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    Lead in the Age of Infinite Possibilities

    20 - 21 February 2017, Sydney

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Lead in the Age of Infinite Possibilities

Unbounded information. Limitless connections between enterprises, people and things. Pervasive technology capabilities. The opportunities to generate business value from data and analytics are infinite. Learn how to harness this rapidly expanding landscape despite internal constraints such as budgets and skills, and external forces like competition and regulatory pressures.

The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Chief Analytics Officers
  • Analytics & BI Practitioners
  • Analysts
  • Data Scientists
Analytics Leaders
Roles Include:
  • Information Architects
  • Analytics & BI Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Application Architects & Managers
Roles include:
  • Marketing Executives
  • Financial Executives 
  • Supply Chain Executives
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Analysts

Business Leaders & Teams
Roles Include:
  • Chief Data Officers 
  • MDM Program Managers
  • Data Stewards & Governance Board
  • Database, Integration & Infrastructure Managers

What You Will Learn

  • Build and execute an effective data & analytics strategy
  • Implement best practices for the CDO/CAO role and the teams around them
  • Prepare for fast-moving trends such as machine learning, Hadoop, Spark, the Internet of Things and Blockchain
  • Assess the value of your information assets and identify opportunities for monetization
  • Expand the impact of your MDM program and ensure continued success
  • Empower your organization with self-service data & analytics capabilities
  • Apply analytics to reinvent the customer experience
  • Establish effective governance for data & analytics to address quality, privacy and security challenges

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We are preparing our 2017 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks for data and analytics leaders. View these items in the meantime:

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2017 Agenda Tracks

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TRACK A: Leadership, Strategy and Organization: Realize the Value
The opportunities to generate business value from data and analytics are everywhere. And it's the people who will make or break your investments. Success requires leadership (in the form of a Chief Data Officer or Chief Analytics Officer), various types of formalized roles responsible for analytics and data management capabilities, specific skills and a team structure that empowers people and enables agility and collaboration. This track provides the blueprint to help drive the value, and for the people component of your data and analytics initiatives.

TRACK B: Master Data Management: Curate Your Most Critical Data Assets
Master data management (MDM) enables a foundation of trusted data at the heart of your enterprise — including customers, products and employees. Critical to curating the vast amounts of data generated from the Internet of Things, MDM is also essential for supporting big data initiatives. This track provides the best practices necessary to get your initial efforts on the path to success, as well as the insights required to evolve and expand your existing work to achieve broader impact.

TRACK C: Analytics: Reshape The Entire Organization
The technology, use-cases and constituents of analytics are radically different from what they were a few years ago. These  changes promise to impact every function — and potentially every individual — in the organization. From enabling self-service and supporting the "citizen" data scientist, to leveraging and curating algorithms and curating algorithms and modernizing your mainstream business intelligence use-cases, to machine learning and advanced analytics, this track offers a complete curriculum on how to most effectively apply contemporary analytic approaches and capabilities, depending on the maturity of your organization.

TRACK D: Governance: Maximize Leverage and Control Chaos
The explosion of data sources, analytics use-cases, technology and roles creates unprecedented opportunity. But if not proactively guided and facilitated, it also could lead to chaos. Governance of data, algorithms and analytics activity is mandatory; issues of security, privacy, and quality of data and analytics plague organizations that don’t develop the necessary governance competencies. This track provides guidance on how to increase the trust and value of data and analytics by balancing agility and enablement with risk management and control.

TRACK E: Architecture and Technology: Modernize the Foundation
Contemporary data and analytics use-cases require a very different approach to infrastructure capabilities and architectures. The introduction of new platforms such as Hadoop, Spark, in-memory and the cloud; distributed data architectures; data virtualization; self-service data discovery; and data preparation functionality can enable additional constituents and allow the organization to achieve new business outcomes. This track is designed to help you decide where to focus your modernization efforts and see how all the pieces should fit together.

Hot Topics

  • Self-Service
  • Data Lakes
  • Real-time and Predictive Analytics
  • Data Governance and Quality
  • Growing the Footprint of MDM
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Automated Decisions
  • NEW Internet of Things
  • NEW Machine Learning
  • NEW Customer Analytics
  • NEW Monetization of Data
  • NEW Chief Data Officer & Chief Analytics Officer
  • NEW Information security
“A great conference to meet like-minded people, understand their thinking and challenges and understand where the BI/analytics industry is heading.”

- Matthew Drayson, Practice Manager, Information Management, Oakton

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meeting
  • Analyst-User Roundtables
  • Workshops
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Recorded sessions for one year, to refer to and review with your teams*


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

2017 Guest Keynotes

  • Dominic Thurbon
    Dominic Thurbon

    Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Karrikins Group

  • Amy Gershkoff
    Amy Gershkoff

    Chief Data Officer, Zynga

  • Hon. Victor Dominello MP
    Hon. Victor Dominello MP

    Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation NSW Government

Conference Chair

Ian Bertram
Ian Bertram

Managing VP and Summit Chair

Ian Bertram is a Global Manager within the Data and Analytics team in Gartner Research. He currently manages the Data Management team, which focuses on trends such as moves toward logical data warehouse, modernization of database, and the future of data integration and data management in support of analytics. 


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data and Analytics

The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

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Venue & Travel

Sydney, Australia


The Hilton Sydney hotel is located right in the heart of the Sydney CBD on George Street, close to shopping, entertainment and corporate offices. Just 30 minutes from Sydney International and Domestic airports and only 50m from Town Hall Station, Hilton Sydney is ideally located for business or leisure .

Hilton Sydney Hotel
488 George Street
Sydney, Australia - NSW 2000

The car park for the Hilton Hotel is owned and managed by Secure Parking and is located on Pitt St. Due to one way road systems on George Street, please note that car access to Sydney Hilton is via Pitt Street only. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device. Hilton Valet Parking is available ($68 for 24 hours) or enter the car park directly at casual parking rates.

Hilton offers guests and event attendees a special discounted rate of $51.20 (per entry). Please validate your ticket at reception to get this discounted rate. Prices subject to change, without prior notice

MONDAY – FRIDAY (casual hourly rates)

  • 0 – 0.5 hours $8.00
  • 0.5 hour – 1 hour $29.00
  • 1 hour – 2 hours $65.00
  • 2 hours – 3 hours $79.00
  • 3 + hours $84.00 

Getting to the Hilton Sydney hotel from Sydney International AirportBy TaxiFrom Sydney Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the Hilton Sydney hotel. The journey normally takes around 30 minutes and costs approximately $45-$50.By CarEnter Sydney via the Eastern Distributor, take the William Street exit and travel along William Street into Park Street, turn right into Pitt Street. The Hilton Sydney hotel driveway, valet parking and car park are located 50 meters on the left side of Pitt Street. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device. There is a secure underground car park located at Hilton Sydney.By TrainAs an environmentally friendly hotel with a focus on sustainability we recommend you take the Train for direct, convenient access to the hotel from the airport and most other locations. There is a Train Station located at both the Sydney Domestic and International Airports with a direct line to the city. Exit the train at Town Hall Station and the Hilton Sydney hotel is located adjacent to the Victoria Galleries, entry via Pitt Street or George Street, Travelling time is around 25 minutes and costs approximately $15 per person each way.By BusFrom Sydney Domestic and International Airports a shuttle bus is available in front of the Arrivals Hall. The cost is approximately $16-$18 per person each way. Advance booking is not required, however for a shuttle bus transfer from Hilton Sydney to the airport pre-booking is required.

Alternatively for local travel within Sydney to the Hilton hotel, the Transport NSW webpage offers useful information and a travel planner — 131500.com.au

Please Note

Due to George Street construction by NSW Government, travel times and routes may alter prior to your attendance at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit. For further information on the George St construction please visit the NSW Government website.