Gartner Catalyst Conference will begin with optional workshop-style sessions on Sunday including the Cloud Bake-off and continue with 3 days of the latest technical professional insights, premier networking and an opportunity to experience Gartner research with the subject matter experts.

 

Drill down to the technical professional roles covered at the conference:

Agenda / By Day

Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:00 PM|Sunday, August 11, 2019 06:30 PM
Registration


Monday, August 12, 2019 06:15 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 07:15 AM
Sunrise Fun Run

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, August 12, 2019 06:15 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 07:15 PM
Registration


Monday, August 12, 2019 07:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 08:00 AM
Attendee Breakfast


Monday, August 12, 2019 08:30 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 09:30 AM
Gartner Keynote: Rethink IT: Architecting for Connected Intelligence
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Carlton Sapp, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Elias Khnaser, VP Analyst, Gartner

The day has come. One where physical meets digital and digital is an augmented reality. Intelligent infrastructure, applications, and augmented analytics are now everywhere and must be securely connected. Technical professionals must rethink IT and architect the connected intelligence era.


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Enabling the Data-Driven Business With a Modern Approach to Data Integration
Joe Maguire, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data integration is indispensable for mission-critical initiatives, but the multitude of design options can be overwhelming. In this session, Gartner will outline four key data integration (DI) patterns including, batch, replication, virtualization and streaming and provide a framework for choosing the right DI pattern for a given use case. We will also discuss the evolution of data integration tools.


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Mitigate the Hidden Challenge of Office 365 Groups
Andrew Garver, VP Analyst, Gartner

Deploying Microsoft SharePoint Online, Teams, Exchange Online, and other Office 365 services comes with a significant yet often-overlooked complication: Office 365 Groups. This session helps technical professionals address the challenges of Groups and provides a roadmap for avoiding Group sprawl.


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Introducing the Gartner Security Architecture Model
Anton Chuvakin, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Security architecture models has been popular in the past, but they have been somewhat shunted aside in recent years. However, the need for solid and adaptable security architecture is extremely high today. This presentation will reveal a Gartner Security Architecture Model that can be used to improve security of modern adaptable organization engaged in digital business.


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Infrastructure 2024: Building Your 5-Year Datacenter, Cloud, and Edge Strategy
Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

The datacenters you stand in today might look quite different in 2024 - if they even exist at all! Technical professionals responsible for infrastructure and operations need to build practical roadmaps for their organizations which will smartly leverage evolutions in on-premises data centers, cloud services, and edge computing. Come to this track kick-off session to learn what Gartner sees for the future of infrastructure, and plan a strategy for your data processing estate!


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
State of the Web: The Critical Trends in Architecture, Platforms and Frameworks
Danny Brian, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The noise around the "framework of the month" is deafening. Increased demands of agility and scalability require new approaches to application architecture and tooling. Hundreds of vendors offer new platforms that promise developer productivity. HTML5 and JavaScript features offer extreme leverage of both code and skills to solve problems for any endpoint device or server environment. How can architects and developers make sense of this turbulent landscape? This session gives a rundown of the trends you cannot afford to ignore in web platforms, frameworks and architecture.


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Assessing Applications of AI Within IT Operations
Gregory Murray, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session helps understand what is hype and what is real with AIOps by introducing a framework to evaluate use cases, technologies and vendors. Then, we will look at particular disciplines within AIOps to understand what is possible, the data requirements and the data science necessary to deliver these solutions.


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Golden Age of Analytics: Scale Analytic Architectures to Assimilate ML and AI
Jason Lewis, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Continuous intelligence brings dramatic, measurable benefits in customer service and being a differentiator in today’s rapidly evolving Data and analytics arena. The proliferation of ML and AI is impacting analytical processes forcing us to extend existing data and analytics architectures to augment the analytical and business processes. Understanding the technical and business impact of these changes in this session will help you prioritize the innovation driving digital transformation.


Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 11:45 AM
Solution Provider Sessions


Monday, August 12, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: How to Prepare for the Adoption of AI in IT Operations
Gregory Murray, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join conference attendees and Gartner analyst Gregory Murray in exploring the current realities of AIOps. Hear where others are successfully applying advanced analytic techniques to improve data center operations. Share lessons learned and gain insight into best practices on anomaly detection, root cause analysis and intelligent remediation.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Implement Lean Architecture Practices to Unlock True Agility
Bill Holz, VP Analyst, Gartner

"The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” What does that mean? How does a self-organizing team deliver application features when the architecture continually evolves in an incremental fashion. Poor architecture choices limit enhanceability, maintainability, testability, scalability, etc. which limit the ability of an agile team to quickly deliver new application(s) or features. Big design upfront doesn’t work because it locks in decisions when we know the least about what the application will actually need to do. This session will discuss processes and practices that your team can use to:

● Avoid BDUF

● Maintain a flexible application architecture that can be easily changed/enhanced

● Improve architecture skills and understanding of agile team members


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Enterprise Information Management 2.0
Joe Maguire, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

An EIM program based on sound information governance principles is an effective way to manage and exploit the ever increasing volume, velocity and variety of enterprise data, and to improve business outcomes. In the digital economy, EIM is a necessity. However, most organizations struggle to design and implement EIM and information governance programs that yield results. This session will explore best practices for designing and implementing an effective EIM program.


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Pervasive Adaptive Access: Just Authenticating Is Not Enough
Paul Rabinovich, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Identity is the new perimeter, and your systems need all help they can get to ward off attackers. Adaptive access ensures that all contextual information is taken into account when deciding if the user is who they claim they are. In this session we will discuss how adaptive access can augment traditional authentication (single- and multifactor) to improve both security and user experience.


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Why Analytics Governance Is Critical to Your Success
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Soyeb Barot, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Traditionally we have applied a governance framework on the data persistence layer and built a structured semantic layer for consumption. Newer use cases have introduced multiple ways of interacting with the data. This session looks at how to govern the entire analytics pipeline from inception of the data to delivery to end users with a goal to operationalize the analytics development life cycle.


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
The Game of Football: Teaching a Data Scientist, a Data Engineer and an ML Architect to Play Nice
Soyeb Barot, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Sumit Agarwal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Sumit Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

We all keep talking about the tools and technologies required to operationalize the data and analytics architecture for continuous delivery. But when it comes to processes we create silos based on functional roles and create fences around us. In order to be successful, we need to understand each other’s roles, responsibilities, skill sets and play our part in order to productionalize the entire analytical pipeline to deliver AI-based systems.


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Assessing an Application Portfolio for Public Cloud Deployment
Brian Adler, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Application portfolios evolve over years and decades. As such, they can be vast and varied. Identifying candidate applications for public cloud deployment can be complex, confusing and imprecise. This session discusses specific criteria and techniques to assist IT organizations with assessing application readiness for public cloud IaaS/PaaS deployment.


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 01:30 PM
Attendee Lunch


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:00 PM
Tech Zone


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM
Workshop: Quantum Computing Programming Workshop — Be One of the First People in the World to Program a Quantum Computer
Matthew Brisse, VP Analyst, Gartner

In this working session we review the facts behind quantum computing and what a quantum computing stack looks like. We will review quantum SDK's from D-Wave, IBM and Rigetti. We will walk you through multiple programming examples leveraging factoring, Vertex Cover and Grovers search algorithms. Bring your laptop or just watch the live programming demos. By the end of this workshop you will have programmed on multiple quantum systems, explored various SDKs and program basic quantum circuits. You will be introduced to quantum gates such as the Hadamard gate required to make superpositions, Controlled-NOT gates of 2 qubits to entangle them and the Pauli X gate to perform bit-flip operations. Laptops with Python 3.7.2 or greater is required and the ability to download various SDKs.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Modern Analytics and BI Platforms: Let's Get Real
Joseph Antelmi, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Analytics and BI technical professionals are solving increasingly complex challenges. They are stitching together multiple analytics platforms to deliver a long list of capabilities including self-service analytics, enterprise reporting, embedded analytics and augmented analytics. They are taking a thoughtful approach to security and governance. Come to this session for a view what is real and what is hype in the modern analytics and BI platform space, the architectural approaches for integrating multiple BI products and the keys to analytics and BI success.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Building a Logical Data Warehouse Architecture that Meets Your Data and Analytic Needs
Henry Cook, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Logical Data Warehouse architectural approach continues to grow in popularity. This session explains why this is so. It also reviews the components of the LDW how they are chosen and integrated. This includes recent developments in technology. The session also reconciles confusion around the modern use of the term Data Warehouse.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Enabling DevSecOps With IAM
David Chase, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

To speed up the development and delivery of quality software and increase its security, we must manage our identities, their authentication, authorization, roles, and privileges across system and enterprise boundaries.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
The Public Cloud Is in Your Data Center; Shifting Public Cloud Solutions On-Premises
Gabriel Chapman, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Public cloud has seen significant growth in the last decade and now serves as the de facto operating method for many organizations. There has been a shift by some of the major providers to expand their unique services into the customers' on-premises environments by offering a turn-key preintegrated software defined infrastructure stack. Attend this session to get a better understanding of this new trend and what it means in relation to an edge to core to cloud strategy.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Software Development Myths — Fact or Fiction
Danny Brian, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Kirk Knoernschild, VP Analyst, Gartner

Software development is paradoxical — a technology, practice or architecture that we believe solves a particular challenge frequently only, and serves to exacerbate the challenge. Or, today’s solution is tomorrow’s technical debt. Danny and Kirk take a light-hearted look at perceived and proven paradoxes, debunking some as myths and proving others as fact.
The following key issues will be discussed:

● How do I improve my development team efficiency and effectiveness?

● What’s the true value of emerging architectural paradigms?

● How do I use modern technology and platforms more effectively?


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
TechDemo: Using Agile and DevOps for Salesforce Development
Bill Holz, VP Analyst, Gartner
Kyle Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises that have deployed CRM solutions want to get the most out of their investment. Digital business demands and user expectations have raised the bar on how CRM solutions are utilized in the enterprise. Therefore, application developers and architects are increasingly being asked to build or integrate applications, like mobile applications and corporate websites, with Salesforce. Attend this session to learn how to apply agile and DevOps processes and practices when integrating with or developing Salesforce applications.

Key Issues:
- How to automate promotion for all code and configuration changes?
- How to apply agile technical practices, like continuous integration (CI), unit testing and test automation?
- How to utilize SalesforceDX to realize increased agility?


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Adaptive Governance: Coping With the Challenges of Cloud Computing
Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

The pace of innovation in cloud computing has brought significant changes to data processing, but these changes have also highlighted the challenges that established organizational structures face in attempting to keep up. This is especially true in the realm of IT governance. This session will focus on evolving organizations toward more adaptive governance strategies, aiming to make organizations more nimble while also managing risk, and investment prioritization decisions.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 04:15 PM
Solution Provider Sessions


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM
The New Roles and Processes Required to Support Office 365
Guy Creese, VP Analyst, Gartner

Due to the complexity and rapid update cadence of Office 365, continuing the old on-premises support model for Office 365 is doomed to failure. This session will describe the new support processes and roles needed to support Office 365 effectively.


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM
TechDemo: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Successful Office 365 Identity Management
Mark Diodati, VP Analyst, Gartner

Microsoft Office 365 is the collaboration hub for most organizations. Azure AD — the identity backbone for Office 365 and Azure IaaS — is a complex ecosystem with on-premises and cloud components. This session will illustrate best practices for user management, multifactor authentication, single sign-on, conditional access, security and Office 365 group management, third-party integration, and outage mitigation.


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM
Cloud Networking Best Practices — Forget Everything You Know About Networking When Moving to the Cloud
Simon Richard, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cloud networking differs from data center network networking, and no public cloud network implementations are the same. What are the cloud networking principles and patterns that apply to the cloud? How can I architect my network for multicloud and hybrid cloud success?


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM
Not Just for Public APIs: Why You Need API Management and How to Implement It
Kevin Matheny, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

APIs are essential to modern application integration and digital business strategies. But while almost every organization has APIs, far too few have API management capabilities in place. This talk explains why you need API management — even for purely internal APIs — and how to successfully implement the critical API management capabilities you need to govern and safeguard your APIs.


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM
Automate Provisioning and Deployment in a Hybrid World
Brian Adler, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As organizations move to a hybrid model, they come to realize that many of their tried and true provisioning and deployment processes prove to be insufficient or incompatible with the new environments into which they are expanding. This session provides insight and guidance into the processes and tools that can (and should) be leveraged to create a standardized provisioning and deployment process across the environments in a hybrid world.


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM
Create Connected User Experiences With a Digital Experience Platform
Jeffery Skowron, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) provides a centralized platform to produce connected digital experiences. By aggregating and integrating with CRM, Commerce and Marketing functionality, a DXP is built to deploy and support digital userh experiences, consistently, across multiple channels. This session will investigate this approach and its promises, pitfalls and challenges.


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM
Supporting Multiple Business Intelligence Solutions for Different User Groups
Daren Brabham, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Different user groups within your organization have different business intelligence needs. One BI tool can't meet all the needs of a diverse array of user groups, but managing many different tools is unwieldy. A BI solution lies between a monolithic and a potpourri approach. This talk suggests the need for just a couple of BI tools and a streamlined federated architecture to support them.


Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 07:00 PM
Tech Zone Networking Reception


Monday, August 12, 2019 05:15 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 07:00 PM
Tech Zone Networking Reception


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 06:15 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 07:15 AM
Sunrise Yoga

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 08:00 AM
Attendee Breakfast


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 06:30 PM
Registration


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 08:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:15 AM
Guest Keynote: Truth and REACH: Scaling storytelling in virtual and augmented reality
Nonny de la Peña, Virtual reality pioneer,

Nonny de la Peña, founder of Emblematic Group and New America Fellow, will talk about her experience as a pioneer of storytelling in virtual and augmented reality. Reflecting on how her career has continuously evolved with the technology, she will dive into Emblematic's ground breaking new project, Reach, a platform built using WebVR/AR technology, that will scale volumetric content authorship and distribution in a way that has not been possible before.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:30 AM
The IoT Onslaught Will Change the Way You Test
Sean Kenefick, VP Analyst, Gartner

The Internet of Things is poised to take over our world, but validating the applications that use these devices requires a new testing paradigm — these devices typically live in isolation, provide high outputs of data and have limited interfaces and will require changes to your back-end systems. This session details the testing challenges and what best practices you need to have in place to ensure that your IoT devices and applications are reliable and secure.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:30 AM
Create a Data Strategy for Machine Learning Initiatives That Empowers Data Scientists
Carlton Sapp, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations struggle to use data effectively and efficiently to support machine learning and advanced analytics initiatives due to growing diversity in data projects. This session guides technical professionals on developing a data strategy to support successful machine learning deployments and answers the following questions: How to manage data when developing ML applications; What roles support the execution of the data strategy; How to support ML projects that that is democratized through APIs, AutoML, open-source frameworks and cloud services.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:30 AM
More Than Bits: Scale DevOps Using People, Process and Culture to Deliver Platform Ops
Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Platform Ops is an approach to scale DevOps that involve dedicating a team to deliver a shared self-service platform. Many platform teams fall into the trap of focusing on the technologies offered. This session gives you a framework for delivering a platform as a product, emphasizing the processes and working culture fostered by the collaboration of the platform team and its tenant teams.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:30 AM
Addressing Office 365 Lock-In With Hybrid Architecture and Deployment Options
Bill Pray, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Implementing Office 365 services can help an organization refactor its collaboration, communication and content services for their users. However, it also brings the concern of lock-in with Office 365 services, leaving the organization with weak or no alternatives. This session explores options for hybrid architectures and deployment options for various services to potentially lessen lock-in and provide an exit strategy.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:30 AM
Managing IT in a Hybrid and Multicloud World
Alan Waite, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations adopting hybrid and multicloud architectures must decide how to approach service brokering, governance, architectural and operations transformations. This session analyzes the popular alternatives for approaches in each of these areas and the strengths of each approach.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:30 AM
Busting Up the Monolith — Modernizing Legacy Applications
Kirk Knoernschild, VP Analyst, Gartner

Modern architectures (microservices), platforms (cloud) and methods (agile and DevOps) are very popular today. Yet most organizations have existing monolithic applications that are unable to take advantage of the benefits of today’s popular architectures, platforms, and practices. This session provides guidance that helps you establish clear priorities and refactor existing software to realize specific goals of your target environment.
In this session, we’ll address the following key issues:

● What do I need to prioritize when modernizing legacy software?

● Where do I start when modernizing legacy software?

● What is an effective approach to modernizing legacy software?


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:30 AM
How Do Public Cloud Container Services Compare?
Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner

The leading public cloud providers provide containers-as-a-service (CaaS) platforms to simplify deployment of containerized applications in the cloud. This session will review the key operational requirements for running containers in the cloud, and compare the CaaS offerings from AWS, Microsoft and Google.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Solution Provider Sessions


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Start Data Governance and Enterprise Information Management Now. (Not Later, Now!)
Joe Maguire, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner observes many customers approaching data governance and enterprise information management with trepidation — because these ambitious programs can encounter cultural resistance, technological impediments, skill shortcomings, and resource limitations. Learn how your peers creatively clear these hurdles to incrementally deliver useful EIM/DG programs that start small and evolve.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
How to Integrate Non-Microsoft UC Solutions With Office 365
Mark Cortner, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

When implementing Office 365, many organizations seek to leverage their existing or planned third-party unified communications (UC) investments in conjunction with Office 365. This session will identify opportunities and approaches for the integration of nonMicrosoft UC platforms with Office 365's email and calendaring, content and advanced collaboration services such as Microsoft Teams.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Selecting Cloud Management Platforms and Tools for Public and Private Clouds
Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cloud management has increasingly become a challenge for organizations using their existing data center in addition to one or more public clouds. Organizations aim for the adoption of a unified management approach, but the market continues to propose a number disjointed solutions that are purpose-built to address different needs. This session will provide a framework for comparing and selecting cloud management platforms (CMPs) and tools.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Keys for DevOps Success
Bill Holz, VP Analyst, Gartner

DevOps is all the rage — but what does DevOps really mean? Organizations all around the globe are scrambling to adopt DevOps without understanding what the term means and what adoption really requires.

This presentation will help you to better understand:

● What DevOps is, and what it is not.

● The keys critical to DevOps success.

● How build your DevOps practice into your SDLC.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Adding to Your Toolbox: How to Choose the Right Integration Platform
Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

You already have multiple integration tools but new architectural approaches require new solutions. How do you choose the right tool to add? The range of integration technologies is more diverse than ever, yet core features, such as transformation and routing are common across product categories. The factors that differentiate integration platforms vary in applicability depending on your specific use cases. This session will explain the main categories of integration platform available and offer a framework approach to evaluating them. This will ensure you get the right integration platforms for your organization and requirements.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Upgrade Your Career: How to Become a Cloud Engineer
Elias Khnaser, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session helps existing data center engineers understand what they need to do to evolve into cloud engineers. Additionally, this session helps managers build a strategy and a roadmap on how to evolve their data center teams to be ready to design, implement and operate in the public cloud. We discuss which roles are most impacted and potential career development opportunities, needed skills and certifications, gamification strategies, which conferences to attend and much more.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:30 PM
Attendee Lunch


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM
Tech Zone


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Agile Development Requires Agile Testing
Sean Kenefick, VP Analyst, Gartner

Testers question how they fit in to the agile development process. This session details how testers succeed in an agile development environment by using an automated layered testing strategy as part of a continuous delivery pipeline.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
TechDemo: Control Shadow IT Risks With Smart Programmatic Cloud Governance
Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Concerned about shadow cloud use? Comprehensive cloud governance needs both preventative and retrospective controls to mitigate the risk of security breaches, loss of control and overspending on cloud resources. This session takes a hands-on use-case approach to show you how to create policy definitions and enforce them using native tools in AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Catch the Fleeting Data: Stream Processing Architectures and Frameworks (Apache Kafka, Spark, Flink)
Sumit Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data travels at the speed of light, but speed to insight lags behind. Stream processing architectures are complex to design, implement, & must balance constraints for scalability, availability & data loss. This session demystifies landscape of streaming engines & frameworks, key factors for choosing them. Covers engines and frameworks like Kafka, Spark and Flink for processing, integration and analytics


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Stay Ahead of the Avalanche and Secure the APIs Within Modern Application Architecture
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are increasingly using cloud-native technology and adopting microservices architecture patterns as they integrate or build enterprise applications. The end result is a sprawling landscape of web APIs that practitioners must secure. In this session, you'll learn about best practices and patterns that support API discovery, API security testing and API protection.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Teams? WebEx? Zoom? How to Evaluate Meeting Solutions
Patrick Borka, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How to determine what features and pitfalls to watch for when evaluating meeting solutions.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Tech Demo: Architecting an Analytics-Driven IoT Implementation Using the Gartner Reference Model
Paul DeBeasi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

IoT security risks, integration complexity and technical immaturity present daunting challenges to the technical professional. This session will (1) uncover the key components necessary for every IoT system (2) explain how to architect an analytics-driven IoT system and (3) present a live tech demo to tie all the concepts together.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Quit IT Now — The Birth of Digital Business Is the Death of Enterprise IT Careers
Eric Knipp, Managing Vice President, Gartner

The trends in today's enterprise IT technology appear to offer you more power, productivity and career potential than ever before. Don't get trapped by this catastrophic mythical thinking. Join this session to find out why rapid changes in technology aren't cause for career optimism, why you should expect more competition for a shrinking number of jobs, and why there's never been a better time than now to get out of IT.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
How Identity Analytics, Machine Learning and AI Are Changing the Game for IAM
Mary Ruddy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Our digital environment has become too complex for humans to control system access without the help of automation based on identity analytics. Advancements in identity analytics can help simplify and improve multiple identity and access management control activities. Identity analytics, including machine learning, can process vast amounts of data to detect and respond to risks in a more automated and timely fashion. In this session, we will discuss how identity analytics techniques are improving many IAM processes.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
How to Administer and Manage OneDrive for Business
Guy Creese, VP Analyst, Gartner

While relatively simple for employees to use, OneDrive for Business is complicated to administer and manage. This session will focus on the 8+ control points for managing OneDrive functionality, and recommend which one to use when, based on business policy.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
The Path to Microservices Is Paved With Good Intentions
Kevin Matheny, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Microservices architecture (MSA) is at the top of the hype cycle, but organizations that "do microservices" without a clear understanding of the problems it solves — and the problems it can create — risk creating new and unforeseen problems. The right architecture for your organization is a mix of fine-grained and coarse-grained services. This talk provides guidance on determining if MSA is right for your organization and clear steps for how to put your organization on the path to the right level of service granularity for your needs.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
TechDemo: Cloud Wars — Comparing Major Cloud Platform Providers
Elias Khnaser, VP Analyst, Gartner
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Alibaba Group , Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle — these megaproviders are vying to be your strategic cloud integrated IaaS+PaaS service for the future. How are you to choose? In this session, Gartner will present findings for each against its evaluation criteria to help you make your strategic decision.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
Microservice Application Validation and How It Will Change the Way You Test
Sean Kenefick, VP Analyst, Gartner

The primary advantage to using a microservices architecture is that it gives you scaling precision and true technology flexibility. But while microservices provide your team with transparency and the ability to ship small bits of functionality frequently, it comes at the cost of additional testing. Lots and lots of testing. This presentation discusses how your testing processes will have to evolve in order to effectively validate and deploy microservice applications.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
Navigating the Web of Modern Data Stores to Meet Your Use Cases
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

New databases from hyperscale cloud vendors as well as startups have been unleashed on us. Many databases claim to support every data type and every use case. So, how are we to choose which is the right option for us? This session demystifies the vast and growing landscape of database management systems and looks at the key trends in DBMS.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
Agile Development and Software Architecture — Skills and Practices
Kirk Knoernschild, VP Analyst, Gartner

Agile methods offer little software architecture advice. Yet most agree that a resilient and maintainable software architecture is imperative. Additionally, speeding software delivery and increasing software quality require more than process improvement; it also requires adopting modern architecture paradigms. Increasing development and delivery agility requires us to also increase architectural agility.
This session addresses the following key issues:

● How is agile architecture different from traditional approaches to software architecture?

● What are necessary skills of an agile software architect?

● What practices are necessary for agile software architecture?


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
From n-Tier to Microsevices: Modernizing the New Legacy Applications
Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are increasingly moving away from n-tier application architectures, and are adopting multi grained cloud-native architectures such as Mesh App and Service Architecture (MASA) and Microservices Architecture (MSA). This trend is accelerating as organizations move to the cloud, and as the market moves on from Java EE and .NET platforms. The journey from a traditional n-tier application to a modern architecture can be complex, and there are many paths that can take you from your current state to a more modern architecture. This session provides guidance on best practices and common pitfalls to be avoided when updating your legacy applications.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
Application Performance Monitoring: What, When, Why and How
Gregg Siegfried, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

APM is evolving quickly and GTP clients have demonstrated a hearty appetite for conversations about it. This year, with the Magic Quadrant, Critical Capabilities and a Solution Comparison, we have a lot of published information on the topic available, but the capabilities are fast moving. Learn about RUM, synthetics, some infrastructure monitoring and AIOps. A demo might be available as well.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
How to Build a Cloud Center of Excellence
Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

How do you accelerate cloud computing adoption in your organization, while still managing risks? What organizational models best facilitate effective use of cloud services? A cloud center of excellence (CCoE) represents the best way to ensure cloud governance, while improving business agility. This session covers why and how to build a CCoE suitable for a broad range of organization types and cloud strategies, including the first year of actions to take.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
Getting the Most Out of Microsoft's Search and Insight Solutions
Darin Stewart, VP Analyst, Gartner

Microsoft offers multiple search platforms including Azure search, Sharepoint search, Office 365 and Bing for Business. This session explains the strengths and weaknesses of each solution, how they interact with each other and the Microsoft graph, and where they fit in the digital workplace.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
Deploying Chatbots to Improve User Experience and Engagement
Jeffery Skowron, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

User expectations of chatbots have increased. A well designed and integrated chatbot can produce improvements in both user experience and engagement while meeting these rising expectations. This session will discuss interaction design planning, leveraging natural language processing, and integrating with conversational platforms to deliver chatbots for your users.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
The Need for Speed: Hyperscaling Streaming Analytics
Soyeb Barot, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In a world where information needs to be consumed and acted upon in real time, architects are tasked with building strong, resilient, scalable analytic pipelines. Having the right architecture, available tools and technologies and their integration are keys to designing the solution that can support the growing business needs to consume and analyze data in real time.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
Cloud Security 201: CASB, CSPM, CWPP — What Does It All Mean?
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As more security vendors target your hybrid and cloud SaaS, IaaS and PaaS solutions, we are getting lost in too many acronyms. This session will help decipher the acronym soup and provide prescriptive guidance on what your organization needs to protect your cloud infrastructure and applications. We will also discuss best practices on implementations and how to evaluate and build shortlists for your vendor selections.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:30 PM
Roundtable: Barriers to Public Cloud Adoption — What Is Holding Your Organization Back?
Brian Adler, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

From procurement, security, compatibility, and to trust in providers there are still many barriers to adoption that organizations struggle with before fully adopting public cloud. In this moderated peer-to-peer discussion, Gartner analyst Brian Adler will help attendees learn from each other as to what has worked well (and what hasn't) in terms of overcoming some of these obstacles and why.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 07:30 PM
Tech Zone Networking Reception


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 06:15 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 07:15 AM
Sunrise Yoga

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 08:00 AM
Attendee Breakfast


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM
Registration


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 08:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:15 AM
Guest Keynote


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Office 365 Security 201: Advanced Security Features and Third-Party Options for Protecting Your O365 Tenant
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session is part 2 of 2. This session will pick up where the 101 session ended and discuss the advanced security features included in the M365 E5 license suite. We will finish discussing licensing then dive into advanced data protection, email protection, conditional access, Azure AD premium P2 and all of the other advanced features. Then we will compare and discuss use cases where third-party solutions can be integrated and if they are required.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Accelerate DevOps Adoption Using Cloud Platforms and Technologies
Traverse Clayton, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Teams are leveraging cloud to build new applications and migrate existing ones. At the same time, they are modernizing existing development processes to adopt DevOps practices. This session explores how cloud computing can help teams accelerate their adoption of DevOps practices through cloud characteristics including elasticity, self-service and on-demand resources.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Voice — The New UI Frontier: To Boldly Go Where No GUI Has Gone Before
Kyle Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Using Amazon Alexa and an Echo Show, we will work through how virtual private assistants (VPAs) within a smart speaker can become a new engagement channel for customers and prospects. We will walk through the best practices for building and planning for smart speakers and VPAs, such as what it takes to make a good conversational skill and how voice design is quite different from web design.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Designing and Evolving Effective APIs
Brad Dayley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital business has accelerated the pace at which organizations must support new web and mobile apps, multichannel experiences, and custom integrations. APIs are fundamental to effective web/mobile app, microservice and integration architectures, but designing the API correctly with an effective support strategy determines adoption and success. This session discusses key tenets to design the optimal API with an effective support strategy.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Cloud Security Architect: The New Mission Critical Role for Enterprises
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Every organization is moving to the cloud. IT organizations need to build their cloud security strategies to make sure they are ready for the onslaught. Traditional architects will need to expand their knowledge into Security, Identity, Access, Cloud Application Risk, Operational and Compliance skills to lead the cloud adoption and build their companies cloud strategy. This session will discuss the key skills for becoming a Cloud Security Architect the new mission critical role!


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
How to Choose the Right Cloud Platform for the Next Generation of Operational Databases
Lyn Robison, VP Analyst, Gartner

For databases in the cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure each exhibit particular strengths and weaknesses. Beyond choosing the right cloud vendor, you must also choose whether to run your databases on VMs, bare metal, dbPaaS or serverless. This session outlines the key decision factors for choosing the right cloud databases on the right cloud platform.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Where Cloud Meets Blockchain: State of the Market for Blockchain as a Service Solutions
Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In spite of the highly centralized nature of public cloud platforms, the last 18 months saw all major cloud providers launching blockchain-related cloud services. What is available today and how can organizations leverage cloud services to accelerate their blockchain projects? This sessions illustrates characteristics and trade offs of blockchain as a service offerings from major public cloud providers.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM
Key Factors and Steps to Optimize Your Network for Microsoft Teams (Office 365)
Mark Cortner, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

If your organization is implementing the voice, video, and or meetings functionality in Microsoft Teams, you must ensure that your network is optimized for the delivery of this real-time and rich-media Office 365 traffic. This session will identify the key steps that organizations must take to optimize their network to support a high-quality user experience when implementing Microsoft Teams.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM
Crossfire: Comparing Dev and Ops Views on Leading Cloud-Native Application Platforms: Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift
Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud-native application platform software aims to revolutionize software delivery. To be successful, these platforms must cater to two audiences, the developers that deploy apps on them and the ops teams tasked with delivering the platform ops. This crossfire session helps you evaluate differences between leaders in the container-runtime-based PaaS market from dev and ops perspectives.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM
Assessing the Impact of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Security
Anna Belak, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Security organizations are flooded with AI/ML marketing from security vendors, but it is hard to understand how much of this is real and effective. This presentation will review many areas where AI/ML methods are attempted to be used for security, and present a framework for judging their effectiveness in your environment.
- What do I need to know to successfully incorporate ML technology into my security organization?
- How is operating with ML systems different than traditional systems?
- How do I navigate the marketing hype around ML?


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM
Changing Roles for Operations in the Era of Cloud and DevOps
Alan Waite, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The growth of public cloud, DevOps and serverless technologies forces I&O professionals to reassess and recalibrate their role in the organization. This session covers Gartner's outlook on the new roles and skills needed by I&O in cloud architecture, engineering, brokering, automation, governance and management.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:15 PM
Attendee Lunch


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM
Tech Zone


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Getting Starting With Internet of Things (IoT): Leverage Architecture to Manage Complexity
Erik Heidt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will begin with the basics, reviewing architectural strategies for building IoT solutions. Your IoT architecture will be hybrid - there will not be a single architectural approach that addresses your entire portfolio of IoT innovation opportunities. The cold hard facts that drive this reality will be explored and explained. Finally, we will explore IoT in industrial context.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Promoting Diversity in Technical Teams: A Case Study From the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT)
Mindy Cancila, Managing Vice President, Gartner
Terry Hogan, NCWIT President and CTO, University of Colorado Boulder

Diversity continues to be a struggle for organizations as they strive to develop and retain a diverse workforce. Organizations are largely embracing the idea that diverse teams achieve better outcomes and more quickly. Given the pace of technology adoption and the need for organizations to develop new skills and adopt and implement new technologies, diverse workforce development becomes a key to success. Join this session to learn how from NCWIT speaker Terry Hogan on how to embrace, develop and retain diverse teams.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Align Your Cloud Bill to Business Value: Uncovering Three Public Cloud IaaS Cost Optimization Practices
Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Your cloud IaaS bill keeps going up but you're not sure if it corresponds to a raise in business value. How do you keep infrastructure aligned to your workload demand? How to leverage the best cloud pricing models? This session uncovers the details behind three highly effective public cloud cost management practices: rightsizing, reserved instances and unproductive infrastructure decommissioning.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Prepare Now for the Inevitable Transition to Windows 10's Modern Management
Andrew Garver, VP Analyst, Gartner

MDM on PCs has been possible for several years, but Microsoft has made important changes to Windows 10 that signal the time to start is now. Technical professionals will use this session to answer the pivotal question: Are we ready for modern management?


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Don't Stumble at the Last Mile: Leveraging MLOps and DataOps to Operationalize ML and AI
Sumit Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are investing huge time and resources in solving data science problems from hiring to choosing platforms to developing algorithms. However 80-85% of them are running into the last mile problem with Model deployment & Management. This session discusses key factors to mitigate the operationalization aspects of model deployment and management using MLOps and DataOps techniques.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Hyperconvergence Today: A Technical Market Guide
Matthew Brisse, VP Analyst, Gartner

A discussion of several critical emerging architectural decisions in the hyperconverged and software-defined data center markets, plus an in-depth, head-to-head comparison of the leading hyperconverged vendors.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
How to Decide Between VMs, Containers and Serverless to Run Applications
Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Technical professionals have a growing choice of abstractions for running applications in cloud native environments, including virtual machines, containers and serverless platforms. This session will present guidelines for deciding when it makes sense to use each of these abstractions, and what their operational trade offs are.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:45 PM
Solution Provider Sessions


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
TechDemo: How Do I Integrate Machine Learning With IoT?
Paul DeBeasi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Developers with no data science experience are now able to integrate machine learning (ML) with IoT. As a result, the need for organizations to understand how to design systems that integrate machine learning with IoT will grow rapidly. This session uses a live tech demo to answer these questions:
(1) What is a ML Inference Server and how should I integrate a ML Inference Server with IoT?
(2) How do design decisions affect response latency, edge autonomy and model management?
(3) What are the "lessons learned” by creating the technical demo for this session?


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
Automate Networking to Support Modern Workloads
Simon Richard, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Networking has to adjust to meet the demand of digital business and its new application patterns. This presentation will address: what are the network automation technologies available today, both for data centers and the public cloud? How can network engineers leverage the innovation around infrastructure as code and DevOps pipelines? How to integrate cloud-native innovations such as kubernetes service-mesh with the rest of the network?


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
Cultivating Citizen Data Scientists With the Team You Already Have
Daren Brabham, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A well-managed and intrepid crew of self-service BI analysts and citizen data scientists can transform an organization for the better, but hiring new experts for these roles isn't always possible. This talk focuses on how to mine your existing team for these new roles by repurposing talent from tasks that are increasingly automated and launching a curriculum of in-house growth and exploration.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
Seek and Deploy: Choosing the Right Technologies for Your Microservices Platform
Gary Olliffe, VP Analyst, Gartner

From Containers to CI/CD, Service Meshes to Serverless, Kubernetes to Kafka. With the hype around microservices and DevOps, the number of options has exploded and the array of technology that can help you deliver microservices is bewildering. This session explains Gartner's reference architecture for microservice platforms, what you need to be successful, when you need it and how to deploy and operate it.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
Best Practices for Migrating EMM/UEM Systems
Michael Disabato, VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner continues to field questions related to migrating from an existing EMM suite to a new EMM suite or UEM system with its enhanced capabilities. Yet, this comes with both challenges and risks as EMM and UEM systems contain ties to critical infrastructure. We break down how to build a comprehensive migration plan that mitigates the most common risks.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
How Do I Measure Customer Experiences Using My Digital Analytics Tool?
Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A digital analytics platform such as Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics is a critical component for measuring customer experiences. However, these platforms are often implemented without clear requirements on how to measure digital experiences. Discover how to coach your business stakeholders on defining KPIs to help measure CX, how to define your data collection architecture and how to implement your analytics using a tag management system.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
TechDemo: Three Identity Strategies for Thriving in the Hybrid Multicloud Era
Mark Diodati, VP Analyst, Gartner

Most organizations have hybrid, multicloud architectures. They require a timely, secure identity architecture to protect data and services from breaches and denial of service attacks. This session will illustrate three best practices to unite your IAM architecture across the hybrid and multicloud. Emphasis will be on Active Directory, AWS, Azure, GCP and SaaS applications.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Is the Public Cloud Cheaper Than My Data Center?
Alan Waite, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations using public cloud services often wonder if public cloud services will be less expensive than hosting applications in their data center. Many exceed cloud budget expectations and struggle to establish financial management procedures to continuously monitor cloud spending. Join this session to learn how to evaluate public cloud costs and implement best practices to avoid overspending.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Working With Data in a Microservices Architecture: Challenges and Patterns
Kevin Matheny, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Microservices architecture (MSA) demands loosely coupled, fine-grained executables that "own their data." What does it mean to break up your data in this way? What patterns and practices lead to success in the strange new world of MSA? This talk identifies the data challenges that emerge as organizations move towards MSA, and provides guidance on how to mitigate and overcome them.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Eventual Consistency and Other Lies About Data in Microservice, Distributed Architectures
Lyn Robison, VP Analyst, Gartner

Microservices require distributed, not monolithic data. But distributed data architectures are complex to design and implement, and must balance competing constraints for scalability, availability, and consistency. This session warns of the dangers inherent in distributed data design, and delineates the only true path to reliable data in your distributed systems and microservices architecture.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Site Reliability Engineering: Fostering a Culture of Data-Driven Curiosity
Gregg Siegfried, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Google’s publications have brought the terminology and practices of Site Reliability Engineering to our collective consciousness. Are the practices becoming widespread, or must an organization first — as with DevOps — “Define SRE for you”? This session distills the essence of SRE down to a few slightly controversial cultural tenets, including the freedom to ask questions — or to “be curious.”


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Top Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid
Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Ever wonder if you've made mistakes with your Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure environment? You might be surprised. With so many moving parts, AWS and Azure IaaS is ripe for catastrophic misconfiguration. Even worse are the architectures doomed for failure before they're ever turned on. Don't be that architect. Join Elias on this exploration of the biggest mistakes he's seen in the field across scores of AWS and Azure IaaS inquiries.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Office 365: Which Hipbone Is Connected to Which Thighbone
Guy Creese, VP Analyst, Gartner

Office 365 now has a wide variety of interdependencies among its different services. Not knowing what they are can lead to poor implementation decisions, extra work for administrators, and violation of regulatory requirements. This session will walk through many of these interdependencies, explain their impact, and suggest ways to mitigate them (when possible).


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:45 PM
Vulnerability Management in Modern IT: Containers, Cloud, Agile DevOps!
Anna Belak, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Vulnerability management has a history that goes back more than a quarter of a century. Scanning, patching and mitigating are not new activities. However, IT has changed a lot in the past decades, but has your vulnerability management? This presentation learns from how the best organization perform vulnerability management around modern IT processes and tools.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 07:00 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Registration


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
DaaS Is Dead — Long Live DaaS!
Mark Lockwood, VP Analyst, Gartner

What, really, is holding Desktop as a Service back? Is it cost? Is it cost complexity? Is it unrealistic contract lengths that must be signed before discounts are applied? Is it lack of control? The answer to all of these is yes, and in this session we will talk about why the concept of DaaS requires a complete reboot, and whether Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop is capable of doing so.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
Designing Effective Security Architecture for IoT Solutions
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner

IoT Security is a big deal, and technical professionals need to be able to design effective security measures. Using the Gartner IoT reference model, this session explores risks that affect, and controls that are effective in IoT solutions.

Key Issues Covered:
-What are key risks and pitfalls in securing IoT?
-Which controls are similar to, or different from traditional security?
-How should organizations prepare for comprehensive IoT security?


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
Key Factors for Customer Identity and Access Management Solutions
Mary Ruddy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Customer identity and access management capabilities — including user registration, consent management, authentication and SSO — are a digital business imperative. Technical professionals implementing CIAM must understand key features and vendor approaches.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
Future APIs Now: Evolving and Expanding Your API Strategy to Support Digital Business
Gary Olliffe, VP Analyst, Gartner

APIs have transformed our approach to integration architecture and are the foundation for digital business agility. But there are limits to the problems the ubiquitous REST API can solve. Event-based APIs, GraphQL, gRPC and more have a role to play. We’ll explain how to adapt your API strategy support the application, data and stream-based integration scenarios necessary for digital business.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
Assessing the Identity Management Capabilities of AWS, Azure and GCP
Mark Diodati, VP Analyst, Gartner

Curious to see how AWS, Azure and GCP stack up against each other from an IAM perspective? Looking to match your requirements to the right vendor, or best leverage your chosen vendor’s IAM capabilities? We will assess each vendor by — user management, virtual/managed Active Directory, hierarchical tenancy, authorization, MFA, APIs, single sign-on, SaaS provisioning, tagging, and much more.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
TechDemo: Cloud Agnostic Machine Learning Workflow
Sumit Agarwal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Machine learning workflows include build, train, infer and monitor — the four key stages of a machine learning implementation. This session highlights the data scientist challenges during the build stage, provision of compute and I/O resource flexibility during each of the stages, a technical demonstration showcasing ML-as-a-Code to provide deployment options across multiple cloud or on-premise environments, and evolution and importance of a ML Architect to manage a robust and consistent workflow across each of the four stages.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
Strategies for Successful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Adoption
Gregory Murray, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will identify the challenges with RPA adoption and how to overcome them without stifling innovation. Attendees will learn how to identify well-suited processes and how to leverage the role of a center of excellence to provide governance across RPA consumers. This session will highlight the operational challenges and share real solutions to the most common problems with RPA. Finally, we'll examine the relative offerings of a few vendor solutions to help identify which platform might be best for your RPA goals.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:00 AM
How to Adapt Application Security Practices for DevOps
Frank Catucci, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Michael Isbitski, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations have embraced agile development methodologies and DevOps practices, and technical professionals must find ways to integrate application security into this world. 1) What are the ways to modernize secure design practices like threat modeling? 2) How can we perform continuous security testing as part of CI/CD? 3) How do you effectively leverage security controls external to code?


Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Understanding Your Customers by Using Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing
Darin Stewart, VP Analyst, Gartner

Text analytics and NLP can help companies identify customers, understand their thinking and anticipate their needs. This session introduces the techniques and tools which enable technical professionals to be responsible for customer insight to get the most value from unstructured information.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Selecting a macOS Management System
Michael Disabato, VP Analyst, Gartner

As usage of Apple macOS devices expands beyond niche enterprise use cases (i.e., graphics and marketing), the need to manage them becomes more acute. This session helps technical professionals tasked with managing macOS devices compare the leading solutions.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:00 AM
The Leading Edge: Why Does Edge Matter and What Should I Do?
Angelina Troy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The pendulum swing between centralized and decentralized continues to swing and the hot topic this time is edge. This time, the pendulum may stop swinging. What does it mean to have edge infrastructure? In fact, what exactly is the edge? Discover what edge actually is, what it entails, and how you can start taking advantage of edge.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Using Service Mesh in Microservices Architectures
Fintan Ryan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Service mesh patterns solve many cross cutting concerns in microservices architecture. In this session we will cover what a service mesh is, what common problems it solves and look at two service mesh implementations, Istio and Consul using Envoy as the data plane layer.
Tech Demo: Securing communications between two microservices using Istio and Consul.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:00 AM
MASA: An Agile Architecture With Integrated Apps, APIs and Multigrained Services
Brad Dayley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Evolving digital business requires an architecture that supports agility, flexibility and scalability. A multigrained mesh app and service architecture (MASA) approach centered around mediated APIs and mesh applications provides a highly agile architecture. This session provides a framework for iteratively incorporating MASA principles to increase your architectural agility.


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