Agenda / By Track


  • Track A: Edge Strategies for Tomorrow’s IT
  • Track B: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT-Driven Data and Analytics Architecture
  • Track C: Hybrid and Public Cloud Strategies
  • Track D: Cloud-Native Solutions and Emerging Architectures
  • Track E: DevOps and IT Agility: Moving from Fragile to Agile
  • Track F: Collaboration and Content in a Hybrid World
  • MSE / Midsize Enterprise Program
  • / Maturity: Advanced
  • / Maturity: Foundational
  • / Content: Strategic
  • / Content: Tactical
Track A: Edge Strategies for Tomorrow’s IT
Sunday, August 20, 2017 / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop: Design Thinking for Innovation

James Carolan, VP, Gartner

The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees with a high-level and hands-on introduction to the human-centered design concept of Design Thinking. The workshop covers each stage of the Design Thinking methodology and how a designers mindset and methods can foster breakthrough innovation. Design Thinking has gained significant momentum in the marketplace with industry leaders like AirBNB, Uber, SAP, IBM and GE making significant investments in the methodology.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop: Architecting Single-Factor, Two-Factor and Multifactor Authentication

Paul Rabinovich, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations must decide how to architect local, remote and mobile authentication using single-factor, two-factor and multifactor technologies in order to meet identity assurance requirements. This workshop will help organizations to ask the right questions so that they select an authentication approach that is right for them.

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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 / 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 / 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Roundtable: Managing Windows 10 using EMM

Andrew Garver, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations moving to Windows 10 may elect to manage their endpoints using an EMM suite. This roundtable will discuss the pros, cons, and best practices for using EMM to manage Windows 10.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

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

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.

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

TechDemo: 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. (TechDemo)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Roundtable: VDI in the Trenches: What Works and What Doesn’t

Mark Lockwood, Research Director, Gartner

There are nearly limitless ways to deploy VDI, but a high-quality user experience can be elusive. Join your peers in discussing infrastructure, use cases, and tools that have helped — and hindered — creation of great VDI platforms.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 2:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Workshop: IoT Capability Maturity Model

Michael Disabato, Research VP, Gartner
Erik T. Heidt, Research VP, Gartner

IT departments are finding themselves working with OT to integrate the Internet of Things into the organization's infrastructure and business processes. Attendees at this workshop will discuss the requirements for a maturity model and take part in exercises designed to create one.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 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.

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

Roundtable: Microsoft Intune/EMS: Deployment Experiences

Andrew Garver, Research Director, Gartner
Michael Disabato, Research VP, Gartner

Microsoft has maintained a steady tempo of releases for Intune/EMS that promise to deliver what most enterprises require for an EMM suite. Join a group of your peers to discuss, the best practices for Microsoft Intune, how other organizations are using Microsoft Intune, and what are common challenges with using Microsoft Intune?

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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?

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

TechDemo: How Do I Architect 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

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 / 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Roundtable: Designing The IoT Edge

Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner

The IoT Edge is where data is sampled and collected from the environment by instrumented things or devices. But how does one design the IoT edge? What technologies are important? What vendors provide relevant solutions? This roundtable is an opportunity for you to connect with your peers and discuss one of the most game-changing technologies since cloud-computing.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 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 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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.

Track B: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT-Driven Data and Analytics Architecture
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.

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

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 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Building the Logical Data Warehouse via Data Warehouse, Data Virtualization and Data 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 / 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 / 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.

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

R.A.G.E. Against the Machine Intelligence: Human Intervention Required

Carlton E. Sapp, Research Director, Gartner

The R.A.G.E. against machine intelligence (i.e., artificial intelligence) has begun. It is fueled by the fear of automation replacing jobs in an attempt to transform to a data-driven digital business that presses ahead at full speed. This session will discuss new roles and responsibilities that will be created thanks to machine intelligence, as we direct the R.A.G.E. into understanding how and why human intervention is required.

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

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 through 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 / 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 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Is One Business Intelligence Tool Enough?

Soyeb Barot, Research Director, Gartner

Architects face challenges introducing or effectively managing multiple BI solutions servicing various user segments within the organization. Adopting a bimodal BI architecture provides a scalable, resilient and self-serviced solution that increases business agility while reducing technical complexity.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

IoT TechDemo: Deploying and Connecting to Public Cloud IoT Platforms

Kyle Hilgendorf, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are using public cloud services for a variety of use cases and are now wondering whether these same providers offer capable IoT platforms to support a variety of IoT requirements. What capabilities exist for IoT in the public cloud and how do you connect sensors and data into these cloud IoT platforms? (Please note: this informal demo provides a behind-the-scenes view of how the demo was built, and any components or back-end services used during the demo. The Demo will repeat every 10 minutes)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

An Overview of How AI Reshapes Data Management

Gregory Murray, Research Director, Gartner

Technical professionals who are trying to understand what AI means to data management will gain insight on how to prepare for the adoption of computer vision, conversational platforms and real-time processing. These fundamental attributes of AI will refocus and reprioritize existing data management practices.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

IoT TechDemo: Deploying and Connecting to Public Cloud IoT Platforms (Repeat)

Kyle Hilgendorf, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are using public cloud services for a variety of use cases and are now wondering whether these same providers offer capable IoT platforms to support a variety of IoT requirements. What capabilities exist for IoT in the public cloud and how do you connect sensors and data into these cloud IoT platforms? (Please note: this informal demo provides a behind-the-scenes view of how the demo was built, and any components or back-end services used during the demo. The demo will repeat every 10 minutes.)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

IoT TechDemo: Integrating IoT Cloud and Edge Computing

Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner

Organizations are using IoT cloud platforms for stream processing, advanced analytics and machine learning. But many use cases will increasingly require the integration of edge computing with cloud computing. What technical challenges must you overcome? (Please note: this informal demo provides a behind-the-scenes view of how the demo was built, and any components or back-end services used during the demo. The Demo will repeat every 10 minutes)

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

A Comparison of Cloud-Based AI Services

Gregory Murray, Research Director, Gartner

Join us for an overview of the current catalog of AI-branded services from the cloud providers. This session looks at the application of computer vision, language processing and machine learning services within the enterprise. Attendees will gain an insight into the state of these services, which services match their requirements and best practices for building applications using these services.

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

iPaaS Essentials for Modern 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 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Comparing Cloud Data Warehouse Databases: Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Amazon 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 / 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 / 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
Merv Adrian, Research VP, 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Building Streaming Data Ingestion Pipelines

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 / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

IoT TechDemo: Can IoT Change the Future of Identity Management?

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

We will integrate devices, IoT platforms, optical recognition, IaaS services and cloud multi-factor authentication to deliver an IAM solution for authentication, access control and user management.

(Please note: this informal demo provides a behind-the-scenes view of how the demo was built, as well as services used during the demo. The Demo will repeat every 10 minutes)

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

IoT TechDemo: Can IoT Change the Future of Identity Management? (Repeat)

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

We will integrate devices, IoT platforms, optical recognition, IaaS services and cloud multifactor authentication to deliver an IAM solution for authentication, access control and user management.

(Please note: this informal demo provides a behind-the-scenes view of how the demo was built, as well as services used during the demo. The Demo will repeat every 10 minutes)

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 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.

Track C: Hybrid and Public Cloud Strategies
Sunday, August 20, 2017 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cloud Provider Bake-Off 2017

Mindy Cancila, Research VP, Gartner
Elias Khnaser, Research Director, Gartner
Thornton Jared Craig, Research Director, Gartner
Richard Watson, Research VP, Gartner

The Catalyst Cloud Provider Bake-off will warm up the conference starting on Sunday afternoon. Representatives of Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle will take the stage to show a side by side, Gartner-scripted challenge to demonstrate their cloud services. They will also be tasked with sharing one cool, innovative use case that differentiates their capabilities. After the solution provider demonstrations, a panel of Gartner Analysts will discuss their personal impressions of the demonstrations and how attendees can assess the cloud providers services when developing their cloud provider evaluations.

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 / 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Roundtable: Barriers to IaaS Adoption — What Is Holding Your Organization Back?

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

From procurement, security, compatibility, and to trust in providers ... there are still many barriers to adoption that organizations struggle with before fully adopting cloud infrastructure-as-a-service. In this moderated peer-to-peer discussion, Gartner analyst Douglas Toombs will help attendees learn from each other as to what has worked well (and what hasn’t) in terms of overcoming some of these obstacles, and why.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

Roundtable: Cloud Wars: Comparing Major Cloud Platform Providers (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

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?

Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 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 - 4:00 PM

Workshop: How to Track and Optimize Your Public Cloud IaaS Spending on AWS and Azure

Marco Meinardi, Research Director, Gartner

As organizations increase their public cloud IaaS adoption, many times the resulting bill is not reflecting the expected cost benefits. At times, this is due to the inability to correctly read and interpret billing data, other times, due to over-provisioned, idle or orphaned resources. Both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure natively offer tools to track and optimize the cloud spending, by enhancing cost transparency and allocation and suggesting changes based on best practices. This session will provide a technical demonstration of how a few simple tasks on the AWS Console and the Azure Portal can bring immediate and tangible cost benefits to your organization.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:20 PM - 5:20 PM

Roundtable: Cloud Provider Bake-off Discussion for PaaS

Richard Watson, Research VP, Gartner

In this Roundtable, the analyst will discuss the demonstrations that occurred in the Catalyst Cloud Provider Bake-off and other questions around PaaS. This is your chance to interact with an analyst that researches Cloud-provider companies and also network with peers that are on the same cloud journey.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

Top Amazon Web Services and Microsoft 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

Hybrid Use Cases for the Real World

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 - 9:15 AM

Roundtable: Cloud Provider Bake-off Discussion for IaaS

Elias Khnaser, Research Director, Gartner

In this Roundtable, the analyst will discuss the demonstrations that occurred in the Catalyst Cloud Provider Bake-off and other questions around IaaS. This is your chance to interact with an analyst that researches Cloud-provider companies and also network with peers that are on the same cloud journey.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop: How to Select the Right SSO Solution for Your Hybrid Organization (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

Modern hybrid cloud architectures place additional demands on identity and access management tools. This workshop will review the new access management evaluation criteria guidelines and discuss what features you should look for in your next employee access management solution. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop: To Cloud or Not to Cloud — Data Center and IaaS Cloud Cost Comparison

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

As cloud computing becomes increasingly popular as a mainstream IT delivery option, cost concerns quickly rise to the surface. The stark contrast of comparing existing IT cost modeling practices to cloud services priced in pennies or minutes underscores why existing approaches are often insufficient. This interactive workshop will help technical professionals understand internal costs in a context that can be used to compare them with public cloud IaaS costs.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Roundtable: Adapting IT to Become the Broker of Cloud Services

Alan D Waite, Research Director, Gartner

Successful adoption of cloud technologies requires organizations to adapt existing structures, governance processes, skills and toolsets. This session involves discussion on the steps required to change and implement hybrid IT.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:50 AM - 1:05 PM

Empowering Women in Technology

Mindy Cancila, Research VP, Gartner
Allison Wilt, Senior Director of Strategy, Greenberg Inc.
Kristin Schenck, Director of Business Development, Dover Fueling Systems

Join this luncheon to network with amazing women that are driving technology innovation into and throughout their companies. Regardless of where you are in your professional journey, there is something here for everyone. Build a strong support network to identify programs and resources to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Roundtable: Barriers to Cloud Adoption — What Is Holding Your Organization Back? (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

From procurement, security, compatibility, and to trust in providers ... there are still many barriers to adoption that organizations struggle with before fully adopting cloud infrastructure-as-a-service. In this session, Gartner analyst Douglas Toombs will help attendees learn from each other — as well as hundreds of clients that Gartner has helped — what has worked and what hasn’t, and why. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking in the Cloud: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud and Microsoft Azure Virtual Network Best Practices

Simon Richard, Research Director, Gartner

Unplanned VNet and VPC networking deployments will hinder successful cloud implementation and often requires redesign as more workloads are deployed in the cloud. This session will address how cloud networking is different from enterprise networking, how to design and create VNet and VPC with scalability in mind, and the best practices for VNet and VPC architectures.


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 / 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 / 1:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Workshop: How to Select the Right SSO Solution for Your Hybrid Organization

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

Modern hybrid cloud architectures place additional demands on identity and access management tools. This workshop will review the new access management evaluation criteria guidelines and discuss what features you should look for in your next employee access management solution.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

Deploying Workloads Across MultiCloud 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 / 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

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?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Roundtable: Cloud Provider Bake-off Discussion for Databases

Thornton Jared Craig, Research Director, Gartner

In this Roundtable, the analyst will discuss the demonstrations that occurred in the Catalyst Cloud Provider Bake-off and other questions around databases. This is your chance to interact with an analyst that researches Cloud-provider companies and also network with peers that are on the same cloud journey.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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.

Track D: Cloud-Native Solutions and Emerging Architectures
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Roundtable: Docker Demystified

Richard Watson, Research VP, Gartner

Docker revolutionises 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 just for Linux, or containers are less secure than containers.
In this roundtable we will discuss the myths around Docker and containers, making it specific to your environment, 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Selecting a Storage Approach for Stateful Application 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 / 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 / 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop: Choosing Portable and Multicloud Solution Architecture

Eric Knipp, Managing VP, Gartner

Solution architects are increasingly under pressure to deliver cloud-native solutions. Users demand richer experiences. Functional lines demand faster time to value. IT leadership demands cost control and reduction of vendor lock-in. Multicloud may seem like the silver bullet to achieve all of these disparate goals. The decision to go multicloud is complex and has more than one possible outcome. In this workshop, learn:
• What a portable or multicloud architecture looks like,
• How to decide if your solution scenario calls for portability, multicloud, or both, and
• How to choose between different types of multicloud solution architecture.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 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 / 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 / 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 through 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 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Clash of the Application PaaS Titans: AWS Versus 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 / 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Roundtable: Architecting an IoT System

Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an essential architectural component of every Digital Business. But how does one architect an IoT system? What are the key integration issues? What vendors can help? This roundtable is an opportunity for you to connect with your peers and discuss one of the most game-changing technologies since cloud-computing.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Roundtable: Microservices in the Wild and in Production

Gary Olliffe, Research VP, Gartner

Organizations across all industries are exploring, piloting and adopting microservices architecture to help them speed up delivery of features to their users, customers, stakeholders. But microservices adoption in the enterprise is still immature and practices and technology vary widely. In this roundtable, delegates can share their experiences and learn how others are overcoming the challenges.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 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 / 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Roundtable: Tools and Processes for Developing With Azure

Sean Kenefick, Research VP, Gartner

This roundtable explores the variety of tools available for developing Azure apps. Should you rely solely on Microsoft tools for Azure development? What about the tools you might use for multicloud developments? Please bring your experiences and your ideas about the best tooling for developing Azure applications.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

Roundtable: How Are You Selecting Application PaaS Providers?

Traverse Clayton, Research Director, Gartner
Eric Knipp, Managing VP, Gartner

This roundtable will explore what it takes to select an aPaaS provider and what criteria teams need to consider in their selection process. Be prepared to share with your peers your experience with aPaaS providers, what requirements you include in your selection and successes and challenges you have had with aPaaS providers.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

iPaaS Essentials for Modern 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 / 1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Roundtable: Real World CASB Use Cases and How Effective Are They For Protecting My SaaS

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

CASBs are becoming critical to protect your cloud deployments. This roundtable will discuss how companies are leveraging CASBs to protect their SaaS, IaaS and PaaS infrastructures. If you are using a CASB or in the process of evaluating the options come ask questions and share you experiences with the leading vendors.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

How to Begin With Salesforce Sales Cloud Integration

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 and tools that are used by organizations starting out with Sales Cloud: This session will focus on three particularly common use cases: Onboarding to Sales Cloud, Integrating Mulitple Sales Cloud Orgs, and Application Integration and Orchestration. For each use case, typical scenarios will be described, as well as integration patterns and tools used for addressing each use case.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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.

Track E: DevOps and IT Agility: Moving from Fragile to Agile
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop: Deploying a Simple Microservice-Based Application in Docker

Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Gartner
Tony Iams, Managing VP, Gartner

This workshop guides attendees through deploying a simple microservices-based application in Docker.
A laptop computer is required to fully engage in the workshop.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 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 - 3:30 PM

Roundtable: Key Considerations for Backup to the Cloud

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

Cloud backup is gaining wider acceptance. However, data recovery using only cloud backups can take a long time if you are not careful. This session will allow Catalyst attendees to discuss and learn from the cloud backup and recovery practices, use cases, infrastructure considerations, challenges and typical usage benefits of other attendees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 4:20 PM - 5:50 PM

Workshop: Scaling Microservices On Docker.

Anna Belak, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner
Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Gartner

This workshop demonstrates some techniques for scaling and revision of microservice-based applications packaged in Docker containers. It will expand on "Deploying a Simple Microservice-Based Application in Docker," but attendance is not a prerequisite.
A laptop computer is required to fully engage in the workshop.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 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.

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 / 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 / 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 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 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 / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Roundtable: Scrum Is Not Enough: Essential Practices of Successful Agile Teams

Bill Holz, Research Director, Gartner

While many organizations adopt Scrum as their agile process model, it is a framework too often modified, despite having very few rules. For agile teams to mature their skills and develop software consistently and predictably, more is needed. In this lightly moderated roundtable, we'll discuss practices from XP, BDD, Spotify, Lean Startup and other sources that are essential to the success of agile teams.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 - 11:00 AM

Workshop: Beginner Best Practices for Initiating and Evolving Business Capability Modeling

Betsy Burton, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Business capability modeling is used to represent how enterprises deliver strategic value to customers. These models represent the future-state capabilities of the business and illustrate how current capabilities need to change to support strategic opportunities and threats. This session is for beginners seeking to learn how to develop their business capability models and engage business and IT leaders.

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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 / 1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Roundtable: Is Serverless the End of IT Operations?

Marco Meinardi, Research Director, Gartner

The value of cloud computing services is moving up-stack, with an increasing number of cloud provider's managed services, which can be accessed, consumed and integrated using APIs. Serverless is just the ultimate representation of this trend, where infrastructure is deployed behind the scenes only when code requires execution. In this scenario, IT operations is entirely left to the cloud providers, while developers can self-serve infrastructure and platform services using "just another line of code." In this roundtable, we will discuss how serverless and related trends are transforming the role of IT operations in an increasingly automated world.

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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

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

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner
Bill Holz, Research Director, 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 / 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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.

Track F: Collaboration and Content in a Hybrid World
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Roundtable: Digital Commerce Implementation Success Stories

Jeffery Skowron, Research Director, Gartner

Analyst-facilitated roundtable of success stories experienced implementing a digital commerce solutions. Goal of the discussion is to share strategies that have been used in the technical implementation or ongoing life-cycle-related to a digital commerce ecosystem. Complex integrations, deployment gaps, performance woes and pervasive functional customization are also welcome topics here.

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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 / 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 / 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 / 4:20 PM - 5:20 PM

Roundtable: How Office 365 Support and Change Management Affects the Role of IT (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Mike Cox, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations expect the burden on IT to reduce when they move to Office 365 and no longer have to manage infrastructure. However, there are new challenges to contend with. They include: new services, hybrid architectures, multiple administration consoles, brokering a relationship with Microsoft and dealing with the pace of change and new feature introduction. This roundtable allows clients to discuss their experiences of dealing with these challenges and share success stories with peers. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

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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 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

Challenges in Office 365 — The Peer Connect Conversation

Bill Pray, Managing VP, Gartner
Darin Stewart, Research VP, Gartner

Office 365 promises many benefits to an enterprise shifting to a cloud-oriented footing, but brings many challenges as well. Come share your experiences, challenges and questions at this facilitated conversation with your peers who have gone through the Office 365 transition and those who are currently deploying Office 365. Share best practices and "if we knew then what we know now" insights.

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 - 9:15 AM

Roundtable: Aligning Your Enterprise Application Priorities for 2018

Chris Fletcher, Research Director, Gartner

Agility. Cloud. Embedded applications. Analytics. TCO. Customer Experience. All of these priorities, and more, are identified by Gartner clients as they extend, evolve, or replatform their enterprise applications. Do any of these sound familiar? Do any of these align with your own plans? And, should they? Attend this analyst roundtable session for an open and informal discussion on how these priorities map against your own organization's plans, and whether your own enterprise apps portfolio — across sales, commerce, marketing, support, or experience — could benefit from some rebalancing of its own.

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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 / 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 / 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Five Steps to a Successful Digital Commerce Implementation

Jeffery Skowron, Research Director, Gartner

Digital commerce platforms provide a wealth of functionality and solution accelerators, but are not turnkey. Join us to walk through Gartner’s five-step approach to successfully implement your commerce solution using a vendor provided commerce platform.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 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 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

How Microsoft Teams Reshapes Office 365

Mark Cortner, 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 / 10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

Roundtable: Slack, Microsoft Teams and the Future of Enterprise Collaboration (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

Join fellow enterprise collaboration leaders as we share experiences with using Slack, Microsoft Teams or other similar products and how these support an overall enterprise collaboration strategy. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

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

Unraveling Tools and Techniques for Effective Office 365 Administration

Mark Cortner, Research Director, 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 / 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 / 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Roundtable: Slack, Microsoft Teams and the Future of Enterprise Collaboration

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

Join fellow enterprise collaboration leaders as we share experiences with using Slack, Microsoft Teams or other similar products and how these support an overall enterprise collaboration strategy.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

Implementing a Digital Commerce Platform

Jeffery 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 / 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 / 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Roundtable: ExpressRoute for Office 365 Experiences and Lessons Learned

Mark Cortner, Research Director, Gartner

When implementing Office 365, organizations can elect to connect to Microsoft's cloud services via the internet or an Azure ExpressRoute service. With Office 365, this dedicated access service has experienced issues in the past and has led to unsatisfactory user experiences — is it ready now? In this peer roundtable session, attendees will share their experiences and concerns related to this value-added networking ramp to Office 365.

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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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

How to Begin With Salesforce Sales Cloud Integration

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 and tools that are used by organizations starting out with Sales Cloud: This session will focus on three particularly common use cases: Onboarding to Sales Cloud, Integrating Mulitple Sales Cloud Orgs, and Application Integration and Orchestration. For each use case, typical scenarios will be described, as well as integration patterns and tools used for addressing each use case.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

TechDemo: How to Effectively Support Microsoft 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.

MSE / Midsize Enterprise Program
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Midsize Enterprise Networking Breakfast (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Engage with your peers to discuss industry trends, hot topics, and challenges facing midsize enterprises. Make meaningful connections by sharing stories and best practices from your experiences with cloud, identity, application integration, and IoT.

Gartner defines Midsize Enterprise as an organization with annual revenue between $50 million- $1 billion USD and less than 1,000 employees.

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

Roundtable: Cloud Wars: Comparing Major Cloud Platform Providers (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

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?

Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

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Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:20 PM - 5:20 PM

Roundtable: How Office 365 Support and Change Management Affects the Role of IT (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Mike Cox, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations expect the burden on IT to reduce when they move to Office 365 and no longer have to manage infrastructure. However, there are new challenges to contend with. They include: new services, hybrid architectures, multiple administration consoles, brokering a relationship with Microsoft and dealing with the pace of change and new feature introduction. This roundtable allows clients to discuss their experiences of dealing with these challenges and share success stories with peers. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop: How to Select the Right SSO Solution for Your Hybrid Organization (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

Modern hybrid cloud architectures place additional demands on identity and access management tools. This workshop will review the new access management evaluation criteria guidelines and discuss what features you should look for in your next employee access management solution. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Roundtable: Barriers to Cloud Adoption — What Is Holding Your Organization Back? (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

From procurement, security, compatibility, and to trust in providers ... there are still many barriers to adoption that organizations struggle with before fully adopting cloud infrastructure-as-a-service. In this session, Gartner analyst Douglas Toombs will help attendees learn from each other — as well as hundreds of clients that Gartner has helped — what has worked and what hasn’t, and why. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

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

Roundtable: Slack, Microsoft Teams and the Future of Enterprise Collaboration (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

Join fellow enterprise collaboration leaders as we share experiences with using Slack, Microsoft Teams or other similar products and how these support an overall enterprise collaboration strategy. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

/ Maturity: Advanced
Sunday, August 20, 2017 / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop: Design Thinking for Innovation

James Carolan, VP, Gartner

The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees with a high-level and hands-on introduction to the human-centered design concept of Design Thinking. The workshop covers each stage of the Design Thinking methodology and how a designers mindset and methods can foster breakthrough innovation. Design Thinking has gained significant momentum in the marketplace with industry leaders like AirBNB, Uber, SAP, IBM and GE making significant investments in the methodology.

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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 / 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 / 4:20 PM - 5:50 PM

Workshop: Scaling Microservices On Docker.

Anna Belak, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner
Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Gartner

This workshop demonstrates some techniques for scaling and revision of microservice-based applications packaged in Docker containers. It will expand on "Deploying a Simple Microservice-Based Application in Docker," but attendance is not a prerequisite.
A laptop computer is required to fully engage in the workshop.

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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 / 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

An Overview of How AI Reshapes Data Management

Gregory Murray, Research Director, Gartner

Technical professionals who are trying to understand what AI means to data management will gain insight on how to prepare for the adoption of computer vision, conversational platforms and real-time processing. These fundamental attributes of AI will refocus and reprioritize existing data management practices.

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

Roundtable: Microsoft Intune/EMS: Deployment Experiences

Andrew Garver, Research Director, Gartner
Michael Disabato, Research VP, Gartner

Microsoft has maintained a steady tempo of releases for Intune/EMS that promise to deliver what most enterprises require for an EMM suite. Join a group of your peers to discuss, the best practices for Microsoft Intune, how other organizations are using Microsoft Intune, and what are common challenges with using Microsoft Intune?

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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 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Comparing Cloud Data Warehouse Databases: Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Amazon 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 MultiCloud 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 / 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Building Streaming Data Ingestion Pipelines

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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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.

/ Maturity: Foundational
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

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

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 / 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.

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 / 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 / 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 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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.

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 / 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

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 / 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

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?

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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

TechDemo: How to Effectively Support Microsoft 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.

/ Content: Strategic
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop: Architecting Single-Factor, Two-Factor and Multifactor Authentication

Paul Rabinovich, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations must decide how to architect local, remote and mobile authentication using single-factor, two-factor and multifactor technologies in order to meet identity assurance requirements. This workshop will help organizations to ask the right questions so that they select an authentication approach that is right for them.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

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 / 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

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 / 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

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 / 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

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 / 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop: To Cloud or Not to Cloud — Data Center and IaaS Cloud Cost Comparison

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

As cloud computing becomes increasingly popular as a mainstream IT delivery option, cost concerns quickly rise to the surface. The stark contrast of comparing existing IT cost modeling practices to cloud services priced in pennies or minutes underscores why existing approaches are often insufficient. This interactive workshop will help technical professionals understand internal costs in a context that can be used to compare them with public cloud IaaS costs.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 through 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

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 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Clash of the Application PaaS Titans: AWS Versus 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 / 2:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Workshop: IoT Capability Maturity Model

Michael Disabato, Research VP, Gartner
Erik T. Heidt, Research VP, Gartner

IT departments are finding themselves working with OT to integrate the Internet of Things into the organization's infrastructure and business processes. Attendees at this workshop will discuss the requirements for a maturity model and take part in exercises designed to create one.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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.

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?

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

How Microsoft Teams Reshapes Office 365

Mark Cortner, 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 / 10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

Roundtable: Slack, Microsoft Teams and the Future of Enterprise Collaboration (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

Join fellow enterprise collaboration leaders as we share experiences with using Slack, Microsoft Teams or other similar products and how these support an overall enterprise collaboration strategy. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Roundtable: Is Serverless the End of IT Operations?

Marco Meinardi, Research Director, Gartner

The value of cloud computing services is moving up-stack, with an increasing number of cloud provider's managed services, which can be accessed, consumed and integrated using APIs. Serverless is just the ultimate representation of this trend, where infrastructure is deployed behind the scenes only when code requires execution. In this scenario, IT operations is entirely left to the cloud providers, while developers can self-serve infrastructure and platform services using "just another line of code." In this roundtable, we will discuss how serverless and related trends are transforming the role of IT operations in an increasingly automated world.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Roundtable: Designing The IoT Edge

Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner

The IoT Edge is where data is sampled and collected from the environment by instrumented things or devices. But how does one design the IoT edge? What technologies are important? What vendors provide relevant solutions? This roundtable is an opportunity for you to connect with your peers and discuss one of the most game-changing technologies since cloud-computing.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Roundtable: Slack, Microsoft Teams and the Future of Enterprise Collaboration

Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

Join fellow enterprise collaboration leaders as we share experiences with using Slack, Microsoft Teams or other similar products and how these support an overall enterprise collaboration strategy.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

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 / 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
Merv Adrian, Research VP, 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

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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 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.

/ Content: Tactical
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop: Deploying a Simple Microservice-Based Application in Docker

Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Gartner
Tony Iams, Managing VP, Gartner

This workshop guides attendees through deploying a simple microservices-based application in Docker.
A laptop computer is required to fully engage in the workshop.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 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 / 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 - 3:30 PM

Roundtable: Managing Windows 10 using EMM

Andrew Garver, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations moving to Windows 10 may elect to manage their endpoints using an EMM suite. This roundtable will discuss the pros, cons, and best practices for using EMM to manage Windows 10.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:20 PM - 5:20 PM

Roundtable: How Office 365 Support and Change Management Affects the Role of IT (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Mike Cox, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations expect the burden on IT to reduce when they move to Office 365 and no longer have to manage infrastructure. However, there are new challenges to contend with. They include: new services, hybrid architectures, multiple administration consoles, brokering a relationship with Microsoft and dealing with the pace of change and new feature introduction. This roundtable allows clients to discuss their experiences of dealing with these challenges and share success stories with peers. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

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.

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

Hybrid Use Cases for the Real World

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 - 9:45 AM

Workshop: How to Select the Right SSO Solution for Your Hybrid Organization (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

Modern hybrid cloud architectures place additional demands on identity and access management tools. This workshop will review the new access management evaluation criteria guidelines and discuss what features you should look for in your next employee access management solution. Midsize enterprises are defined as organizations between $50 million and $1 billion in annual revenue and fewer than 1,000 employees.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

TechDemo: 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. (TechDemo)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Roundtable: VDI in the Trenches: What Works and What Doesn’t

Mark Lockwood, Research Director, Gartner

There are nearly limitless ways to deploy VDI, but a high-quality user experience can be elusive. Join your peers in discussing infrastructure, use cases, and tools that have helped — and hindered — creation of great VDI platforms.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 2:45 PM - 3:30 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking in the Cloud: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud and Microsoft Azure Virtual Network Best Practices

Simon Richard, Research Director, Gartner

Unplanned VNet and VPC networking deployments will hinder successful cloud implementation and often requires redesign as more workloads are deployed in the cloud. This session will address how cloud networking is different from enterprise networking, how to design and create VNet and VPC with scalability in mind, and the best practices for VNet and VPC architectures.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 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 / 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 / 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

Mark Cortner, Research Director, 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 / 1:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Workshop: How to Select the Right SSO Solution for Your Hybrid Organization

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

Modern hybrid cloud architectures place additional demands on identity and access management tools. This workshop will review the new access management evaluation criteria guidelines and discuss what features you should look for in your next employee access management solution.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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

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

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

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner
Bill Holz, Research Director, 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 / 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Roundtable: ExpressRoute for Office 365 Experiences and Lessons Learned

Mark Cortner, Research Director, Gartner

When implementing Office 365, organizations can elect to connect to Microsoft's cloud services via the internet or an Azure ExpressRoute service. With Office 365, this dedicated access service has experienced issues in the past and has led to unsatisfactory user experiences — is it ready now? In this peer roundtable session, attendees will share their experiences and concerns related to this value-added networking ramp to Office 365.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

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 / 8:30 AM - 9:15 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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 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.

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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