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Empowering Innovation, Leading Transformation

As mobile, cloud and the Internet of things transform businesses, your application strategy must evolve to seize new opportunities. Prepare for your digital future at Gartner Applications Summit 2015. Update your app strategy with the latest insights on mobile, cloud, analytics, user experience and APIs.     

The Applications Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles
Roles Include:
  • Information Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Application Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Technical Architects
Enterprise Architects
Roles Include:
  • Application Architecture
  • Application Development
  • Application Integration Leaders
  • Application Portfolio Management
Roles Include:
  • Web Services and Infrastructure Managers
  • IT Leaders involved in cloud and SOA
  • IT Leaders focused on application strategies
  • IT Leaders focused on mobile
IT Executives
Roles Include:
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
Portfolio Managers

What You Will Learn

  • Advance mobile and API strategies
  • Create agile, flexible, versatile architectures
  • Bridge the legacy integration gap
  • Deliver game–changing business analytics
  • Design experiences that engage users
  • Strengthen governance and cloud security
  • Leverage the Web to support innovation
  • Advance your SOA and PaaS strategies
  • Prepare for the Internet of things
  • Lead digital business transformation

See what  attendees have said about what they learned

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst SessionsGartner 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
  • End-User Case StudiesWe invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • WorkshopsIntimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Town Hall Sessions: At these lively open Q&A sessions, attendees pose tough questions to a broad panel of Gartner analysts representing selected research areas
  • Solution Showcase: Exclusive access to over 48 select exhibitors to make informed decisions
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group and receive a group discount
  • Events on Demand: Missed a session? No problem. All attendees can access recorded session for one year after the event
  • Pre-event Boot Camp: New to the world of application strategy or just looking for a refresher? Arrive early and get up to speed quickly in a series of focused presentations on key trends, strategies, vendors and more

View the Top 10 Reasons To Attend This Conference

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We’re preparing our 2015 agenda which will feature 7 tracks covering applications hot topics and key issues based on your role, experience level and key focus.


2015 Agenda Tracks

  • Application Strategy: Blending Packaged, Custom, Cloud and Mobile Apps
  • Innovations in Application Architecture
  • Prepare Your Application Development Organization for the Digital Future
  • Balance Renovation and Innovation in a Rapidly Shifting Integration Landscape
  • Emerging Technologies — Beyond Digital Business (New track!)
  • Technical Insights: From the Trenches of Modern Application Development
    and Integration
  • Prepare for the Enterprise Mobile App Explosion

View the full track descriptions for 2015

Hot Topics to be Covered

  • Advance mobile and API strategies
  • Bridge the legacy integration gap
  • Design powerful user experiences
  • Implement business analytics
  • Lead digital-age business innovation
  • Improve governance and cloud security

Key Take-Aways from the 2014 Summit


Gartner analysts presented the latest insights across applications priorities in more than 60 sessions at the 2014 Applications Summit. The big message? Prioritize agility. Get there by using a bimodal approach that supports both long-term goals and ready responsiveness. As business units go their own way, IT must dig deep to find ways to enable innovation, architect change and make digital business transformation happen.

  • We are entering the third era of enterprise digital business: To cover all fronts in a digitalized world, you need a bimodal strategy. Mode one is traditional, emphasizing scale, control and reliability. Mode two is exploratory, emphasizing innovation, agility and speed, and requires a new approach to application development.
  • Seek business advantage, not perfection: Stability is no longer an option — enterprise agility is paramount. Put systems in place that let you innovate and iterate quickly and fail fast. Watch for opportunities and be ready to move quickly.
  • UX is the new core of customer engagement: Invest in the user experience. Use post-deployment behavioral analytics to define app evolution. Implement a mobile application integration (MAI) platform to avoid integration spaghetti. Manage data and apps, not devices.
  • Shift to people-centric, trust-based security: People-centric security reduces bureaucracy, costs, frustrations and complaints while improving agility, morale and security. Educate others to make better risk decisions so you can focus on important exceptions.
  • Adopt a defensible risk model: Treat proactive risk management as a critical requirement for good decision making. Raise visibility of risks to influence project-wide decision making. Improve governance through greater risk transparency and accountability.
  • Use analytics to identify and seize business moments: Analytics, operational intelligence technologies and the Internet of Things can help you recognize and act on opportunities in real time. Leverage key business moments to increase revenue, minimize costs and improve loyalty.
  • As user expectations grow, context is everything: Customers expect to interact contextually across all their devices. They assume you know who they are, where they’ve been, what they like (and don’t like) and what they want next — and they expect you to act on their behalf.
  • Focus on APIs: Not all API providers are created equal. Establish a vetting process to avoid choosing “weedy” APIs. Use a defensive architecture. Monitor and manage your consumption of critical APIs; don’t rely on the provider.

"Great Conference. Very informative for architects. Absolute must for keeping up to date with the applications."

- Raj Nakka, Tech Principal FedEx

"Very comprehensive event. Provided a balance of where IT is at present and where it needs to be positioned in the emerging digital space"

- Roberto Alex Romano, Web Development Supervisor Baptist Health South Florida

Optimize Your Attendance

  • Two Gartner analyst one-on-one Meetings
  • Gartner analyst-led workshops
  • Guest keynotes
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Magic Quadrant Theatre sessions
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • 1-year access to Events On Demand
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator
  • Pre-event boot camp
  • Town Hall Sessions
  • Solution Showcase


Listen to inspirational guest keynotes, hear from Gartner invited end-user case study speakers and learn from over 40 Gartner analysts. Here is a sampling of who will be onsite in December:

Highlighted Speakers

  • Gene Phifer
    Gene Phifer

    VP Distinguished Analyst and Conference Chair


  • Danny Brian
    Danny Brian

    Research Director


  • Yefim Natis
    Yefim Natis

    VP & Gartner Fellow


  • David Mitchell Smith
    David Mitchell Smith

    VP & Gartner Fellow


  • Massimo Pezzini
    Massimo Pezzini

    VP & Gartner Fellow


A note from the Conference Chair

Gene Phifer
Gene Phifer

VP Distinguished Analyst and Conference Chair

The digital age has arrived. With businesses looking to applications to drive everything from growth and loyalty to new products and markets, it’s no surprise last year’s Applications summit drew record attendance. More than 1,500 IT and business leaders joined 46 Gartner analysts and guest speakers.

The summit kicked off with six popular rapid-fire boot-camp sessions focused on cloud, workshops and a welcome reception. After an opening keynote reviewed emerging digital business opportunities and challenges, analysts presented the latest insights across applications priorities in more than 60 sessions.

The big message? Prioritize agility. Get there by using a bimodal approach that supports both long-term goals and ready responsiveness. IT must dig deep to find ways to enable innovation, architect change and make digital business transformation happen.

Join us this year to see what new application strategies and insights will be shared.

What We Hear About Our Speakers

"This was amazing! 1:1 with Gartner analyst were especially helpful - gave me good ideas of what to work on first when back in the office."

- John Coate, Netops Manager WA State


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Applications

The Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration 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

Las Vegas, Nevada


Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV, United States - 89109


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
We have reserved a limited block for attendees of Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit the price of $179 (plus tax) per night for single or double occupancy. As these rooms can only be held at this rate until November 12th we recommend you  contact the hotel now. To obtain our special Gartner rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit when making your reservation. You may also call +1 866-503-3904.