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
Concierge Hours

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at CatalystConciergeNA@gartner.com pre-conference or once you arrive, and we’ll be in touch soon.


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


Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:15 PM|Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:45 PM
First-Time Attendee Tour

Gain the most of your first time at Catalyst! Hear how to best navigate the venues, learn about the Exhibitor TechZone and network with fellow first-time attendees. Meet us outside the Registration area, located in the Hyatt Grand D, Lobby Level.

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

Sunday, August 11, 2019 01:15 PM|Sunday, August 11, 2019 01:45 PM
First-Time Attendee Tour

Gain the most of your first time at Catalyst! Hear how to best navigate the venues, learn about the Exhibitor TechZone and network with fellow first-time attendees. Meet us outside the Registration area, located in the Hyatt Grand D, Lobby Level.

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

Sunday, August 11, 2019 02:30 PM|Sunday, August 11, 2019 05:30 PM
Cloud Bake-Off: Come See How Cloud Providers Are Enabling DevOps
Alan Waite, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Traverse Clayton, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What is Cloud-Native? Cloud-native is an approach to building and running applications that exploits the cloud computing delivery model characteristics to developers and operators alike. Cloud-native delivery builds on the principles of statelessness, automation, heterogeneity, and decentralization. This bakeoff, moderated by Gartner for Technical Professional analysts, will showcase the trends of cloud-native architecture and DevOps delivery. Cloud providers will demonstrate how their respective platforms enable developers to ship code in an agile manner while enabling observability of the systems for operators and how these roles work together to deliver on “Day 2” priorities for the business. Pivotal, AWS, Microsoft, Red Hat and Google.


Sunday, August 11, 2019 02:30 PM|Sunday, August 11, 2019 05:30 PM
Workshop: Demystifying Agile With the Agile Fluency™ Game
Kevin Matheny, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Bill Holz, VP Analyst, Gartner
James Shore, Principal Consultant, Agile Fluency Project LLC

Learn what Agile is and isn’t, what can go wrong, and how to succeed in your own Agile adoption! The game simulates the first two and a half years of an Agile project through the lens of the Agile Fluency Model — a powerful tool for understanding what Agile software development teams need to excel. You’ll leave the session with new insights about how to succeed with Agile in your organization. Registration required.

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 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 07:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 08:15 AM
Attendee Breakfast


Monday, August 12, 2019 07:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 08:15 AM
First-Time Attendee Breakfast

Please join us at Monday’s breakfast to connect with fellow first-time attendees and expand your professional network. We will have several designated tables for First-Time attendees to ensure you have the opportunity to meet with peers and discuss current technical trends and topics that are the most challenging.


Monday, August 12, 2019 07:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 06:30 PM
Concierge Hours

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at CatalystConciergeNA@gartner.com pre-conference or once you arrive, and we’ll be in touch soon.


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


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 09:30 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Gartner Zone: My Bot Is Smarter Than Your Captcha — Implementing Effective Bot Mitigation for Web Applications and APIs
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner

Bots are a menace to web applications and APIs. Some bots are obviously bad, others are well-intentioned, yet may have a detrimental effect. This spotlight session covers various types of bots, techniques for identifying them, controls to deal with bad behavior, and the technologies that implement them. Captchas alone are no longer the answer. Also covered is the overlap of bot mitigation with denial-of-service attack preventions.


Monday, August 12, 2019 09:45 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 11:15 AM
Workshop: Understanding Cloud Decisions
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Have seen or heard about Gartner Cloud Decisions and wondered, what is it about or how can I use this tool? Join James Handshoe in this hand-ons workshop and learn how to utilize Cloud Decisions to expedite your public cloud research. This workshop will include demos of how to use Gartner Cloud Decisions as well as interactive scenarios to help attendees understand how Cloud Decisions can help their organizations in their journey to the public cloud! Laptops required for this workshop.

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 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
How to Adapt Application Security Practices for DevOps
Frank Catucci, Sr Director 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?


Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Infrastructure 2024: Building Your Five-Year Data Center, 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
Exponential Enterprise: Scale Analytic Architectures to Assimilate ML and AI
Jason Lewis, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Continuous intelligence drives dramatic, measurable benefits in product and customer innovation and acts as a differentiator in today’s competitive data and analytics landscape . The proliferation of ML and AI is accelerating the pace of change, forcing us to extend existing data and analytics architectures to augment 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
ServiceNow: Building digital workflows on Now Platform

Blizzard Entertainment® is automating simple everyday tasks by reimagining every process as digital workflows. Join this session to learn how Blizzard Entertainment® was able to double productivity with a highly effective enterprise-wide package delivery app built in just eight weeks on the Now Platform.


Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 11:45 AM
Progress Software: B2B, B2C, B2E? Every Digital Experience Should be Consumer-Grade.
Mark Troester, VP of Strategy, Progress
Raj Sadasivan, Chief Global Digital CX Innovation & Arc, Schneider Electric

UX best practices tend to focus on consumer-facing applications while B2B and B2E UX can be distinctly different. But should they be? In this session with Progress VP of Strategy Mark Troester joined by the Architect of Digital Customer Experiences, Schneider Electric, you’ll learn why every digital experience should be consumer-grade. We’ll discuss how critical architecture concepts like serverless, MASA, API-first architecture, functional decoupling and headless access are required to deliver what your users demand. You’ll leave the session with a set of considerations that will help guide your architecture and implementation strategy.


Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 11:45 AM
IBM: Get the most from Office 365 without going all-in with Microsoft

Like most organizations, you are far along in supporting user demand for O365 apps and services while balancing a diverse ecosystem of best-of-breed IT & Security tools to support your apps and services. Learn how to leverage a robust set of leading productivity tools while deriving value from the existing investments and techniques that are most aligned with your enterprise mobility strategy.


Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 11:45 AM
Pure Storage: Bridging the Cloud Divide - A True Story
Brian Crandall, Sr Global Architect, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

Businesses are choosing hybrid cloud so they can get the best of both private and public cloud worlds. But differences in on-premises and cloud environments pose technical challenges to unifying these environments. Learn how Nu Skin went about overcoming key challenges, and identifying and implementing effective tools to realize their cloud strategy.


Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 11:45 AM
Microsoft: Workplace Modernization for Long Term Success
Jason Githens, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Simon May, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Harness the power of Microsoft 365 to successfully deliver a modern workplace to your company’s workforce. Predictably deploy, manage, and service Windows 10 and Office 365 using Configuration Manager and Intune, and our suite of tools such as Desktop Analytics, Autopilot, Office Readiness Toolkit and the Office Customization Toolkit.


Monday, August 12, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Lessons Learned With Office 365 Administration and Management
Michael Disabato, VP Analyst, Gartner
Mark Cortner, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this analyst-facilitated session, attendees will share how their organizations have effectively implemented Office 365 management. The focus of this discussion will center on how enterprises have aligned to Office 365’s native role-based administrative structure, key issues, and how third-party tools can be used to fill in gaps or provide improved tenant administration.

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 11:30 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Cloud IaaS Governance Implementations — Are You Enforcing Policies Programmatically?
Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Enabling governed self-service access to cloud services is the goal of many Gartner clients to offer their teams autonomy. In this moderated peer-to-peer discussion, Gartner analyst Richard Watson will help attendees learn from each other as to what has worked well (and what hasn’t) in terms of governance and implementing policies on cloud IaaS.

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 11:30 AM|Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Terraform and Infrastructure as Code
Gregg Siegfried, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

HashiCorp Terraform is a great tool for building and managing infrastructure as code, but is certainly not the only option. Join Analyst and IaC specialist Gregg Siegfried to discuss practices and techniques for beginning, expanding or leveling up your infrastructure automation.

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
Best Practices for Unlocking Architectural 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 architecture 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 BAUF by evolving the architecture incrementally

● Prove the Architecture with Code by Implementing Fitness Functions

● Invest in Agile Modeling to 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
Joseph Antelmi, Sr Principal 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 Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Sumit Agarwal, 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 02:30 PM
TechZone Dessert Reception

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


Monday, August 12, 2019 12:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM
TechZone

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


Monday, August 12, 2019 01:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 01:20 PM
Mendix: AR + IoT: The Future of Chilly Beverages

Imagine you are a field service engineer trying to figure out how to keep beer cold. One question might be: Why are the cases always getting overheated? Join us for a glimpse into the future of AR coupled with IoT to visualize problems in real-time, and then use the power of low-code to update an app in the field to give the technician the capabilities to go from insight to action.


Monday, August 12, 2019 01:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 01:20 PM
Equinix: Dynamic Edge Interconnection Services on Platform Equinix®

DEMO: Dynamically interconnect across multiple clouds, providers and cities. Transfer workloads between clouds and see multi-cloud workloads in action with Amazon, Azure, Google and Oracle. Observe the simplicity, performance and cost efficiency of Platform Equinix.


Monday, August 12, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 01:50 PM
PCCW Global: Digital Solutions for Enterprises
Lawrence Lim, VP, PCCW Global (Australia) Pty Ltd

Enabling a true hybrid WAN with Console Connect, a global, on-demand connectivity platform that delivers direct access to multiple clouds and networks from a single port.


Monday, August 12, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 01:50 PM
Outsystems Learning Lab Session 1: From Sentiment to Satisfaction - Embedding Cognitive AI Into Everyday Use Cases

The power of IoT and AI are already used to improve our quality of life in ways most of us aren’t even aware. How can we use low-code to put it all together into the things around us? Join us for a fun and informative (and tasty) session where we harness the power of NFC, cognitive services and OutSystems low-code app development platform to create a reusable sentiment analysis AI widget that is sure to make you smile!


Monday, August 12, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:00 PM
Gartner Zone: 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.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:20 PM
CoreSite: Hybrid Cloud at the Edge, A Case Study with Wish.com
Paul Zugnoni, Head of Networking and Datacenter Infras, Wish

This live discussion will highlight the challenges, solutions and look to the future of this hybrid cloud strategy. Wish.com, a mobile shopping platform, needs a data center provider with cloud connectivity and the ability to scale infrastructure. CoreSite, a high-performance data center provider, is leading the charge to provide colocation and cloud solutions to support digital transactions at the edge.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM
Gartner Zone: Modern Data and Analytics Architecture for Digital Transformation
Jason Lewis, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Digital business demands a modern data and analytics platform capable of supporting all aspects of data from acquisition, transformation, storage, analysis and delivery. Advanced analytics is the path to competitive advantage. Organizations with a modern data and analytics architecture can derive insights from information to surpass their competition and achieve market dominance.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:45 PM
Ask the Expert: Navigating the Technology Landscape of Web Application Protection
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner
Frank Catucci, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In the Ask the Expert(s) format we will Q&A subject matter around the fact that technical professionals are confronted with attacks that target web applications and APIs, and they struggle to find the appropriate mix of security controls. We will discuss areas focusing on:
- What are the common attack patterns?
- What technologies are useful in mitigating each type of attack?
- What adjustments must be made for cloud-native application development?

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 02:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:45 PM
Ask the Expert: Getting to the Cloud — Overcoming the Challenges of Cloud Migration
Angelina Troy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations with a cloud-first strategy build new applications into the cloud by default, but the longtail of applications on-premises remains. How do you go about getting those applications into the public cloud? Do you even want to? If you do, what challenges do you have overcome and how do you overcome them? Ask Angelina Troy what methods have been successful for Gartner clients.

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 02:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:45 PM
Ask the Expert: Office 365 Question Time
Guy Creese, VP Analyst, Gartner
Mark Cortner, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Michael Disabato, VP Analyst, Gartner

Bring your questions about Microsoft Office 365 — what it is, how to migrate to it, what to watch out for — to the analysts who cover Office 365. Services covered include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business Online, Office 365 ProPlus, and Microsoft Teams.

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 02:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM
Workshop: Year of Graphs 2018 — Graph Data Stores Architectures and Use Cases
Sumit Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A paradigm shift is happening that will change the way companies store and compute. Graph data stores comprise a growing category of data management. Graphs have become intrinsic components of computing. Digital Transformation of complex data requires graph. Graphs are being used beyond classical problems. This session demystifies the landscape of graph stores, architectures and problems they solve.

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 02:00 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 02:10 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 2: Coding without Keyboards: Evolving the Art of Application Development with Low-Code
Taka Torimoto, Sales Engineer, OutSystems

The theory of punctuated equilibrium suggests evolution happens, not gradually and unnoticeably, but in short bursts with immediate and noticeable changes. Building applications by typing code has changed little in the past 70 years, but low-code is one evolutionary step that will undoubtedly change how we develop software. Come see the next burst in action--building code without a keyboard-- and how it will change an industry forever.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 02:50 PM
Solution Comparison of Threat Deception Platforms
Anna Belak, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Solution Comparison of Threat Deception Platforms compares threat deception tools. This session will help you to learn about threat deception tools


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: Operationalizing Machine Learning for AI Initiatives

As AI and ML initiatives mature, the biggest challenge faced by technical professionals is operationalizing ML for effective management and delivery of models. How do you look beyond the experimentation phase and fully operationalize the ML implementations to support future AI initiatives?

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, Sr 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
Build the Logical Data Warehouse to Enable Business Benefit with an Analytics Architecture
Henry Cook, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Logical Data Warehouse architectural approach continues to grow in popularity. The LDW should be business led but enabled by architecture. This session reviews the components of the LDW how they are chosen, integrated and used for maximum benefit. This includes recent developments in technology. The session also reconciles the 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 sometimes only 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.


Monday, August 12, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Tech Demo: 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
Meetup: Transforming I&O to Broker and Support Cloud Services

How do you change from provider to services broker as multi-cloud strategies are adopted? What changes are you making to adapt organizational structures, roles, governance, skills, and toolsets?

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
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 02:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: Containerizing Applications with Docker and Kubernetes

What benefits are companies seeing from adopting kubernetes and containers? What are some of the common challenges companies face adopting containers? Kubernetes? How are companies growing their competency around containerization and how does it align with the existing organization function and structure?

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 03:30 PM
Technology Spotlight: Analytics and Business Intelligence Show Floor Showdown
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Soyeb Barot, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The plethora of tools and vendors within the Analytics space make it difficult to select the most user-friendly, feature rich tool best suited for your enterprise. The Business Intelligence tools vendor showdown provides an opportunity to see analytic tools in action for a given use-cases within a consistent setting via a demonstration of the product capabilities. These sessions are educational to help technical professionals understand the analysis process, the look, feel, use and application of each tool. Vendors participating in the event are IBM, TIBCO and Looker.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 03:20 PM
Tech Demo Insights: Tame Cloud Complexity With Gartner Cloud Decisions
Richard Myers, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Moving to the cloud is difficult. With so many Cloud Providers and options with each provider, how do I know what to choose. Gartner Cloud Decisions helps you make those choices and can help you model your application workload to simplify moving to the cloud.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 04:15 PM
Equinix: An Insider’s View on What It Takes to Be Digital Ready

Insights into how global industry leaders deployed a digital edge and raised the bar by removing the distance, leveraging edge computing, and Interconnected ecosystems. Learn their strategies to accelerate your path to Digital Ready and benchmark your own digital readiness against the new normal.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 04:15 PM
Oracle: Build and Operate Faster, More Efficient and More Secure Applications
Dan Koloski, Vice President, Oracle

Everyone wants to move more quickly, but how do you ensure that application delivery speed goes hand in hand with production stability, performance and security? Experience a combination of hands-on demonstrations and customer case studies that will showcase best practices in rapid development, infrastructure, operations and security across the lifecycle of modern, hybrid cloud applications.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 04:15 PM
OutSystems: Refactoring a FinTech Business: NES Financial Boosts Digital Agility
Izak Joubert, CTO, NES FInancial Corp

NES Financial pioneered some of today's most innovative financial services in the areas of private-equity, commercial real-estate, and EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa programs. Using OutSystems, the company modernized and consolidated operations into a single, integrated, cloud-based platform capable of supporting critical back-, mid-, and front-office tasks; all in a fully secure and compliant environment. Hear from one of Silicon Valley's most respected CTOs as he describes his processes, milestones, and lessons learned while building his industry-changing FinTech platform.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 04:15 PM
SAP: Achieve Real-time insight from Big Data with SAP Solutions
Mark Dunham, Director - Data Engineering & Analytics, Mercy
Steven Green, Analyticst Program Leader, Mercy

As data volumes continue to grow, organizations are challenged in making sense of that data in order to uncover new opportunities or meet immediate business needs. Come to this session to hear Mercy Technology Services, a premier partner of SAP, talk about how they have helped organizations globally gain viable insight into complex and large data sets that have resulted in new revenue streams.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 04:15 PM
NetApp: DreamWorks Accelerates Transformation with NetApp

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks’ Skottie Miller, Technology Fellow, Systems Infrastructure is here to talk about the challenges DreamWorks faces along with the innovations from NetApp that help accelerate the studio’s data driven environment.


Monday, August 12, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 04:15 PM
Amazon Web Services, Inc: Innovating at High Speed: Why It Matters, Tips to Achieve It, and What We Have Learned from Customers
Mark Relph, Head Of BD - IoT, Amazon Web Services

The combination of connected devices, data, and machine learning can act as the springboard to transform operations, create new sources of revenue, and serve customers better. But what does it take to achieve that goal? How do you start your IoT journey? What experiences and tools do you need? What choices should you be making? In this session, learn how companies around the world build IoT solutions, how machines are getting smarter, what the edge really is, and how, by leaning on the right experience and tools, you can drive innovation at scale and transform the way you do business.


Monday, August 12, 2019 04:20 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:20 PM
Roundtable: Microservices — What We Learned!
Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In the 2018 Hype Cycle for application architecture, microservices architecture is falling into the Trough of Disillusionment. For many organizations, this is because MSA proved not to be the development panacea they were looking for. MSA still offers advantages to enterprises when done in the right places and in the right way, but how do you know what will work best for you? This roundtable session is an opportunity for you to share your microservice experiences with colleagues — what did you find worked well? What would you do differently in the future? Do you have any advice for anyone starting out on their microservices journey?

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 04:20 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:20 PM
Roundtable: Career Protection and Advancement Strategies
Eric Knipp, Practice Vice President, Gartner

IT has always been an agent of change, but times are more tumultuous today than ever before. IT budgets are under pressure and IT spending is moving into other departments, while digital transformation forces a fundamental rethink of traditional business and operating models. What are you doing to protect or even advance your career in these times? Talk to peers who are in the same boat, have already found a way forward or are struggling to catch the wave in the digital business era. If you don’t leave with new ideas about managing your career, at least you’ll have made some new friends!

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 04:20 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:20 PM
Roundtable: Are Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift Still the Leading Cloud-Native Application Platforms?
Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner
Traverse Clayton, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This roundtable will explore how companies are implementing and delivering their cloud-native application platforms like Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift. Be prepared to share with your peers your experience with implementing and delivering a cloud-native application platform, what you have learned going through the process, what are the pitfalls you have encountered and what are the best practices you have derived from your implementations.

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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
Tech Demo: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Office 365 IAM
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, and third-party integration.


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
TechZone Networking Reception

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


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


Monday, August 12, 2019 05:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:50 PM
Actian: Core Attributes of a Modern Data Warehouse
Jack Mardack, VP, ACTIAN

Most enterprises struggle to glean the insights they need from the data they generate. More data from more sources, combined with growing user concurrency, has led to declining query performance and soaring data warehouse costs. Learn what enterprise-scale analytics workloads demand, from the importance of hybrid and multi-cloud architecture to the impact of compute performance on total cost.


Monday, August 12, 2019 05:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 05:50 PM
Pure Storage: Kubernetes, Persistent Data and the Hybrid Cloud
Jon Owings, System Engineer, Pure Storage

Using Pure Service Orchestrator to manage data to enable application mobility to the Public Cloud. We will demonstrate moving an application with its data from a Private Cloud IaaS to a Public Cloud provider. One Slide, One Demo then Q&A.


Monday, August 12, 2019 05:50 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 06:10 PM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 3: Create Intuitive Customer Experiences using Chatbots
Mike Josephson, Solutions Architect, OutSystems

Chatbots work well when users ask direct questions (like “Who ya gonna call?”). Not as successful, are intent-based queries where the user is trying to elicit a specific response using less than direct language, “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” In this session, OutSystems demos an integration with Azure Bot Framework Connector that brings real chatbot business value to low-code development.


Monday, August 12, 2019 06:00 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 06:20 PM
Heap, Inc: How to Use Data as a Competitive Advantage
Yogi Pillay, Director, Sales Engineering, Heap

Building excellent user experiences mean building the right data systems. This is achieved by combining experiential & operational data, centralizing data downstream into a data lake. This solves data integration, providing predictive modeling, advanced analysis, & actionable insights. We'll explore technology changes, enabling unified datasets, using data to achieve competitive edge.


Monday, August 12, 2019 06:30 PM|Monday, August 12, 2019 06:50 PM
Denodo: Data Virtualization for Data Architectures, Analytics, and Agility: A Case Study by Illumina
Mike Sofen, Data Architect - Factory of the Future, Illumina

This presentation will focus on how Illumina leveraged data virtualization to drive data unification to enhance our analytics agility. We used virtualization technologies from Denodo to create a global semantic layer in support of analytics of uniform data quality and a simultaneous reduction in data duplication. As an FDA and SOX regulated company, this required a lot of extra consideration around solving security, permissions and deployments.


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
Midsize Enterprise Networking Breakfast

Start your morning with a networking breakfast exclusively for Midsize Enterprise attendees. To start the conversation, you will select a topic from the list below and join a table with a Gartner for Technical professionals analyst and your MSE peers for a discussion. This breakfast is an excellent opportunity to connect with peers from like-sized organizations.

Topics include: Agile and DevOps; Cloud (IaaS and PaaS); Containers and DevOps; Data & Analytics; Office 365; Security

This session is a good fit for you if your IT organization is >10 and under <100 employees. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and roughly $1.5 billion.

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
Networking Breakfast: Women in Technology
Lori Robinson, Managing Vice President, Gartner
Mindy Cancila, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Join this breakfast to network with amazing women that are driving technology innovation into and throughout their companies. Discuss how you are enabling a culture of diversity and embracing innovation through diverse teams and perspectives. Build a strong support network to identify programs and resources to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

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

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at CatalystConciergeNA@gartner.com pre-conference or once you arrive, and we’ll be in touch soon.


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 09:15 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM
Gartner Zone: How to Effectively Choose a Cloud Provider With Gartner’s Evaluation Criteria
Elias Khnaser, VP 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 09:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:00 AM
Workshop: Boosting Your Machine Learning Efforts With Crowdsourcing
Daren Brabham, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Human-in-the-loop crowdsourcing involves the integration of pools of human workers into the AI and ML process to improve data quality and algorithm training. In this workshop, learn step-by-step how to integrate a crowdsourcing process into your machine learning efforts, using computer vision tasks as the primary example but with design principles and best practices that apply to a range of tasks.

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 09:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:00 AM
Workshop: Starting a Security Monitoring, Detection and Response Initiative
Anna Belak, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner

We can’t prevent all threats, but it doesn’t mean people working on security monitoring and operations can’t start detecting and responding. But how do you do it without breaking the bank? How should you start with detection and response? This workshop will go through a structured approach to find out: 1) What are the basic processes and tools to get right? 2) How do you succeed with a small team? 3) How do you use third parties gracefully and effectively?

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 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 Science and Augmented Intelligence
Carlton Sapp, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations struggle to use data effectively and efficiently to support machine learning (ML) and advanced analytics initiatives due to growing diversity in data projects. This session guides technical professionals on developing a data strategy to support successful ML 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 are 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
Mark Lockwood, VP Analyst, 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 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM
Technology Spotlight: Data Science and Machine Learning Show Floor Showdown
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Soyeb Barot, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The plethora of tools and vendors within the Data Science and Machine Learning space make it difficult to select the most user-friendly, feature rich tool best suited for your enterprise. The Data Science and Machine Learning tools vendor showdown provide an opportunity to see tools in action for a given use-case within a consistent setting via a demonstration of product capabilities. These sessions are educational to help technical professionals understand the analysis process, the look, feel, use and application of each tool. Vendors participating in the event are H2O, AWS and Microsoft.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:00 PM
TechZone

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:00 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM
Ask the Expert: Dissecting Digital Commerce From Foundation to Innovation
Jeffery Skowron, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital commerce initiatives span multiple applications, technologies, and services. From cloud infrastructure, to application functionality and integration capabilities, digital commerce runs the gamut. This Ask the Expert will focus on the landscape, and pitfalls, of foundational and innovative components required to be successful with digital commerce in our expanding multiexperience world.

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 10:00 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM
Ask the Expert: Using Service Mesh for Developing Applications in Microservices Environments
Gary Olliffe, VP Analyst, Gartner
Fintan Ryan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Service mesh technologies address many of the complexities and cross cutting concerns in developing microservices. The service mesh landscape is still fragmented and confusing. In this session Gartner analysts will answer your questions on how to use Service Mesh to accelerate modern application development.

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 10:00 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM
Ask the Experts: Integrating With Salesforce
Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Kyle Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations need to integrate with Salesforce cloud products. The timing of these integrations span both real time and batch. In this session we will discuss best practices and options for addressing various types of Salesforce integration scenarios.

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 10:15 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:35 AM
Tech Demo Insights: 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 theater session uses a live tech demo to answer these questions: (1) What is a ML Inference Server? (2) how can I integrate a ML Inference Server with IoT?


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Radiant Logic: Using Federated Identity and Virtualization to Deliver Security & Business Agility
Melisa Lang, Architect, Mitchell International

Mitchell International simplifies claims management and collision repair for more than 300 insurance companies and 30,000 collision repair facilities. Growing requirements for stronger security and streamlined user experience required Mitchell to use their existing identity assets in new ways. This session will explain how they harnessed the power of identity using a Federated Identity Service.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Equinix: A Practitioner’s View of What Digital Ready Looks Like

See how industry leaders reduced cloud costs by 70% and latency by 30% through solutions delivered in minutes, not months. Watch a live demo of how to solve digital experience and application demands with a software-defined interconnection, cloud and edge services platform.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Broadcom: Join or Die: Capturing Intelligence Across the Entire API Lifecycle

APIs deliver key business value, but today’s API lifecycle requires collaboration across functions that are typically siloed. Smart DevSecOps teams join together to deliver flawless and secure customer experiences. In this session, we will detail how you can test, secure, observe and manage APIs in a single solution. Learn how to capture intelligence across your entire API lifecycle and leverage AI and machine learning to gain predictive insights.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Mendix: The Aha! Moment: Why eXp Realty Decided to Build a Microservices Architecture

Growing from 42nd to 4th largest real estate brokerage firm in one year, eXp Realty is a cloud-based firm with no physical offices. In order to cope with their growth, eXp's team knew that they needed to make some drastic changes to their core systems and turned to Low-code. Using Mendix, eXp Realty has created applications that manage its most critical core processes.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM
DataStax: Accelerating Development in a Cloud World
Jonathan Ellis, CTO and Co-founder, DataStax

Every day, new tools emerge that help developers create better experiences across every aspect of life. These tools accelerate product development, but building easily scalable modern applications in hybrid cloud remains a challenge. This session will describe how DataStax is making it easier to accelerate innovation via new, game-changing technology and deployment options.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Pivotal: How Discover’s Metrics and Mindset Fuels its Digital Business Transformation
Sheila Lodhia, VP- Digital Development for Card, Discover Card
Ying Zhe, Director of App Development in Card Acquisitions, Discover Financial Services

Digital transformation is replete with inadequate or superficial metrics. But IT can drive the metrics that fuel modernization efforts, business outcomes, and influence culture.

Come hear Discover share how it defines metrics anchored in delivering value to customers, while inspiring a culture built on balanced teams, and modern development practices.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:20 AM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 3: Create Intuitive Customer Experiences using Chatbots
Mike Josephson, Solutions Architect, OutSystems

Chatbots work well when users ask direct questions (like “Who ya gonna call?”). Not as successful, are intent-based queries where the user is trying to elicit a specific response using less than direct language, “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” In this session, OutSystems demos an integration with Azure Bot Framework Connector that brings real chatbot business value to low-code development.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:50 AM
Tech Demo Insights: Tame Cloud Complexity With Gartner Cloud Decisions
Richard Myers, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Moving to the cloud is difficult. With so many Cloud Providers and options with each provider, how do I know what to choose. Gartner Cloud Decisions helps you make those choices and can help you model your application workload to simplify moving to the cloud.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:50 AM
Solution Comparison for Comparing macOS Management Solutions
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 will help technical professionals tasked with managing macOS devices compare the leading solutions.


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 11:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Handling Identity in Microservices
David Chase, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this Roundtable, we will examine the lessons learned, best practices, and pitfalls of implementing IAM in a microservices environment.

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 11:30 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: What Does Professional Excellence Look Like for the Analytics and BI Technical Professional?
Daren Brabham, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How can analytics and business intelligence technical professionals prepare for a future where learning new technical skills must be matched with an equal amount of training in communication, strategy, business acumen, ethics, and how to cultivate diverse talent? Share your insights and learn how to cultivate a new profile of excellence for tomorrow’s analytics and BI technical professional.

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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 non-Microsoft 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
Meetup: Selecting a Cloud Application Platform

Which application platform should I choose for my applications in the cloud? Containers, aPaaS, fPaaS, low-code platform? Are organizations adopting a single option when adopting cloud or multiple options? How are people selecting which cloud application platform is the right one for my app? What are the trade-offs of choosing one of the others?

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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 11:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Meetup: Data Privacy and Governance Best Practices

How do I balance the need to protect data with the business' ever-increasing desire to expose data for purposes of analytics? How do I build a cross-disciplinary team that includes HR, IT, legal, and other business units in order to address data governance and privacy in a holistic way? How can I utilize security, IAM, and data protection technologies to help me protect data and meet regulatory demands.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:45 AM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Meetup: Evolving I&O culture for DevOps transformation

Developer leads the DevOps transformation, and in most organization, I&O must catch up. I&O organization have to start collaborating with development teams to keep up with the rate of change. Moving up the stack will help I&O teams understand the development concerns, and will enable them to learn and leverage their process and tooling.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:20 PM
Solution Comparison for Colocation Providers
Matthew Brisse, VP Analyst, Gartner

Selecting a colocation provider is a multidimensional complex task with far reaching financial and business implications impacting data center, cloud and edge strategies. This session helps I&O professionals compare colocation providers CyrusOne, Digital Realty, Equinix and QTS.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:20 PM
Tech Demo Insights for Control Shadow IT Risks With Smart Programmatic Cloud Governance
Richard Watson, VP Analyst, Gartner

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 12:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:15 PM
InterSystems: Containerized Databases for Enterprise Applications
Joe Carroll, Product Specialist, InterSystems

There is a misconception that “containers are not for database applications,” but nothing could be further from the truth. Containers are quickly being adopted across organizations of all sizes. From small startups to established enterprises, data persistence is necessary in many mission-critical applications.

This session aims to contextualize why containers matter, what problems they solve, and help practitioners navigate the minefield of database containerization - and avoid some of the major pitfalls that can occur.


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
TechZone Dessert Reception

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM
Women in IT Luncheon: Innovation, Creativity & Culture
Marissa Orr, Author,

Why do most organizations fail to innovate? Why do the most capable and experienced business leaders continue floundering when it comes to adapting their organizations in the face of today’s challenges to reach and retain market leadership. In this revealing and thoughtful talk, Marissa explains why even those most progressive methods of fostering creativity and innovation have failed to create the products, cultures, and workplaces they are meant to inspire.
Weaving the latest, cutting edge research with humorous and engaging stories from her time at Google and Facebook, Orr overturns conventional wisdom on innovation, explains why common but empty platitudes like ‘fail harder’ actually fail to help companies be more innovative, and explores what most people get wrong about the best way to inspire collaboration, creativity, and higher performance.

The compelling narrative offers a brand new, eye opening perspective on what it truly takes for companies to grow and adapt, and provides specific techniques and practical steps they can use to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:20 PM
NetApp: Migrate more workloads to the cloud faster with NetApp Cloud Data Services
Jeff Whitaker, Sr Manager Cloud Solutions, NetApp

Enterprises are making the switch and moving more and more enterprise workloads to the cloud but 65% of workloads still remain in the data center. Often these applications are file-based or need highly scalable infrastructure with rich data-management capabilities to support the business. Learn how NetApp Cloud Data Services, including Cloud Volumes Service for AWS and GCP plus Azure NetApp Files, can empower you to move more of your applications – including high performance, business-critical applications – to the cloud. This means solving often-challenging cloud mandates while moving more compute and data to cloud services.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:20 PM
Attunity: Emerging DataOps Principles and Technologies for Analytics

DataOps, like DevOps, employs an agile methodology and continuous integration to build more efficient and effective data pipelines in support of modern analytics initiatives. This session will examine emerging technologies and best practices for enabling analytics success with DataOps and the resulting benefits including real-time data availability, automated processes, increased output and higher collaboration across teams.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:20 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:40 PM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 1: From Sentiment to Satisfaction - Embedding Cognitive AI Into Everyday Use Cases

The power of IoT and AI are already used to improve our quality of life in ways most of us aren’t even aware. How can we use low-code to put it all together into the things around us? Join us for a fun and informative (and tasty) session where we harness the power of NFC, cognitive services and OutSystems low-code app development platform to create a reusable sentiment analysis AI widget that is sure to make you smile!


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:50 PM
Cumulus Networks: Network changes needed for the digital transformation age

Fundamental needs have changed rapidly around the network, demanding automation, scalability and agility. In this session, learn why network disaggregation is a key step to help organizations meet these challenges by offering flexibility and agility to support automation and application support.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:00 PM
Gartner Zone: Tame Cloud Complexity With Gartner Cloud Decisions
Richard Myers, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Moving to the cloud is difficult. With so many cloud providers and options with each provider, how do you decide what to choose. Gartner Cloud Decisions helps you make those choices and can help you model your application workload to simplify moving to the cloud.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:20 PM
MemSQL: Why Operational Analytics is the Must Have Data Initiative
Eric Hanson, Principal Product Manager, MemSQL

Data has become the most valuable asset, yet most struggle to unlock its full value. Today’s data infrastructure is often fragmented, complex, hard to scale, and slow to perform for the broad demands of analytics. This session will cover real-world examples of how a modern operational analytics platform powers an easier more scalable approach to drive better outcomes with data.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:20 PM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 2: Coding without Keyboards: Evolving the Art of Application Development with Low-Code
Taka Torimoto, Sales Engineer, OutSystems

The theory of punctuated equilibrium suggests evolution happens, not gradually and unnoticeably, but in short bursts with immediate and noticeable changes. Building applications by typing code has changed little in the past 70 years, but low-code is one evolutionary step that will undoubtedly change how we develop software. Come see the next burst in action--building code without a keyboard-- and how it will change an industry forever.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM
Gartner Zone: Achieve Success With Today’s CRM Projects Using Gartner’s Enterprise Apps Research
Kyle Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CRM is a mission-critical initiative that has grown to include sales, service, marketing and commerce technologies. This session will highlight some of the common issues and pain points application technology professionals face today, as well as Gartner’s advice for them related to implementing and integrating CRM and other customer-related technologies.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM
Workshop: What Will the Cloud Actually Cost Me?
Angelina Troy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modeling internal on-premises costs is already hard enough, but trying to model highly dynamic cloud costs can be an even more difficult exercise. Work with Angelina Troy to understand where hidden cloud costs lie and the importance of building an accurate cost model without expending too many resources and too much time.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM
Workshop: Data Modeling for Today’s Problems — Adjusting an Old Technique for New Aspirations
Joe Maguire, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data modeling, invented for database design, now supports many business and IT initiatives. This breadth comes at a price: A dizzying array of incompatible tools, techniques and practices. In this workshop, come hear — and experience — how the fundamentals of data modeling remain relevant, even in the context of contemporary needs.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Roundtable: How to Prepare Your Enterprise for a Containers Initiative
Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner

A successful containers initiative requires the adoption of new technology, processes and governance, as well as a new culture. In this session, technical professionals can discuss the essential steps they should take before starting to deploy containers in production (#strategy)

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Roundtable: Improving User Experience With Headless Commerce
Jeffery Skowron, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Headless commerce, or API-oriented commerce, offers flexibility for integrating with different user interfaces. Decoupling the UI from the commerce engine requires increased governance and additional technical skills compared to turnkey solutions. This session will investigate the usage of API-oriented commerce to increase user engagement and improve their multichannel experiences.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Roundtable: Securing Containers in Production
Anna Belak, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

As container technologies mature and production deployments become more and more common, best practices around managing containerized workloads are emerging. This discussion will focus on the dos and don’ts, successes and failures, and pro tips for securing containers in production. We will discuss vulnerability management, Kubernetes security, CI/CD pipelines, and more.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:50 PM
Solution Comparison for Customer Identity and Access Management Offerings
Paul Mezzera, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CIAM vendor offerings and capabilities are continuing to expand and have become key business enablers for unifying customer experience and streamlining operations. This session will help technical professionals with evaluating and implementing CIAM solutions as a comparison of key capabilities from nine vendors.


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
Tech Demo: 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
Meetup: Improving Your Midsize Enterprise Cloud Strategy (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

What have you learned in your cloud approach? What would you advise others when considering a significant move into the cloud? What challenges are you currently facing? Implementing a cloud strategy is not simple; discuss your experience with peers who are undergoing similar challenges. Learn from each other to refine and improve your current cloud strategy. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between 5 and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: Creating an Agile Application Architecture to Support Digital Transformation

How do you transition from architectures that limit the ability to adapt to change, innovate and support evolving user expectations? How to apply agile methodologies that enable fast feedback and agile adaptation of application architecture?

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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 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
Meetup: Women in Technology - Negotiation War Stories and Best Practices

How good are you at negotiating? If you’re like many women, it’s not your strongest skill – especially if it’s negotiating your salary or getting that seat at the table. But, it’s not all war stories – after all, you’re here! Meetup with other women IT leaders to share your bright spots, best practices, and tips for negotiating your next big thing, be it your budget or your next career move. Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:15 PM
Quit IT Now — The Birth of Digital Business Is the Death of Your Enterprise IT Career
Eric Knipp, Practice 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 02:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM
Technology Spotlight: CASB Show Floor Showdown Part 1
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

During this showcase, come see CASB vendors discuss key use cases for protection of your most critical cloud applications. They will demonstrate protection for services like Office 365, Salesforce, Azure Web Services (AWS) storage buckets and shadow IT capabilities. Vendors participating in Part 1 include CipherCloud, Bitglass and Symantec.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:20 PM
Tech Demo Insights: Connecting Hybrid, Multicloud Environments With IAM
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.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: CloudOps: transforming and adapting I&O for cloud workloads

Cloud operations (CloudOps) requires different skillsets, tooling, and processes than traditional IT operations. Operating in the cloud requires new roles such as cloud architect and cloud engineer, as well as new organization such as cloud center of excellence (CCoE). Automation will not be a “nice to have to have” anymore and will drive most implementation efforts.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Cloud Management Strategy and Tooling
Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What should you be doing about managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure together? What about your data center? Is using a CMP always a good idea? How do you compare cloud management vendors? When should you build your own tools? The session will be a lively, interactive discussion with attendees prepared to ask questions and to share experiences on cloud management strategies and tooling.

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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
Tech Demo: Cloud Wars — Comparing Major Cloud Platform Providers
Elias Khnaser, VP 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
Ask the Expert: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Containers but Were Too Afraid to Ask
Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner
Traverse Clayton, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Containers and container orchestration 101. All you ever wanted to know about containers but were too afraid to ask.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Measuring and Optimizing Customer Experiences Using Machine Learning and Analytics
Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital analytics enhanced with machine learning capabilities enable businesses to better understand how their customers interact with their digital touchpoints. Discuss real life examples of using ML to better measure and optimize customer experiences through predictive analytics, customer segmentation, personalization and customer journey orchestration.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: Common patterns and approaches to Application Modernization

Why, when and how to move from legacy applications and embrace modern application architecture and design? How do you align application architecture, development and delivery to support application modernization?

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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
Sumit Pal, 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
Meetup: Adopting the Open Source ML Stack

How do you take data science projects from prototyping to production using open stack ML products?

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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 04:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:30 PM
Workshop: Concise Office 365 IAM
Mark Diodati, VP Analyst, Gartner
Paul Rabinovich, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Need to get up to speed on timely, secure Office 365 identity management? This highly interactive session—coupled with online technical examples—will help you plan your Office 365 identity management architecture. Topics include user management, UPN/SMTP alignment, security and Office 365 group management, third-party integration, multifactor authentication selection and implementation, single sign-on, and Azure outage mitigation.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:30 PM
Workshop: Stay Relevant and Effective With the Top Application Architecture and Development Skills
Brad Dayley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital business evolution requires software architects and developers to constantly evolve and embrace new skill sets as well as strengthen existing ones. In this workshop, we will discuss how to identify and prioritize skills such as agile architecture, AI/ML, multiexperience design and modernization that enable you to build applications that are relevant and effective.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM
From n-Tier to Microservices: 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
TechDemo: 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
Ask the Expert: Modern Big Data Architecture Trends
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

We are in era of massive and unprecedented innovations in the modern data architecture space. From new autonomous database that take fully managed and serverless to new levels, to innovations in the hardware with nonvolatile persistent memory and GPUs, database architectures are getting transformed. Cloud databases within microservices architecture and in containers are leading the push.

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 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

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.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:30 PM
Roundtable: Start Data Governance and Enterprise Information Management Now (Not Later, Now!) (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)
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. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between 5 and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:15 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 07:00 PM
TechZone Networking Reception

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:50 PM
Equinix: Deeper Dive Demo with Q&A: Dynamic Edge Interconnection Services on Platform Equinix

Demo with Q&A: Dynamically interconnect across multiple clouds, metro cities, and providers. Transfer workloads between clouds and see multi-cloud workloads in action–with Amazon, Azure, Google, and Oracle. Equinix will demonstrate the simplicity, performance and cost-efficiency of Platform Equinix.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:50 PM
GitLab: How Securing Next Gen Software Will Require New Thinking between Dev and Sec
Cindy Blake, CISSP, Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Security, GitLab, Inc.

Dev & Sec can work together! Next-gen software will force it. This session starts with challenges that cloud native and serverless software creates for traditional security programs. Bridge the divide with knowledge you can share at home. Leave with a pragmatic 10-step plan to secure modern applications while also aligning DevSecOps.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 06:00 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 06:20 PM
Beyondtrust: How to Move from Always-on Privileged Access to Just-in-Time Administration

Powerful accounts with always-on privileged access proliferate across enterprises. Privileges for these accounts are always in active mode—for both legitimate use and misuse. But with Just in Time (JIT) Administration organizations can dynamically assign privileges to ensure identities only have the appropriate privileges when. JIT means you can implement a true least privilege model.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 06:30 PM|Tuesday, August 13, 2019 06:50 PM
AtScale: Migrate to the Cloud and Improve BI with Zero Business Interruption
Matthew Baird, Founder & CTO, AtScale
Scott Howser, Chief Product Officer, AtScale

Enterprises need to modernize their analytics and leverage the shared data intellect of their employees who were siloed with limited access to data. An AtScale Fortune 2000 customer will give a deep dive into their cloud transformation with AtScale's virtualized data warehousing platform—and the business impact of a unified semantic layer and improved query performance from minutes to seconds.


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

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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 06:00 PM
Registration


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 06:00 PM
Concierge Hours

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at CatalystConciergeNA@gartner.com pre-conference or once you arrive, and we’ll be in touch soon.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 08:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:15 AM
Guest Keynote: How to Focus in an Unfocused World
Erik Qualman, Bestselling Author & Futurist,

What’s the difference between winners and losers in a digitally distracted society? Focus. Winners focus on what matters most. While simple, it’s not easy. The #1 killer of promising careers, teams, and businesses is a lack of focus. We either try to do too much, or we put our time, treasures, and trust into the wrong buckets. Qualman shares specific focus techniques used by the world’s most successful people and organizations.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:15 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM
Gartner Zone: R.A.G.E. Against the Machine Intelligence — Human Intervention Required
Jason Lewis, Managing Vice President, Gartner

The rage against machine intelligence (i.e., artificial intelligence, robot process automation) has begun. It is fueled by the fear of automation replacing jobs in an attempt to transform to a data-driven digital business that presses ahead at full speed. This session will discuss new technical professional roles, skills, and responsibilities that will be created thanks to machine intelligence, as we direct the rage into understanding how and why human intervention is required.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: Managing Risk in Midsize Enterprises (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Join peers from the midmarket to discuss challenges, best practices, and experiences around how they manage risk as risk management becomes ever more complex due to digital business. How do you find the right level of risk for your business? How does a digital business impact your risk management approach? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between 5 and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: DevSecOps best practices for automating security into your development processes.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: Designing Multi Experience Applications to Improve User Engagement

What are users looking for from multi-experience applications? How do you prioritize features and align application functionality to fit workflows on multiple device types?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:00 AM
Workshop: How to Select the Right Employee SSO Solution for Your Evolving Organization
David Chase, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modern architectures and applications place additional demands on access management tools. This workshop will introduce access management evaluation criteria guidelines and discuss what features you should look for and what vendors to consider for your next employee access management solution.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:00 AM
Workshop: How to Select the Right CIAM Solution for Your Consumer/Customer/Citizen Users
Mary Ruddy, VP Analyst, Gartner

The right customer identity and access management solution is key to providing a great user experience, and securing customer data and privacy. In this workshop we will discuss what factors and features to consider, and which vendors to shortlist when looking for your new CIAM solution.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:05 AM
Tech Demo Insights: Tame Cloud Complexity With Gartner Cloud Decisions
Richard Myers, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Moving to the cloud is difficult. With so many Cloud Providers and options with each provider, how do I know what to choose. Gartner Cloud Decisions helps you make those choices and can help you model your application workload to simplify moving to the cloud.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Ask the Expert: Identity, Azure AD and Office 365
Paul Rabinovich, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ask the analyst about your identity and access management in Azure AD and Office 365. We will cover provisioning and authentication, conditional access, MFA, Azure AD B2B, Azure AD Identity Protection, and password management services.

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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
Ask the Expert: Application Integration Clinic
Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Application integration is getting more complex every year. Cloud environments, IoT, streaming analytics, microservices architecture, and digital process automation are creating new challenges for architects. Integration approaches need to be more agile using self-service integration platforms. Bring your application integration problems and queries, and have them answered by an analyst.

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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 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM
Roundtable: Embedding Ethics in Artificial Intelligence — Challenges, Responsibilities and Approaches
Darin Stewart, VP Analyst, Gartner

Do technical professionals have ethical responsibilities for the impact our tools and technologies have on individuals, enterprises and society? As more and more decisions and actions are turned over to algorithms understanding, digital ethics becomes paramount. This breakout will introduce the challenge of coding for ethics in machine-learning-based solutions and present concrete steps for creating ethical AIs.
NOTE: This will be a significant update and revision (if not a completely new presentation) from the talk delivered at CAT2018 and KP

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM
Technology Spotlight: CASB Show Floor Showdown Part 2
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner

During this showcase, come see CASB vendors discuss key use cases for protection of your most critical cloud applications. They will demonstrate protection for services like Office 365, Salesforce, Azure Web Services (AWS) storage buckets and shadow IT capabilities. Vendors participating in Part 2 include Microsoft, Netskope and McAfee.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:30 PM
TechZone

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:15 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:35 AM
Solution Comparison for Cloud-Based AI Services
Soyeb Barot, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Rapid growth in AI services provided by AWS, Google, IBM, and Microsoft makes it difficult to select the right provider. This session will help technical professionals get insights into the services and tool offerings within machine learning, language processing, and computer vision services to enhance user experiences and automate processes across multiple business use cases.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:15 AM
One Identity: Security Starts Here...Identity
Darrell Long, VP Product Management & Marketing, One Identity

Often missed in the bright lights of innovation, digital transformation and a move to the cloud is the reality that security can’t be ignored and Identity is the beginning of your security story. In this session, you'll learn how to secure cloud resources-and your organization’s reputation–and establish a solid foundation of identity governance and administration, and privileged access management.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:15 AM
Tableau Software: What’s in My Backpack – Tableau Embedded Analytics
Andrew Stasi, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Jason De Los Reyes, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

In an organization with over 25,000 employees, asset management tracking at Booz Allen Hamilton required multiple systems and data sources. Come learn how our “Employee Backpack” solution allowed us to harness the power of Tableau and embedded analytics to create a secure, low-code solution that leveraged our existing applications and infrastructure in a matter of months!


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:15 AM
IBM Corporation: Protect cloud apps and enable mobile users with integrated risk assessments

Identity technologies streamline user access to company apps – but do they go deep enough in evaluating risk posture to truly protect your organization’s sensitive data?Join IBM & Wandera for an expert briefing on an informed approach to conditional access, which combines real time threat intelligence and user behavior patterns to determine a risk profile that includes both user and device.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:15 AM
Cloudera: Architecting the Enterprise Data Cloud
Todd Sylvester, VP Strategy and Operations, Cloudera

Enterprises recognize the transformative power of data, but most struggle to unlock any real value from it. And only a scant few are delivering on the promise of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Find out how a new data management architecture called an enterprise data cloud can provide actionable insights on any data anywhere from the edge to AI for true business transformation.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:15 AM
Splunk: Qualcomm’s Journey to World-Class IT Monitoring Using Splunk

Qualcomm’s focus on inventing mobile technology breakthroughs relies on a complex, global IT infrastructure. In order to deliver on this mission, its IT team embarked on a journey using Splunk Enterprise and IT Service Intelligence to develop world-class IT monitoring approach and implement a framework for continuous improvements. Learn how Qualcomm got started with core Splunk for logging, evolved to include system metrics, and ITSI for core services. Qualcomm will present how it approaches achieving its major objectives, such as democratizing access to data, breaking down silos around teams to improve collaboration, reducing time to troubleshoot and recover incidents, and achieving better visibility and understanding around service performance.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:15 AM
Humio: Real-time Observability in Multi-Cloud environments: Visibility for Kubernetes
Morten Gram, EVP Sales, Humio
Grant Schofield, Director of Infrastructure, Humio

An effective observability strategy for Kubernetes and multi-cloud environments via an aggregated logging solution is imperative for enterprises on a Cloud Native journey. This talk walks through the requirements in logging everything to have full systems observability at scale and touches upon tools such as GCP, Kube Operator, and integrations and engages live coding and customer experiences.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:45 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:15 AM
Open Systems: Stop treating Your Network Like a Network

As businesses move to the cloud to get more efficiency, flexibility and sustainability, to name only a few advantages, applications and IT infrastructure vanish in the cloud. But what about the network? While SD-WAN offers many benefits to support the journey to the cloud, we still treat our WAN like a network. How can we re-think the “network” to move the isolated WAN into today’s IT landscape?


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:20 AM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 2: Coding without Keyboards: Evolving the Art of Application Development with Low-Code
Taka Torimoto, Sales Engineer, OutSystems

The theory of punctuated equilibrium suggests evolution happens, not gradually and unnoticeably, but in short bursts with immediate and noticeable changes. Building applications by typing code has changed little in the past 70 years, but low-code is one evolutionary step that will undoubtedly change how we develop software. Come see the next burst in action--building code without a keyboard-- and how it will change an industry forever.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: Creating a Data-Driven Culture in Midsize Enterprises (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Explore techniques and share best practices and methods with your peers around fostering digital literacy and supporting business change by deploying business-oriented analytics tool. Midsize Enterprises must foster a data-driven culture in order to uncover new digital business opportunities. The partnership between IT and business continues to evolve, and this session serves a platform to discuss tactics for empowering your business colleagues to leverage the power of data & analytics. Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between 5 and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: Improving CX Using Connected Digital Experiences

How do you use Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) as a centralized platform to produce connected digital experiences?. What changes are necessary to integrate CRM, Commerce and Marketing functionality to deploy and support digital user experiences, consistently, across multiple channels?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:00 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:45 AM
Meetup: Adopting DevOps for Agile Application Delivery

What does DevOps really mean to your organization? How do you apply agile methodologies to application delivery to enable DevOps?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:50 AM
Solution Comparison of Eight MFA Offerings
Paul Rabinovich, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

MFA is an effective means to mitigate impersonation attacks. How do you select an MFA solution? This session will help security and risk management technical professionals align their requirements with the assessed technical capabilities of eight leading MFA vendors.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:50 AM
Tech Demo Insights: Cloud Agnostic Machine Learning Workload
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.


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
Traverse Clayton, Sr Director 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.


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 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: CASBs Six Years On — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CASB customers unite! Now that CASBs have risen in popularity and for many organizations, become parts of their overall cloud security strategies, we want to hear about your experiences. Gartner’s CASB analysts will host this roundtable for CASB customers to share tips and tricks for valuable proofs of concepts, successful implementations, and resolved and ongoing issues during and after deployment. If you’ve replaced one vendor with another, we’d like to know the reasons.

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 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: “There Is No Good News” — Chasing the Windows 10 Upgrade Cycle
Mark Lockwood, VP Analyst, Gartner

Windows 10 and its rapid update cycle has caused untold chaos within IT departments. In this Gartner-led roundtable, discuss with your peers the options for deploying Windows 10, performing OS and application testing, and abstracting Win32 applications.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Attracting and Retaining Women in IT
Lori Robinson, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Although women make up nearly half of the global workforce, women are only 31% of IT employees. Unlike other professions where women have made significant strides to reach leadership positions, only 22% of IT leaders are women and only 13% are CIOs. This roundtable discussion will explore ideas on how to attract more women and also to retain them. How can we reverse the industry trend of women leaving the field twice as fast as men?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:35 AM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM
TechExec Interview: Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure
Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner
Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure

The TechExec Interview is an exciting new session at Catalyst designed to educate and inspire technology leaders about strategic product roadmaps and to address opportunities and challenges around technology disruption. Hear Gartner research analyst and VP Doug Toombs interview Mark Russinovich, CTO, Microsoft Azure, on how Microsoft is approaching technology transitions as they pioneer digital change. Submit your questions for Mark in advance https://surveys.gartner.com/s/Catalyst2019TechExec of the session to moderator and Gartner analyst Doug Toombs and they may get asked on stage.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:20 PM
Solution Comparison of the IAM Capabilities Within AWS, Azure and GCP
Mark Diodati, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join us as we compare and assess the IAM capabilities of the Big Three IaaS providers. Categories include: user management, managed/virtual Active Directory, hierarchical tenancy, access control, API support, authentication and SSO. Find out how these capabilities match up against your organization's requirements.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:20 PM
Solution Comparison for OAuth-Based Access Management Capabilities of Nine Vendors
Mary Ruddy, VP Analyst, Gartner

OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect are the authorization and authentication standards for web, mobile and single-page apps; APIs; and IoT use cases. This session will help technical professionals working with IAM to compare nine IAM vendors’ authorization server support for these use cases.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:00 PM
Wasabi and Veeam: How Public Cloud Storage Can Transform Your Backup Strategy
Dustin Albertson, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect - Global Alliance, Veeam
Jim Donovan, SVP, Product, Wasabi

Public cloud object storage services (including those from AWS, Azure, and Wasabi) are frequently being used as part of enterprise backup and recovery strategies. This session details the cloud storage services available today and how to leverage these services with Veeam (a leading backup and recovery platform) as part of cost-effective, high-performance, and secure backup and recovery solution.


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 01:45 PM
Future Generations in Technology Luncheon
Kirk Knoernschild, VP Analyst, Gartner
Michael Goodbody, STEAM Innovation Manager, San Diego Unified School District
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Join Gartner analysts Kirk Knoernschild and James Handshoe for lunch as they share tips and techniques to increase interests in kids for computer programming.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM
TechZone Dessert Reception

The Tech Zone unites the most innovative solutions in one convenient location. Discover what's possible by quickly evaluating the provider landscape and sourcing technologies that align with your business priorities. Visit the Hyatt TechZone, Harbor Ballroom, Level 2.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:45 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:05 PM
Skuid: Learn How No Code Solutions are Enabling Agility and Improving User Experience
Michael Bernazzoli, Pre-Sales Engineer, Skuid

Today’s marketplace demands rapid development, reduced complexity and improved user experience. In this session, learn how Skuid delivers these solutions by providing data from multiple sources with real-time, read and write capability for each role in a single pane of glass. You’ll see a live demo and learn how customers are driving higher user adoption and reducing backlog with Skuid.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:45 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:05 PM
Microsoft Teams: Productivity for end-users, security and compliance for IT.
Joe Lurie, Sr, Product Manager - Microsoft 365, Microsoft

Microsoft Teams brings together everything your teams need: persistent chats, meetings, calls, files, and integration with other Microsoft 365 apps. We will demonstrate how it is used and how you can manage a secure and compliant Microsoft Teams within your organization.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:20 PM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 1: From Sentiment to Satisfaction - Embedding Cognitive AI Into Everyday Use Cases

The power of IoT and AI are already used to improve our quality of life in ways most of us aren’t even aware. How can we use low-code to put it all together into the things around us? Join us for a fun and informative (and tasty) session where we harness the power of NFC, cognitive services and OutSystems low-code app development platform to create a reusable sentiment analysis AI widget that is sure to make you smile!


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:35 PM
Bitglass: Leading a Successful CASB Deployment
Rich Campagna, CEO, Bitglass

While CASBs were originally used solely for shadow IT discovery, they have since emerged as the de facto standard for real-time cloud data & threat protection, securing a rapidly evolving enterprise cloud footprint, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. For many, the question isn't whether or not they need a CASB, but rather, how best to leverage a CASB for maximum impact.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:45 PM
Gartner Zone: Modern Data and Analytics Architecture for Digital Transformation
Jason Lewis, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Digital business demands a modern data and analytics platform capable of supporting all aspects of data from acquisition, transformation, storage, analysis and delivery. Advanced analytics is the path to competitive advantage. Organizations with a modern data and analytics architecture can derive insights from information to surpass their competition and achieve market dominance.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:40 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:00 PM
OutSystems Learning Lab Session 3: Create Intuitive Customer Experiences using Chatbots
Mike Josephson, Solutions Architect, OutSystems

Chatbots work well when users ask direct questions (like “Who ya gonna call?”). Not as successful, are intent-based queries where the user is trying to elicit a specific response using less than direct language, “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” In this session, OutSystems demos an integration with Azure Bot Framework Connector that brings real chatbot business value to low-code development.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:45 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:05 PM
GridGain Systems: In-Memory Computing: Unlocking the Digital Future
Abe Kleinfeld, CEO, GridGain

We will discuss the growing role an In-Memory Computing Platform can serve in powering application speed and scalability as companies progress toward a digital world. All companies, regardless of their industry, are rapidly becoming software companies in their own right. The competitive advantage gained by early adopters can be transformational and dramatically improve their market agility.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:45 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:15 PM
Gartner Zone: 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 01:50 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:50 PM
Roundtable: Key Gotchas and Wins When Migrating From Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams
Patrick Borka, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

With Microsoft’s replication of Skype for Business messaging, meeting and calling capabilities into Microsoft Teams, end-user IT organizations are faced with obstacles to overcome while on the path to success. In this analyst-facilitated session, attendees will share their key drivers and real-world experiences when executing a migration from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams.

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 01:50 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:50 PM
Roundtable: Create Connected Digital 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 user experiences, consistently, across multiple channels. This session will investigate this approach and its promises, pitfalls and challenges.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:50 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:50 PM
Roundtable: Barriers to Public Cloud Adoption — What Is Holding Your Organization Back? (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)
Brian Adler, Sr Director 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. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between 5 and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:45 PM
Meetup: Leveraging Cloud Computing to Improve Application Delivery

How are app delivery teams leveraging the cloud? What are the advantages of using cloud computing as part of application delivery? Can I use it for just dev/test and pre-production scenarios? Which use cases are best for using what cloud computing has to offer for app delivery and automating resources as part of DevOps practices? What benefits are organizations seeing from using the cloud as part of their DevOps workflows? How are they going about this?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:45 PM
Meetup: Cybersecurity for Midsize Enterprises - Increasing Awareness and Communication from Employee to Executive Level (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Join your peers to discuss practical methods for increasing end-user awareness of cyber threats in your organization. What's worked for you? What tools are you using? What are the most effective ways to increase awareness at the associate level and to communicate at the board level? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between 5 and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:45 PM
Meetup: IT Vendor Scorecards - Thinktank on How to Best Evaluate Performance

Vendor performance can impact the strength of your overall IT operation. What is your approach to evaluating vendor performance? Have you developed an IT vendor scorecard? If so, what are your key metrics / KPIs? With what frequency do you run your evaluations, and meet with vendors? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:30 PM
Workshop: Building an Application Security Culture With Training and Gamification
Frank Catucci, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This workshop will demonstrate how the success of an application security program requires levels of security knowledge across an employee base, particularly within development teams as well as dedicated security teams. This workshop focuses on different options for basic and advanced training ranging from CBTs to gamification, as well as integrating within an SDLC and the associated toolchains.

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 02:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Getting Starting With Internet of Things (IoT): Leverage Architecture to Manage Complexity
Erik Heidt, Managing Vice President, 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 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 infrastructure markets, plus an in-depth, head-to-head comparison of leading hyperconverged vendors such as Cisco, Dell, HPE, Microsoft, Nutanix, Pivot3, Scale Computing, Stratoscale, Red Hat and VMware.


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
Rubrik: Leveraging the API Economy
Rebecca Fitzhugh, Principal Technologist, Rubrik

APIs are critical for long-term integration of solutions to form a flexible and powerful pipeline for projects and applications. Taking full advantage of APIs can help:

Improve service delivery
Further automation initiatives
Advance testing and development

Join Rebecca Fitzhugh to explore the importance of APIs and the evolving role of the Enterprise Architect.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:45 PM
Diamanti: Kubernetes in Production at Duke Energy, A Customer’s Journey
Ritu Sharma, Sr IT Architect, Operations Architecture – Infrastructure Operations, Duke Energy
Gopal Sharma, Co-founder and CTO, Diamanti Inc
Naresh Rangineni, Lead IT Applications Analyst, Customer Solutions, Duke Energy

Digital Transformation has many challenges. Enterprises can fall into the trap of reusing existing IT investments in order to reduce up-front costs and training.

Diamanti and Duke Energy will share a successful IT transformation case study that examined the use of infrastructure, tools, and processes to enable a hybrid, modern and open Kubernetes platform for legacy and greenfield applications.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:45 PM
Gluware: Intelligent Network Automation: Customer Journeys to Network Transformation
Jeff Gray, CEO and Co-Founder , Gluware

Learn how Gluware's no-code, Intent-Based Intelligent Network Automation platform is enabling companies like Mastercard, Merck and Terracon to exceed their NetOps goals for agility, reliability and security. Explore how Gluware’s app suite for drift, audit, OS upgrade, config modeling and workflows is transforming complex enterprise networks with results like 98% config change time reduction, 99% config consistency, 99% of global changes in less than 24 hours, and incredibly low defect rates for change implementations.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:45 PM
Gigamon: Is DevOps Running Too Fast? Never a Problem with Application Intelligence
Mike Huckaby, VP, WW Sales Engineering, Gigamon

Cloud has changed the speed of business, led by DevOps sprint to deliver the highly complex applications that drive digital transformation. However, monitoring, securing and optimizing these apps isn’t easy. We help you manage and secure your network by giving you visibility and now we are raising the ante with Application Intelligence.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM
Microsoft: Streamlining your Application Migration with Azure
Joe Lurie, Sr, Product Manager - Microsoft 365, Microsoft
Vishal Mehrotra, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft

Migrate your critical applications to the cloud and unlock new opportunities for competitive advantage. Simplify your migration journey—from discovering critical apps dependencies, to executing and managing the migration process.  Azure Migrate helps you discover, assess, and migrate your on-premises applications, and data faster - developing successful migration plans for reducing TCO.

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 03:30 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: How are You Leveraging Blockchain?

Join your peers to discuss your thoughts on how private blockchain could fundamentally change business processes by making them more transparent and auditable. What scenarios are you evaluating? What risks/challenges do you see? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: Scaling BI Implementations with Augmented Analytics

Augmented analytics is the next wave of disruption in the data and analytics market. It leverages ML/AI techniques to transform how analytics content is developed, consumed and shared. How do you scale your BI and Analytics architectures with augmented capabilities?

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 03:30 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: Integrating On-premises Resources with Public Cloud Applications and SaaS

Adopting public cloud and SaaS requires these applications to integrate with application and data assets retained in on-premises data centers. What are the approaches to go about solving this problem? Is this an integration challenge? A networking challenge? An identity challenge? Yes. Integrating data and applications across organizational and location boundaries requires multiple approaches to solve this problem.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
Ask the Expert: Architecting End-to-End Data Architectures in AWS, Azure and GCP
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cloud platforms provide new opportunities to architect for the most complex data management use cases such as logical data warehouse, streaming analytics and data science. This session delves into components of AWS, Azure and GCP to build reference architectures that are designed to meet your batch, real-time and advanced analytics needs.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
Tech Demo: 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
Ask the Experts: DevOps in Salesforce
Kyle Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Bill Holz, VP Analyst, Gartner

Companies of all sizes are customizing their Salesforce orgs. to meet their business requirements. This is an ongoing process that can build in complexity as the need to track changes intensifies. This session will allow attendees to ask questions to Gartner analysts about DevOps and the Salesforce package development model, which is driven my Salesforce DX (SFDX).

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 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
Ask the Expert: Office 365 Security 101
Patrick Hevesi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Come ask the analyst all of your Office 365 Security related questions. This session will cover key topics like security feature to license-level requirements, best practices, top 10 things to do first and what possible third-party solutions you may need to secure O365.

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 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:45 PM
Tech Demo Insights: 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 04:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Workshop: Understanding Cloud Decisions
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Have you seen or heard about Gartner Cloud Decisions and wondered, what is it about or how can I use this tool? Join James Handshoe in this hands-on workshop and learn how to utilize Cloud Decisions to expedite your public cloud research. This workshop will include demos of how to use Gartner Cloud Decisions as well as interactive scenarios to help attendees understand how Cloud Decisions can help their organizations in their journey to the public cloud! Laptops required for this workshop.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 04:15 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Workshop: How to Recruit, Retain and Promote for Inclusion and Diversity
Mindy Cancila, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Organizations are rapidly realizing the benefits of a diverse workforce. Despite their best efforts to attract a range of talent, many CIOs are concerned that they are failing to meet even their basic staffing goals. Why? In this workshop you will earn how to write a job description that will attract the right candidates and create the right incentives to fuel retention and promote a different kind of leader.

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 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
Vulnerability Management in Modern IT: Cloud, Containers, 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.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Quantum Computing — Gartner’s Top 10 Technology for 2019 — Are You Ready?
Matthew Brisse, VP Analyst, Gartner

What happens when a computer can break your encryption algorithms almost as fast as you can create new ones? That is one of the fears about quantum computing. Is it real, or is it hype? Quantum computing is rapidly maturing and threatens to become one of the most impactful disruptions in the modern era impacting machine learning, AI, Bitcoin and current day security encryption. Most people’s eyes glaze over when you try to explain the concept. And, yet, those who know also fear the power of that very same concept. How can something so misunderstood be poised to affect so many different things across the spectrum of science and computing? Today, we will investigate the reality of the quantum computing disruption and how it might become a practical platform for computing and scientific exploration.


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
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 06:00 PM
Roundtable: Comparing Process Automation Technologies — RPA and BPM
Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Becoming a digital business means automating your manual processes, but there are many approaches and platforms available. Knowing which to use is key to successfully automating your processes. This session will look at Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Business Process Management (BPM) and when you should use each of them. Attendees will get an opportunity to discuss topics such as:
What are RPA and BPM?
What are their strengths and weaknesses?
Which should I use to automate by business processes?

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 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 06:00 PM
Roundtable: “There Is No Good News” — Chasing the Windows 10 Upgrade Cycle (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)
Mark Lockwood, VP Analyst, Gartner

Windows 10 and its rapid update cycle has caused untold chaos within IT departments. In this Gartner-led roundtable, discuss with your peers the options for deploying Windows 10, performing OS and application testing, and abstracting Win32 applications. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between 5 and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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 05:00 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 06:00 PM
Roundtable: Serverless Adoption Patterns and Use Cases
Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner
Traverse Clayton, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Serverless computing is a computing paradigm that fully leverages cloud characteristics including true autoscaling, microbilling and eliminates of infrastructure management. Vendor offerings include AWS Lambda, Microsoft Azure Functions and Google Functions. What are the common adoption patterns and use cases for serverless? How are development and I&O teams adopting serverless? Are companies building business-critical applications on serverless? Come learn and share serverless adoption stories with your peers.

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 05:30 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 07:30 PM
Equinix Hospitality Suite

Equinix Hospitality Suite


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:45 PM|Wednesday, August 14, 2019 07:15 PM
Women in IT Networking Social

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 07:00 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:15 AM
Attendee Breakfast


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

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Conference Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at CatalystConciergeNA@gartner.com pre-conference or once you arrive, and we’ll be in touch soon.


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
Meetup: Best Practices for Initiating a Data Governance Program

Discuss do's and don'ts for starting up a data governance program - who, what, where, when, how. Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
Meetup: Fostering a Culture of Innovation in the Federal Government

Discuss successes and failures in encouraging innovation and creativity in the Government. What has worked? What has not? What are the best techniques to try? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
Showdown! Comparing the IAM 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
Tech Demo: Cloud Agnostic Machine Learning Workload
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
Meetup: Migrating to Microsoft Teams

What are the best practices and lessons learned of successful MDM projects? What technology platform should we use? How are MDM technologies evolving to support cloud, ML and AI? How do I align MDM technologies with business initiatives in order to increase adoption? How do I assess the maturity of my MDM strategy? How do I properly architect and implement an MDM solution?

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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 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM
CASB 201: Use Cases, Architecture and the Continuing Evolution of Securing Cloud Applications
Ramon Krikken, VP Analyst, Gartner

CASB is to SaaS as the firewall is to the data center. Come learn how to best take advantage of CASBs as your business continues to migrate more services to the cloud. We will discuss the different use cases and best practices on how to deploy CASB, as well as the continuing evolution of security architecture through CASB and related technologies such as zero-trust network access (ZTNA).


Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Workshop: Strategies and Techniques to Get Kids Interested in Programming
Kirk Knoernschild, VP Analyst, Gartner
James Handshoe, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Join Gartner analysts Kirk Knoernschild and James Handshoe as they walk through strategies and techniques to increase interests in kids for computer programming. This will be a hands on workshop, so please bring a laptop.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Workshop: Measure Customer Experiences Using Your Digital Analytics Tool
Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This workshop will teach you to establish KPIs for measuring customer experiences on your website or mobile apps and how to implement these KPIs using either Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:45 AM
Gartner Zone: If the Answer Is Kubernetes, Are You Asking the Correct Question?
Fintan Ryan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Application architects are looking to Kubernetes to solve a myriad of problems. In many cases Kubernetes provides an important and essential building block for a microservices architecture, but in just as many cases Kubernetes is chosen as it is the fashionable technology of the moment. In this talk we will discuss the pros and cons of choosing Kubernetes and provide guidance to help guide you to the correct architectural, and business, choice.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:45 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:30 AM
Ask the Expert: Adapting IT to Become the Broker of Cloud Services
Alan Waite, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Successful adoption of cloud technologies requires organizations to adapt existing structures, governance processes, skills and toolsets. This session involves discussion on the steps required to change and implement hybrid IT.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:45 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:45 AM
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.

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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
Container Security — From Image Analysis to Network Segmentation
Thomas Lintemuth, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Containers and microservices architectures require DevSecOps, a protection strategy different from traditional VMs with monolithic applications. Technical professionals tasked with securing containers must harden the CI/CD pipeline so that everything that ran through it can be considered secure.


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
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!


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.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:15 AM|Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Gartner Closing Keynote: Optimizing the Value of IT Through Connected Intelligence
Mindy Cancila, Managing Vice President, Gartner

The pace of technology continues to accelerate, disrupting traditional IT organizations. Technologists must understand how to leverage technology and harness technology innovation to achieve competitive differentiation. Today, that’s often measured in how successful we are in helping our organization transform to a digital business. Practitioners today require new skills and a deep understanding that focusing on discrete technologies will not translate into value. Instead, practitioners must take a holistic approach to architect and secure all facets of technology and work to integrate and connect the various data sources to maximize the value of IT.


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