• Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference

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    Join us April 30 - May 2 in San Diego, CA 

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  • Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference

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    The premier conference for [tech vendors] to learn about the latest trends and tools, innovation predictions, positioning and thought leadership. All that will equip us to be better prepared to run our businesses now and in the future. - Julie Norquist Roy, CMO, Chrome River

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Accelerating Digital Business: Performing While Transforming

If you drive or influence the core elements of your technology company’s GTM, customer experience, product, marketing, or sales strategies —this is the event for you and your team. Whether you’re a start-up or an enterprise, take three days away from quarterly pressures to focus on short-term growth opportunities, long-term strategies that will transform your business.

  • Gartner’s only event built specifically for software, hardware and service providers
  • Learn where, why and how enterprises buy technology
  • Network with peers to uncover new partnership opportunities

The Tech Growth & Innovation Conference was designed for technology industry leaders in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • CEO, CMO, CTO and other C-level
  • Strategic Planning
Executive / BU Leadership
Roles Include:
  • Product & Service Design & Development
  • Product & Service Strategy
  • Product Marketing
Product Management
Roles Include:
  • Marketing Executives
  • Market Research
  • Product Marketing
Roles Include:
  • Sales Enablement
  • Sales Operations
  • Business Development
Sales Enablement

What You Will Learn

  • Understand which technology trends to support. Be ready for the impact of the Internet of Things.
  • Grow revenue, market share and brand recognition through more effective product innovation, sales and marketing.
  • Craft a winning business strategy and reach out successfully to potential partners and investors.
  • Recognize new target markets, verticals, roles, types of customers and geographies.
  • Gain on-the-ground insight into your market segments, competitors and customers. Improve competitive differentiation

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Two Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for two, 30 minute blocks with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours
  • Workshops: Interactive opportunities to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Consulting Clinics: Discuss your key issues with experienced consultants and walk away with actionable advice based on relevant best practices and real-world experiences.
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator
  • Group Rate Discount  Maximize your learning by attending as a group and receive a group discount

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2018 agenda is not finalized yet. To get an idea of the type of content you can expect to see in the meantime, check out these materials from last year's conference, where we covered key priorities, including: technologies for today and the future, business models using innovation, and a truly customer-centric sales and marketing organization.

2017 Tracks

  • Capturing Today's Growth Opportunities
  • Infusing Innovation Into Operations
  • Transforming the Customer Life Cycle
  • Riding the Next Technology Waves
  • Highlighted Sessions: Disruption
  • Highlighted Sessions: IoT
  • Highlighted Sessions: 24-hour technologies

2017 Hot Topics

  • Where funding is going and why
  • Growth and profitability opportunities
  • Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) in operations
  • Winning the war for talent
  • Customer experiences that build trust
  • Account-based sales and marketing
  • Bleeding edge enterprise technologies


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. Get practical, actionable insight—so you can make key decisions faster, and with more confidence.

Highlighted Speakers from the 2017 Conference

  • Hank Barnes
    Hank Barnes

    Vice President, Distinguished Analyst

  • Jessica Ekholm
    Jessica Ekholm

    Vice President

  • David Mitchell Smith
    David Mitchell Smith

    Vice President

What We Hear About Our Speakers

Great opportunity to get access to deep customer insights workshops that help to lax muscle memory and think differently. High quality speakers that understand the market, valuable interactions networking with peers, and opportunity to see how to get the most out of Gartner.

- Jason Dover, Director, Product Line Management KEMP Technologies

To the point, insight and fulfilling. Gartner provides a framework in every session so that complex ideas can be understood by everyone.

- Kaiser Larsen, Global Program Lead Amazon

The conference exceeded my expectations. The sessions were informative, insightful and open. My one-on-one analyst meeting was especially valuable in working on our positioning and messaging. The workshops were also excellent in providing interactive learning.

- Marie White, CEO Security Mentor, Inc.


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront 

The Tech Growth & Innovation 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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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

San Diego, CA


Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA, United States - 92101


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate:
Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina at a discount rate. Please check back for updates as they become available and the room block opens.

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. ​