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Achieve your strategic business objectives at Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2016

A must-attend event for EA professionals. Gain critical insights and advice on how to respond to emerging technologies, drive innovation and achieve strategic business objectives in the era of digitalization. Learn to create an EA program that produces business outcome-driven results.

Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Chief Architects
Enterprise Architecture
Roles Include:
  • Application Architects
Roles Include:
  • IT Infrastructure and Operations Leaders
  • Technical Architects
  • Solutions Architect
  • IT strategists/planners
IT Executives
Roles Include:
  • Program and Project Management Leaders
  • Business Architects
  • Innovation teams
  • Business strategists/planners
Business Executives

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the latest Gartner research on new EA trends, tools and skills
  • Lead enterprise response to disruptive trends, such as the Internet of Things, cloud, mobile and 3D printing
  • Embrace today's digital business revolution to cement your business and IT leadership
  • Hear about new ideas and innovations affecting EA
  • Learn how others are articulating the value of EA

See what  attendees have said about what they learned at the summit.

What's Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We're preparing our 2016 agenda, which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest EA topics on the basis of your role, experience level and key focus.

2015 Tracks Included

  • Delivering Business Outcomes
  • Leveraging Leading Practices in EA
  • Architecting the Digital Business
Curious what we covered last year?  View the 2015 Trip Report.

Hot Topics

  • Driving business and technology innovation through EA
  • Leveraging the Internet of Things to create new business opportunities
  • Becoming a leading-edge “vanguard” enterprise architect
  • Expanding EA to focus on your digital business ecosystem
  • Communicating the business value of EA
  • The 3D printing revolution

Key Take-aways From the 2015 Summit

Image More than 950 EA professionals joined 17 Gartner analysts and invited industry thought leaders to explore the topics, trends and technologies that are driving change in today’s enterprise architecture ecosystem. Focused on digital transformation — and its impacts on the EA discipline — the 2015 event offered a glimpse of which technologies and trends to watch along with pragmatic guidance on innovation and its contribution to business value and growth.

See for yourself in the 2015 Trip Report, or visit Gartner Events On Demand and view key sessions from the 2015 conference.
"The event provided a great opportunity to network and learn about the latest trends. The quality of the presentations and the ability to meet analysts and peers allowed for a balanced view of a rapidly changing environment."

- Stephan Waechter, Director of PMO McCormick

"Excellent content: forward-looking, thought-inspiring and relevant."

- Ingo Williams, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture SunTrust

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all keynote sessions
  • Two, 30-minute 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

Sign up to be among the first to receive our 2016 Agenda.


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

  • Anthony J. Bradley
    Anthony J. Bradley

    Group Vice President

    Gartner Research

  • Betsy Burton
    Betsy Burton

    Vice President and Distinguished Analyst

    Gartner Research

  • Brian Burke
    Brian Burke

    Vice President

    Gartner Research

  • David W. Cearley
    David W. Cearley

    Vice President and Gartner Fellow

    Gartner Research

  • Philip Allega
    Philip Allega

    Managing Vice President

    Gartner Research

Wrapping Up the 2015 Summit

Betsy Burton
Betsy Burton

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research

During the summit, attendees walked away with actionable solutions to key topics, including:
  • The emerging digital business ecosystem and what that means for EA leaders
  • The impacts of the Internet of Things, smart machines, cloud, mobile and other disruptive technologies
  • How to collaborate and innovate to align with and achieve business goals

View 2015 Trip Report

View Sample Session From 2015 Summit on Three Roadmaps to Guide and Drive Change in Your Organizations

What We Hear About Our Speakers

The sessions are relatable and provided great insights into how to communicate and leverage EA to support business outcomes.

- Ravi Randarpa, Enterprise Architect Pentagon Federal Credit Union

The event provided some fabulous ideas for the Army’s maturing EA program!

- Lt. Mike Fazen, Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Architecture U.S. Army


Meet the solution providers at the forefront of enterprise architecture.

The Gartner Enterprise Architecture 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

National Harbor, MD


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD, United States - 20745


A Note About Accommodations

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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