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Track Sessions
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Best Practices for Adopting SaaS at Scale

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

SaaS is increasingly impacting IT, from having to compete with shadow IT's adoption of SaaS and increased evaluation demand to having to expand or create new policies, procedures or integrations. This session will identify proven approaches and criteria to evaluate, implement and support SaaS at scale, as well as identify the bottlenecks and challenges that IT is commonly faced with during this effort.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Choosing a Cloud Platform for Your Microservices Architecture

Gary Olliffe, Research VP, Gartner

Digital business demands continue to drive microservices adoption and experiments can quickly become critical system components. Your outer architecture for MSA defines the "exoskeleton" that keeps your microservices secure, performant and flexible — it keeps them alive! In this session, we'll explore the capabilities you need to help your teams deliver a thriving microservices architecture, why that platform needs to be cloud native and how you choose the right tooling.
Key Issues:
- How do use cloud platforms to an outer architecture suitable for hosting microservices?
- How does my outer architecture affect my choice of dev. tooling and vice versa?
- How do I engineer robustness, maintainability and portability into my outer architecture?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Developing and Advancing Hybrid and Public Cloud Strategies

Mindy Cancila, Research VP, Gartner

Enterprises are increasingly harnessing the power of the public cloud. Most will live in a multicloud world, with applications and data hosted in an interconnected mesh of public cloud services, private clouds and data centers. This session will provide guidance on building cloud-first strategies, architecting hybrid solutions, and advancing your organizations cloud strategy.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

From Fragile to Agile: DevOps and Infrastructure as Code

Paul Delory, Research Director, Gartner


To become more dynamic, organizations will need to transform not only through technology, but processes and tooling as well. A deep synergy exists between the DevOps, data center automation and containerization movements. However, achieving IT agility and DevOps demands the collaboration and coordination of development, infrastructure, operations and security staff.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Mobile and EUC Must Converge: Unified Workspaces Are the Future

Andrew Garver, Research Director, Gartner

The mobile and EUC journey has produced benefits to users and IT alike — but the journey is not over. The world is bigger than just mobile. The vision for work now encompasses the entire world of computing. How do mobile and EUC architects converge efforts to enable dynamic, unified workspaces?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Modern Data and Analytics Architecture for Digital Transformation

Jason Lewis, Research Director, Gartner

Digital business demands a modern data and analytics platform capable of supporting all aspects of data from acquisition, transformation, storage, analysis and delivery. Advanced analytics is the path to competitive advantage. Organizations with a modern data and analytics architecture can derive insights from information to surpass their competition and achieve market dominance.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Analyzing the Cloud Architect: Role, Skills and Career Path

Kyle Hilgendorf, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

The cloud architect is a vital role to ensure successful adoption and implementation of cloud strategies and projects. This role requires diverse skills including: Leadership, business acumen, technical knowledge, risk management and market knowledge. If you want to become a cloud architect or help your organization find a great candidate, this session will lay out a plan and the qualifications for success.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Beyond Business Intelligence to Artificial Intelligence With Machine Learning as a Service

Carlton E. Sapp, Research Director, Gartner

The real power of digital transformation lies in our ability to move beyond business intelligence into artificial intelligence (AI)-based, machine learning as a service (MLaaS). This session introduces AI-based, MLaaS and demonstrates how to use big data to create new intelligence that offers better predictions, increased automation, greater human to computer interaction, and deeper insights.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Build Your Mobile Security Strategy

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

Mobile attacks are becoming more advanced. Is it time to add more defense to your mobile infrastructure or just wall it off? BYOD versus COPE strategies are still highly debated. In this session, we will discuss the current mobile threat landscape, the latest mobile OS versions and the mobile security products in particular MTD (mobile threat defense) to build a next-generation mobile security strategy.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Dos and Don'ts of Running Stateful Applications in Containers

Anna Belak, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner

Containers are great for stateless applications at scale, but what about apps that need to persist data? This presentation will focus on the types of stateful applications that are suitable for containerization and what technical professionals should keep in mind as they embark on the journey of deploying Docker with persistent storage.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Keeping Up With SaaS Through Aggressive Change Management

Bill Pray, Managing VP, Gartner

Public cloud SaaS solutions are dynamic. They are updated frequently and the frenetic pace of change can challenge any IT department to keep tempo. In addition, the volume of SaaS services being consumed by a single organization complicates the situation. This presentation explores best practices, tools, and technical aids to managing change post-SaaS services implementation for optimal productivity.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Keys for DevOps Success

Bill Holz, Research Director, Gartner

DevOps is all the rage — but what does DevOps really mean? Organizations all around the globe are scrambling to adopt DevOps without understanding what the term means and what adoption really requires. This presentation will help you to better understand:
• What DevOps is, and what it is not.
• The keys critical to DevOps success.
• How to build your DevOps practice into your SDLC.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Building the Logical Data Warehouse via Your Warehouse, Virtualization and Lake

Henry Cook, Research Director, Gartner

The concept of the logical data warehouse (LDW) is now well established. The LDW is an extension to the idea of a data warehouse, but now multiple types of development are possible; classic data warehouse, data virtualization and building data lakes.This session shows that these approaches are not alternatives but complementary parts of a greater whole. Building an LDW balances all three methods.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Cloud Wars: Comparing Major Cloud Platform Providers

Elias Khnaser, Research Director, Gartner

Amazon, Microsoft and Google — these megaproviders are vying to be your strategic cloud IaaS service for the future. How are you to choose? In this session, Gartner will present findings for each against 234 evaluation criteria points to help you make your strategic decision.

Key issues:
• How do I build a methodical evaluation strategy that will lead me to the correct strategic provider for our organization?
• How do the mega-IaaS providers compare on Gartner's objective evaluation?
• What does the future hold for these providers? What about IBM, VMware, Oracle and Alibaba Cloud?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Critical Security Capabilities of Office 365

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

There have been many new security features released for Microsoft Office 365 in the last 12 months. Come learn about the new critical features and third-party solutions that you should implement to protect your Office 365 tenant. In this session, we discuss strengths and weaknesses of Office 365 security features, roadmaps, new acquisitions and the Microsoft and third-party security controls needed to secure Office 365.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

TechDemo: Seven Docker and Container Myths We Need to Bust

Richard Watson, Research VP, Gartner

Docker revolutionizes software delivery. Docker makes you fitter. Docker makes you happier. Docker makes you coffee. There's a lot of claims made for Docker, and mythology has built up around it. For example, Docker is just for Linux, or containers are less secure than VMs. This session will examine seven of these myths, confirming some and busting others, so that you can walk away with answers to:
• How do I overcome objections to using Docker in your enterprise?
• How do I ensure gung-ho developers have done their due diligence on end-to-end governance for containers?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

VDI or DaaS? Making the Right Virtual Desktop Decision

Mark Lockwood, Research Director, Gartner

Cloud-based desktops are quickly approaching feature parity with on-premises VDI, and promise management and simplicity benefits. Is now the right time to move to DaaS? This session will explore benefits, drawbacks and provide a cost comparison for both types of virtual desktop.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Agile Development and Software Architecture: Friend or Foe?

Kirk Knoernschild, Research VP, Gartner

Current approaches to software architecture are broken and cannot meet the business demands of the future. Yet, agile methods fail to adequately explain how to increase architectural agility. More so than ever before, speeding software delivery and increasing software quality require more than process improvement. Increasing software development agility also requires us to adopt more modern architectural paradigms and lighter weight infrastructure.
Key issues:
• What's the role of software architecture in an agile development project?
• What's the relationship between architecture, agility and infrastructure, and how does it impact software delivery?
• What's needed to increase architectural agility?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Cloud-Based Multifactor Authentication Services Deliver Fast Time to Value for User Authentication

Paul Rabinovich, Research Director, Gartner

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is now mainstream, and many organizations are looking for secure, user-friendly and easy-to-integrate implementation options. A new crop of cloud-based MFA services provides support for common authentication uses cases, both within the enterprise and in hybrid access scenarios. In this session we will discuss cloud-based MFA that can balance trust, user experience and cost.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Getting to Zero — Shutting Down Every Square Foot of Data Center Space You Own

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

Thanks to the advent of cloud computing, organizations are starting to ponder whether or not they can shut down entire data centers. While most organizations won't be 100% "in the cloud," the reality is that many workloads can be moved off-premises. This session will walk attendees through Gartner's framework for assessing existing applications against cloud, hosting and colocation solutions in order to determine the best execution venue(s) for a given workload.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

IoT Target Architecture: Your Strategy's Linchpin

Erik T. Heidt, Research VP, Gartner

IoT demands a technical strategy that implements a portfolio of IoT solutions. One IoT deployment does not a strategy make! IoT technology, supplier and skill demands must be addressed proactively or we risk the creation of a crushing technical debt. Here, we will examine the development of technical architecture as well as the procedural and organizational steps required to leverage it as the linchpin.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Navigating Office 365 Tenancy

Mark Cortner, Research Director, Gartner

Implementing a tenant in Office 365 is a combination of identity management, networking, services management, security, and hybrid architectures based upon an organization’s roadmap and requirements. This presentation explores what an Office 365 tenant is, how to connect to and configure a tenant, tenant limitations, single vs. multiple tenants, tenant interoperability, tenant migrations, and hybrid implementation architectures.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Validate Your Mobility Investments by Using a Maturity Model

Michael Disabato, Research VP, Gartner

As mobility becomes integrated with overall endpoint strategies, technical professionals must assess their mobile maturity level and determine the steps required to ensure reliable, secure mobile operations while providing an excellent user experience. This model will guide the organization in measuring their mobile maturity level.

Key issues:
• How is progress in a mobility initiative measured?
• How does my organization derive the greatest value from mobility?
• When does mobility become part of our overall IT strategy and not something separate?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

How to Innovate With Blockchain: An Architectural Perspective of Algorithmic Trust Control

Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner

Blockchain facilitates the decentralization of business processes and data using algorithmic trust controls. Decentralization is not an all-or-nothing objective but it is a balanced approach that requires trade-off. This session provides insight on how to create distributed trust across process participants to drive seamless collaboration and transparency at higher efficiency using an innovative architecture.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

Preparing Your Compute Infrastructure for Deploying Container-Based Workloads

Tony Iams, Managing VP, Gartner

This session will review the internals of Docker container platforms from the perspective of I&O professionals, highlighting the differences between container runtimes such as runC and rkt, selecting an optimal container host environment based on different operating systems and public cloud services, and selecting registry platforms for storing catalogs of container images.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

TechCase: Lessons Learned From Backing Up Office 365 at Scale (Like TBs of Data)

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

This session will cover why it is a best practice to backup Office 365 data. It will also present a use case and technical architecture on how an organization can backup TBs of data from Office 365.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

The Evolution of Endpoint Protection Platforms and Their Effectiveness Against Advanced Attacks

Mario de Boer, Research VP, Gartner

New attacks on endpoints evade detection by common endpoint protection technologies. Endpoint protection platforms are further challenged by new, so-called next-gen. solutions that claim to achieve better protection efficacy. This session assesses the latest developments in endpoint protection and compares innovations by incumbent solutions to new entrants in the market.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

Top AWS and Azure IaaS Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

Elias Khnaser, Research Director, Gartner

Ever wonder if you've made mistakes with your AWS or Azure IaaS environment? You might be surprised. With so many moving parts, AWS and Azure IaaS is ripe for catastrophic misconfiguration. Even worse are the architectures doomed for failure before they're ever turned on. Don't be that architect. Join Elias on this exploration of the biggest mistakes he's seen in the field across scores of AWS and Azure IaaS inquiries.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Become an Agile Superhero: Skills and Practices to Succeed

Bill Holz, Research Director, Gartner

You've adopted agile. Great! You are doing scrum. Awesome! However, the team is failing to consistently deliver high-quality working software at the end of each sprint. This session will provide a set of skills and practices that every agile team needs to implement to enable the regular and consistent delivery of high-quality software.
Key issues:
• How can I improve the consistency of delivery of my scrum teams?
• What can I do to improve the overall quality of the applications developed using scrum?
• How can I improve communication and collaboration between the business and development?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

How Do I Architect an Internet of Things System Using the Gartner IoT Reference Model?

Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner

IoT security concerns, integration complexity and technical immaturity present daunting challenges to the technical professional. This session uses the Gartner IoT Reference Model to show how to:
(1) Decompose IoT system complexity
(2) Build an IoT architectural blueprint and
(3) Expose key system interfaces.
Attendees receive a downloadable IoT reference model kit.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

How to Devise an Effective Office 365 Data Strategy

Guy Creese, Research VP, Gartner

Office 365's data architecture is byzantine. Accordingly, companies often can't figure out where their data is stored or if they're protecting it correctly. This presentation will highlight the surprises of Office 365 data, e.g., the 60+ places it's stored and when the data can't be backed up, and then give step-by-step advice on how to devise and document your company's Office 365 data policy.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Real-Life Hybrid Scenarios for Cloud Computing

Alan D Waite, Research Director, Gartner

This session will review hybrid architectures for cloud computing and analyze four real-life use cases. We will examine how each use case fits in the Gartner hybrid model and the benefits and drawbacks in each case.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

State of the Web: The Critical Trends in Architecture, Platforms and Frameworks in 2017

Danny Brian, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

The noise around the "framework of the month" is deafening. Increased demands of agility and scalability require new approaches to application architecture and tooling. Hundreds of vendors offer new platforms that promise developer productivity. HTML5 and JavaScript features offer extreme leverage of both code and skills to solve problems for any endpoint device or server environment. How can architects and developers make sense of this turbulent landscape? This session gives a rundown of the trends you cannot afford to ignore in web platforms, frameworks and architecture.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Add Spark to Your Big Data Architecture and See It Sizzle

Sanjeev Mohan, Research Director, Gartner

Apache Spark is rapidly becoming a key part of every modern BI architecture. Why? Well, Spark’s versatility and ability to scale can match the largest volume and velocity of data to deliver near real-time data pipeline — from ingestion to analytics. Spark provides unprecedented performance for data transformation and supercharges data lakes. Learn how its machine learning capabilities are increasingly being used by data scientists.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Hyperconverged, SDDC, and the Future of the Agile Data Center

Paul Delory, Research Director, Gartner

Hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) may be the hottest trend in the enterprise data center, but they have yet to realize their true potential: a control plane for the software-defined data center (SDDC) and the hybrid cloud. Incumbent vendors are evolving from appliances to platforms, even as some of the biggest names in tech enter the market. Join us as we map the road from HCIS to SDDC.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Securing the Internet of Things: An Architectural and Risk-Driven Approach

Erik T. Heidt, Research VP, Gartner

IoT solutions are complex and heterogeneous with many components and multiple versions of each component. This reality is born from IoT power to create value thought integration of diverse systems. It also creates significant security risks. Here, we will present an architectural view of IoT that will enable security and risk analysis efforts to be structured and effective.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Talking About an Evolution: AWS, Azure and Identity

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

AWS and Azure are the only two IaaS providers that are "up and right" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. But they have very different capabilities from an identity perspective. In this breakout, we will compare and assess their identity capabilities, including integration with enterprise identity components. We will also provide best practices for access control, authentication and user management — and identify the sweet spots of each IaaS.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Understand Where Microsoft Graph, Office Delve and SharePoint Online Search Fit in Office 365

Mike Cox, Research Director, Gartner

Microsoft is pushing the capabilities of the Microsoft Graph and how Office Delve can be used to let users self-serve information relevant to them through their connections to and interactions with peers. What does this mean for SharePoint Online Search? What are the advantages of letting information come to you compared to customizing an enterprise search capability? This session will include examples of both Delve and SharePoint Online Search showing what each can offer to the organization.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Using APIs to Build Bots for Voice and Chat

Gary Olliffe, Research VP, Gartner

With tools and services streamlining the delivery process, delivering conversational user experiences for your customers, colleagues and partners is within your grasp. In this session, we'll show you how to build a chatbot and integrate it with collaboration platforms and virtual assistants. (Tech Demo)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

App Intelligence on Demand With Microsoft Cognitive Services

Darin Stewart, Research VP, Gartner

Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services, and how to use them to add machine intelligence to applications

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Clash of the Application PaaS Titans: AWS vs. Azure Bake Off

Traverse Clayton, Research Director, Gartner

Select the aPaaS that best suits your digital business needs. See how AWS and Azure stack up to deliver aPaaS capabilities. Both platforms will be evaluated across planning, developing, deploying and operating. What are the key criteria to consider when evaluating an aPaaS provider? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors for aPaaS?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Making Your IoT Systems Smarter with Analytics, RPA and Artificial Intelligence at the Edge

Carlton E. Sapp, Research Director, Gartner

IoT systems continue to grow as new devices come online; therefore, technical professional must establish new way to leverage and monetize on IoT systems by making them smarter. Now is the time to start thinking about embedding analytics, robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) on the edge side of our IoT architecture. This session will provide an overview and demonstration on how to make your IoT systems smarter with analytics and AI at the edge.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Removing Privileged Access From Endpoints

Lori Robinson, Research VP, Gartner

In an age when the endpoint is the primary attack vector, many organizations are evaluating how they can secure or eliminate privileged access on the endpoint. In this interactive roundtable, we will discuss tools and techniques for reducing privileged accounts on end-points. We will also discuss how Windows 10 is helping organizations address this issue.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

The Future of EA in the Era of Digital Business

Betsy Burton, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Our businesses are powered by technology and technology is all about enabling business. Business outcome-driven EA is critical to help organizations respond to growth opportunities, as well as enable business operations. This session will explore what traditional EA practices we should keep and how, and what new practices EA practitioners must adopt to be effective in the future.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

How to Evaluate Public Cloud SaaS Providers

Bill Pray, Managing VP, Gartner

Technical professionals must scrutinize public cloud software-as-a-service solutions to determine whether providers meet their enterprise's core IT requirements. This presentation identifies such categories and requirements, and describes a methodology that customers enterprises can use to evaluate leading providers and solutions.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

Revamping Your Application Security Program for Agility and DevOps

Michael Isbitski, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations recognize that application security is necessary but struggle on identifying the core components, prioritizing the work, and accommodating accelerated development process and schedules. This session examines the critical pieces of an application security program, identifying opportunities to integrate and automate the processes within an SDLC and CI/CD build pipeline.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

TechDemo: AI Is the New UI: Exploring Intelligent APIs

Jason Lewis, Research Director, Gartner

Advances in AI and machine learning are changing the way we interact with applications, services and devices. From bots to wearables to automobiles and appliances, a new conversational user experience is emerging. With unprecedented access to data and cognitive computing, technology professionals are accelerating and simplifying the methods we use to interface with complex systems. This session will explore how natural language processing, learning APIs, event processing, and machine learning are influencing the way we communicate with technology.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

The State of Private Cloud 2017

Alan D Waite, Research Director, Gartner

Are private clouds already obsolete? Is everything moving to the public cloud? What do you do with workloads that must be isolated on dedicated infrastructure due to reasons of security, performance, financial models, compatibility, life cycle control or skill sets? This session presents a detailed view of the types of workloads that must remain “private” and the different approaches to support them.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

Docker Containers in the Windows World

Anna Belak, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner

Containers are taking the Linux world by storm, but Microsoft's active participation in this space has brewed up some interesting offerings. Join this session to gain an understanding of Windows containers and the effect these recent developments will have to the Windows ecosystem and you.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's a Chatbot in the Cloud — Using Cloud-Based AI to Build a Chatbot

Gregory Murray, Research Director, Gartner

Define an architecture for building a chatbot using cloud-based AI services. Explore training and evaluation techniques and data management for these services, and understand the possibilities, limitations and requirements of building such a system.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

Managing Office 365 on Mobile

Andrew Garver, Research Director, Gartner

With the introduction of Office applications on mobile, non-Windows operating systems, deployment and control of Office applications is more critical than ever. Technical professionals tasked with securing the Office apps will learn the strengths, weaknesses and best practices of a range of management options.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

Networking in the Cloud: Amazon VPC and Azure VNet Best Practices

Simon Richard, Research Director, Gartner

Unplanned VNet and VPC networking deployments will hinder a successful cloud implementation and often requires rework as more workload are created or migrated to the cloud. This session will address:
1. How to design and create VNet and VPC with scalability in mind. What are the best practices regarding IP addressing, subnetting and accessing services such as load balancing, DNS and object storage?
2. How to interconnect VNet or VPC, within or across multiple regions in a cost and performance efficient way. How to interconnect across AWS and Azure, effectively creating a multicloud.
3. How to automate the creation and VPC and VNet, by using the cloud provider tools or third-party tools that work across providers.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

When and How to Architect Portable and Multicloud Applications

Eric Knipp, Managing VP, Gartner

You're ready to build public cloud applications, but you don't want to be tied to a single cloud service provider. Whether you're interested in keeping your options open in the future, or in a multiprovider strategy today, this session tells you how to architect portable cloud applications.
The following key issues will be discussed:
• Why does portability matter?
• How do I architect for portability and multicloud?
• How do I avoid common pitfalls that impede portability and multicloud success?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Defying Data Gravity: Migrating Enterprise Databases and Data to the Cloud

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner

As enterprises migrate their on-premises systems to the cloud, they need to know which databases to migrate, and how to run a successful database migration project. This session offers guidance for migrating your enterprise databases and data, and helps you select the right tools and techniques for successful cloud migrations.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

From Sign-Up to Production: Moving Beyond Development and Test in IaaS

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

Getting started with a cloud IaaS provider for some quick development and testing work is easy, but feeling comfortable on whether or not that infrastructure is ready to support production-grade enterprise workloads is much harder. This session will focus on best practices to confidently put applications into long-term production within major IaaS providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

How Microsoft Teams Reshapes Office 365

Larry Cannell, Research Director, Gartner

Microsoft Teams is a major improvement in Office 365’s group collaboration capabilities. However, Teams overlaps with Yammer, Skype for Business and SharePoint. This session provides a brief overview of Teams, assesses its strengths and weaknesses, and discusses how it affects the rest of Office 365.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Managing Containers in Production Requires a Platform — Enter CaaS!

Simon Richard, Research Director, Gartner

IT professionals struggle with integrating open-source systems to manage the container ecosystem on-premises and in the cloud. Container as a Service (CaaS) assists I&O to operationalize the Docker container life cycle. This paper explores the components required in a CaaS and their interaction.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Putting the API in AI: Cloud-based AI Services

Jason Lewis, Research Director, Gartner

Bring clarify to the AI-branded services from the major cloud service providers and provide practical insight into how enterprises should approach these services for building AI & ML applications. Attendees will gain insight into core use-cases and functional requirements for using these systems to build enterprise applications.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Assessing Cloud-Based Big Data Services: Amazon EMR vs. Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Jason Lewis, Research Director, Gartner

Cloud-based big data services offer impressive capabilities like rapid provisioning, massive scalability and simplified management. This research helps technical professionals evaluate and choose between the leading cloud-based, managed Hadoop frameworks: Amazon EMR and Microsoft Azure HDInsight.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Implementing iPaaS for Data Integration

Thornton Jared Craig, Research Director, Gartner

Due to increasing volumes and velocity of data, many organizations are struggling to meet data integration demands. iPaaS offers a hybrid cloud or on-premises approach to solve any data integration challenge. Enhanced vendor offerings provide robust integration solutions that can also help tackle data management questions. iPaaS is a natural solution to the growing problem of data integration.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Protect the Keys to the Kingdom! Secure Privileged Access in an IaaS Environment

Lori Robinson, Research VP, Gartner

Managing privileged access is an essential security control in a Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS) environment where there is a concentration of risk. This session will highlight the risks associated with privileged access and discuss how privileged access management (PAM) technologies can help control, manage and monitor administrative privileges in cloud based infrastructure delivery models.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Unraveling Tools and Techniques for Effective Office 365 Administration

Bill Pray, Managing VP, Gartner

Microsoft provides a variety of native tools focused on the management and administration of Office 365. This presentation examines the tools available to support Office 365’s administration, how these tools are structured, their capabilities and shortcomings, and how IT can most effectively utilize Office 365’s management interfaces and consoles to administer an Office 365 implementation.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Use APM in Your DevOps Pipeline to Get Better Feedback for Application Developers

Sean Kenefick, Research VP, Gartner

Best practices indicate that we should be releasing minimally viable products and gathering real customer feedback as a means of truly understanding our customers. Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools help us achieve this goal — this session focuses on how developers can use feedback from APM tools to create better products.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Apps 2025 — The Future of the Applications Professional

Eric Knipp, Managing VP, Gartner

Change is all around us. We see it on our mobile apps, our SaaS and PaaS solutions, and increasingly, in digitally connected things. We intuitively know that these changes mean a different future for us. But what does it mean for future enterprise apps and those who support them? This presentation offers a glimpse of the future of apps, explains why things MUST change, and how it will impact your career.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Comparing Cloud Data Warehouse Databases Azure SQL DW and AWS Redshift

Henry Cook, Research Director, Gartner

Overview and comparison of two of the main data warehouse database systems in the cloud. Data warehousing in the cloud is now a practical proposition and the two leading cloud providers both have offerings in this space, but they differ in important respects. This session will provide an overview of these products and compare and contrast them.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Deploying Workloads Across Multipublic Cloud Providers

Elias Khnaser, Research Director, Gartner

Using cloud services from multiple providers appeals to technical professionals that are looking to mitigate risk, reduce lock-in and capitalize on the strengths of the cloud providers. However, multicloud is complex. This document outlines different design options for multicloud adoption.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Mind the Gap: Assessing the Identity Capabilities of IoT Platforms

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

Identity disciplines — like credential life cycle management, device/user provisioning, etc. — apply to both devices and users. They are essential for accelerating the use of IoT with critical infrastructure. IoT platforms are nascent, and there is wide variability in identity functionality. We will demystify some of the protocol alphabet soup, evaluate the platforms' ability to secure interactions (e.g., device-to-platform, device-to-device, etc.), along with exploring emerging best practices.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

Evolving Your Test Processes in the Age of the Internet of Things

Sean Kenefick, Research VP, Gartner

The Internet of Things is poised to take over our world, but validating the applications that use these devices requires a new testing paradigm: These devices typically live in isolation, provide high outputs of data and have limited interfaces. This session details the testing challenges and what best practices you need to have in place to ensure that your IoT devices and applications are reliable and secure.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

Implementing with a Digital Commerce Platform

Jeffery Thomas Skowron, Research Director, Gartner

Using a digital commerce platform to implement your commerce solution provides a significant head start and commerce functionality, but is not a turnkey undertaking. You solution will grapple with performance and security concerns as well as complex integrations and operations. This session covers the benefits and complexities of using a digital commerce platform in your digital commerce solution .

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

The Secrets of a Successful Public Cloud Management Strategy

Marco Meinardi, Research Director, Gartner

What do you need to manage in the public cloud IaaS and PaaS? How can you develop a management strategy? What tools are available on the market? Should you use the AWS Console, the Azure portal or introduce a CMP or a CSB? And how can you select the best strategy and the right tools for your organization's management requirements? This session will illustrate what you need to know and do to manage public cloud at scale.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Database DevOps: How to Make Your Databases as Agile as Your Applications

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner

Enterprise databases have never been truly Agile. Yet, to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise, development teams must apply agile methods to databases. This session demonstrates how application and data developers can work together to achieve continuous delivery with applications that use enterprise databases.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Five Things You Need to Know About CRM (to Survive and Thrive)

Chris Fletcher, Research Director, Gartner

CRM accounted for $30 billion in technology investment in 2016, making it the largest single enterprise apps segment. But CRM is unique: Gartner publishes 18 Magic Quadrants on “CRM”; technology decisions are made by senior sales, commerce and marketing execs, and not by IT; and the pace of change is constant. Attend this session to learn five things you need to know about CRM to survive and thrive.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Protecting Your SaaS Applications With Cloud Access Security Brokers

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

This session will discuss CASB architecture, deployments and best practices. How will this fit into your current cloud security strategies and integrate with your existing on-premises defense in depth? We will also be comparing the top CASB vendors and how their products protect your most critical SaaS solutions.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Building Your Cloud Identity Governance and Administration Infrastructure as a Service

Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner

The future of delivering modern identity governance and administration (IGA) services will be in the cloud. This session discuss how to refactor current IGA architecture to govern and manage access to cloud and on-premises applications, using cloud solutions for enhanced agility.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Don't Dive Into the Big Data Lake Without Your Ducks in a Row

Sanjeev Mohan, Research Director, Gartner

Stringent new regulations, such as GDPR are coming into practice with hefty penalties for sharing data without proper authorization. Organizations have a propensity to dump vast amounts of data into Data Lakes. Data governance is a relatively new and rapidly maturing field in the Big Data space with exciting new developments. It is the key to organizations providing high quality, reliable and secure advanced analytics.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Evolve Your Identity Architecture to Be More Modern and Agile

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

The world of digital business is placing increasing demands on identity and access management infrastructure. Technical professionals need to evolve old architectural control points to a newer set of best practices for modern identity architecture that is much more intelligent and agile.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

How to Incorporate Personal Ecosystems Into the Digital Workplace

Michael Disabato, Research VP, Gartner

BYOD usually means smartphones and tablets. Personal ecosystems add PCs/Macs, file syncing and personal apps to an already complicated organizational infrastructure. Mobile and end-user computing architects must prepare to manage these ecosystems without impacting the user experience.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Mobile OS Security Features for BYOD and COPE

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

Come learn how the top OSes compare from a security perspective and what minimum versions your enterprise standardizes on. In this session, we will compare security features of Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Windows, macOS and Chrome from both the consumer side as well as the corporate managed infrastructure. We will also discuss mobile hardware devices with additional security controls in place.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Building on REST With Event-Driven APIs

Gary Olliffe, Research VP, Gartner

REST is the dominant approach for publishing APIs, whether internally or externally. But while it is easy to build and use they have one major drawback: HTTP is a synchronous-request-driven protocol. Event-driven APIs bring responsiveness, scalability and flexibility that compliment REST in modern application architectures.
Key issues:
• When should you move your API thinking beyond REST patterns (and when shouldn't you)?
• How do you design event-driven interactions as APIs?
• How do you choose the right technologies and tools should for event-driven APIs?
• How do you mitigate the new challenges of more flexible, loosely coupled event-driven interactions?

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Comparing Streaming Ingestion and Analytics Frameworks

Soyeb Barot, Research Director, Gartner

Data velocity from sources like IoT, social media, and real-time BI is forcing organizations to ingest and process data in near real time. Traditional ETL and data-loading methods cannot meet the demands for these massive streams of data. Real-time streaming is becoming the new normal in data pipelines. What methods and frameworks exist to help organizations deal with streaming ingestion?

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Evaluating the Use of DevOps Toolsets for Infrastructure Automation

Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Gartner

The "agile" in infrastructure agility requires I&O to play both development and operations roles in DevOps. Will the same toolchain support configuration management, continuous integration and automated testing of infrastructure? This research examines automation through the DevOps toolchain lens. It further explores how completing the pipeline allows us to reach the agile nirvana of continuous deployment.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

How to Address Four Common Integration Use Cases for Salesforce Sales Cloud

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

If you have Salesforce, you likely need to integrate with numerous other cloud and on-premises systems. While integration requirements can be unique for each organization, there are some common uses cases. This session will cover four common integration use cases: Onboarding to Sales Cloud, Integrating Mulitple Sales Cloud Orgs, Application Integration and Orchestration, and Ad-hoc or Citizen Integration. For each use case, typical scenarios will be described, as well as integration patterns and recommended tools for addressing each use case.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

IaaS Security: Assessment, Monitoring and Compliance, Oh My!

Eric Maiwald, Managing VP, Gartner

Moving workloads from the data center to the cloud often raises security concerns. However, leading cloud providers often have stronger security foundations than many data centers. A variety of built-in and add-on security capabilities that mirror important controls — albeit in slightly different forms — are also available. This session covers the details (with examples) you need to know for implementing a strong security in cloud environments.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Mature Your Malware Protection Architecture by Taking an Attacker's View

Mario de Boer, Research VP, Gartner

Malware protection requires a careful balance between different technologies across networks and endpoints. Different technologies protect against different types of attacks and apply to different attack phases. This session introduces a maturity model for malware protection, and works through common attack scenarios to assess the effectiveness of malware protection technologies.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

Cloud DR: Three Ways to Leverage AWS as Your DR Site

Lowell Shulman, Research Director, Gartner
Werner Zurcher, Managing VP, Gartner

Many organization investigate using IaaS public clouds in place of building a secondary data center for DR purposes. This session is reviews three deployment approaches for using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for disaster recovery.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

How to Effectively Support Office 365

Guy Creese, Research VP, Gartner

Moving to a cloud-based collaboration system is a big shift, and many enterprises struggle with how to support it effectively. This presentation will outline the major skills needed to support Office 365 and describe how companies have changed their support organization to better support Office 365.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

How to Manage Cloud-Native Application Vulnerabilities at Scale

Michael Isbitski, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations seeking to automate application security testing as part of CI/CD face a challenge of aggregating and managing large volumes of vulnerabilities. This session will cover challenges as well as recommendations in using multiple security toolsets, integrating into the SDLC tool chain, correlating vulnerabilities, prioritizing remediation and tracking meaningful metrics.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

Leverage Machine Learning to Enable Smarter Adaptive Access Management

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

Machine learning is not just a tool for smarter offline analysis. Machine learning can now support real-time automated data-driven actions. Organizations are starting to use machine learning tools and techniques to provide intelligent adaptive access management to meet the usability and security demands of modern digital business.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

Server Automation in the Real World

Paul Delory, Research Director, Gartner

You know server automation is necessary. But do you know how to improve yours? Or even where to begin? This talk takes a close look at real-world server automation problems and solutions. Join us for a map of the server automation landscape; a deep dive into continuous configuration automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible and SaltStack, and concrete, actionable advice for practitioners.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

Virtual Assistants in The Workplace: Are You Ready?

Mark Lockwood, Research Director, Gartner

Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana are all making their way into your workplace in various forms. Although there are tremendous personal productivity improvements by use of virtual assistants in the home, how much value do they bring to the workplace? Additionally, what kind of attack surface do they introduce? This session will address the capabilities and the risks of these virtual assistants in your business.

Solution Provider Sessions
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Code42 Software: Code42 Software: Solution Provider Session

Code42 Software: Solution Provider Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Equinix: Equinix: Solution Provider Session

Equinix: Solution Provider Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Google Cloud: Google Cloud: Solution Provider Session

Google Cloud: Solution Provider Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Okta: Okta: Solution Provider Session

Okta: Solution Provider Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Splunk: Splunk: Solution Provider Session

Splunk: Solution Provider Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Radiant Logic, Inc.: Radiant Logic, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Radiant Logic, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

VMware, Inc.: VMware, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

VMware, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Equinix: Equinix: Solution Provider Session

Equinix: Solution Provider Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

IBM: IBM: Solution Provider Session

IBM: Solution Provider Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Inspur Systems: Inspur Systems: Solution Provider Session

Inspur Systems: Solution Provider Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Lightbend, Inc.: Lightbend, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Lightbend, Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Oracle: Oracle: Solution Provider Session

Oracle: Solution Provider Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

OutSystems: Outsystems Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Outsystems Inc.: Solution Provider Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Solution Provider Session

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Centrify Corporation: Centrify Corporation: Solution Provider Session

Centrify Corporation: Solution Provider Session

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Hortonworks: Hortonworks: Solution Provider Session

Scott Gnau, Chief Technology Officer, Hortonworks

Hortonworks: Solution Provider Session

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pivotal: Pivotal: Solution Provider Session

Pivotal: Solution Provider Session

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

New Relic: New Relic: Solution Provider Session

New Relic: Solution Provider Session

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Pluribus Networks: Pluribus Networks: Solution Provider Session

Pluribus Networks: Solution Provider Session

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Sungard Availability Services: Sunguard Availability Services: Solution Provider Session

Sunguard Availability Services: Solution Provider Session

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Solution Provider Session

Hospitality Suite
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 6:05 PM - 8:05 PM

Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Hospitality Suite

Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 6:05 PM - 8:05 PM

Inspur Systems: Inspur Systems: Hospitality Suite

Inspur Systems: Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 6:05 PM - 8:05 PM

OutSystems: Outsystems Inc.: Hospitality Suite

Outsystems Inc.: Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 6:05 PM - 8:05 PM

Radiant Logic, Inc.: Radiant Logic, Inc.: Hospitality Suite

Radiant Logic, Inc.: Hospitality Suite

Sponsor Lunch Address
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 12:10 PM - 12:55 PM

IBM: IBM: Sponsor Lunch Address

IBM: Sponsor Lunch Address

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:50 AM - 12:35 PM

Google Cloud: Google Cloud: Sponsor Lunch Address

Google Cloud: Sponsor Lunch Address

Lunches
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Attendee Lunch

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

Attendee Lunch

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Attendee Lunch

Keynote
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Keynote: Three Keys to Architect Your Digital Future

Danny Brian, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner
Mindy Cancila, Research VP, Gartner

The digital business era is underway, and we face the most technologically diverse ecosystem ever. Confronted by a dizzying array of choices surrounding cloud computing, big data, IoT, DevOps, analytics, and more, technical professionals must come to grips with the fact that the breakneck pace of technology evolution will continue to accelerate. Through all of this complexity and change emerges three simple principles you can apply to architect your digital future.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

Guest Keynote: Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Linda Kaplan Thaler, Business Leader, Author, Communications Expert,

In her Grit to Great lectures, Linda Kaplan Thaler tackles a topic that is close to her heart, one she believes is the real secret to her own success and in the careers of so many people she knows and has met. New research proves that the real secret to success isn't some rarefied “It” factor, it’s the “grit” factor. And each and every one of us can possess it.
Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology and personal success, as well as a cornucopia of stories and practical “how to” tips and exercises, Thaler discusses why those who develop and possess the character traits of grit (Guts, Resilience, Initiative and Tenacity) outperform individuals with genius IQ’s, virtuoso talent, unlimited financial resources or a private school education. Individuals with high grit quotient do better in school, work, the playing field, in relationships and life. Her message is relevant to a broad range of audiences from entry level employees and budding entrepreneurs to C-Suite executives. Her inspiring message is that grit is something we all can embrace and develop whether you are nine or ninety.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Guest Keynote: Transforming Scarcity to Abundance

Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Foundation; Executive Chairman, Singularity University and Author, X-Prize Foundation

Diamandis is The New York Times best-selling author of ABUNDANCE – The Future Is Better Than You Think (#1 on Amazon, #2 on New York Times). In this book, Diamandis shows us how technology is turning areas of scarcity into abundance. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies (AI, Robotics, Sensors, Networks, 3D Printing, SynBio, etc.) and the power of the crowd are converging to better the lives of billions.

This keynote is an antidote to pessimism. Diamandis examines human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom—and shows the audience detailed evidence on the revolutionary improvements in these areas over the past century. He addresses how a range of exponential technologies are transforming what was once scarce into abundance. Humanity’s grandest challenge is providing abundance, and this keynote addresses how we rise to meet it.

As President Bill Clinton says, “Abundance shows us that while the headlines are really bad in the world today, the trend lines are pretty good. Extreme poverty is down. The health care is improving dramatically around the world. There are developments now which make me believe we might be able to do what we did in the 1990s, which is to use technological developments to create more jobs than we lose.”

This presentation will help you:
•Understand the “exponential road ahead”: where it is, and where it’s going;
•Formulate how to transform scarcity into abundance and provide leadership with an enthusiastic view of the future;
•Recontextualize the world’s grandest challenges as the world’s biggest business opportunities.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Closing Keynote: The Foundation of Your Digital Future Starts Today

Kirk Knoernschild, Research VP, Gartner

We live in an era of extreme technological diversity. Organizations are faced with security, development, and infrastructure decisions that span cloud, data, IoT, mobile, and more. Yet these decisions are not made in a vacuum. Each are related in subtle ways. Technology convergence will result in new ecosystems that expose organizations to amazing new digital business opportunities.

Theater Presentation
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

ForgeRock: ForgeRock: Theater Session

ForgeRock: Theater Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

Cylance: Cylance: Theater Session

Cylance: Theater Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 1:45 PM - 2:05 PM

MemSQL: MemSQL: Theater Session

MemSQL: Theater Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 6:25 PM - 6:45 PM

FairCom: FairCom: Theater Session

FairCom: Theater Session

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 6:55 PM - 7:15 PM

Anomali: Anomali: Theater Presentation

Anomali: Theater Presentation

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 7:25 PM - 7:45 PM

Thales: Thales: Theater Presentation

Thales: Theater Presentation

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

Equinix: Equinix: Theater Session

Equinix: Theater Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

Splunk: Splunk: Theater Session

Splunk: Theater Session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 1:45 PM - 2:05 PM

MemSQL: MemSQL: Theater Session 2

MemSQL: Theater Session 2

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 12:35 PM - 12:55 PM

Bright Computing: Bright Computing: Theater Session

Bright Computing: Theater Session

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:05 PM - 1:25 PM

Bitglass: Bitglass: Theater Session

Bitglass: Theater Session

Breakfasts
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Receptions
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 12:10 PM - 2:30 PM

TechZone Dessert Reception

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 6:05 PM - 8:00 PM

TechZone Networking Reception

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:50 AM - 3:00 PM

TechZone Dessert Reception

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:55 AM - 1:55 PM

TechZone Dessert Reception

TechDemo
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

TechDemo: When You Should Use Serverless Computing (And When You Should Not)

Traverse Clayton, Research Director, Gartner

Serverless computing offerings share common attributes including running small units of logic, pay when your function is run and lack of infrastructure control. Do not use serverless as a platform for building full-blown applications, but as a tool for solving specific challenges in your application architecture. Technology professionals need to consider the trade-offs of using serverless computing.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

TechDemo: How Do I Lead an Internet of Things Program?

Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner

Imagine you had to lead the Internet of Things program at your organization. Would you know what to do? This session uses a live tech demo to answer these questions:
(1) How do I overcome the key IoT technical, staffing and architectural challenges?
(2) How do I reap the four benefits of rapid prototyping?
(3) How do I use the Gartner five-step process to lead my IoT program?
Attendees receive a downloadable IoT starter kit.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

TechDemo: Can IoT Save Identity Management?

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

In this technical breakout, we will integrate devices, smart phones, IoT platforms, IaaS and identity management as a service (IDaaS) to illustrate how IoT can improve access control and authentication — for both physical and traditional IT resources. When we are done, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of using IoT to support identity — and articulate best practices associated with the combining IoT and identity.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

TechDemo: Does Cloud Application Development Require Cloud Tooling? Assessing the AWS Development Tools

Sean Kenefick, Research VP, Gartner

In order to drive cloud consumption, Amazon provides the AWS user with development tools like source control and continuous integration. Are these tools ready for prime time? What important functionality is missing? And will your team actually be more productive by using Amazon-native development tools rather than those provided by traditional vendors?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

TechDemo: What Good Looks Like: Office 365, Azure AD, Identity and the Hybrid Cloud

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

Most organizations are moving to Office 365. But getting its identity aspects right can be challenging due to all of the moving parts. We will configure an actual Office 365 environment using the best practices gleaned from client deployments. If you want to know what good looks like for managing users, licenses, access control, authentication and on-premises preparation — this breakout is for you.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

TechDemo: How Do I Design the Internet of Things Edge?

Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner

The IoT Edge is where the physical and digital worlds meet. The Edge can be very simple and constrained or complex and distributed. This session will answer these key questions:
(1) How does the IoT system architecture affect IoT Edge design?
(2) How do I overcome common IoT Edge design challenges?
(3) How do I integrate the IoT Edge with the IoT platform?
Attendees receive a downloadable IoT Edge design kit.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

TechDemo: Choosing and Using Salesforce Sales Cloud PaaS and Integration Technologies

Chris Fletcher, Research Director, Gartner
Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner
Richard Watson, Research VP, Gartner

Salesforce supports native and third-party tools for integrating and extending their Sales Cloud product. Choosing between options is challenging, and picking the wrong tool can be costly in terms of project, time and financial resources. Join us to learn:
• What alternatives are available for Salesforce development and integration?
• How do you choose the optimal alternative?
• Does app dev. and integration maturity drive a particular approach?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

TechDemo: Building Blockchains for Irrefutable Transactions Across Business Boundaries

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner

Distributed transactions that span organizational and system boundaries are not feasible with RDBMSs. Blockchain technology can execute transactions involving widespread participants like buyers, sellers and intermediaries (such as banks, auditors or notaries) whose business activities are recorded in ledgers. This session demonstrates how a blockchain platform can provide the infrastructure for these distributed transactions.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

TechDemo: Disaster Recovery Orchestration: Demos From the Leading Vendors

Lowell Shulman, Research Director, Gartner

DR orchestration tool options have exploded with many new and established vendors offering solutions for supporting disaster recovery on-premises and in the the cloud. Come see a demonstration of two leading vendors who can provide automated workload failover and data replication.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

TechDemo: Assessing and Consuming Public Cloud IoT Suites

Kyle Hilgendorf, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Public cloud services are the quintessential platform for hosting IoT solutions. Many major public cloud providers now offer IoT suites that address simplicity, geographic dispersion, scalability and analytics benefits far beyond what on-premises IoT platforms can offer. Who are the players in this market and how do they compare? What do their services look like and how can I get started?

Crossfire
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Crossfire: Native Mobile or Web: The Finale

Danny Brian, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner
Kirk Knoernschild, Research VP, Gartner

Danny and Kirk have been arguing for years about the virtues of native mobile app development versus web and hybrid development. It's time to put the debate to rest! In fact, it might be time to stop talking about mobile-specific development altogether, if only the two could agree on that point.

In this session, Danny and Kirk tackle some key developments and misconceptions about the state of mobile app development in the enterprise.
• What technologies are seeing success, and which are creating undue burdens on IT?
• How is mobile different from other target platforms? How is it not different?
• Has the golden age of the mobile app passed, and will digital voice assistants replace visual UIs anytime soon?

Networking Sessions
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 12:10 PM - 2:30 PM

TechZone Dessert Reception

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Attendee Lunch

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 6:05 PM - 8:00 PM

TechZone Networking Reception

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:50 AM - 3:00 PM

TechZone Dessert Reception

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

Attendee Lunch

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:55 AM - 1:55 PM

TechZone Dessert Reception

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Attendee Lunch

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

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Gartner Catalyst Conference 2017
Location
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl,San Diego,CA92101
Starting on
2017-08-21
Ending on
2017-08-24