Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

13 – 14 September 2023 | London, U.K.

Join an exclusive community of application & software engineering leaders

At Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit, applications and software engineering leaders joined Gartner experts virtually over two days to share valuable insights into their main priorities. 

At the conference, the top 5 priorities that application leaders met on included:

  1. Application Strategies
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  3. API Strategies
  4. Software Engineering Leadership
  5. Enterprise Architecture

We hope you enjoyed the 2022 virtual conference!  If you missed it, be sure to explore what was covered at the conference.

The program for the 2023 Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit is underway and we look forward to sharing details soon!


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


Help your organization to transform into an intelligent, composable business with an adaptable, resilient application and software engineering strategy.


Navigate the complexities of microservices, platform-as-a-service, APIs, cloud-native architectures, AI, digital experience platforms and more.

The pace of business change will continue to accelerate for the foreseeable future. Application and software engineering leaders must seize the opportunity to help their organizations to become intelligent composable businesses, driving superior business outcomes. Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit gives you the chance to hear from industry experts, network with senior leaders and learn how to build a winning applications strategy to succeed in our new normal.

Anthony Mullen

Conference Chair and Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

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    Calling all application and software engineering leaders

    Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit 2022 was 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 to create successful teams, systems and experiences
    • Develop the right skills and team structures for a modern software engineering organization.
    • Understand the best practices for scaling agile. 
    • Transition from a project-centric to a product-centric delivery model.
    • Explore the API approaches that are being used by the most successful organizations.
    • Guide the cultural changes required for successful software engineering. 
    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.
    Deliver quality applications with increased agility
    • Explore the frameworks, tools and practices to design and develop modern applications and platforms.
    • Learn how to use automation and other approaches to enable developers.
    • Adopt DevOps practices and architect applications to leverage the benefits of low-code, cloud platforms, multigrained services and extreme automation.
    • Cross traditional IT-business boundaries to work together to optimize the entire application delivery life cycle and improve business outcomes.
    Develop a dynamic approach to program and portfolio management
    • Use zero-based principals to refocus portfolios on strategic business initiatives.
    • Use your EPMO to mange the innovation to product journey.
    • Successfully start lean portfolio management.
    • Depoliticize project prioritization.

    2022 Tracks at a Glance

    Attendees had access to over 70+ sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help application & software engineering 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

    Driving Change Through Leadership, Culture and Talent

    Application and software engineering leaders responsible for delivering their organizations’ digital ambitions must leverage the ‘great opportunity’ by attracting and retaining the best engineering talent, building high performing teams and fostering the environment for them to flourish.

    Track B

    Strategies for Modernizing Application and Enterprise Architecture

    Application and enterprise architecture leaders must deliver a flexible application landscape in order to rapidly respond to opportunities and disruptions.

    Track C

    Accelerating Integration, Automation and Analytics

    Application and Software Engineering Leaders need to deliver solutions to the business that allow for flexible composition of applications in order to streamline business outcomes.

    Track D

    Surfing Disruptions and Leveraging Trends

    Innovations across hardware, software, AI and data continue to proliferate, unlocking new economies of scale and business opportunity. IT and business leaders must view this landscape of change through a socio-technical lens to enable growth while withstanding waves of disruption.

    Track E

    Lead Software Engineering to Build for Change

    To compete in the digital economy, organizations must build solutions which deliver business value and differentiate your organization. Whether building in code, low code or customizing off the shelf leaders must build modern, adaptive engineering organizations.

    Track F

    Building Great Digital Experiences for Customers and Employees

    Application and Software Engineering leaders must deliver solutions that are optimized for customers, employees, and users. This requires a justified investment in design thinking and practices.

    Spotlight Track

    Technical Insights

    Organizations can only realize the promise of digital business and their digital workplace when they take control of the underpinning architecture, data and technology.

    Spotlight Track

    Strategic Portfolio Management: Navigating an Uncertain Future

    To survive in today’s tumultuous business climate, organizations must expect, embrace, and adapt to increasing uncertainty and change.

    Spotlight Track

    Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Business

    Building an organization capable of capitalizing on its talent and technology to deliver value requires a close alignment between IT and the Business.

    Spotlight Track

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Sessions in this spotlight track provide a forum to discuss challenges within DE&I and how applications and software engineering leaders build a diverse culture and team with diverse business and IT skill-sets.

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