Gartner and Guest Keynote Speakers at

Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit

Opening Keynote: Optimize, Integrate and Transform to Achieve Your Digital Future

Whether your organization is conservative or aggressive in pursuing transformation, you must apply modern digital application and integration strategies to advance. You and your enterprise can and must achieve organizational and thought leadership in order to address the challenges of a digital future. Accelerate and guide the transformation toward digital impact.

Elizabeth Golluscio

Managing VP


Keith Guttridge

Sr Director Analyst


Mark O'Neill

Sr Director Analyst


Dennis Gaughan

VP Analyst


Gartner Keynote: Top Ten Strategic Application Trends

More than 50 research analysts have come together to identify ten trends in applications that are changing the way organizations conduct business. In this session, we'll give an overview of the top ten strategic application trends that are intelligent, integrated and innovative.



Dennis Gaughan, VP Analyst


Dennis Gaughan is a Managing VP and Chief of Research within the Applications research team. His research focus is on helping clients better manage their application portfolio through all phases of the application life cycle and understanding the impact of digital business on applications. He also researches the enabling technologies that support those enterprise applications.

Margaret Heffernan


Entrepreneur, Chief Executive and Author

Guest Keynote

Margaret Heffernan writes books and blogs, teaches and mentors senior and chief executives, and has built and led organisations of all sizes. Now an acclaimed business author, Margaret has published five books largely addressing the nature of effective leadership and challenging many of the assumptions and stereotypes that business has adopted. 


With examples from the business world from new tech disruptors to established multinationals, Margaret analyses the nature of good leadership. She considers the culture of disruptive businesses that have revolutionised the workplace, and how things have changed from the top-down, command-and-control style of traditional business to a more collaborative, less dog-eat-dog philosophy.


Fad or Fantasy?


Has there ever been more hype around technology? AI-enabled toothbrushes and intelligent razors: it’s hard to tell the real from the unreal, the useful from the useless. But ignoring new developments won’t work either. The meaningful changes in the application world can’t be ignored, but neither are many of them ready for prime time, in a real business environment where mistakes matter.


So how can teams and their leaders embrace change without naivety to enable digital transformations with integrity? Maintaining the balance between valuable learning from the past and intelligent inquiry about the future is the essential balancing act of leadership in technology. In applications specifically, technological commitment is long term — so how do leaders and their teams make intelligent, supported decisions about their futures? 

Andy Kyte

Distinguished VP Analyst


Gartner Closing Keynote: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Technical Debt (but Were Afraid to Ask)

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.



Andy Kyte, Distinguished VP Analyst


Andy Kyte is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a member of the Application Strategy and Governance team. His work on application strategy is centered on the major theme of Bimodal IT, with a strong focus on application cost containment, and encompasses application total cost of ownership, the unfashionable but vitally important discipline of application maintenance, the quagmire that is "Technical Debt", the challenges of decommissioning applications and the need for focus on non-functional requirements. As a senior member of the Gartner Research community, he is in great demand as a keynote speaker, having participated in events in 46 different countries during the last 20 years.

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