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    Dedicated sessions, roundtables, workshops and networking for analytics leadership. Application required.

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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.  Click here to see how your top challenges are being addressed this year.

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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Our 2016 agenda features 6 comprehensive tracks taking a deep dive into a broad range of topics including self-service data preparation, cloud, modern bimodal BIA platforms, data lakes, analytics governance, algorithmic business, and more, we have coverage for every Data & Analytics professional.


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

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Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference

Image More than 2,100 attendees participated in on-site benefits, heard the latest BI 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 2015 conference
The experience is so valuable for me and for my business. The possibility to share with partners and very experienced speakers is important.

- Mariuska Mendoza, Ejecutivo Principal CAF

View Sample Session from the 2015 Summit on Key Trends in Advanced Analytics

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 – view their focus areas here

Highlighted Speakers

  • Guy Kawasaki
    Guy Kawasaki

    Chief Evangelist


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  • Rita L. Sallam
    Rita L. Sallam

    Research VP


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  • Erik Wahl
    Erik Wahl

    Groundbreaking Artist, Author and Expert on Creativity and Innovation

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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


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate:
We have reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit at the Gaylord Texan at the price of $196 (plus tax and resort fee) per night for single or double occupancy. The deadline for the special room rate is February 18 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

 A block of rooms is also available at the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel.

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 Gaylord Texan Resort.  

To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty  you may do so before February 18, by contacting the Gartner Registration 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 February 18 at 5:00 p.m. EST without penalty. After February 18 at 5:00 p.m. EST the Gaylord Texan Resort will charge the minimum night stay (2 nights).  Any cancellation made after February 16 at 5:00 p.m. EST will NOT receive a refund.  

Government Rates:
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the Gaylord Texan Resort. 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.

A Note About Accomodations

Gartner has been made aware that a service provider called Exhibition Housing Management has contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services. Exhibition Housing Management does not represent Gartner, nor have we authorized them to contact attendees on our behalf. 
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