Price wars, partnerships, acquisitions, competition, along with rampant confusion and cloud washing, are setting the stage for battle for the cloud. While the vendors themselves face significant disruption, enterprise IT strategies continue to depend more and more on cloud and the vendors delivering cloud solutions. We describe how cloud computing is not one thing but how offerings exist on a spectrum and outlines the major cloud strategies of the mega vendors (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, etc.) and uses that spectrum to assess the applicability of their approaches to your cloud strategies.
Digital Business is creating unprecedented change to how organizations must deliver software capabilities to meet business goals. Applications 2023 is Gartner’s five-year vision of how technology, delivery models and skills must change for CIOs and application leaders to drive the changes in their organization and ensure success.
Blockchain technology is rapidly evolving, but the path of the technology's progress and adoption in industries is unclear. To plan their initiatives, CIOs and IT leaders understand:
— Where is the blockchain market now?
— How it can evolve in the upcoming years?
— What to expect around technology evolution, platforms, enterprise adoption, industry readiness and blockchain-based innovations?
PaaS comes in many shapes and sizes. This session provides an overview of PaaS options and their applicability to support different types of applications, different architectural models, and different developer work styles and expectations.
Delivery teams are under growing pressure for speed-to-market, innovation, and continuous delivery to support digital transformation. In this environment, the term “developer” is no longer synonymous with “coder." Developers are taking on an expanding set of responsibilities to achieve end-to-end delivery outcomes. Such responsibilities require new skills and competencies. In fact, successful developers are those who excel in ten critical modern development, cross-functional, and leadership competencies. In this workshop you will be able to:
● Prioritize the critical competencies to build in your developer teams.
● See examples of how leading organizations are providing development opportunities through nontraditional career paths.
● Discuss the experiences developers need to build critical competencies.
No one application platform can support all your application requirements. You must adopt a hybrid application platform (HAP) strategy to support your needs as you develop a technology platform that enables digital business. This session walks through Gartner’s HAP capability framework, which provides guide rails to help you identify the capabilities you need and a means to evaluate your current portfolio of application infrastructure.
Application leaders are facing increasing pressure from the businesses to modernize applications and create new web and mobile apps. To meet the surging demand, IT must embrace and encourage citizen development initiatives to democratize app development at scale and velocity. Come, learn best practices from your peers.
Serverless computing is the new hotness in cloud computing. It promises to dramatically cut costs and improve your agility. But is it right for you? Can you move your applications to serverless? If you do, will you gain those promised benefits? Come to this session to get your questions about serverless answered.
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.
Technical debt. Nasty stuff. We've all got it. We would rather not have it. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from? And how do you measure it? Far too many IT organizations are in deep denial about the scale of their technical debt problem. This keynote will shine an unrelenting spotlight on the issue and show how technical debt can be defeated.
This session gives an update on this year's Magic Quadrant for High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (hpaPaaS), covering the top 20 vendors and traditional vendors Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce, and smaller independents including those that work with IBM and SAP.
In the third annual Gartner IoT Implementation Survey, we asked over 500 companies worldwide to share their hard earned lessons and insights from IoT implementations. We asked for commercial insights, e.g., did they meet, exceed — or fail to achieve — desired business outcomes? We asked for technical insights, e.g., did they implement digital twins — and if so, how many? Come to learn more about what IoT success — and failure — looks like!
Recent events have shown that API security is critical. However, often it is not well understood. There is a tendency to “throw technology at the problem," choosing a standard such as OAuth, but not going further. In this workshop, attendees learn about API security, and collaboratively work on constructing a coherent, effective, API security policy. Deep security expertise is not required.
To attain the potential of the digital business, your organization and its technology network must become contextual, real-time, responsive, agile and capable of elastic scale. In this presentation, learn how event-driven computing helps advance your organization to these objectives. Learn how business event thinking can improve the customer experience, developers' agility, and operational efficiency for your organization and create a new synergy in the outcome of your business and IT.
Application leaders aiming for digital transformation are implementing new operating models for products, APIs and platforms over projects and programs. Success depends on a fast and flexible approach to synchronizing product and platform teams, speeding work for digital dexterity. Attend to learn proven practices for digital product management and demand governance that digital leaders use to maximize digital business results.
The disruptive requirements of digital transformations, their frequent need to build new ecosystems, and the pressing need for application rationalization will continue to deeply change the market for the platform that enables API programs. Full Life Cycle API Management: This Magic Quadrant rates the providers in that market.
You want to capitalize on digital business opportunities, but your current application estate is holding you back. How do you adapt your core application systems to enable you to take advantage of new opportunities? To leverage digital business ecosystems? To exploit big data? To deliver awesome customer experiences? To allow your people to work smarter? This session discusses the top trends in application architecture that can help you modernize your application estate and enable your digital business transformation, as well as how adopting these trends will impact your organization.
End-users who build apps, known as citizen developers, need to be embraced and empowered in order to augment the capabilities of IT. Learn how to cultivate talent, encourage practices and promote enabling technologies to scale citizen development effectively.
Our inquiries over the past years have started to shift from asking “should I move from project to products" to "how do I get the organization to change." Regardless of whether you have started or not, many people in the lines of business, executive management and even IT will be uncomfortable or even combative about making the switch. Concerns include funding models, perceived lack of control and losing the iron triangle of scope, time, and cost. This presentation will review the forces necessitating the change, the "what’s in it for me?" arguments for various stakeholders and tactics for helping the change occur.
While blockchain is of interest to most application leaders and CIOs, Gartner evidences that most efforts in enterprises are biased toward current business processes and models. This approach can blind enterprises to new market opportunities as well as leave them vulnerable to disruptive new entrants. This session will cover different types of blockchain initiatives (from disruptive startups and enterprises), how they provide value to help application leaders and CIOs determine to uncover the best strategic opportunities for blockchain.
Your company's digital ambition requires the support of a digital business technology platform. Where can you buy one? You can't ... you have to build it! This keynote will tie together the new approaches to application architecture, infrastructure and integration discussed throughout the conference into a roadmap for the future.
Creating killer apps at scale and building sustainable innovation will not be solely dependent on development platforms and technology. Development teams that value rock stars over rock bands suffer loss of productivity and morale. Application leaders should use the guidance in this session to implement processes and techniques to hire and retain the best app development talent.
Currently many organization have in place a central ICC that acts as an integration factory, focused on efficiently delivering integration projects for the whole enterprise. But efficiency alone is not sufficient. We also need agility. The most extreme form of agility is self-service, that is enabling application teams, LOBs, subsidiaries, departments and even individual business users to perform integration by themselves. Under the supervision of an “integration empowerment team," in charge of implementing the HIP, consolidating their best practices into reusable integration templates and governance models and delivering training, support, consulting and help desk capabilities. These capabilities should be made available to integration specialists, ad hoc integrators and citizen integrators in a self-service fashion.
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. We discuss the cultural and organizational changes required, the best practices needed and the new structure for QA that recognizes the needs and roles of testers but integrates very specific continuous quality practices into the complete DevOps feedback loop.
The Gartner CIO survey tells us that top performing organizations embrace design and UX competencies more than the average company. Learn how your organization compares to other enterprises when it comes to UX investments, and how application leaders can embrace and prioritize design practices as part of the software development life cycle.
Robotic process automation software enables CIOs and application leaders to automate repetitive tasks without requiring disruptive changes to legacy applications. This minimally invasive method is not the silver bullet to a long-term integration and automation strategy for applications and services. It can be used to deliver greater levels of productivity for the business while also proving out which applications and services should be modernized first.
Use of artificial intelligence within integration technologies shows promise, but is at a very early stage. Application leaders must understand how to harness self-adjusting or self-learning AI approaches to equip their enterprises with a highly adaptive integration infrastructure.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) aim to disrupt the mobile app paradigm by bridging the web experience with native app functionality. Application development leaders must determine when — not if — they need to factor in PWAs as part of their overall mobile and web development strategy. This session will help you learn what it takes to deliver PWAs and how to apply them for your digital business.
High-productivity development is becoming more prominent and sophisticated and requires efficient testing to ensure quality. Application leaders who are creating strategies for digital business must evaluate and map potential tools against their use cases and technologies — and the skill sets needed to support them — and prepare to acquire more than one test automation tool to address all of them.
Monolithic ERP had advantages for integration professionals: The monolith provided one set of data and built-in workflows. But as the business drives toward postmodern ERP, the integration of the new systems are often taken for granted. In this postmodern environment, integration professionals can either be "heros" or "zeros."
* Business application vendors and leaders underestimate the integration challenge.
* The advantages of postmodern ERP are thwarted by a narrow, project-based approach to integration.
* Legacy integration tools and techniques do not support a pervasive approach to integration
Application leaders face an increasing array of digital channels to support, from apps to virtual personal assistants. We evaluate the major MADP vendors used to accelerate and scale mobile app development and the evolution of this toward multiexperience apps to support digital businesses.
Is your organization struggling with delivering mobile apps, or not getting the results you expected from mobile app usage? Are you wondering if you should reallocate your budget and resources to new digital experiences, such as chatbots, voice apps, AR, VR, MR or PWA? Bring your questions and hear from your peers to discuss whether a multiexperience strategy is right for you.
As applications leaders look to scale agile to increase solutions delivery speed and responsiveness, their organizations are increasingly held back by traditional processes for managing project risk and ensuring value realization. In this session, we’ll describe governance practices that promote rather than impede agile workflows, and provide examples of how leading organizations have upgraded their IT and enterprise governance models for agile.
Digital businesses have mature mode 2 organizations, but leaders continue to extend their agile capabilities. New techniques and technologies are enabling enterprises to find solutions to challenges that they couldn't address in the past. In this discussion, attendees will share experiences on ways you can take your organization beyond scrum and to the highest levels of agile maturity.
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 a 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?”
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 optimal iPaaS for you.