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

This event 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
  • BI Leaders
  • BI 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 internal 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
  • Events on Demand: Missed a session? No problem. All attendees can access recorded session for one year after the event
  • TechZone: Exclusive access to over 70 select exhibitors to make informed decisions

         Hear from Vice President and Conference Chair, Paul DeBeasi, 
         why your peers attended our event this past August. 

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Our 2015 agenda offered 8 in-depth tracks providing our attendees a deep dive into a broad range of topics. From cloud computing, apps, mobility, data and analytics to security and identity, we have coverage for every technical professional.

          Hear from Vice President and Conference Chair, Paul DeBeasi,  
         why your peers attended our event this past August.  


Tracks from our 2015 Conference

  • Track A: Taking Mobility From Strategy to Execution
  • Track B: Building a Sustainable Data and Analytics Architecture for the Digital World
  • Track C: Architecting Your Cloud-First Digital Business
  • Track D: Scaling Security and Identity for Your Digital Business Foundations
  • Track E: Think Differently, Act Effectively - and Thrive!
  • Track F: Achieving Digital Workplace Productivity Using Cloud, Mobile and Software
  • Track G: Architecting Software-Defined Data Centers for Digital Business Workloads
  • Track H: Developing Great Software Requires Innovation, Agility and Design

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference

Image Gartner Catalyst Conference made clear, powerful digital forces such as mobility, cloud and big data are dominating the IT landscape, connecting people, machines and devices in unprecedented ways, and elevating technology from its traditional role as a business tool to being the very medium in which business takes place.
Key take-aways

Digital business is cloud-first
Building a solid foundation for digital business requires organizations to architect, secure, deploy and manage cloud applications — and determine which platforms and vendors best fit their requirements.

Mobility risks must be managed
Enterprise mobile strategies must be converted into deployable architectures and technologies that reduce the inherent mobility risks while simultaneously delivering a positive user experience.

Data and analytics is a business contributor
In the digital age, traditional data management roles and processes are no longer sufficient. Future-forward systems must be architected to respond to and exploit every business possibility.

Culture is crucial to success
Nontechnical aspects of IT are gaining new levels of importance. People skills, collaboration and a business focus are essential — and radical ideas that challenge conventional thinking must be welcomed and supported.

Digitalization multiplies security issues
Data breaches, changes in the IT and business landscape and growing security threats all require that existing practices and patterns be scaled and combined with new approaches that align with business and IT demands.

The new data center is software-defined
Digital businesses must have data centers that are agile, automated and cost effective, requiring new architectures, methodologies and solutions such as hyperconverged, integrated systems and cloud disaster recovery.

Digital workplace productivity requires simplicity
Combining productivity, collaboration and content solutions that are provided by cloud services, required on mobile devices, and integrated with software tools creates complexities, but these can be overcome with appropriate content and collaboration solutions.

Software will drive innovation and agility
Software delivery teams must shift to innovative architectures, platforms and practices — all required to build compelling, flexible systems that contribute real business value for the Internet of Things and beyond.

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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

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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 2015 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
We have reserved a limited block for attendees of Gartner Catalyst Conference at the price of $264 (plus tax) per night for single or double occupancy. As these rooms can only be held at this rate until July 15th we recommend you contact the hotel now. To obtain our special Gartner rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the Gartner Catalyst Conference when making your reservation. You may also call +1-888-421-1442.

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Here are a few recommended overflow properties:
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown
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San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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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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