Trusted Information. Empowered People. Digital Leadership.
The most important gathering of senior information management leaders, this summit gives you the strategies and best practices for you to harness the power of today’s information assets. Learn how to unleash the potential of information-driven roles and deliver the trusted enterprise information your organization needs for digital business success.
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The Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Discover how to:
Identify skill gaps, formalize leadership roles
Shift the culture of your organization so that information is top-of-mind at all levels
Understand and address political challenges to your EIM program
Enterprise Information Management
Discover how to:
Establish Information Governance on sound Bimodal IT principles
Identify and address information risks facing your organization
Ensure your organization has the right EIM roles and competencies in place to confidently face future challenges
Discover how to:
Create the right MDM foundations and extend these to address changing needs
Select the right MDM models for your enterprise
Position your MDM program for continuing success
Master Data Management
Discover how to:
Modernize your EIM architecture and infrastructure
Understand fast-moving trends such as Hadoop, cloud, data lakes and IoT and prepare your infrastructure foundations to exploit these
Information Infrastructure & Architecture
What You Will Learn
Understand how the
chief data officer role is evolving
trusted information and empowered individuals give the modern enterprise a competitive advantage
EIM architecture and infrastructure
Ensure key programs such as
MDM are positioned for continuing success
Advance your information strategy and maturity, through
agile information governance and stewardship
Understand fast-moving trends such as
Hadoop, cloud, data lakes and IoT and prepare your infrastructure foundations to exploit these
Gain the latest insights on how organizations are using
open data and new techniques for assessing the value of emerging information assets
Connect with senior information leaders from all industries and
build your professional network
Information management and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Information as an asset
Information infrastructure management
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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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
End-user case studies
Solution provider showcase
Breakfast, lunch and snacks
Sign-up to be among the first to recieve 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.
Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Information Management
The Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management 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.
Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate We have reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit at the price of $196 (plus tax and resort fee) per night for single or double occupancy. The deadline for the special room rate is February 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST. To book your reservation, please log back into your
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Reservation & Cancellation Policies: Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before February 15, by contacting the Gartner Registration Help Desk Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or email:
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Government Rates: There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the Gaylord Texan Resort. These are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid Government or Military ID will be required at check-in upon arrival. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.
A Note About Accomodations
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