And We’re Back! Live Events Resume in the UK

Community Blog
Written by Clare Ryan

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

It’s been an exciting two weeks at Evanta as we returned to live, in-person gatherings in our communities for the first time in 18 months! Our UK/Ireland communities held gatherings for CIOs, CISOs, CHROs, and CDOs from London and the surrounding areas, and it was so exhilarating for our Evanta associates to bring community members together again.

Here’s just a sample of what C-level executives said about the in-person Executive Summits:

Made a refreshing change from Zoom. Excellent!”

It was a really good day with a packed, but insightful agenda.”

Great to be back in the room.”

The size of the event makes it genuinely feel like a community that we are a part of.”




The feedback on the content -- always following our ‘by C-level, for C-level’ model for building agendas -- was excellent with perfect scores for several sessions that took place at the UK summits. A few of the sessions that sparked the most interesting conversations and interactions included: 

  • The Future of Work: 2021 and Beyond (CHRO)
  • Why Menopause Is Everyone’s Business (CHRO)
  • From Dashboards to Dynamic Data Stories (CDO)
  • Leading to Literacy Through Emotional Intelligence (CDO)
  • Securing the Sprawling Endpoint (CISO)
  • Deepening the Multifaceted Risk-Security Relationship (CISO)
  • As Economies Roar out of Lockdown, Is IT Equipped for Business Transformation? (CIO)
  • Practical Advice and Insights from a Former CEO on Leading a Team Through a Devastating Cyber Attack (CIO)

We were also thrilled to offer something that community members are always asking for -- more opportunities to network. Our one-on-one networking meetings were live and in-person with fantastic participation among executives, who were paired based on shared interests and challenges.


With all the necessary safety precautions in place, the feedback from participants and our associates was that they felt safe and comfortable. Even with a little more distance at tables and in rooms and lounges, everyone seemed eager to connect with each other. 

We are proceeding with optimism -- and of course, caution -- for returning to live gatherings in our North American communities this fall. With limited to no travel required and the intimate nature of our events, we plan to move forward in every region where we can safely do so. To find an upcoming gathering in your Evanta community, check out our Calendar page


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Clare Ryan

VP, Content & Product Strategy at Evanta, a Gartner Company

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