The premier destination for information management professionals around the world.
Designed to address all maturity levels, the Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit delivers the insights, frameworks and best practices across IM topics to help you take control of your data and dramatically improve business value.
The Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Information management (IM) leaders
Chief data officers (CDOs) and their teams
Leaders of information and analytics-related initiatives
Enterprise Information Management
Information and data stewards
Governance board members
Information risk and compliance managers/directors
Master data management (MDM) program managers/directors
Building a business case for information management & master data management
Rise of the chief data officer and key leadership roles
Importance of information and data governance
Impact of big data on the IM technology landscape
End-user case studies
Ask the Analyst
Workshops and tutorials
Solution provider sessions
Show floor theaters
Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference
Enterprise information and master data management are becoming increasingly important as more organizations transition to a digital future. At Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit 2015, more than 750 professionals came together to focus on the insights and tools needed to transform their information strategies.
Over the course of two days, information leaders and professionals networked, exchanged best practices and ideas, heard the latest research from and met one-on-one with Gartner analysts for a deeper look into their individual challenges.
Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference Included:
Business 2020 will be a digital business. In the Internet of Things, more devices than people will be collaborating. However, the data shared between devices may not always be transparent. New tools will arise to make this information more manageable and personalized for our needs. But we know that we will also have new tools to make this dark, mysterious data manageable, and more personalized to our needs.
New outcomes require new ways of doing things. If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten. Change the way you speak. Change the way you measure your success. Change the way you govern. But people must understand the change that they are being asked to make, they must be given a reason why changing is important Once you have answered why you are doing something, you must then focus on how.
Bimodal information governance is on the horizon. Many people do not like rules; and even those who do, don’t like having rules made for them. Therefore, information governance — the manner in which information is managed, the rules for doing so, and who may create and who enforces those rules — must be a dynamic and democratic exercise. Here is the NEW idea in the same vein as bimodal IT: A bimodal or agile governance model.
The most successful organizations will be the ones who put people the center of their information strategy. Information management is people-oriented. If people define it and people make it go, people reap the benefits over the long term. It takes time — sometimes a very long time — to achieve a high level of maturity, but information management is a team sport.
Organizations must become information-centric. This means specific roles and responsibilities will be embodied by real people, charged with carrying out the strategic and operational day-to-day activities of information management. Data meetings are out; business meetings are in. Don’t focus on data quality; focus on the business value information brings. Also, create well-formed processes that guide the way in which different roles execute their responsibilities.
The day of the chief data officer (CDO) has begun. There might only be 300 or so CDOs in the world today, but we expect that number to double this year. The CDO creates and evolves a business-relevant information strategy, executes on that information strategy and derives maximum business value from it.
This is my second year at the conference. Both have been excellent presenting up-to-date revelations around MDM and data governance and have already had positive impacts.
Mark McNamee, Sr Manager EIM,
We are forming our governance strategy and this conference has given me lots of great ideas! Would highly recommend it.
Jennifer Leonardi, Associate Mgr Enterprise BI Systems,
This event allows me to go back to my company and provide recommendations with confidence that what we are doing is in line with best practices.
Niah Henry, Master Data Administrator,
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Two (30 min) Gartner analyst one-on-ones
End-user case studies
Solution provider showcase
Breakfast, lunch and snacks
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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
VP & Distinguished Analyst
VP & Distinguished Analyst
VP & Gartner Fellow
VP & Distinguished Analyst
Wrapping up the 2015 Conference
Research VP & Distinguished Analyst and Conference Chair, Gartner
As business in every industry transition to a digital future, information and its value to the business outcomes takes on a new, more important role: the driver of innovation, effectiveness and efficiency, as well as risk management. The opportunities are significant, but the challenges are real–requiring organizations to adopt new strategies, programs, roles, and technologies that will establish clear alignment of IT to business goals.
At our 2015 event, we invited you to explore with us a pragmatic "enterprise view" of information management (IM). With analyst-driven content focused on today's most important IM technology and business topics, the Summit will help organizations create a business-relevant EIM and foundational MDM strategy and infrastructure designed to drive new high levels of innovation and efficiency.
What We Hear About Our Speakers
This was my first Gartner conference and it was beyond
my expectations. Very insightful, and would definitely
attend next year.
Robert Dickens, Sr Consultant,
This is a great experience to network and have insightful
conversations with peers. Helps to make some of the
academic discussion a reality.
Naresh Mahale, Manager, IT,
Excellent conference to go beyond
vendor hype and learn about MDM
and the big picture of EIM.
Ravi Sharma, Senior Principal,
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