Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

21 – 22 June 2021 | Japan | Virtual

Compose Your Business Future With an Adaptable, Resilient Application Strategy

Join us at the virtual Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit, June 21 – 22, to learn how to architect, develop and integrate applications that will enable composable business: modular, adaptable, automated. Build the resilience required as we continue a period of sustained disruption. Learn from trusted Gartner experts, share ideas with IT leaders, and discover new tech solutions that will help you craft an application and software engineering strategy to meet your business needs in the new normal. Save the date!

Save the Date

Announcing the virtual Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit!


Compose your business future with an adaptable, resilient application strategy


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

Amidst the unprecedented pandemic, Japanese firms are finally waking up to the benefits of digitalization. Yet many organizations are still uncertain about why, what, and how to achieve it. This summit will provide tips for solving the challenges of digitalization through a discussion of Gartner's perspective on "the future of applications." We look forward to seeing you at Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions 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.

Topics at a Glance

Access the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help application leaders build agile architectures, craft a cloud strategy and optimize existing applications. Each topic discussion helps you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

The Future of Applications

Lead strategic IT-business collaboration through technological, organizational and cultural change when delivering future applications.

Composable Architecture

Deliver a “composable enterprise” that can innovate and adapt to changing business conditions.

Agile Development and DevOps

Adopt DevOps practices and architect applications to leverage the benefits of low-code cloud platforms, multigrained services and extreme automation.

Modernization, Rationalization and Integration Strategies

Rationalize your application portfolio. Execute continuous business-driven application modernization to provide optimum value. Design a future-proof business application integration strategy.

Hybrid IT-Business “Fusion” Teams

Drive cross-functional collaboration for successful digital business initiatives.

API Ecosystems and Management

Leverage API centers of excellence to turn API management into an engine that provides access to data, increased innovation and streamlined processes.

Cloud Platforms and Cloud-Native Architectures

Modernize your application portfolio to support your organization’s business goals when migrating to cloud platforms.

Application Security and DevSecOps

Implement and evaluate application security at the speed of digital business. Change mindsets, processes and technologies to deliver successful DevSecOps.

Intelligent Business Applications

Increase business resilience by devising a composable application strategy.

Multiexperience Applications

Apply multiexperience application architecture and design to create the next generation of user experiences.

Low-Code/No-Code Development and Platforms

Evaluate low-code application platforms to rapidly develop and deploy custom applications, and enable citizen development.

Application and Product Portfolio Strategies

Use application and product portfolio governance to accommodate present and future demand, and balance your modernization, transformation and innovation goals.


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