Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

4 – 5 August 2021 | India | Virtual

Develop a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready, data-centric organization

The virtual Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, 4 - 5 August 2021, offered content for every member of the data and analytics team — from technical- to senior-level strategy. Data and analytics leaders gained the skills to build and execute a world-class strategy.

At the conference, the top 5 sessions that data & analytics leaders attended included:

  1. The Foundation of a Modern Data and Analytics Strategy
  2. Data Lakes, Data Warehouses and Data Hubs Aren't the Same: Know Their Capabilities and Purpose
  3. Data Storytelling: A Better Way to Engage Decision Makers With Data
  4. How to Create Metrics That Matter
  5. How to Build and Support the Business-Driven Analytics Architecture

We hope you enjoyed the virtual 2021 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit!  If you missed it, be sure to explore what was covered at the conference.

The program for the 2022 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is underway and we look forward to sharing details soon!

Business Strategy

Learn how to build a data and analytics strategy that enables digital acceleration and agility while driving significant business value.


Take a deep dive into the data and analytics trends and tools that will change your organization, compare technology providers and separate hype from reality.


Develop the leadership skills to bridge the gap between business and IT, drive innovation, make data and analytics central to your culture and build a resilient, adaptable and data literate organization.

The uncertainty ushered in by 2020 will stay with us for multiple years to come. But with disruption comes enormous opportunity to not just restart what we used to do, but forge new paths. Data and analytics leaders that thrive will design and execute on a strategy that accelerates change, builds resilience and optimizes business impact.

Rita L. Sallam

Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner Research & Advisory

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    Calling all data and analytics leaders

    Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is the premier conference for CDOs, CAOs, and senior data and analytics and business leaders.

    Understand how to establish the strategy, organization, culture and skills to align to business priorities and outcomes, and leverage key data and analytics trends
    • Discover how to organize for success and not just survive but thrive. 
    • Leverage key data and analytics trends to drive business outcomes. 
    • Create a strategy to innovate business and accelerate change. 
    • Foster the cultural changes needed to make the use of data and analytics pervasive to impact the business. 
    • Align data and analytics with business outcomes and digital acceleration.
    Gain insights into the tools and best practices to drive real business value and deliver innovation
    • Create a strategy to innovate business and accelerate change.
    • Validate and benchmark strategy.
    • Infuse insight everywhere in the organization.
    • Align data and analytics to business value. 
    • Empower the entire organization with access to the right tools and data.
    Establish trusted and adaptable information and data management capabilities to support the changing needs of the organization
    • Maximize your value to your organization.
    • Ensure data quality.
    • Build effective data governance programs.
    • Strive for the highest standards of ethics and trust.
    Determining how best to architect products and solutions, which have the capabilities to deliver against your business objectives, is now paramount to digital success
    • Deliver composable data and analytics architectures and data fabrics for the next decade.
    • Understand the latest trends and tools in data and analytics.
    • Prioritize investments in information, and data and analytics applications, platforms and architectures.
    • Establish data quality and master data within the organization.
    • Plan and optimize for data and analytics cloud ecosystems.

    2021 Tracks at a glance

    Attendees had access to over 75 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help data & analytics leaders meet the demands of the future. Each track had a particular area of focus that helped deliver what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    Leadership, Strategy and Business Outcomes: Accelerate the Value

    Uncertainty and disruption mean data and analytics leaders must build and lead resilient and adaptive organizations to find opportunities in the chaos. Data and analytics strategy must be linked to the business in order to deliver value.

    Track B

    Analytics Everywhere: Drive Pervasive Outcomes

    Data and analytics leaders must understand how to operationalize and expand their organizations’ use of data and analytics for the greatest impact without compromising quality, integrity, and trust. This track addresses how to make analytics fundamental to all parts of the business in a trusted way. It discusses the latest trends: data storytelling, augmented analytics, the convergence of analytics and BI and data science, embedded and composable analytics, and continuous and real-time analytics.

    Track C

    Data Architecture: The Foundation of Your Digital Acceleration

    Digital acceleration requires that enterprises transition from being data-driven to being data-and-analytics-centric. Visionary leaders know it’s necessary to form a cohesive architecture for future digital success. This track explores how to architect disparate data and analytics capabilities together with a focus on enabling composable technology components.

    Track D

    AI, Data Science and Machine Learning: The Future Is Now

    Operationalizing data science, machine learning and AI is critical to achieve business value. This track explores the technology trends, organizational requirements, skill development and talent needed for successful deployment as well as the business impact of these advanced data and analytics capabilities.

    Track E

    Emerging Technologies and Trends: Compose the Future

    For forward-looking leaders, harnessing innovative technologies is a top priority, necessary to change business models and define new ways to interact with and serve customers, partners, suppliers and employees. This track explores top emerging trends and approaches reshaping business today.

    Spotlight Track

    Trust, Governance and Master Data Management: The Evolving Challenge

    Trust, governance and master data management (MDM) form the foundation of robust data and analytics strategies — for customers, partners and employees. As all forms of analytics permeate the organization, AI in particular, having in place trusted master and application data along with agile data governance practices, processes, frameworks and protocols are critical to the success of data and analytics leaders.

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