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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.

Join us for Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2016 and 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:
Roles Include:
  • BI and performance management executives
  • Business leaders
  • Business and BI analysts
  • BI and performance management managers
  • BI competency centers
  • Business analysis
  • Data warehousing and management
BI Leaders and Managers
Roles Include:
  • CIOs, IT and business strategists and planners
  • CFOs and financial executives
  • Investors
IT Executives
Roles Include:
  • Data and information architecture
  • Enterprise and application architecture

What You Will Learn

  • Communicate business value of BI, analytics
  • Develop BI skills necessary for success
  • Modernize core technologies for data integration
  • Get more out of mobile, social, cloud, in-memory
  • Understand business impact of advanced analytics
  • Craft strategy to launch/reboot BI initiative
  • Learn how others are achieving BI innovation

What's Included

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We're preparing our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest BI & analytics topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.


2015 Tracks Included

  • Jump-Start the Journey
  • Lead the Initiative
  • Communicate the Value
  • Modernize the Core
  • Evangelize the New
  • Share Best Practices

Curious what we covered last year, view the 2015 Trip Report

Hot Topics

  • Leading a digital business with analytics
  • Evolution of self-service and data discovery
  • Big data and beyond
  • The impact of the wider hadoop ecosystem
  • Growing advanced analytics skill set

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 – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers From the 2015 Conference

  • Frank Buytendijk
    Frank Buytendijk

    VP & Distinguished Analyst, Research


  • Kurt Schlegel
    Kurt Schlegel

    VP, Research


  • Lisa Kart
    Lisa Kart

    Director, Research


Wrapping up the 2015 Conference

Kurt Schlegel
Kurt Schlegel

Research VP and Conference Chair, Gartner

During the summit, attendees walked away with actionable solutions to key topics, including how to:
  • Communicate the business value of BI and analytics
  • Get more out of mobile, social, cloud, in-memory computing and agile architecture
  • Understand the business impact of advanced analytics and big data
  • Craft a winning strategy to launch or reboot your BI initiative

View 2015 Trip Report

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

As always, Gartner events deliver hard hitting informative insights and intelligence.

- Carter Lusher, Analyst Relations Informatica


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


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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