Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

9 – 11 May 2022 | London, UK

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

The virtual Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, 18 - 20 May, 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. Top Trends in Data and Analytics, 2021
  2. The Foundation of a Modern Data and Analytics Strategy
  3. Data Lakes, Data Warehouses and Data Hubs Aren't the Same: Know Their Capabilities and Purpose
  4. Advanced Data and Analytics: What Do Leading Organizations Do?
  5. Building Data Lakes Successfully

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.

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 100 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 attendees and their organizations.

    Track A

    Leadership and Skills: Be the Change Maker

    Unprecedented disruption forces organizations to optimize resources, adopt new business models and rethink products. To succeed, leaders across the enterprise must infuse data and analytics into strategic decision making. This track explored how to create a data-centric culture and inspire the organization to align to this shared vision.

    Track B

    Business Strategy and Outcomes: Accelerate the Value

    Using data and analytics strategically is crucial to an organization’s competitiveness and survival. Yet leaders face pressure to prioritize, measure and communicate the value of these initiatives and align them to business priorities. This track explored how to select the right set of data and analytics investments, and design a strategy and operating model to ensure success.

    Track C

    Trust, Governance and Privacy: An Urgent Imperative

    As all forms of data and analytics permeate the organization, it’s crucial to have trusted, agile data governance practices, processes, frameworks and protocols in place. This track provided guidance and best practices for data and analytics strategies grounded in trust and governance that make analytics accessible and widely adopted across the enterprise, and beyond .

    Track D

    Analytics Everywhere: Drive Pervasive Outcomes

    Digital acceleration has changed the competitive landscape, calling for analytics to be infused in every role, business process, decision and action. Data and analytics leaders must understand how to operationalize and expand their organizations’ use of data and analytics for greatest impact. This track addressed how to make analytics fundamental across the business without compromising quality, integrity and trust.

    Track E

    Technical Insights: The Art of the Pragmatic

    Rapidly changing technology means leaders need deep, technical understanding to select, develop, deploy and scale data and analytics initiatives. Determining how to architect the right products and solutions to deliver against business objectives is paramount to success. This track delivered insights into the best practices, methodologies and tools needed to ensure deployment success.

    Track F

    Data and Analytics 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 explored how to architect disparate data and analytics capabilities together with a focus on enabling composable technology components.

    Track G

    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 explored the technology trends, organizational requirements, skills development and talent needed for successful deployment as well as the business impact of these advanced data and analytics capabilities.

    Track H

    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 explored top emerging trends and approaches reshaping business today.

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