Where do we see enterprise architecture going? What do you need to know to make a difference this year? This session provides a guide to Gartner's view of enterprise architecture and the research we have planned for 2019. What's our story? And why?
Gartner analysts are a touchstone of leading practices of successful EA programs today. Those demonstrating impact with leadership teams have scaled the importance of the role beyond design alone. No other role takes a stance on such a broad array of technologies, business processes, solutions, information, and their impact upon the outcomes delivered to business models. From efficiency gains to business model transformations, the modern enterprise architect will gain important insights in this session as to what drives success to meet their leadership team's new expectations of EA today.
Emerging and strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. The top emerging and strategic trends for 2019 are prime enablers behind digital business opportunities. Companies must examine their business impacts and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do. These are trends that IT cannot afford to ignore.
Using Gartner's my Hype Cycle toolkit you can create your own Hype Cycles. In this session we'll look at how Hype Cycles fit into the innovation management process, how you can create your own Hype Cycles and how you can decide where to invest and prototype.
The deployment of digital business solutions enabled through IoT and other disruptive technologies remains a challenge for most. POCs are stalled, there’s a limited use of agile development principles, lack of clear business outcome definitions and little alignment between digital solution KPIs and rapid ROI. All of these are areas which executive leadership seeks. This session is an open forum to ask questions, interact and gain insights from both Gartner and your peers.
At this workshop, you will work with others to develop a quick outline for an engaging business service. And while you are at it, you’ll practice the very skills you need to facilitate change within the organization. Come to this session expecting to work (rather than consume a set of slides).
Best practices, guidance and shared experiences around starting/restarting or refocusing the Enterprise Architecture discipline in your organization. Come prepared to hear what has worked, as well as help your colleagues rethink their approach.
You know it’s right in theory — give your teams autonomy, listen to your users and embrace failure. But the most detailed plans and the best intentions are no match for the emotional dissonance that occurs in the reality of the moment, when teams are dysfunctional, users don’t get it, and failure just sucks. In this presentation, we examine predictable psychological trouble spots along the roller coaster of technology transformation, and explore strategies to keep people positive and productive throughout the journey.
Chaos Engineering is a disciplined approach to identify failures before they become outages. EA leaders can use chaos engineering principles to aid IT in building highly resilient world-class business-critical systems and solutions.
Shape, Shift, Share. Three things to do that are central to Gartner’s view of a ContinuousNext world — where everything is in a constant state of change. With a focus on architecture review boards, standards and cost reduction, many IT leaders thought of EA as a barrier, a way to slow things down and ensure consistency. Think that way no more.
What are the key behaviors for enterprise architects in a ContinuousNext world?
How to rethink your role and skills to be relevant in that world?
When improperly communicated, EA efforts generate confusion and can damage morale. In this workshop, we will provide a framework for EA leaders to improve (or create) 30-second elevator pitches using Gartner’s own techniques! This is a very rare opportunity for EA leaders to test and validate their pitch with peers outside their company and create new connections at this conference and beyond.
Enterprise architecture and technology leaders engaging leadership teams in ideation require new tools. These are not the tools used by those engaging with projects, but for those involved in the selection of the next wave of technology innovation that will have a direct impact upon business outcomes. Leaders show us how to take positions on technology and illustrate how to make them relevant. In this session, you will learn why this important, when and how to use it, and how you can begin to develop your own.
This session will discuss how the enterprise architect could facilitate innovation and ideation within an organization by adding structure, guidance and guardrails. This session will use design thinking as a model.
Done well, enterprise architecture is a form of internal management consultancy, helping the organization tackle strategic problems, define business and operating models, and driving change and transformation. In this session we will look at how enterprise architects can build their internal management consulting practice.
Determining the right mix of people, with which skills, should be doing "architecture" things challenges many. Belief in benchmarking numbers as the answer are mistaken. Learning how to plot the work allocation mix and determine the services you will deliver, shaped by your own culture and staff attributes, helps determine the right answer for how many "architects" and who they should report to.
The complexity surrounding digital solution development and continuous management is surreal for many enterprises. Now is the time for EA leaders to take the lead consulting role in digital innovation opportunities. This session focuses on the “must” areas for consideration when leading digital business innovation. This includes digital outcomes’ alignment, strategies for moving digital POCs forward and key capabilities required to deploy successful digital business solutions.
Most CEOs are excellent problem solvers, but too often CIOs seek approval rather than enable their CEO's to participate in the decision making process. This causes disengagement, and is at the root of many of the challenges CIOs and IT leaders face. CIOs need to use different tools to get their CEOs to the table and keep them engaged so that they value the outcome of the decisions we ask for.
The role of the CIO is changing. CIOs must now live up to the increasingly challenging expectations of helping initiate and scaling digital business. To do this successfully, CIOs need a world-class EA program that can advise them about technology-enabled business. This presentation explores:
● The attributes of a world-class EA program.
● The best- and leading-practices of a world-class EA program.
● What CIOs must do to build a world-class EA program.
EA leaders who are leading their enterprise’s digital business efforts might think that they need to concentrate most on areas where the digital giants like Alibaba and Amazon excel: ideas, financing, technology, strategy, infrastructure and talent. But EA leaders are the most critical factor. The enterprise cannot make enough progress on those other factors without an organization that has been refashioned to support digital business.Join this workshop to learn how to: Identify the 4 dimensions of leadership. Hack each leadership dimension. Start your leadership action plan
With the advent of large-scale attacks on the financial ecosystem and other key industries, today’s EA and information security leaders must increase their collaboration so as to respond effectively. This session explores the answers to the following questions:
● What are the highest value opportunities where EA and CISO leaders should collaborate?
● What key tactics should they implement?
● How should they energize their team?
● How should they communicate risk to their mutual stakeholders?
Serverless technologies allow application architects to pick and choose components and quickly integrate them together into an application. But this ease of use has shifted complexity rather than eliminating it. In this session we will look at how you can compose apps from multiple different providers and how you can manage this new complexity using MASA principles. This session could include a TechDemo: Building a serverless app using components from multiple sources (e.g., AWS, Algolia, Auth0)
As AI technologies continue to rapidly evolve and mature, application development managers will find it increasingly necessary to master these innovations to deliver next-generation IT challenges. This session discusses the tools, frameworks and best practices for developing applications to most effectively leverage machine learning and other AI technologies.
Digital business transformations require visibility, adaptability and accountability. A digital twin of the organization provides CDOs and EIM program leaders with real-time navigation to successfully execute digital business initiatives.
● What are the constituents of this digital twin?
● How is this digital twin fueled by data and analytics?
● What are best practices learnt from early adopters?
When recommending and implementing immersive technologies (virtual reality and augmented reality) for their organization, business leaders must consider the business outcomes, people, process, and design management to architect for the unique goals and drivers of their specific organization.
Spotify is a music, podcast and video streaming service launched in 2008. The company has always been agile and has increasingly adopted and created modern practices to improve the way it delivers its products. The “Spotify Model” was a name given to the agile scaling developed within the organization from 2011 and popularized by Henrik Kniberg, an agile coach at Crisp, who has worked extensively with Spotify. Many companies today watch Henrik’s videos on the engineering culture at Spotify and seek to emulate it without understanding the cultural changes or the technology foundations required. The presentation is to examine how Spotify has scaled agile and what we can learn from the practices adopted.
Augmented Intelligence is the next step beyond artificial intelligence systems, where humans and learning machines work together. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must link strategy and execution to achieve targeted business outcomes through putting workers side by side with advanced AI systems, processes and robotics.
As a CIO or IT leader it is important to stay apprised of the trends in mobile technology and understand which of these technologies can:
● Help the organization.
● Potentially fuel the digital business transformation.
● Improve the current state of the organization.
● Help build the roadmap for the future of the organization.
In this session, we will explore the top ten mobile technologies for the next three years and their potential impact on organizations.
Digital business affects every level of your organization. Business leaders, enterprise architects, application leaders, application architects, infrastructure managers — all contribute to the rendering of a multilayered digital business technology platform (DBTP). Do you understand where your contribution fits in the larger DBTP architecture? How it contributes to the ultimate digital business outcomes? Where your responsibilities lay and where other roles within your organization take over? This presentation will build a comprehensive model for DBTP, and track it's emergence from traditional technology platform practices.
This session will focus on:
● How has IoT evolved over the last two years in commercial and enterprise applications?
● What is the outlook for its adoption in 2019 and beyond?
● What skills are needed for this?
● What are the technology and standard's decisions to make to ensure success?
We have all sat through long slide heavy agile presentations hearing how wonderful it is (please attend mine later this week) but what if there was a better way? And now there is and here is where you can learn what it is and how to use it yourself. We will look at basic agile principles and how to teach them in an entertaining and highly interactive way. Prepare to have fun, to learn and to collaborate to understand why agile works and what are the practices you need to adopt to educate others at your organization. You will leave this workshop with a robust set of tools to enable your agile transformation.
Application architects are looking to Kubernetes to solve a myriad of problems. In many cases Kubernetes provides an important and essential building block for a microservices architecture, but in just as many cases Kubernetes is chosen as it is the fashionable technology of the moment. In this talk we will discuss the pros and cons of choosing Kubernetes and provide a framework to help guide you to the correct architectural, and business, choice. This session could also include a live demo of deploying an application with Kubernetes, Docker and a serverless container platform TBC (Fargate or ACI).
We have always had a fascination with the future. From the Oracle of Delphi, to predictive analytics, and today’s weather forecast. But particularly in times of risk, pressure and uncertainty, it is easy to forget about the future. That’s far away. But thinking about the future gives you the perspective that you need in order to add value. Today, every professional should be a bit of a futurist, to take the lead in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Learn from Gartner's global "Digitopia" studies, with the zeitgeist from over 25 countries.
Real-time analytics, when defined correctly, provides opportunities to fundamentally transform business where success is often tightly-coupled to a business-outcome-driven EA approach. Enterprise architecture- and technology-innovation leaders must help assess business benefits and technology impact by linking strategy and execution to achieve targeted business outcomes through real-time data and analytics.
This session will provide the opportunity for an interactive discussion of the Emerging and Strategic Technology Trends Keynote. Emerging and Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. The top emerging and strategic trends for 2017 are prime enablers behind digital business opportunities. Companies must examine their business impacts and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do. These are the trends that IT cannot afford to ignore.
To reach the full business potential of digital business, your organization must become continuously intelligent, continuously innovating, integrated within itself and across its ecosystems, contextual and responsive in business real time. In this presentation, learn how event-driven computing helps advance your organization to each of these objectives. Learn how event-driven computing practices will improve your customer intelligence, developer agility and operational efficiency; and create a new synergy between your business and IT organizations.
To scale and transform an evolving organization, employees need the ability to easily develop and reconfigure their business processes and supporting applications. DigitalOps is an evolution of the BPM that enables a quantum jump in business agility by blending process modeling, monitoring and real-time execution. However, this requires shifting governance responsibilities and realigning IT practices.
Every organization must have a strategy for cloud computing. The benefits of cloud computing are too important to ignore, but there are many risks that must be managed for success cloud adoption. This workshop will provide practical guidance on how to build and implement a cloud strategy that can become the foundation for your cloud adoption and usage plans.
Data and Analytics is a field in motion. Many trends help reshape D&A on an entirely different level. From being a discipline of its own, to being a set of capabilities in support of the wider digital transformation. Picking up on key trends is an essential part of strategy. But not all trends are the same. Which "givens," "shifts," "flips" and "questions" do we see in D&A strategy, organization, governance and technology? And how do you make them part of your overall strategy?
Process mining helps citizen analysts and business analysts in discovering how an organization is operating and where many avoidable costs are tied up in exceptions. What is process mining and how is it different from data mining? How to start an initiative? What are the use cases of process mining and how do they deliver business value?
In just five years, digital ethics has grown from an interesting future trend to a core business necessity. Organizations that are rounding out their digital businesses label it a top three priority. But the topic is shifting again. After the big data and privacy debate, ethics and artificial intelligence is on everyone's mind. A complex topic, but there are some emerging practices already. How to deal with ethics and AI before it is too late?
Cloud platform innovation promises great opportunities for organizations building up to digital business. But for many, the rapid change poses more questions than answers. How will microservices and serverless functions; APIs and API marketplaces; hybrid integration and multicloud services; IoT and digital twins; events and streams; IaaS, PaaS and SaaS — support (or disrupt) your plans, your organization and your leadership role?
Find out whether the move from Enterprise Architect to CIO makes sense in a digital ContinuousNext world. This session covers:
● What is a “career trajectory”?
● What options do Chief Enterprise Architects have?
● Can they take on the CIO role?
● How often does that happen?
More than ever CIOs must be masterful persuaders. Our research takes a fresh and entertaining take on the art of persuasion viewed through the lens of modern neuroscience. We assume persuasion is a natural talent, but it's something even people with engineering brains can master, if they know the right tricks. You will leave this session with skills you can use today.
How can companies create a culture that is ready for anything? Changing markets and disruptive forces requires a future organization that can change rapidly, to gain a leg up on the competition. Yet conventional wisdom says change is hard, especially culture change. But what if it was easy? Dangerously easy? Getting this right can be a source of long term competitive advantage.
Every organisation wants innovation, but many fail to achieve it because of unfriendly culture, weak innovation processes or lack of leadership. This session uses the latest Gartner surveys to identify the practices, skills and technologies that are used by organisations who’re leaders in innovation.
Will intelligent software and AI-powered robots join humans at work by 2028. CIOs must anticipate how trends in business, society, technology and information will converge to change where, when, why and with whom we will work in a digital business.
Software engineering teams face increasing challenges in knowledge management and professional development. Communities of practice address these challenges by providing organizational learning and critical opportunities for technical professionals to build expertise and recognition in their roles. Learn how to create dynamic and successful communities of practice to share knowledge, develop your skills, and be better recognized within your chosen domain.
Discuss and understand key practices to lead through women and diversity in your company.
The cloud phenomenon continues to grow. As many companies have moved to a cloud-first position, many others are finding they need advice in structuring their overall cloud strategy. This presentation will describe the state of cloud computing, major strategy elements and will explore some tactics critical to driving cloud success.
To deliver successful innovation that the business recognizes as important, relevant and timely, EAs need to focus on the guardrails, competencies, approaches, methods and tools. But most importantly, EAs need to engage the business to want to change — to design the future rather than fix the past. This session focuses on how to build that engagement.