership skills, agility, and resilience in times of uncertainty.
  • Tokyo, Japan: Reinventing Business for the Digital Age: Exploring digitalization, customer experience, and future-proofing your business.

7. IDC Directions

Date: February 1, 2024

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Website: IDC Directions

IDC Directions 2022 with the theme, Thriving in Today’s Digital-First World. In the event, IDC’s thought leaders will present their expert insights and guidance on ways to find success in the new normal through digitalization. The event is for executives, technology professionals, members of the investment community, and members involved in managing different departments of an organization.

Also read: A Comprehensive Glossary of Digital Transformation Terms

8. Oracle CloudWorld 2024

Date: September 9–12, 2024

Location: Las Vegas

Website: Oracle Cloud World

Oracle Cloud World event is a highly regarded event in the tech industry. The event brings together industry experts, tech leaders, thought leaders, and experts to explore and reflect on the latest trends, innovations and strategies in the cloud-computing and digital transformation landscape. It comprises keynotes, expert sessions and breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities to learn about the latest advancements in cloud technology.

Oracle Cloud World is designed for all customers and partners. It allows learning everything about Oracle solutions, including infrastructure, databases and applications.

9. NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum 2024

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Date: Feb 20-21, 2024

Location: Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai

Website: NASSCOM Technology &Leadership Event

The 31st edition of the NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum(NTLF) is another event for leaders celebrating technology! For the first time this year, the event has been organised in the HYBRID avatar, bringing the technology leader, start-ups, product companies, and digital innovators- under one roof.

NTLF 23 is a tech event that aims to shape the future of technology. Its theme, “Shaping the Techade,” emphasizes driving progress and exploring new possibilities. The event will host renowned speakers from all over the world, who will delve into three key areas: “From Potential to Impact: Shifting Gears,” “Unraveling What’s Next: A Differentiated Approach,” and “India Leading the Techade.” Attendees can join to learn more about these pressing topics and to help make a positive difference in the world.

10. Inc42 Maker’s Summit


Date: To be announced.

Location: The event will be held virtually.

Website: Maker’s Summit

The Maker’s Summit is India’s largest product conference.

The Maker’s Summit is an exciting event showcasing the most cutting-edge and game-changing products shaping various industries. You’ll have the chance to listen to and interact with the creative minds and business leaders behind India’s hottest startups, defying conventions and making a difference.

Whether you’re someone just getting started in the world of product development, an experienced investor looking for the next big opportunity, or a passionate entrepreneur who wants to make a meaningful impact, The Maker’s Summit has something for you. You’ll gain invaluable insights, knowledge, and connections to help you achieve your goals and make a real difference.

11. EmTech Digital

Date: May 22-23, 2024

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Website: EmTech Digital

EmTech Digital is an annual event hosted by MIT Technology Review on artificial intelligence (AI). MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference focuses on the implementation and impact of artificial intelligence on business and society. It covers the practical, technical, and social applications of AI and features leading figures in the field.

12. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Date: May 13 & 14, 2024

Location: Cambridge, MA

Website: MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

The hybrid 20th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium focused on Digital Ecosystems: Reshaping the Future of Business? The Symposium offers a unique learning environment by bringing together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading global CIOs and industry experts. Panel topics include: The Most Impactful Technology Trends in the Decade Ahead, The Future of Cloud; Digital Leadership: Collaboration between CIOs, CDOs and CEOs; An Ethical Framework for AI and Digital Innovation; How AI Powers Digital Ecosystems; Mastering Talent & Learning in Today’s Digital Ecosystems; Planning for the Unknown Unknowns, how do enterprises respond to paradigm shifts?; Unlocking New Digital Value: Organizational Surgery Required; Cybersecurity: Balancing Security and Compliance.




Date: June 4th 2024

Location: Virtual

Website: SAP Sapphire

SAP Sapphire is an annual conference for SAP users and associates. SAP is a global tech provider that specializes in software. Thousands of participants meet for three days to hear the new SAP application updates, see software roadmaps, attend SAP technology and planning workshops, take SAP education classes, and network with other customers and partners.

The conference involves keynotes where SAP leaders, corporate associates, celebrities, and consumers share product updates, showcase solutions, and discuss how they use SAP technologies in their businesses. Sapphire Now attendees take part in the event to hear about the latest SAP product and policy news, participate in SAP technical education workshops, meet with SAP suppliers who exhibit their products and services, and network with SAP leaders, partners, and consumers.

14. IBM Think

Date: 20 – 23 May, 2024

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Website: IBM Think

Businesses are in the midst of rapid and unpredictable change. Hybrid cloud and AI are the foundation of smarter business, so it is important for businesses now to learn how to use these technologies to their advantage. IBM Think 2024 will help you learn how to adapt to the new world through transformation, automation, and modernization. 

Reasons to join Think 2024:

  1. Learn about the future of technology and emerging trends.
  2. Engage in interactive experiences, learn how industries use future technology and get inspired.
  3. Explore how to seize opportunities amidst uncertainty and generate significant market transformation while you do it.

15. Digital Enterprise Show

Date: 11-13 June, 2024

Location: Malaga, Spain

Website: Digital Enterprise Show

The main goal of the Digital Enterprise Show is to enable digital business transformation with the help of cutting-edge technologies and top-notch speakers. This event is perfect for CIOs who want to generate business, promote their brand, and form relationships with relevant stakeholders. The show is based on AI, IoT, Cloud, Cybersecurity, AR/VR, Data Analytics, Mar&AdTech, 5G,  Digital Marketing, and Industry 4.0.

Also read: The Conundrum of Digitization, Digitalization, and Digital Transformation

16. SaaStr Enterprise

Source: SaaStr 2020

Date: September 6–8, 2024

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Website: SaaStr Enterprise

Top executives and leaders driving innovation in the Cloud share the secrets and insights of their businesses at the SaaStr Enterprise. In the following aspects, this two-day experience is uniquely designed to have high-impact value:

  • The event is open to everyone, and you just need to register for the sessions.
  • Hear from top Cloud and SaaS innovators who will leave you inspired and well-prepared to transform your business.
  • Speakers include the CEOs of Coupa, PagerDuty, Box, and more.

17. Dublin Tech Summit

Date: 29 – 30 May, 2024

Location: RDS, Dublin

Website: Dublin Tech Summit

You will find the most influential tech and business leaders worldwide at the Dublin Tech Summit Virtual. 5000 delegates, 80 speakers, and 50 partners will come together for just a day to share their knowledge, debate the latest trends, and network at the virtual event.

18. CIO 100 Virtual Symposium & Awards

Date: August 5–7, 2024

Location: Virtual

Website: CIO 100 Virtual Symposium & Awards

The event guarantees you will be refreshed and inspired by the groundbreaking ideas shared. The Awards gather top CIOs and senior IT leaders under a virtual roof/screen to discuss innovation, modernization, and problem-solving. This year’s speakers are Apptio Field CTO Phil Alfano and Jacobs Chief Digital and Information Officer Madhuri Andrews.

19. AI & Big Data Expo Global

Date: 5-6 June 2024

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

Website: AI & Big Data Expo

The AI & Big Data Expo will feature over 125 exhibitors showcasing the latest cutting-edge technology and over 100 speakers sharing their unmatched business insights and real-life experiences. The Expo will cover topics such as Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots, and case studies. 


Date: To be announced

Location: To be announced

Website: UiPath

FORWARD IV is the event to attend if you need actionable insights to accelerate your organization’s journey to becoming fully automated. The event involves both keynotes and hands-on product training. The sessions and keynotes at FORWARD IV cover topics such as governance, security, scaling, upskilling, employee and customer satisfaction, and the latest on the UiPath Platform. Additionally, you can connect with other automation practitioners and experts. Given the current situation, the event expects attendees to respect social distancing and will hold most of the events outdoors.

Explore: Quixy for CIOs, CTOs and IT Leaders

21. VMworld

Date: August 26 – 29 2024

Location: Virtual

Website: VMworld

The event will feature announcements from VMware leaders, the most recent VMware product and technology coverage, in-depth learning sessions with VMware experts, and events for customers and networking. Throughout the event, there will be entertainment, special guests, and surprise features.

22.  IT Arena 2024

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Date: September 27-29, 2024

Location: Lviv, Ukraine

Website: ITArena

IT Arena is famous for its productive networking, business matchmaking, and festival spirit. The event involves 3 intensive conference days to inspire attendees with new solutions and ideas through 4 tracks-

  • Startup -Tech founders, emerging businesses, and viable startups can share insights, find mentors, and learn growth hacks on this track.
  • Business – Global markets, strategic outsourcing, and product development are all included in the business track.
  • Product – In this track, you get to meet passionate product managers and analysts, UX pros who will assist you in shaping your product or solution. 
  • Technology – Trending technologies and evergreen coding tricks, AR and Robotics are discussed in this track.

23. AWS Re: Invent

Date: December 2nd- 7th, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Website: AWS re:Invent

The Re:Invent a conference is a learning event for the cloud computing community around the world. Keynote updates, educational and certification opportunities, technical workshops, deep dives with AWS officials, collaborating with supporters, and much more are all part of the event.

24. Google Cloud Next

Date: April 9th-11th 2024

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Website: Google Cloud

This event is for CIOs looking to learn how to transform their businesses with Google Cloud. The attendees can connect with experts on the same subject to get inspired and expand their knowledge. Google plans many demonstrations, keynotes, boot camps, and sessions for CIOs, CEOs, and developers. 

Also read: Digital Transformation Demystified !!

 25. Amplitude Amplify

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Source: Amplitude Amplify 2019

Date: July 24-26, 2024

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Website: Amplify

This event is the world’s biggest gathering of product and growth experts organized by Amplitude. Amplify is for product teams, data scientists, marketers, consultants, and creators who want to learn how to create growth-oriented products. You’ll learn how top organizations such as AB InBev, Imperfect Foods, and IBM use a product-led strategy to lead the game. 

26. 2024 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Date: May 14, 2024

Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA

Website: MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium stands as the top gathering for CIOs nationwide, uniting IT leaders globally with esteemed MIT faculty. This yearly event provides opportunities for interactive education and discussions on the trajectory of technology, optimal strategies, and business insights unique to this platform. Featuring presentations, panel discussions, networking sessions, and a concluding reception, this annual symposium, inaugurated in 2004, remains responsive to evolving trends.

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Did we miss an important event?

Above is the list of events we feel should be a loss if the CIOs missed them. But do you know another important event that we missed adding to our list? Comment below and help us add.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q. What are CIO events, and why are they important for technology leaders?

CIO events are gatherings that bring together Chief Information Officers and technology leaders. They are vital for networking, sharing insights, and staying updated on industry trends.

Q. How do CIO events facilitate networking and collaboration among technology professionals?

It provide opportunities for technology leaders to meet, exchange ideas, and build valuable connections through interactive sessions, workshops, and informal networking events.

Q. What types of topics and discussions can I expect at CIO events?

CIO events cover a broad range of topics, such as digital transformation, cybersecurity, AI, cloud computing, leadership strategies, and emerging technologies shaping the IT landscape.

Q. How can attending CIO events benefit my career and professional development?

Attending these events enhances your knowledge, exposes you to industry best practices, and allows you to learn from peers, leading to career growth and staying at the forefront of technology trends.

Q. Are there virtual or online options available for CIO events?

Yes, many CIO events offer virtual or online formats, enabling technology leaders from around the world to participate conveniently from their locations.

Q. What networking advantages do these conferences offer CIOs?

These conferences provide CIOs a platform to connect with industry peers, experts, and solution providers, fostering valuable relationships that can lead to knowledge-sharing, partnerships, and potential solutions to common challenges.

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