When embarking on an AI project, there are usually many questions ranging from use cases to how to design AI applications. In this session, we will discuss key issues that AI projects application leaders often encounter and how best to approach them for an optimal outcome.
Although IoT or Digitial Twin adoption and maturity is evolving from early stage (education, experimentation) to emerging stage (POC, limited deployment), there's still a lot of confusion about the role, scope and value of IoT Digital Twins across different industries. In this session, we will discuss these topics and focus in particular on how IoT Digital Twins can benefit your organization/industry.
As businesses are moving to agile and DevOps, organizations must rethink their approach to quality. Testing is no longer a stage in DevOps delivery but an integral DevOps activity that exists in various forms through all areas. Participants will discuss the cultural and organizational changes required, the best practices needed to build continuous quality practices into the complete DevOps feedback loop.
Digital business has accelerated the pace at which organizations must support new web and mobile apps, multichannel experiences, and custom integrations. APIs are fundamental to effective web/mobile app, microservice and integration architectures, but designing the API correctly with an effective support strategy determines adoption and success. Participants will discuss key tenets to design the optimal API with an effective support strategy.
Microservices architecture (MSA) is at the top of the Hype Cycle, but the path to it is far from clear. In this session, delegates will share their experiences with microservices architecture and learn how others are experimenting their way to the right mix of agility and flexibility for their business.
Many organizations need to integrate with Salesforce cloud products. The timing of these integrations span both real time and batch. In this session we will discuss best practices and options for addressing various types of Salesforce integration scenarios.
Organizations transitioning from projects to products often struggle to staff the role of product manager, especially when it is new to the organization. Application Leaders can maximize their chances of success by understanding the role description and guide the processes of recruiting or repurposing staff. Improve strategy and governance and learn how to look for best product manager candidates, look at a unique blend of skills and competencies, and build a vibrant community.
Understand the future of applications leadership — the processes, platforms and skills you need to remain relevant, iterative and dynamic in the new digital business era.
Your company had its digital vision and strategy and a host of ideas for optimizing or transforming its business. Now you have to build something! This session is based on interviews with operating digital businesses about how they built their technology platform. What technologies did they select and why? How did they govern the process and leverage existing technology platforms? What would they do differently if they were to start over? We'll also look at some of the trends, principles, and architectural practices that are emerging.
Most enterprises are undergoing some form of digital transformation initiative. Some are progressing well, some are not. Of those who are not, they share common pitfalls. This presentation will highlight what not to do (and what to do about it), based on observations and lessons from industries.
Companies can adopt the Scaled Agile Framework for supporting their ERP initiatives. Gartner surveys inform us that CIOs are pouring significant investment into adopting Agile frameworks, and bringing ERP into the Agile fold is a high priority. This session will give insight into fitting ERP into the Scaled Agile Framework.
Maybe you’re trying to gain business involvement for an application portfolio management effort, gain a deeper penetration of agile into your organization or convince your colleagues in the business to shift to a product-centric delivery model. It’s not easy, it can’t be "driven" and there’s no single solution. There are, however, a number of techniques that can be used to influence and lead change.
In this session, we will explore the following key issues:
● Why can’t most change be "driven"?
● What techniques can be used to influence those that need to change?
● What are some specific "them" and "that" we can use as an example?
Our research shows that diversity management and creating more inclusive teams is a proven strategy to improve employee engagement and productivity. This presentation will highlight case studies from RedHat and PwC with practices to increase diversity in recruiting and foster more inclusive group norms in teams. This research will highlight quantitative analysis and best practices from P&P Tech and HR Practices.
Application leaders can influence the development of goals and metrics that lay out the digital business journey and sharpen expected outcomes. This research provides context and examples from communications service providers to help application leaders across all industries develop digital business key performance indicators
Agile is not just for IT anymore. Business unit and functional leaders are using agile in their own functions. Application Leaders’ experience allows them to play a key role in helping the rest of the organization to become more Agile. In this session, we’ll look at practical examples from Vanguard, Vistaprint and others that Application Leaders can use to boost understanding of the value of agile outside IT and introduce agile principles across the enterprise.
Understanding the large digital players (like Amazon, Alibaba, Google, Baidu and others) that play multiple roles in a growing number of industries is one of the most important considerations related to winning in an increasingly digital world. Few companies are prepared for or sufficiently experienced with these digital dragons. That must change.
IoT project implementations are complex, typically spanning physical things with IoT sensors, IoT edge devices and communications, IoT platforms and your various existing enterprise and mobile applications and data. In this session we will outline key architectural principles and best practices for successfully implementing IoT projects. Topics will cover distributed, event-driven architectures, the role of IoT digital twins, IT/OT integration, and how IoT technology should be integrated with enterprise applications.
Digital twins are the "killer App" for IoT and more profoundly the new IT center of gravity for event-driven, asset-centric business processes across all industries. In this session we'll show how digital twins of your products, equipment and assets will self-monitor, self-replenish and self-repair -- and how this will impact your enterprise applications (e.g., CRM, EAM, ERP, FSM, and SCM) and your business ecosystem via multiparty connections and data hub relationships.
Microservices architecture (MSA) demands loosely coupled, fine-grained executables that "own their data." What does it mean to break up your data in this way? What patterns and practices should you use for success in the strange new world of MSA? This talk identifies the kinds of problems that emerge as organizations move toward MSA, and provides guidance on how to mitigate and overcome them.
More than 50 research analysts have come together to identify ten trends in applications that are changing the way organizations conduct business. In this session, we'll give an overview of the top ten strategic application trends that are intelligent, integrated and innovative.
Microservices architecture (MSA) is at the top of the Hype Cycle, but organizations that "do microservices" without a clear understanding of the problems it solves — and the problems it can create — risk creating new and unforeseen problems. This talk provides guidance on determining if MSA is right for your organization and clear steps for how to put your organization on the path to microservices.
Enterprise application development is moving on from 3GLs and self-managed platforms. Rapid application development and high productivity is key for delivering timely application services. We now have model-driven low-code, citizen development no-code, SaaS-compatible and cloud-managed platforms that are delivering what organizations need: Agile self-service application development tooling that supports your hybrid application platform.
Evolving digital business requirements for better user experiences and innovation require an architecture that supports agility, flexibility and scalability. A multigrained mesh app and service architecture (MASA) approach centered around mediated APIs and mesh applications provides a highly agile architecture, but is a significant shift from traditional monolithic applications. This session provides a framework for iteratively incorporating MASA principles to increase your architectural agility.
The ability to create and integrate machine learning models and artificial intelligence services into applications will become the norm as the technologies are better understood by development teams. This will in turn present new challenges and opportunities to development teams to create and manage portfolios of machine learning models that can be called via API to add new capabilities and enhance the functionality of enterprise apps.
Digital business evolution requires software architects and developers to constantly evolve and embrace new skill sets as well as strengthen existing ones. In this session, we discuss how to identify the skills such as agile architecture, AI, ML, multiexperience design and modernization that enable you to build applications that are relevant and effective.
The blockchain scenario establishes a frame of reference and working model for the evolution of blockchain and the programmable economy for application leaders and senior business leaders. It provides guidance for the future and establishes a roadmap to address the challenges and opportunities afforded by decentralized, tokenized and distributed operations.
Progressive web apps (PWAs) is a hot topic, but many organizations don't know how best to go about adopting the technology as part of their app development strategy. This session will demystify PWAs for application leaders and provide successful examples so that you can take away key insights to drive real value for your development organization.
Cloud and digital business demand a shift toward continuous quality. Application leaders must support their teams in integrating and effectively utilizing test automation tools in their DevOps toolchain, to enable
continuous delivery. This Magic Quadrant rates the providers in that market.
Business users have always attempted to learn how to use business applications with varying degrees of success. The onus has been on the user to use applications placing the responsibility solely on users. This will change forever with the convergence of three emerging technology trends — conversational interfaces, business process automation and event-driven application architectures will fundamentally change the way that people use software.
Voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are well-known in the consumer space. However, advances like Alexa for Business or Salesforce Einstein Voice Assistant are making it possible for enterprises to now bring voice to their employees in a more scalable way. In this session, we will look at what voice can look like within an enterprise by examining different devices and skills.
Digital business is about the creation of new business models, typically built on digital products and platforms. To continuously deliver digital product innovation and improvement, application leaders can use Gartner's blueprint to help transform the culture, skills, architecture, tools and quality capabilities of their development organizations.
Modern quality means new practices but also a change in application design, architecture and release. For organizations who want to accelerate to product delivery and mitigate blast impact using a DevOps approach, success means evaluating applications’ quality and value in production settings. Application leaders and the business leaders they support must change their position on testing in production and modernize practices and application design to adopt innovation such as chaos engineering or A/B testing.
A key distinction of a digital business is that it’s quality-driven, which means it’s exploiting quality as a differentiator in the market. Application leaders guiding a digital transformation initiative must make a continuous quality mindset the technical, organizational and cultural foundation of their strategy.
Integration is foundational to any modern or established applications initiative. Harnessing data and application precisely at each business moment compels organizations toward pervasive integration approaches — able to work with a multitude of platforms and enable new and less-technical personas, diverse integration patterns and blended deployment models — in the cloud and on the ground in hybrid ways.
An “unintegrated digital business” is simply an oxymoron. Digitalization does empower organizations to innovate and disrupt, but entails tackling a daunting array of application, data, APIs, mobile apps, ecosystems and “things” integration issues. An enterprisewide hybrid integration platform (HIP) to support these challenges is becoming a business utility such as networks, email and ERP — a precondition to be in business for organizations of any kind.
. What are the trends that will compel application leaders to shake up their integration strategy?
. How will application leaders establish a versatile and cost-effective integration service platform — the hybrid integration platform?
. How will application leaders assemble people, processes and platforms in an integration strategy empowerment team to provide best-in-class integration services to the business?
APIs are the key for your organization to engage with developers, mobile users, B2B partners, as well as new digital assistant ecosystems. However, APIs bring with them the need to put security safeguards in place. Protection against threats is vital, as is enabling clients to access APIs with minimal overhead. Balance is key. In this session, we outline the key considerations for API security, as well as the key stakeholders who need to be involved.
The business utility-style hybrid integration platform (HIP) is the key technology foundation for pervasive data and application integration delivered as a business utility. A well-designed HIP supports a range of integration requirements, multiple types of users and hybrid delivery models. But building an HIP is challenging as industry experience is limited and providers’ offering is still in the making.
● What is an hybrid integration platform and why must it be “hybrid”?
● What will be the technical building blocks than make up a HIP?
● How will technology innovations such as IoT, AI, event processing, blockchain and RPA affect HIP design and implementation?
API centers of excellence are being created in order to provide access to data, increase innovation and streamline processes. In this session, we look at examples of API centers of excellence in leading organizations. We also look at some of the key roles created in this team, including the API product manager. Attendees will learn how to effectively manage APIs across the organization and beyond.
Application leaders face a crowded list of RPA vendors. We evaluate the major RPA vendors used to accelerate and scale task automation to support digital businesses. Identify the leaders, visionaries, challengers and the niche players in RPA market.
Enterprise integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a second generation, cloud-based application and data integration technology. Ease of use and fitness with digital business needs to connect on-premises, cloud-based and mobile applications and data are driving iPaaS fast adoption. In this session, we discuss how the provider landscape is changing and how you can discern what's the best iPaaS for you.
Use of AI within integration technologies shows early promises for integrating systems, platforms and things that are multiplying so quickly that humans struggle to amass them. Application leaders responsible for integration will need to determine how auto-adjusting or self-learning artificial intelligence approaches offer new ways and create alliance between human and digital integrators.
API management has traditionally focused on the monolithic gateway in the DMZ. But, next-generation APIs are increasingly built using microservices, may be event-driven not request/response, and might span on-premises and cloud. In this session, we examine how modern API infrastructure can be governed and secured. We will explain what tools and technologies are available to address this requirement.