• Technically focused & committed to pragmatic, how-to content, the Conference is designed to leave you with a blueprint for project planning & execution.

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    September 18 - 19, 2017
    London, UK

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Intensive learning. Actionable insight. Invaluable take-aways for technical professionals

This event provides practical solutions, actionable advice & principled objectivity in ways you won’t find anywhere else. Technically focused & committed to pragmatic, how-to content, Gartner Catalyst Conference is designed to leave you with a blueprint for project planning & execution. 

Proactive Learning. How-to Guidance. Real-World Take Aways. 

The Catalyst Conference was designed for technical professionals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Application Architecture
  • Web Services
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Application Development
  • Integration and Portfolio Management
  • Information Architect
  • Application Strategist
  • Enterprise Architects
Roles Include:
  • BI Leaders
  • BI Analysts
  • Performance Management
  • BICC
  • Data Warehouse Management
  • IT Strategist/Planner
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Application Architects
  • Data/Information Architects
Business Intelligence
Roles include:
  • Enterprise & IT Architects
  • IT Operations
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Capacity Planning
  • Communications/Networking
  • Facilities/Mobility/Quality Management
  • Service/Storage/Datacenter Management
Infrastructure & Operations
Roles include:
  • IT Disaster Recovery
  • Governance
  • IT Managers
  • Information Security Managers
  • Network Managers
  • Enterprise Architects/Planners
Security and Identity

What You Will Learn

  • How to adopt cloud services, and architect, secure, deploy and manage cloud applications
  • Turn mobile strategies into deployable architectures and technologies that reduce risk and improve UX
  • Build a sustainable data & analytics architecture that forms the foundation of a digital business platform
  • Implement content and collaboration solutions to achieve a productive digital workplace
  • Deploy new infrastructure architectures, methodologies and solutions
  • To think strategically, explore cross-functional trends, focus on the business and build people skills

See what  attendees have said about what they learned

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours
  • TechCase: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group and receive a group discount
  • TechZone: Exclusive access to over 15 select exhibitors to make informed decisions

What's Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We're preparing our 2017 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest sourcing topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.

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Conference Tracks from 2016

Our 2016 agenda offered 3 in-depth tracks providing attendees a deep dive into a broad range of topics. 
  • Developing Software for Mobile, Cloud and Beyond
  • Designing Your Cloud-First Strategy and Architecture
  • The Internet of Things: Building, Integrating, and Securing Solutions
  • Building Resilience with Next Generation Security and Identity ( Virtual Track)
  • Professional Effectiveness ( Virtual Track)

Catalyst UK 2016: One for the Ages, Eric Knipp, Conference Chair

I’m happy to report that Catalyst 2016 was a success by every metric. Our conference grew to 320 attendees, a record for a European Catalyst event and included more than a dozen excellent sponsors across many IT markets. With 20 analysts in attendance we delivered more than 50 hours of content, more than 100 attendee 1-1s and enjoyed loads of networking opportunities. Our message of Architecting the On-Demand Digital Business resonated with attendees and Nigel Risner brought down the house with his Day 1 closing keynote. His simple message – “if you’re in the room, be in the room” – is one that the modern IT practitioner, overloaded with input and tasks coming in from 50 different directions, really needs to hear.  Read More...
"Very interesting conference highlighting important current and future topics. The exchange with the analysts and colleagues from around Europe inspired me."

- Markus Moltenbrey, IT Solutions Architect ResMed

"The future is present here, in London, with Gartner Catalyst. Mobility, Cloud Services, Identity and Big Data are the success!"

- Jose Luis Montero, Backoffice Manager UPCnet

"I am really impressed by the depth and quality of the sessions. It provides me with a lot of useful material for devising my organizations strategy"

- Harmen Dijkstra Rabobank International Netherlands


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. 

Please check back in soonest for the announcement of our 2017 speakers!

Conference Speakers

  • Michael Disabato
    Michael Disabato

    Research Vice President


  • Paul DeBeasi
    Paul DeBeasi

    Research Vice President


  • Kyle Hilgendorf
    Kyle Hilgendorf

    Research Vice President


  • Drue Reeves
    Drue Reeves

    Vice President Distinguished Analyst


  • Angelina Troy
    Angelina Troy

    Principal Research Analyst


Conference Chair

Eric Knipp
Eric Knipp

Managing Vice President & Conference Chair

"I am thrilled to chair the Gartner Catalyst conference for the second year in London, UK. Whilst being a fixture as a speaker at Catalyst, San Diego, for several years, I now have the opportunity to bring the best content of the Catalyst season to London. Catalyst is Gartner's premier conference for Technical Professionals - and it is unique in the industry as a vendor-agnostic venue aimed at the implementers of IT strategy.

Featuring 60 plus sessions of content alongside case studies, a great sponsor show floor and ample networking opportunities, Catalyst is the must-attend event for IT professionals interested in setting the pace of Digital Business in their enterprises. I hope you'll join me, and twenty other Gartner for Technical Professionals analysts, as we show you how to 'Architect the On-demand Digital Business', with three physical and two virtual tracks, this year."

All you need to know about Catalyst: Interview with Eric Knipp

What We Hear About Our Speakers

"The speakers have all been effective and knowledgeable about their topic areas. I especially appreciated the real-world examples they have shared which really put a practical perspective on the topic."

- Paul Saunders Nestle


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Catalyst

The Catalyst Conference 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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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

London, UK


Park Plaza Westminster
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom - SE1 7UT

More information on hotel room bookings will be available in the coming months.

Park Plaza Westminster
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom - SE1 7UT


Accommodations & Privacy Advisory
Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list. 
Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone.  

To Be Safe: 
Event Attendees should not share any personal information, including credit card information, with these groups and should follow the booking instructions on the Venue & Travel page to make all hotel reservations.
Booking with unknown service providers exposes you to the risk of incurring fraudulent credit card charges as well as not actually having a valid reservation for the event.
If you are contacted by a fraudulent service provider please be sure to inform Gartner at emea.registration@gartner.com.

Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street
London, United Kingdom