Delivering on your priorities

Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders are key enablers for digital business, accountable for helping the enterprise balance risks, benefits and opportunities.

To help you navigate our 2020 agenda, we mapped out sessions from this year's agenda towards the key initiatives enterprise architecture leaders, like yourself, tell us are pivotal to their role.

Use it to gain a competitive advantage, pre-build your conference agenda, and focus on what matters to you and your organization.  

Our Early Bird discount is ending soon. Save €350 on the full list price, and even more, if you attend with your team. Hurry, you have until 10 April 2020.

Top 10 EA Priorities for 2020

Leading organizations are transforming their business models to create new sources of revenue, services and experiences for customers. EA and technology innovation leaders must navigate uncertainty, help with smart spending, and optimising cost. If you're focusing on this initiative, these are the must-attend sessions:
  • The Business Architecture Deliverables Every Organization Must Have to Guide Strategy, Investment and Execution
  • Creating Intelligent Organizations — How Intelligence is Defined in Organizations
  • How To Build Alignment, Commitment And Engagement For Change
The following sessions will provide practical roadmaps for progress, beginning with low-cost, low-risk innovation activities that deliver real value and continuing on to strategies to reshape your environment into a more open, supportive and innovation-friendly culture. 
  • Size and Source of Your Investments in Innovation
  • EA’s relevance in economic downturn
  • Baby steps: how to innovate in a resource-constrained or risk-adverse environment?

Continuous innovation using the latest business and technology ideas to create new revenue streams, services and experiences is a high priority for firms. Success demands a world-class enterprise architecture (EA) program, with EA and technology innovation leaders steering EA to a form of internal management consultancy. The following sessions will help your organization take a more structured, practical approach to innovation management:

  • Innovating Like the Disruptive Innovators
  • Inventing the Future With Continuous Foresight
  • Create Your One-Page Innovation Charter and Roadmap to Innovation Success


Enterprise architecture team members are among the most difficult positions to recruit, and many organizations don’t have the structures in place to retain them. These sessions will help you define the roles and competencies of the core and extended EA team, and use these role definitions to recruit, develop and retain EA team members:
  • Never mind the robots, it is the people you have to worry about.
  • Hiring Enterprise Architects — What You Should Know
  • Setting benchmark criteria for your enterprise architecture & technology Innovation leaders


If you are tasked with starting, restarting or refreshing your organization’s enterprise architecture program, then your business is looking for leadership and direction. Your goal should be to improve the organization’s strategy and decision-making ability through the use of technology to achieve business outcomes, the following sessions will show you how to:

  • Tutorial: Starting and Restarting EA in 100 Days
  • Build better EA Roadmaps
  • How to build alignment, commitment and engagement for change.


Communicating the EA value proposition and retaining support from leadership teams is a challenge. To gain stakeholder engagement in the value proposition of EA, enterprise architecture must attend the following sessions:
  • Building a world-class elevator pitch to drive improved communicating outcomes
  • Demystifying the four personas of the CTO
  • Creative Executive Patience


Cloud has become the foundation that enables businesses to transform, differentiate and gain competitive advantage. Many organizations are now focused on cloud-first strategies as they turn their attention to advancing the use of cloud services across the business. Enterprise architects wanting to build a comprehensive cloud strategy should start from here:

  • Cloud Strategy Cookbook
  • The Future of Cloud Computing: Distributed Cloud
  • Technical Insights: Composing Cloud-Native Architectures With Serverless Technologies


To survive and thrive in digital business management, EA leaders must proactively identify possible disruptive trends (technology, economic, societal, political, environmental), evaluate them to determine the impact on the business, and provide innovative solutions.

  • Gartner Keynote: The Top 10 Strategic and Emerging Technology Trends Driving Innovation
  • A CTOs Guide to Containers, Kubernetes and Microservices
  • Machine Learning and AI in Production Applications: Moving Beyond the Science Project
Enterprise architecture leaders often struggle to effectively articulate the value of EA and their role to their stakeholders, especially those outside of IT. These sessions will help you communicate the impact of EA on the business, position your role as a trusted leader, and gain executive buy-in and funding for the right solution(s):
  • Remaster Your Personal Brand in Times of Transition
  • New Competencies and Career Paths in Architecture
  • What’s Next? Are You Ready for Delta Business
We all know change is hard. But in today’s environment change is also frequent, constant and inescapable. The sessions below will provide progressive enterprise architects with effective strategies to enable change management and digital transformation:
  • How to build alignment, commitment, and engagement for change
  • Rethink DevOps to Succeed in your AI & ML Initiatives
  • Using SIPOC as a Wireframe to Create EA Services


Did you know that when you register for Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit you'll have access to our Concierge Service? Our Concierge team will help you build an agenda based on your priorities, so you can leave the conference with immediately applicable strategies to drive rapid success.