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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. Here is a list of the top CIO conferences that you cannot afford to miss in 2023:

1. OPEX Week Business Transformation World Summit

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Date: 30th Jan – 1st Feb 2023

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 21 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: 16th – 20th Oct, 2023

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

Website: Future Coding Tech Roadshow: Enabling Enterprise Agility

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: 15th – 16th Nov, 2023

Location: To be announced

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: 22nd – 24th May, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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. 2023 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo

Date: 11th-13th Sep, 2023

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Date: 18th-19th Oct, 2023

Location: Orlando, Florida

Date: 6th-9th Nov, 2023

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Date: 13th-15th Nov, 2023

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Date: 28th-30th Nov, 2023

Location: Kochi, India

Website: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo

The Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in 2023 is based on the idea that 2023 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.

The top 5 sessions at the conference that CIOs and IT executives attended were:

  • Top CIO Leadership Initiatives to Speed Up Digital Business.
  • The Evolution of AI.
  • Strategic Trends in Application Platforms and Architecture: The Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022–2023.
  • President’s Vision for 2023: Management of Strategic Portfolios.

7. IDC Directions

Date: 7th Mar, 2023 in Boston, 21st Mar 2023 in Santa Clara

Location: Boston & Santa Clara

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 Could World 2023

Date: 18th-21st Sep, 2023

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 2023

Nasscom CIO events

Date: 27th Feb 2023, & 1st-2nd Mar 2023

Location: Grand Hyatt, 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 2023 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: 24th-25th Mar, 2023

Location: The event will be held virtually.

Website: Maker’s Summit 2023

The Maker’s Summit 2023 is India’s largest product conference.

The Maker’s Summit 2023 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 who is 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 2023 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: 02nd-03rd May, 2023

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: 15th-16th May, 2023

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: To be announced

Location: To be announced

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: 09th -11th May, 2023

Location: Orlando, FL

Website: IBM Think 2023

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 2023 will help you learn how to adapt to the new world through transformation, automation, and modernization. 

Reasons to join Think 2023:

  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: 13th-15thJun, 2023

Location: Madrid, 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: 6th-8th Sep, 2023

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, you just need to register to participate in 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: 31st May – 01st Jun, 2023

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: To be announced

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: 30th Nov – 1st Dec, 2023

Location: London, United Kingdom

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

VM World
Source: VM World 2020

Date: To be announced

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 2022

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Date: 20th Sep – 1st Oct, 2023

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: To be announced

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: To be announced

Location: To Be Announced

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

Date: To Be Announced

Location: To Be Announced

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. 

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.

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