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    Join us August 21 - 24 in San Diego

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    From Fragile to Agile Software Architecture

    Technical advice for modernizing your application architecture

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Intensive learning. Actionable insight. Invaluable take-aways for technical professionals

The Catalyst Conference provides practical solutions, actionable advice & principled objectivity in ways you won’t find anywhere else. Technically focused & committed to pragmatic, how-to content, Gartner Catalyst Conference is designed to leave you with a blueprint for project planning & execution.


The Catalyst Conference was designed for technical professionals in the following roles:
Roles include:
  • Application Architects
  • Application Developers
  • Application Strategists
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Information Architects
  • Integration and Portfolio Management
  • Web Services
Roles Include:
  • Application Architects
  • Business Intelligence Leaders
  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • BICC
  • Data/Information Architects
  • Data Warehouse Management
  • Enterprise Architects
  • IT Strategist/Planner
  • Performance Management
Business Intelligence
Roles include:
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Capacity Planning
  • Communications and Networking
  • Enterprise & IT Architects
  • Facilities, Mobility and Quality Management
  • IT Operations Management
  • Service, Storage and Data Center Management
Infrastructure & Operations
Roles include:
  • Enterprise Architects and Planners
  • Governance
  • Information Security Managers
  • IT Disaster Recovery
  • IT Managers
  • Network Managers
  • Risk and Compliance
Security & Risk

What You Will Learn

  • Architecting your Cloud-First Digital Business
  • Taking mobility from strategy to execution
  • Building sustainable data and analytics architecture
  • Developing innovative software architectures and practices
  • Achieving Digital Workplace Productivity
  • Creating Software-Defined data center agility
  • Understanding how to think differently for professional effectiveness
  • Scaling security and identity in an internet of things world
  • Take a deep dive into core technologies in live tech demo sessions

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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
  • TechCase: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group and receive a group discount
  • TechZone: Exclusive access to over 70 select exhibitors to make informed decisions


What's Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We're preparing our 2017 agenda which will provide a deep dive into a broad range of topics for every technical professional.



2017 Agenda Tracks

  • Track A: Edge Device Strategies for Tomorrow’s IT
  • Track B: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT-Driven Data and Analytics Architecture
  • Track C: Hybrid and Public Cloud Strategies
  • Track D: Cloud-Native Solutions and Emerging Architectures
  • Track E: DevOps and IT Agility: Moving from Fragile to Agile
  • Track F: Distributed IT Service Orchestration in Hybrid SaaS Environments


Hot Topics for 2017

  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Public and Hybrid Cloud Strategies
  • DevOps, DevSecOps, and IT Agility 
  • Cloud-Native Solutions
  • Software as a Service and Enterprise Apps 
  • Mobility and Endpoint Strategies
  • Emerging Security and Identity Architectures

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 round tables
  • Workshops
  • End-user case studies
  • Solution provider showcase
  • Two receptions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program

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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

  • Danny Brian
    Danny Brian

    Vice President


  • Paul DeBeasi
    Paul DeBeasi

    Vice President and Conference Chair


  • Drew Reeves
    Drew Reeves

    Vice President and Distinguished Analyst


What We Hear About Our Speakers

“ [This is my] first time attending Gartner Catalyst Conference. Excellent speakers, valuable information and well worth the time.” Kris Wandro, Department Systems Engineer, San Bernadino City DA


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Technology

The Gartner Catalyst Conference 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

San Diego California


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
One Market Place
San Diego, CA, United States - 92101


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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. 
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