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    Craft leading edge applications, architectures and strategies that create value, drive engagement & enable digital business transformation.

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    Step Up to a New Digital Business Reality with your Application Strategy

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The Premier Event for Accelerating Engagement, Driving Customer Experience and Delivering Digital Business Innovation

Build an applications organization with the agility and flexibility to support today’s digital business demands. Empower your entire enterprise to address digital business opportunities and use leading technologies to create and deploy business critical solutions.

Our Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles
Leaders focused on:
  • Application Architecture
  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Application Infrastructure
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Business Applications Management
  • User Experience Design
Application Leaders
Roles Include:
  • Enteprise Architects
  • Chief Architects
  • Information Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Application Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Technical Architects
Senior Architects
Leaders focused on:
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Social/Mobile Strategies
  • CRM Platforms
  • Customer Data
  • Business Analysis
  • Digital Commerce
Customer Experience
Leaders focused on:
  • Workforce Effectiveness
  • Employee Engagement
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • Web/Portal Innovation
  • User Experience Design
  • Business Process Transformation
Digital Workplace

What You Will Learn

  • Advance mobile and API strategies
  • Create agile, flexible, versatile architectures
  • Bridge the legacy integration gap
  • Design experiences that engage users
  • Strengthen governance and cloud security
  • Advance your SOA and PaaS strategies
  • Update your business applications strategy
  • Create world-class customer experiences
  • Harness the potential of social and mobile to enhance customer engagement
  • Increase employee engagement, collaboration and agility
  • Enable new work styles
  • Lead digital business transformation

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
  • 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

What's Included


Frequently Asked Questions

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We're preparing our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on 
your hottest technology innovation and market trends. 

Tip: We've designed an infographic to share how to take a bimodal strategic approach to mobile app development. 


2016 Conference Tracks

Track A: Effective Leadership in the Digital Age
Track B: Application Strategies for Digital Business Transformation
Track C: Integration: Connecting the Dots Across and Beyond the Enterprise
Track D: Application Development: Enhancing Customer and Employee Engagement
Track E: Rethinking the Customer Experience
Track F: Platforms for Delivering Customer and Employee Solutions
Track G: Designing the Digital Workplace
Track H: Innovations in Application Architecture
Track I: Balancing Renovation With Innovation
Track J: Business and IT: Blurring the Lines for Maximum Impact


Hot Topics to be Covered

  • Advance mobile and API strategies
  • Design world-class customer experiences
  • Bridge the legacy integration gap
  • Increase employee engagement, collaboration & agility
  • Create agile, flexible, versatile architectures
  • Implement business analytics
  • Lead digital business process transformation
  • Improve governance and cloud security

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Summit

Image Shift to a focus on business outcomes As the digital tide transforms the business, enterprise architects, solution architects and application infrastructure leaders must get involved much earlier in the development
cycle, helping to enable and guide technology decisions as trusted advisors.

Go bimodal to deliver digital business capabilities Digital business requires two modes of development, one that’s predictable, reliable and fairly inflexible, and another that’s exploratory, improvisational, highly adaptive and often disruptive.

Embrace digital humanism to lead innovation As smart machines and the Internet of Things bring technology deeper into our lives, applications must deliver valuable experiences that are richly contextual and inspire participation. People are in the power seat.

Bury the zombies! It’s time to decommission aging apps Half-dead apps are clogging portfolios, thanks to a lack of life cycle planning and post-project cost transparency. Designate an application undertaker, create a process and clear out the dead wood to make room for innovation.

"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

*Online preregistration is required for one-on-ones, workshops and analyst-user roundtables (AURs). 
Reserve your place early, as space is limited. Alumni attendees from this event the preregistration will open October 20. General attendees will open November 3.


Listen to inspirational guest keynotes, hear from Gartner invited end-user case study speakers and learn from over 40 Gartner analysts.  

Highlighted Speakers

  • Gene Phifer
    Gene Phifer

    VP Distinguished Analyst and Conference Chair


  • Carol Rozwell
    Carol Rozwell

    VP, Distinguished Analyst

  • Daryl Plummer
    Daryl Plummer

    VP & Gartner Fellow


  • Gene Alvarez
    Gene Alvarez

    Managing VP


  • 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 Strategies & Solutions 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 of hotel rooms for attendees of Applications Strategies & Solutions Summit at the price of $169 (plus tax) per night for single or double occupancy. The deadline for the special room rate is November 10th, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT.
To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Make Hotel Reservation.”  Please note, you must be a registered attendee in order to book a hotel reservation. 
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay at Caesars Palace.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before November 10th, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT by contacting the Gartner Help Desk, Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: us.registration@gartner.com.  

Cancellations are allowed up to November 10th, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT without penalty. After November 10th, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT, the hotel will charge a NON-refundable deposit of the minimum 2 night stay.
Government Rates:
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at Caesars Palace.  These are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid Government or Military ID will be required at check-in upon arrival. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.
Please note that you must be registered for the conference in order to book a hotel room at Caesars Palace. 

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. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.