Analytics Leadership: Empowerment without Anarchy

For a company to be successful with analytics, it takes more than a single leader. Analytics requires an abundance of astute leaders distributed throughout an organization working to apply just the right technology and skill sets to their business domain. Gain the analytics leadership you need to empower users to be autonomous without creating a state of disorder.

The Gartner BI & Analytics Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Discover how to:
  • Communicate the business value of data and analytics
  • Modernize core technologies for data integration, analysis and reporting
  • Craft a winning strategy to quickly launch or reboot your BI initiative
  • Maximize business value of data and analytics initiatives through the latest tools, technologies and techniques
Data & Analytics Leaders
Discover how to:
  • Get more out of mobile, social, cloud, in-memory and agile architecture
  • Understand the impact of emerging trends such as cognitive computing, the quantified self and the discipline of assessing the value of your data
  • Strike the right balance between centralized and decentralized architecture
Discover how to:
  • Develop the skills and organization structures necessary for success
  • Understand the business impact of advanced analytics and big data
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration for new business opportunities and models
Business Analysts
Discover how to:
  • Lead the digital business with analytics
  • Enable new revenue streams through innovation
  • Leverage data to gain the competitive advantage
  • Develop the skills and organization structures necessary for success
Senior Business and IT Leaders

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to develop skilled analytics leaders in every area of the business
  • Understand the emerging role of the chief analytics officer and ensure that you are making the right organizational decisions
  • Drive the governance necessary to empower individuals without creating disorder
  • Harness the power of big data
  • Understand the impact of smart data discovery and new data preparation tools
  • Make self-service analytics a reality across the business
  • Present a compelling business case for analytics investment
  • Modernize core infrastructure and invest wisely in new capabilities
  • Prepare for fast-moving trends such as advanced analytic marketplaces, smart machines and the Internet of Things
  • Find out how to engage with business on their terms and deliver business value

What's Included

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are preparing our 2017 agenda featuring comprehensive tracks for data and analytics leaders. See what we covered last year to get an understanding of the breadth of coverage:

2016 Hot Topics

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Automated Decisions
  • Self Service 
  • Internet of Things
  • Data Lakes
  • Modern Bi-modal BI
  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • Algorithmic Business 
  • Cloud

2016 Tracks

  • Lead with Analytics
  • Control the Chaos
  • Drive the Value
  • Empower the User
  • Modernize the Core
  • Evangelize the New

View full track descriptions and hot topics from last year's event

Key Take-Aways from the 2016 Conference

Image More than 2,000 attendees participated in on-site benefits, heard the latest data and analytics presentations from the Gartner Research community on today’s most pressing topics, attended workshops run by expert analysts and industry leaders, heard real-life experiences during peer case studies, engaged in analyst-user roundtables and one-on-one meetings with Gartner analysts, and checked out the latest solutions at the Solution Showcase.

See for yourself, visit Gartner Events On Demand and view key sessions from the 2016 conference

View the 2016 Trip Report
I'm an [alumni] of the event and a 'repeat customer'. This is one of the best conferences I've ever attended; great insights, networking and brain power

- Darren Dang, CFAO Orange County Superior Court

Great to meet so many BI and analytics professionals at the summit. Awesome vendor presentations helps to explore new technology.

- Shenkuan Zheng, Senior Manager, Business Intelligence Gilead Sciences

Deep expertise on [the] information management field. A great accelerator and sounding board.

- Alain Bond, Manager of Data Warehouse Practice Canadian National Railway Company

Watch Popular Session from Last Year: 15 Megatrends in Analytics That You Need to Plan for

Optimize Your Attendance

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

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Two (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones
  • Analyst User Roundtables
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Two Receptions
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program


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. 

Highlighted Speakers From the 2016 Conference

  • Frank Buytendijk
    Frank Buytendijk

    VP & Distinguished Analyst, Research


  • Kurt Schlegel
    Kurt Schlegel

    VP, Research


  • Lisa Kart
    Lisa Kart

    Director, Research


Wrapping up the 2016 Conference

Rita Sallam
Rita Sallam

Research VP and 2016 Conference Chair, Gartner

During the summit, attendees walked away with actionable solutions to key topics, including how to:
  • Make analytics strategic to the business
  • Adapt your governance model to accomodate self-service analytics
  • Expand IT-centric portfolios to embrace modern data and analytics capabilities and innovations
  • Distribute evertyhing, from data, tools and skills across the organization

View 2016 Trip Report

Key takeaways from last year's event

What We Hear About Our Speakers

It was great to see that the issues we face in our organization are shared by others, and that there are a great set of solutions available for us. I was delighted that Gartner was able to bring us all together.

- Alex Paterson, Director, Project Management and Architecture HOOPP

[You get] great value at the summit. Great strategic perspective and directions for the modern BI ecosystem.

- Marie-Calude Renaud, Director Public Works and Government Services Canada


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data Center

The Gartner BI & 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

Grapevine, TX


Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas, United States - 76051


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