• IT Enterprise Architecture - EA

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    Highlights from the 2016 Summit

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    Guest Keynote

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Leading Digital Business Innovation and Transformation

With an emphasis on emerging technologies and pragmatic best practices needed to develop world-class EA, Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2016, will help EA practitioners take their place on the front lines of digital business strategy formation and execution.

Attendees will learn how to maximize the value and minimize the risks of investments in cloud, big data, analytics and mobility — and explore the impacts of trends and technologies that every enterprise architect must master.


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

Learn more about pricing and registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here.



Our 2016 agenda features comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest EA topics on the basis of your role, experience level and key focus.

2016 Conference Tracks

  • A. Delivering World Class Business Outcome-Driven EA
  • B. Leading Digital Innovation with EA
  • C. Mastering Critical Disruptive Technologies 
  • D. Architecting Transformative Trends

View  full track descriptions and hot topics

Hot Topics to be Covered

  • Empowering Enterprise Architects to lead digital business strategy
  • Encouraging a culture of innovation and agility
  • Delivering business outcomes and measurable value
  • Leveraging bimodal business and IT
  • Mastering disruptive technologies and trends

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.


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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  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.



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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

National Harbor, MD


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


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the conference at $249/night (plus tax and resort fee). Please note, this rate is only available for a limited time (hotel cut off is April 11, 2016). To obtain our special Gartner rate, please click here or inform the hotel that you are attending the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit when making your reservation.

If you are eligible for a government rate, please click  here. 

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. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts. ​