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Get strategic guidance for critical applications' priorities and challenges at Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit 2023.

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM PDT

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM PDT

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM PDT

Keynote: Turtles All the Way UP: Climbing the Ladder of Business Value in 2023 and Beyond

Danny Brian, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Jason Wong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Whether we’re building custom solutions, buying off-the-shelf applications, or borrowing from open source, one thing is certain: Yesterday’s platforms are today’s legacy, and today’s best practices become tomorrow’s antipatterns.
As technologists, we have all moved up the ladder in our processes and methodologies. So what does “build versus buy” look like in 2023, and how will it look in the future? Join us to find out!

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 07:00 PM PDT

Exhibit Showcase Open Hours

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

How to Support a Multigenerational IT Workforce

Autumn Stanish, Principal Analyst, Gartner

The IT workforce now consists of more generations than ever before. Do you really understand their different behaviors and expectations? This is a must for IT leadership to create a culture that leverages strengths and confronts weaknesses to uncover opportunities and overcome threats to our collaborative future. Change starts with people — let’s examine some proven methods to help create a healthy multigenerational workforce.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Make It Easy for Developers by Using Platform Teams

Aaron Harrison, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Enable developer autonomy and self-service through platform teams. Learn how adidas' central platform engineering team offers standardization of common activities as an attractive, value-add service that enables product teams to create high-quality solutions faster without reducing their autonomy in higher-value activities.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Roadmap to Modernizing Your Integration Technology Portfolio

Keith Guttridge, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will talk about the roadmap/steps that software engineering leaders should be taking in order to modernize their existing integration platform and move toward a portfolio of fit-for-purpose technologies.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

The Key Components of a Successful Enterprise Applications Strategy

This presentation will outline the key components of a successful enterprise application strategy and will answer the questions 1) How do I create an overarching strategy for my enterprise application portfolios? 2) How do I ensure alignment between the application strategy and business stakeholder priorities? 3) How do I understand and measure business stakeholder priorities?

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Thriving in times of intense economic and social volatility requires organizations to find new forms of efficiency in their operations, scale their productivity and pioneer new business models. IT leaders and other executives must use our trends to enable their organizations to succeed.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Strategic Roadmap to Becoming a World-Class Software Engineering Organization

As software eats the world, software engineering teams play a critical role in creating new business value. IT and software engineering leaders can use this strategic roadmap to transform your software engineering organization to become more resilient, adaptable, and efficient in delivering business-changing digital products.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

Ask the Expert: Essential Agile Development Skills

Bill Holz, VP Analyst, Gartner

The manifesto for agile software development provides a strong foundation for agile development, but software engineering professionals must understand and apply agile methods and techniques, adapt engineering practices, and adopt new behaviors to be successful. In this session, we'll answer the question, “Which skills are essential and how do I prioritize and acquire them?”

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

Ask the Expert: Getting Started With Test Automation

Test automation is a complex and difficult task for most organizations to approach and successfully maintain. In this session, our GTP analyst will answer questions regarding steps from start to finish, best practices and pitfalls to avoid.

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Workshop: How to Apply Gartner's 5Rs Framework for Cloud Migration Decision Making

Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Learn how to apply the Gartner 5Rs framework to cloud migration decisions and what lessons clients have learned the hard way over 10 years of controversial cloud migration and decision making. This session takes a use-case approach to illustrate the important migration criteria to uncover and prioritize when deciding between rehost, revise, rearchitect, rebuild and replace cloud migration decisions.

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Workshop: How to Generate Big Ideas With Design Thinking

Brent Stewart, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A great solution to the wrong problem is useless. Despite our expertise, we often make incorrect assumptions about users and business objectives, leading to costly misalignments. How can we be certain we're solving the right problem for the right audience? During this session, you will learn to design digital products grounded in user-centricity and strategic business objectives.

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

Solution Provider Sessions

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT

API Security Playbook for Software Engineering Leaders

William Dupre, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises are producing and consuming APIs at a rate that far outpaces the maturity of application and network security practices and technologies. Unmanaged and unsecured APIs create vulnerabilities that could accelerate multimillion-dollar security incidents. This presentation will focus on the key facets of API security in terms of tools, technologies and practices.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT

Best Practices for Successfully Adopting Low-Code Application Platforms

Kyle Davis, VP Analyst, Gartner

When used appropriately, low-code application platforms improve development time and enable citizen developers, but without the right governance, they can be a costly failure. This session will provide adoption of best practices to avoid pitfalls and fully realize benefits.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT

Getting Started With Application Rationalization

Matthew Hotle, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

Application rationalization is driven by the need to control costs, to be more agile, or to limit the risks of a bloated, antiquated portfolio. But we're starting the fifth wave of rationalization since the 1990s! Can't we get it right? Here, we'll discuss how to prepare for and execute a successful rationalization effort.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT

How to Cultivate a Culture of Ownership in Your Software Engineering Organization

Thomas Murphy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As software engineering leaders are charged with meeting the demands for digital transformation, they must develop their teams to create a sense of pride in the product. Understand the actions to take to create an atmosphere that supports a shift in mindset and action.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Event-Native Thinking and Building

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Event processing, event streaming and event-driven architecture have become essential for any organization that seeks real-time intelligence for their leadership, employees, and customers. But before organizations can get there, they must adopt the culture of event-native thinking and engineering. This presentation will introduce the fundamentals of event thinking and best practices for the gradual adoption of event-driven computing.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT

Retain Top Talent and Power Their Performance With a Human-Centric Work Design

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Software leaders’ impact is ultimately realized by how effectively work gets done. The great reset has thrown traditional work paradigms into turmoil. This session will provide clarity of new proven practices and key actions to make your people more productive, collaboration more effective and the employee value proposition more attractive.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT

Attendee Lunch

Join other attendees for lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network and catch up on the day's activities.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

Digital Immunity-Taking Software Quality, Reliability and Resiliency to the Next Level

Joachim Herschmann, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Software engineering leaders are looking for new practices for their development organizations to mitigate the risk to the business and deliver a high level of business impact. The digital immunity concept provides a roadmap for creating reliable and resilient systems that exceed customer expectations. This talk covers:
• What is the vision for digital immunity?
• What are the key elements of digital immunity?

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

How to Select an Engineering Intelligence Platform to Measure Developer Productivity

Frank O'Connor, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

There are many engineering intelligence platforms on the market, from vendors such as Code Climate, Jellyfish, LinearB, and Okay Software. How can you make the choice? In this session, Frank O’Connor provides guidance to software engineering leaders on how to select the best platform for your needs.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

Male Allies: An Effective Way to Increase Women in Software Engineering Ranks

Arun Batchu, VP Analyst, Gartner

Only about 20% of software engineers are women. The numbers drop catastrophically in senior engineering positions. Male Allyship - where males in higher ranks within an organization deliberately exhibit behaviors that amplify the achievement of women in junior ranks, is an effective way to improve women's upward mobility in an organization. Attendees will walk away with an action plan on how to jumpstart a Male Allyship program in the organization that they lead.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

Top Trend: Composable Applications as Digital Platforms

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Composability promises business modern agility, resilience, adaptability and growth. Understanding the fundamentals of composable architecture, the initial steps and the roadmap to maturity helps leading organizations control the risks and costs of change, while gradually advancing the modern digital business experience. This session will cover why a change of mindset is essential for sustainable digital modernization toward advanced composable business experience.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

The Center of the Universe of Resilience — 12 Steps Required for How a Good BIA Should Be Done

Roberta Witty, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will detail the 12 steps required for how a good BIA should be done.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PDT

Ask The Expert: From a Whisper to a Scream: Growing Software Engineering Competency in Your Organization

Every engineering leader wants to make their organization more effective at delivering business value, but what if you have to do that under hyperscale conditions? New projects, new responsibilities, and increased funding are all good challenges to have, but what worked with a small team will not necessarily work when your team increases dramatically, your scope is enterprisewide and leadership is expecting results. Hear some practical tips from organizations that Gartner has been talking to.

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PDT

Ask the Expert: How Platform Engineering Can Help Scale Agile and DevOps Efforts

Bill Blosen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this interactive session, the expert will aim to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding platform engineering. For example, attendees can ask questions about the difference between platform engineering and DevOps and how it differs from infrastructure and operations, what managing platforms as products mean, and how to kickstart a platform engineering initiative.

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Workshop: Kickstart Your Integration Modernization Strategy

Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The hybrid integration capability framework is a Gartner model highlighting the need for multiple integration technologies within your organization. Having too many technologies leads to governance challenges. A good integration strategy must balance having enough technologies to meet the diverse integration needs. In this workshop, you'll learn what integration technologies you need, which you already have and where you have gaps.

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PDT

Solution Provider Sessions

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Monday, May 22, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM PDT

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

Individual Leadership Career Path: Attract and Retain Senior Individual Contributors

Arun Batchu, VP Analyst, Gartner

End-user IT organizations lack comprehensive career paths for senior individual contributors such as software engineers, architects and product managers; forcing them to choose a management path or leave the organization altogether. Leaders of this session will walk away with an action plan to establish meaningful career paths to attract and retain senior technical individuals.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

Integration Pricing: How to Compare the Disparate Pricing Metrics of Integration Products

A bewildering array of pricing metrics increases the difficulty of comparing quotations for integration products, such as integration platform as a service, enterprise service bus, API management, and message/event broker offerings. This session will introduce five steps that can help application leaders make better comparisons.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

Open Source Is Turbocharging Digital: How Can Software Engineering Leaders Harness Its True Value

Anne Thomas, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Open source is the backbone of digital innovation. Software engineering leaders must manage its unique risks and rewards by establishing a strategy to leverage the advantages of this powerful software development model.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

Technical Insights: You Can't Buy Cloud-Native Application Architecture. You Have to Build It.

Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner

You can buy cloud services, platforms and frameworks, but they don't replace the work of skilled architects and engineers. You need to build the things you need. This session maps your cloud adoption goals, through characteristics of the cloud model, to cloud-native architecture principles as expressed in Gartner's LIFESPAR acronym and design patterns for implementation.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

The Five Steps of Culture Change For Your Application Strategy

Many application leaders need their team or their partners to work in a different way. Use the language of attributes to understand the culture and diagnose what isn’t working now. Change those attributes to adapt to your changing ways of working, and maintain what makes your team unique. Use our 5-step process for aligning your culture to your changing business needs.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

The Why, What and How of a Successful Agile Transformation

Bill Blosen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

You are asked to deliver faster and shorten time to market, while at the same time improving quality and increasing security. The organization tried implementing agile practices in the past but the results were either lackluster or negative, and people reverted to the old practices. What went wrong? What should be done now to avoid the same mistakes? Attend this session to learn how to structure an agile transformation for success.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

You Don’t Have Enough People or Money to Do Everything the Business Wants. How Do You Prioritize?

Howard Dodd, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Software engineering leaders face an insatiable demand for work. Every stakeholder has a long list of requests they need now! Starting with the annual budgeting process, transparency is required to show what work is in the backlog and how it ties to strategic priorities. Making team capacity visible will show the effect of new work on the delivery of current work and make it possible to push prioritization decisions back on stakeholders.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

Applying Agile to ERP Support Models

Denis Torii, VP Analyst, Gartner

Moving away from traditional ERP support models is turning into a goal for many organizations seeking to better align with continuous improvement approaches. This presentation aims to provide guidance on the best practices and how should customers start that journey, beyond applying methodologies like SAFE, which are not always enough to address all the challenges for complex packaged apps like ERP.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

Essential Skill for QA Engineers

With more than half of QA engineers being self-taught, knowing where to start and what is essential is key to eliminating waste, expediting career growth and delivering quality software. In this presentation, we will step discuss where to start growing a QA skill set all the way to emerging skills QA engineers should be on the lookout for.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

How China Used API to Leapfrog Digital Economy

APIs are used a lot due to digital growth in China. As the second largest economy, China continues to attract businesses to enter the market and expand as these businesses grow. In this session, we'll better understand Chinese organizations used APIs to leapfrog the digital economy.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

How to Prove the Value of Software Development Initiatives

Annie Garcia, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Traditional linear-value models and ROI assessments focus too narrowly on shareholder value, and fail to provide a comprehensive view of the impact of software development initiatives. To ensure value-driven decisions, and build compelling business cases and funding requests, this session will guide software engineering leaders to effectively link their technology outcomes to business outcomes.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

Sustainable Software – When to Invest and When to Wait?

What is sustainable or “green” software, when should organizations invest in it and is it even a worthwhile way to spend time and money? This session explains how software sustainability fits into the organization’s overall sustainability goals and explores the tactics that can be used to make applications and software more sustainable.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

The Things Your Software Engineers Need to Know About AI and Machine Learning

Van Baker, VP Analyst, Gartner

AI and ML models are changing the nature of applications. Many software engineers do not have an understanding of AI and ML models and how they can impact application performance. This session will describe use cases for AI and ML models, how models work, and the potential impact on application performance, scaling, usability, and operations.

Monday, May 22, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

Unlock the Full Benefits of Enterprise Agility by Applying Four Key Strategies

Despite the benefits of agile, only 31% of organizations have adopted it widely. Many of these organizations even need to extend the benefits beyond their software development teams. We will explore four proven strategies that leaders can implement to unlock the full potential of organizational agility. All four examples are based on widely published case studies.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM PDT

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM PDT

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PDT

Keynote

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM PDT

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 09:45 AM - 07:00 PM PDT

Exhibit Showcase Open Hours

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Break the Mold: Hire Misfits.

Cynthia Phillips, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Stop hiring for fit! People naturally favor those who look, talk and act like them. That bias creates an echo chamber that may be pleasant at the moment, yet will stall your organization's innovation engine. This session will show you how to attract, hire, tolerate and, eventually, adore the misfits who will propel your organization to new heights.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Crossfire Debate: Where Does Responsibility Lie for API Security?

William Dupre, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gary Olliffe, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

As API deployments grow at a phenomenal rate, organizations struggle with how to protect them and who is responsible for protecting them. In this session, two Gartner analysts will debate where responsibility should lie for ensuring APIs are secured and defending the organization from API security threats.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Integrating Security Into DevOps

Aaron Harrison, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Make it easy and adapt security hygiene into every step. Learn how to promote shared accountability and leverage agile tools into the security process. Scale their information security teams into DevOps using a security champion/coach model.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Patterns and Anti-Patterns in Team Structures for Software Engineering Organizations

Matthew Hotle, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

Organization design team reporting structures that support, rather than impede, agile and product delivery are key success factors for software engineering leaders. While it's true that there's no one 'right' organizational and reporting structure, there are a set of patterns - and anti-patterns - that form a set of best practices.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Supercharge Your App Strategy With Superapps

Jason Wong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Superapps is a Gartner 2023 top strategic technology trend because its reach is becoming global and its impact is not just on consumers but also on workforces. Learn why superapps will become an essential part of digital experiences, what the technologies are behind them, and how you can deliver your own superapps and particpate in other superapp ecosystems.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

The Application Leader's Journey to Digital Employee Experience Success

Lane Severson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Technology has been the great enabler of distributed and hybrid work and application leaders now co-own employee experience. But your organization will fall short in readying for the future of work if you rely on a tech-led approach. Join this session for guidance down the path to transforming your workplace and workforce.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM PDT

Ask the Expert: How Cloud Providers Can Help Organizations Achieve Their Environmental Sustainability Goals

Autumn Stanish, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Organizations need to address their sustainability goals. Application leaders can contribute to achieving these sustainability goals through the adoption of cloud technology. The session will help application leaders identify the main topics and questions to ask their cloud providers in order to achieve their environmental sustainability goals.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM PDT

Roundtable: Preparing Your Applications for Machine Learning Models

Van Baker, VP Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises are awash in data that can be used to build machine learning models. These models can predict the next best actions, score prospects, assess risk, classify unstructured content, automate manual processes, and many other capabilities that deliver valuable insights to the workforce. Models are increasingly embedded in applications to automate or enhance business processes.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Workshop: Hook Your Users in Eight Seconds

Brent Stewart, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Eight seconds are all you have to capture someone's attention. In digital environments, the competition for human attention is fierce, with distracting ads, content, visuals and motion. What can be done to grab the attention of your users and keep them engaged in your site or app? During this session, you will learn eight rules of UX design proven to hook your users in eight seconds or less.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Workshop: Leveraging the Business Impact Analysis to Meet Your Application Development Needs

Roberta Witty, VP Analyst, Gartner

Conducting a business impact analysis (BIA) is a critical step in determining the importance of IT systems to an organization and planning based on their importance. Join us to learn how to leverage BIAs to meet the needs of security, risk, and privacy functions outside of their normal usage in business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

Solution Provider Sessions

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT

Building a Successful Business Case for an Application Modernization Program

Patrick Connaughton, VP Analyst, Gartner

Application leaders often struggle to develop a successful application modernization business case. Those who succeed take a business-focused approach, splitting the work to target the most critical business capabilities and delivering in multiple waves.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT

Domain Driven Design and Event Storming: What Value Do They Provide and When Should You Use Them?

Anne Thomas, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Domain-driven design (DDD) is a design practice and philosophy for designing complex application systems from a business domain perspective. Many practitioners applying microservices architecture in their designs rely on DDD and a workshop practice called event storming to gain insight into the domain and establish a starting point for the detailed solution design.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT

How Leaders Can Support Women in IT

Gender imbalance is stagnating, if not getting worse, in many IT organizations. The challenge is not just hiring more women, it’s also not losing them. Leaders can support women in IT by creating, curating and managing a Women in IT program. Creating an inclusive environment also means confronting behaviors that marginalize women.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT

Technical Insights: Essential Skills for Agile Development

Bill Holz, VP Analyst, Gartner

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development provides a strong foundation for application technical professionals, but specific skill sets are needed for success. Software developers must understand and apply agile methods and techniques, adapt engineering practices, and adopt new behaviors.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM PDT

Attendee Lunch

Join other attendees for lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network and catch up on the day's activities.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT

Strategic Roadmap to Delivering Digital Products That Drive Business Results

Akis Sklavounakis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital technology initiatives are the top strategic business priority. Software engineering leaders can use this strategic roadmap to transform how the software engineering organization works with key stakeholders to build and deliver digital products and experiences to drive business results.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT

Technical Insights: Right-Sizing (Micro)services

Kevin Matheny, VP Analyst, Gartner

Microservices architecture is becoming commonplace, but many organizations struggle with finding the "right size" for services and microservices. The answer is not some arbitrary number of lines of code, nor is it "as small as possible." This session provides pragmatic guidance for determining when and why to split services apart and when to keep them together.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT

The Augmented Developer: Boost Developer Productivity and Happiness With ML-Powered Coding Assistants

Arun Batchu, VP Analyst, Gartner

Imagine an expert assistant that can help each of your developers, exactly when they need help, instantly. Luckily ML-powered assistants that can boost your developers' productivity are here. This session will introduce these breakthrough innovations, and discuss their benefits, new challenges they present and how to overcome them.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT

Use Value Stream Mapping to Deliver Better Customer Outcomes

Mike West, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Improving business outcomes and delivering measurable value depends on engineering the right software, not just any software. No matter how productive your engineers are, if they are not focused on producing software that will increase customer satisfaction or deliver value more efficiently, you are wasting time and money. This session will show how to use value stream mapping to unlock customer value and deliver better business outcomes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT

Why Should Application Leaders Care About Trends Beyond Technology

Marty Resnick, VP Analyst, Gartner

It’s difficult for application leaders to make choices without understanding the evolving landscape of transformational change. Application leaders should use this tapestry of trends story to contribute to enterprise application strategy and prepare the organization to thrive in a disruptive future.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM PDT

Ask the Expert: Gartner's 8-Step Playbook to Optimize Software and SaaS Negotiations

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

This session will answer questions on using Gartner's 8-step process for planning negotiations with major vendors. These steps can be used for any major negotiation to ensure asking the right questions and revealing the right detail to analyze proposals from a cost-optimization and risk-mitigation standpoint. Attendees will receive ready-to-use checklists and templates to execute these eight steps effectively in their organizations.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM PDT

Ask the Expert: How to Leverage Automated Testing to Accelerate and Improve Application Development

Joachim Herschmann, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Building highly scalable automation for testing their most critical applications is a priority for I&O and software engineering leaders. Join this session to ask questions about how to start and scale your test automation initiatives, what skills and roles to have in blended teams, how to collaborate with your peers in application development and how to find the right tools.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM PDT

Workshop: How to Contract for Custom Software Development Services

Gunjan Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Custom software development is a growing market and software engineering leaders must effectively contract for these services. They use agile and DevOps to integrate operations and optimize the maintainability of whatever the agile project delivers. The goal is a successful agile project through implementing an effective contract, metrics and maintenance integration.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM PDT

Workshop: How to Kickstart Platform Engineering in Your Organization

Bill Blosen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Product teams often use a disjointed collection of tools and struggle to navigate increasingly complex architectural choices and security requirements. Software engineering leaders must kickstart platform engineering to improve the developer experience and accelerate value delivery. We will describe this Gartner key strategic technology trend and give pragmatic steps to implement it in your organization.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM PDT

Solution Provider Sessions

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Accelerate Innovation by Initiating Innersourcing

Thomas Murphy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Leading organizations have recognized multiple advantages of utilizing innersource programs. Innersource is applying open-source practices to your internal software development. This session will outline the best practices to initiate and support an innersource effort and the benefits for organizations.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Driving a Successful ERP Consolidation Strategy: Do's and Don'ts

Denis Torii, VP Analyst, Gartner

As organizations seek global operations enablement and cost optimization opportunities, consolidating different ERP applications and instances turns into a priority in application strategies. This presentation is aimed at application leaders that need to address the typical challenges and pitfalls of such approaches and discuss alternatives to the usual "single global instance of ERP.."

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Enable and Empower Fusion Teams to Accelerate Digital Business Outcomes

Annie Garcia, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

The boundaries between IT and the rest of the organization are blurring at an accelerated rate. While multidisciplinary fusion teams can increase enterprise speed and agility, they may lack the tools, skills and perspective to achieve their intended business outcomes. Software engineering teams must pivot from owning to enabling value delivery and align training, coaching and digital foundations to fusion team business objectives.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Guiding the Three Superheroes of Product Development Towards Success

Frank O'Connor, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The three superheroes of product success are the product manager, the designer and the developer. Software engineering leaders have the difficult job of developing each hero's superpower while finding ways for them to work together as a team. Navigating superegos, solo runs, and differing approaches, the software engineering leader must build a culture of trust which will underpin the creation of teams of equals, and equip these teams with the right tools and practices for product success.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Networks and Hierarchies: How to Organize for Change, Value and Business Outcomes

Organizational models for software engineering shape the software that an organization produces. Meanwhile, the Spotify model, Team Topologies and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) proliferate across our organizations. How should you organize for change, for value? This session will explore the implications of networks and hierarchies for delivering not just software but measurable improvements in business outcomes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Technical Insights Crossfire: Using Low-Code Application Platforms in the Enterprise

Kyle Davis, VP Analyst, Gartner

Danny Brian, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Low code application platforms (LCAPs) aim to provide companies with rapid development tools to deliver business outcomes rapidly. To be successful, these platforms must cater to both professional developers and citizen developers. This crossfire session helps you evaluate use cases and adoption considerations for LCAPs in the enterprise as it relates to software delivery, governance, security and operations.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT

Face It, You Are Shipping Your Org Chart

Engineering leaders are faced with the challenge of delivering software in complex ecosystems, and existing in an organization that is not necessarily optimized for software delivery. This session will illustrate how to ask teams to visualize and express their architectural context in tandem with their understanding of their place in the organizational structure, creating a shared vision of optimizing both to deliver business value.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM PDT

Ask the Expert: Microservices Architecture

Kevin Matheny, VP Analyst, Gartner

Microservices architecture is popular, but many organizations are still coming up to speed on when, why and how to apply this pattern to increase agility, flexibility and scalability. This session provides an opportunity to speak directly with a Gartner expert on microservices architecture.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM PDT

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM PDT

Keynote

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM PDT

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 07:00 AM - 04:00 PM PDT

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PDT

Disability & Innovation: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben Girma, Disability Rights Lawyer and Author,

Disabled people are the largest historically underrepresented group, numbering over one billion worldwide. Reaching a group of this scale creates value for everyone. Organizations that prioritize accessibility benefit by gaining access to a much larger audience, improving the experience for both disabled and nondisabled people, and facilitating further innovation. Join us for an engaging presentation where Haben Girma will share how she became an advocate and what we can do to make our communities more inclusive.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 09:45 AM - 10:15 AM PDT

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 09:45 AM - 01:45 PM PDT

Exhibit Showcase Open Hours

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PDT

Building a Digital Future: The Metaverse

Marty Resnick, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations should be cautious about investing in the metaverse, or at the very least explore it in detail because their digital future may be molded by it. Application leaders must consider the metaverse as a key trend that will drive strategic business innovations beyond technology. This session discusses the strategies that leverage how the metaverse will provide innovative digital product or service opportunities.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PDT

Use the Technology Adoption Roadmap to Reshape Software Delivery and Drive Business Value

Gartner’s technology adoption roadmap for software engineering leaders helps clients benchmark their technology adoption plans for multiple software engineering domains. This roadmap harnesses the collective wisdom of your peers to identify trends in deployment plans, value and risk factors for 47 technologies across experience and design, deployment and operations, security and verification, and development platforms and tools.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PDT

What Application Leaders Can Learn From Opera Singers, Hot Yoga, and Synchronized Swimmers

Rob O'Donohue, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Jennifer Carter, Principal Analyst, Gartner

With complexity and uncertainty on the rise, application leaders must now overcome new problems and priorities that require them to look for new ways to lead. Application leaders can apply insights taken from non-obvious disciplines to become more effective and thrive.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Roundtable: DevSecOps — What Are Your Peers Doing to Integrate Security Into the SDLC?

This roundtable session will focus on helping attendees learn from their peers how to integrate security into the software development life cycle, especially as supply chain security challenges loom large. This goes beyond mere tools and techniques, requiring a mind twist and new ways of working where "building security-by-default" becomes the rallying cry in development organizations.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

Workshop: How to Select the Right Low-Code Tool for the Job

Kyle Davis, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hundreds of low-code tools claim to do very similar things. How do application leaders ensure that the right tools are selected for the use cases that you need to address? Come join this workshop for a Gartner framework to help determine the right tool for the job.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

Workshop: How to Use 3 Powerful Financial Models to Optimize Your Infrastructure and Cloud Negotiations

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

As this session walks through three technology and cloud negotiation scenarios, applications and software engineering leaders will see how to use three financial models for leverage and bargaining power. Attendees will receive ready-to-use templates and checklists, illustrated during the workshop as tools to enhance your infrastructure and cloud negotiation playbook using the financial models TCA/TCO, NPV and cash flow vs. P&L impact.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Solution Provider Sessions

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

Cloudy With a Chance for Change: Five Tactics to Navigate Ambiguity and Make Change Stick

Have you found that planning for change is too complicated or, conversely, too simplistic? Every initiative is different, and that requires a unique approach. Join this session to learn how your organization can hit the right note with change planning by using Gartner's scalable framework, the transformation acceleration process.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

The Future of ChatGPT and Generative AI in the Enterprise

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Generative AI is the hottest buzzword in the Industry as AI models have evolved to create human-like artifacts such as text, images, video and even code. While generative AI is a major AI advance, its risks aren’t fully understood. In this session, we share lessons learned from real-world implementations and outline best practices for its safe usage.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

Technical Insights: Use Microservices Orchestration Patterns and Frameworks to Build Anti-Fragile Applications

Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A microservices architecture requires multiple services to work together to deliver an outcome, yet coordinating microservices is often done as an afterthought. Choreography provides scaling and flexibility benefits, but makes it hard to ensure end-to-end outcomes. Microservices orchestration frameworks are an emerging approach for orchestrating processes. This session will explain the patterns of microservices orchestration and demonstrate how these emerging frameworks can help.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

Technical Insights: Why You Need API Management and How to Implement It

Kevin Matheny, VP Analyst, Gartner

APIs are everywhere, but API management is not. Without API management, organizations risk improper usage, internal DOS attacks and inconsistent implementations. This session explains the key reasons why organizations choose to implement API management and provides guidance on the critical steps for implementation before launching API management into production.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

Transforming Resourcing and Funding Models for Product-Centric Delivery

Matthew Hotle, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

To deliver high-value software in the face of increasing disruption and the need for responsiveness, progressive software engineering leaders are shifting a growing share of delivery work from projects to product-centric delivery models. However, this requires significant transformations to your resourcing and funding models. This session will provide insights to help software engineering leaders get product-centric funding and resourcing right, supported by real-world examples.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

Use the Continuous Modernization Value Stream to Deliver Application and Cloud Migration Priorities

Howard Dodd, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Application modernization and cloud migration are not single activities and do not stop after the application is transformed or migrated. This session discusses the application modernization and cloud migration value stream: Assess - Transform - Evolve, and how continuous modernization allows CIOs to focus their modernization efforts on business priorities.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM PDT

Attendee Lunch

Join other attendees for lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network and catch up on the day's activities.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM PDT

Solution Provider Sessions

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

Evolution, Coevolution and the Future of Digital Products

Brent Stewart, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As digital products become more advanced, they are beginning to evolve (and coevolve with their users). This session will explore the future of semi-autonomous digital products that independently sense their environment, automatically encode adaptations and present desirable traits to their users to better achieve their business objectives.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

Top Strategic Technology Trends in Software Engineering

Joachim Herschmann, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Software engineering leaders are under continuous pressure to adopt modern architectures and technologies. To do this well, these leaders and their teams need to know which trends have the greatest potential impact for their digital business efforts within an actionable planning horizon. This session will provide Gartner's latest and best guidance on the trends these leaders and their architects and engineers should be tracking, and taking action upon in 2023 and beyond.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

How to Build and Use an Employee Experience Journey Map

Lane Severson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

One of the most powerful tools to improve employee experience is an employee journey map, which describes the steps an employee must go through to engage with your organization. In this workshop, you will learn how to build a customer journey map and how to utilize it to improve the employee experience.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

How to Organize Your API Development to Ensure Consistency and Quality

API center of excellence teams are looking to increase API quality. However, COEs can often become bureaucratic bottlenecks. This session will help software engineering leaders who are responsible for API strategies to create platform teams that support the consistent and rapid delivery of APIs.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

Using Platform Engineering to Improve Developer Productivity, Retention and Morale

Bill Blosen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modern application delivery aims to be fluid, continuous and distributed. But the patterns and practices we adopt to deliver our microservices, cloud-native architectures, DevOps, and multi-channel apps drive up the cognitive load on our development teams. In this session, we'll learn how to use a platform engineering approach to deliver a developer experience that balances productivity and control.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT

Yes, You Can Build Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications

Oleksandr Matvitskyy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modern application development frameworks like Flutter, Blazor and MAUI support true cross-platform applications that work natively on mobile platforms and target web and desktop channels with the same code base. If you're still building separate applications for Android and iOS, duplicating teams, toolchains and approvals, you need to reconsider your mobile strategy. This session provides insights into these frameworks to guide your decision-making.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PDT

Ask the Expert: Implementing API Management

Kevin Matheny, VP Analyst, Gartner

APIs are everywhere, and API management is increasingly important to control access, manage traffic and govern APIs. This session provides the opportunity to ask a Gartner expert about implementing API management solutions.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PDT

Ask the Expert: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Low-Code Evaluation, Adoption and Governance

Kyle Davis, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will allow attendees to ask a Gartner expert on low-code, questions related to the evaluation, adoption and governance of low-code platforms and get responses that highlight the good, the bad and the ugly about low code.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PDT

AI-Augmented Testing — What It Is and Why It Matters

Joachim Herschmann, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Applying AI and machine learning to quality assurance will help determine the value of automation for QA and testing, and help identify how automation can support new ways of working in agile and DevOps environments. This session covers:
• What are the main use cases for AI in testing?
• How can you prepare for the impact of a future of AI-driven testing?

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PDT

Dynamic Sourcing for Faster Solutions: Co-Create With Your Service Providers

Gunjan Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital acceleration requires rapid sourcing execution and the achievement of tangible results. Internal capabilities and incumbent vendors are often not enough. Learn how to use co-creation and dynamic sourcing to achieve business outcomes similar to Nokia, Whirlpool, Urenco, ABB and many others.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PDT

The Evolving Role of Application Megavendors and SIs in the Future of Enterprise Software

Dennis Gaughan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

As enterprises modernize their technology platforms to deal with the accelerating pace of change, they need to shift from a "build vs buy" strategy to a "build, buy and assemble" one. This drives a major shift in the role of the application megavendors and global SIs for your organization. This session will highlight the strategies of your strategic vendors to help inform strategy and architecture decisions.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PDT

Trends and Use Cases for Event-Driven Architecture

Keith Guttridge, VP Analyst, Gartner

Interest in event-driven architecture (EDA) is increasing but pick the wrong technology and you will struggle to deliver. Come learn about the latest trends in EDA, the four major use cases of EDA and some tips and tricks to ensure success.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PDT

Trendspotting: Turning Trends Into Innovation and Action

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will examine methods to explore trends, evaluate the relevant opportunities and risks and communicate the potential impact on the enterprise. It shows examples of how scenario planning, backcasting, storytelling and other approaches can be used to support innovation and drive the evolution of strategy and operations.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PDT

Strengthen Your Employment Value Proposition to Attract and Retain Great Software Engineering Talent

Akis Sklavounakis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Attracting, developing and retaining talent continues to be one of the top challenges for software engineering leaders, despite the staffing adjustments carried out by big tech. This session will provide practical advice to software engineering leaders to strengthen all areas of the employment value proposition so they can attract and retain the right talent for their organization.

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