Gartner Catalyst Conference - Cancelled

August 24, 2020 | San Diego, CA

Cancellation of Gartner Catalyst Conference 2020 in San Diego

Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gartner has decided to cancel the Gartner Catalyst Conference, scheduled to take place in San Diego, August 24 – 27, 2020.

Ensuring the health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we believe this is the right decision given the evolving public health risks.

We have contacted all registered attendees, exhibitors, and partners with details for their individual situations. If you were registered for the conference and need additional assistance, please contact us at

Get proactive advice on the technology topics of today and into the future.

Gartner Catalyst Conference 2019 took a deep dive into technical trends and topics impacting technical professionals and offered live content where attendees asked questions, vetted ideas and were able to proactively problem-solve with Gartner for Technical Professionals experts, their peers and solution providers. 

At the conference, the top 5 priorities that technical professionals met on included:

  1. Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals 
  2. Application Architecture and Platforms for Technical Professionals 
  3. Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals
  4. Analytics and BI Solutions 
  5. Application Development at Platforms for Technical Professionals

Expert advice

Attendees onsite were able to hear about the latest emerging and innovative IT trends; validate their strategies and left with a solid action plan. 


With 2,400 leaders onsite, attendees had the opportunity to network and learn best practices from their peers including the Women in IT sessions & the Agile Fluency Game

Technical Solutions

Unique interactive platforms and dedicated sessions designed to create a deeper learning experience allowed attendees to see first-hand the latest technologies.

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    For the real IT players

    Gartner Catalyst Conference is for the doers, the innovators, the change makers who always deliver. Created for technical professionals, the conference provides practical solutions, actionable advice and principled objectivity in ways you won’t find anywhere else.

    • For Technical Professionals within applications, security and risk, infrastructure and operations, data and analytics, technical and solution and software developers who want to build a solid digital foundation for what is coming up next. 

    Tracks at a Glance

    Attendees will have access to over 150 sessions of the latest Gartner for Technical Professionals research specifically designed to help technical professionals meet the demands of the future. Each track has a particular area of focus that will help deliver what matters most to you and your organization. We are still building the 2020 agenda, in the meantime take a look at our 2020 tracks.

    Track A

    Embracing Infrastructure Everywhere: Cloud, Data Center and Edge Computing

    Digital transformation requires infrastructure built to support business innovation. Infrastructure must be transparent, programmable, observable, scalable and built to address disparate use cases. And it must be everywhere. This track provides insight into how to architect, build and operate modern ubiquitous infrastructure that helps your applications realize their full potential.

    Track B

    Modernizing Software Development and Operations for the Cloud-Native Future

    Digital transformation means rethinking everything about the way we create, maintain and operate software. Agile and DevOps are the foundation, but they are not enough. We need to be able to scale our processes through automation and to govern increasingly complex and distributed application portfolios. This track delivers insights you need to change the way your organization develops, delivers and governs software to power your digital transformation.

    Track C

    Delivering App Experiences to Increase Customer Engagement and Workforce Productivity

    Digital business success requires application UI experiences that increase customer engagement and drive workforce productivity. Experiences in personal and professional workflows for productivity, learning, innovation, collaboration, creativity and expression are the interface with the digital business for customer engagement and workforce productivity. This track explores how to utilize modern technologies and practices to deliver multiexperience apps, improve collaboration, increase productivity and meet customer expectations to make people’s lives better.

    Track D

    Architecting Applications for the Next Decade

    Modern application architectures provide a “just right” balance between business agility and simplicity of governance. Approaches such as microservices and REST APIs are reaching a level of maturity, but newer technologies like serverless and GraphQL are becoming relevant. Meanwhile, 10-year-old n-tier applications are in need of modernization. This track teaches you how to select and apply architectural patterns, modern platforms and frameworks to set your applications on a course for the next decade.

    Track E

    Managing Data in the Era of Hybrid and Multicloud Environments

    In today’s hybrid multicloud world, data has become more varied and consumption needs more complex and distributed. This has led to conflicting technology choices, each with unique trade-offs. A modern data architecture enables faster decision making on the most current dataset while also protecting privacy and meeting compliance regulations. This track explores architectural choices to optimize and future-proof your data management, integration and governance deployment in nascent environments.

    Track F

    Delivering Analytic Architectures in the Age of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    The need to extract, transform, derive and share insights from varied data formats is driving the need for augmenting machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within business analytic solutions. This has disrupted the way technical professionals have traditionally built, maintained and scaled analytic architectures. This track features insights on how to proactively redesign architectures to harness the value of ML and AI, delivering modular and scalable analytic environments for the next decade.

    Track G

    Protecting Applications, Data, Users and Infrastructure With Security and Identity

    Cybersecurity remains a top concern for management as IT continues the move to the cloud. This track addresses the latest security and identity developments across applications, data, infrastructure, endpoints and users, and how to leverage vendors to solve for specific business challenges.

    Track H

    Culture, Skillset and Diversity: The Essential Factors for Successful IT Transformation

    Updating your IT professional skills makes you relevant in the constantly changing technology landscape, but without the proper organizational culture, you can’t apply them. The skill must align with fostering a culture of change that embraces diversity. This track focuses on transforming your career path based on skills, and how you can help create and support a culture of inclusiveness and innovation.