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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

Gartner 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. 

Proactive Learning. How-to Guidance. Real-World Take Aways. 

Catalyst Conference is the event for technical professionals and is designed to help you execute your organization’s key technology initiatives:
Topics include:
  • Public, private, and hybrid cloud
  • Cloud-native architectures 
  • Cloud migration and integration
  • Infrastructure and service and platform as a service
  • SaaS, including Office 365 and CRM
  • Enterprise apps
  • Security & identity
Topics include:
  • IoT platforms
  • IoT strategy
  • Edge and gateway technologies
  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Testing and monitoring
  • Security & identity
Internet of Things & Edge Computing
Topics include:
  • Agile methodologies
  • Containers
  • Virtualization
  • Automation
  • Modern data center
  • Hyperconvergence
  • Security & identity
Agility & DevOps
Topics include:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Blockchain
  • Self-service analytics
  • Data visualization
  • Smart machines
  • Security & identity
Big Data, BI, and Analytics

What You Will Learn

  • Build data and analytics architectures
  • Leverage DevOps to increase data center agility
  • Create scalable security and identity architectures
  • Develop innovative software architectures and practices
  • Formulate and executing your IoT Strategy
  • Make sense of Blockchain and how to use it
  • Understand the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Take mobility from strategy to execution
  • Achieve digital workplace productivity


Features & Benefits

Created for technical professionals, Gartner Catalyst Conference goes beyond the trends and gets straight to what you need: hands-on, how-to advice and practical solutions. Built on the foundation of forward-thinking Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research, the conference provides a holistic view across a broad range of technical topics.

​Experience the power of intensive learning in a dynamic, live setting. Pose tough questions, evaluate new methods, assess the possibilities and then proactively solve problems with our team of more than 50 analysts. Gartner Catalyst Conference is designed to leave you with a framework for project planning and execution that meets the demands of digital business.


What's Included

  • Two Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Workshops
  • TechCase (Case Studies from End-User Organizations)
  • TechPanel sessions (A panel of technical experts)
  • TechDemos (Live, deep-dive demos)
  • TechZone - Solution Showcase
  • Crossfire Sessions (High energy debates)
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The 2017 agenda is powered by Gartner for Technical Professionals research, providing unbiased, how-to content you won't find anywhere else.  

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2017 Agenda Tracks

  • Track A: Edge 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

Highlighted throughout the agenda tracks are journeys focused on these roles:

  • Security and Identity 
  • Infrastructure & Operations 
  • Data & Analytics
  • Software Development 

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


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner Catalyst Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego at the price of $269 plus applicable taxes per night. A block of government per diem rooms are also available at the Manchester Grand Hyatt and Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown. The deadline to book at Gartner discounted rate is 5:00p.m. EDT on July 19, 2017.
To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Make Hotel Reservation.”   Reservations cannot be made directly with the hotels. Any calls to the hotels will be redirected to the Gartner Housing Team. 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 the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before 5:00p.m. EDT on July 19, 2017 by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or 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 5:00p.m. EDT on July 19, 2017 without penalty. If a reservation is cancelled after this time the hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of the minimum night stay.
Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in a cancellation of your entire reservation and will be subject to the cancellation penalty.
Government Rates:
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the Grand Hyatt San Diego and Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown. These rooms are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid US Government or Military ID will be required at check-in upon arrival. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.

For more information please reference our FAQ document.



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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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