Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

21 – 22 June 2021 | Japan | Virtual

Building a Resilient Enterprise with Composable, Adaptable Applications

The pandemic has exposed and fractured brittle application strategies, putting companies with aging legacy applications at a competitive disadvantage, if not an existential threat. Responding swiftly to dynamic market conditions is an organisational imperative now more than ever before. It needs a transformation of technology, process and culture. And it requires a modernisation of legacy applications and a reduction of technical debt using a composable IT architecture that evolves with the business.

Application and Software Engineering leaders must balance competing demands across IT and the business and deliver solutions across both a distributed workforce and systems architecture. They must do it all using superior programme and stakeholder management skills across an evolving array of vendors. Those who excel in delivering the next generation of customer and employee experiences will have greater competency with data and AI and will more ably balance innovation with risk and reliability.


Create a modern, agile applications organization capable of powering innovation and digital transformation.


Compose your business future with an adaptable, resilient application strategy


Explore the technologies and trends shaping the future of enterprise applications and software engineering.

The unprecedented pandemic forces Japanese firms to overcome the setback and take a further leap forward. This leap requires corporate resilience and a higher level of digitalization. Application leaders must deliver "future applications” that are both composable and adaptable, and this summit provides tips for those leaders. We look forward to seeing you at the summit.

Harutoshi Katayama

Sr Director Analyst and Conference Chair

Calling all application and software
engineering leaders

Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit is built for application and software engineering leaders looking to craft leading-edge applications, architectures and strategies that enable composable enterprises.

Transform your organization into an intelligent, composable business
  • Develop an application strategy that is modular, composable and resilient. 
  • Modernize your application portfolio while delivering innovation to the business.
  • Drive business outcomes faster by working with non-IT resources. 
  • Advance your organization's cloud strategy.
Develop software engineering strategies that are fit for the future
  • Develop the right skills and team structures for successful software engineering. 
  • Understand the best practices for scaling agile. 
  • Learn how to use automation and other approaches to enable developers.
  • Discover the key steps to creating a successful digital platform. 
  • Explore the best practices for API design, API management and API monetization.
Create a new vision for enterprise architecture
  • Redefine enterprise architecture (EA) and how it adds business value.
  • Architect your organization for adaptability and change. 
  • Build a flexible, adaptive EA team. 
  • Support innovation, transformation and the use of new technologies.
Build agile architectures that continuously adapt and evolve to meet new and evolving business requirements
  • Create an architecture that is flexible enough to both satisfy current demands and adapt to emerging demand. 
  • Develop strong agile architecture, DevOps and cloud-native skills.
  • Optimize and refine application delivery to make it repeatable, effective and efficient.
Craft a pervasive integration strategy that meets the needs of a modern organization
  • Design a future-proof business application integration strategy. 
  • Select the right integration platforms and technologies to support digital business. 
  • Implement a technical API strategy that allows the delivery of more integrations, faster. 
  • Learn how to integrate AI into your organization.
  • Integrate cloud-based and on-premises applications.
Create multidisciplinary digital business teams to ensure successful digital transformation
  • Align strategies between IT and the business. 
  • Create hybrid IT-business “fusion” teams. 
  • Develop a common view of value by establishing shared metrics. 
  • Transition from a project-centric to a product-centric delivery model.
Apply total experience application architecture and design to create the next generation of user experiences

2021 Tracks At a Glance

Explore the conference tracks built upon the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help application leaders build agile architectures, craft a cloud strategy and optimize existing applications.

Track A

Leadership Strategies For the Future of Business Applications

The demand for business resilience in a post-pandemic environment will translate to an imperative for responsive, agile applications and innovative software engineering. As enterprises transform to their digital futures, the experience of making, buying, and using applications will also transform. This track will help you to pave your unique road to the future of applications.

Track B

Architecture Models and Software Engineering for Composable Applications, and Transformative Technology

To become resilient, enterprises must have an architecture that embraces innovative technologies and implements composable applications, as well as software engineering that is agile and responsive to change. This track provides application leaders with approaches and insights into architecture development and software engineering and updates on innovative technologies to enable resilient enterprise.

Track C

Delivering Next Generation Total Experience

Application leaders must drive better customer and employee value by delivering effortless yet highly compelling experiences across digital channels and new modes of interaction. This track explores best practices and strategies for both internal/employee and external/customer experiences and engagement.


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