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STAMFORD, Conn., July 15, 2014

Gartner Announces Keynote Lineup and Gartner Blueprints for Catalyst Conference 2014

August 11 - 14 at The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA

Details:

The Gartner Catalyst Conference focuses on how to leverage mobile, cloud, and big data to drive operational effectiveness and competitive advantage. At Catalyst, Gartner analysts provide technical advice on how to build the right architecture and infrastructure to advance CIO priorities and elevate an organization’s digital capabilities.

This year’s conference will highlight Gartner’s new Blueprints research which is a set of references architecture content focusing on an architectural problem or question answered by a diagram. Catalyst will also offer new Whiteboarding Roundtable Sessions, where analysts help attendees map out proposed project architectures that illustrate why they will or will not work.  

Catalyst has a keynote Lineup featuring GE and John Deere speaking in the opening analyst keynote.  GE will also present a case study session, and John Deere will be leading a peer roundtable discussion.

Keynotes include:

*Gartner Opening Keynote: Architecting the Digital Business: Scaling and Securing Mobility, Cloud and Data

Speaker: Drue Reeves, VP Distinguished Analyst

*Guest Keynote: An Evening With Bill Nye: Changing the World From a Scientific Point of View

*Guest Keynote: Visualizing Business Strategies: Using Images to Think Innovate and Drive Business

Speaker: Tom Wujec, World Renowned Expert on Innovation, Fellow at Autodesk

*Gartner Closing Keynote: Architecting IT for the Digital Business

Speakers: Gartner Analysts Trent Henry, Kyle Hilgendorf, Paul DeBeasi, Carlie Idoine, Kirk Knoernschild

The latest solutions and tools will be demonstrated by the more than 60 great companies exhibiting and presenting sessions at the conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory at https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/catalyst-us.

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerCAT.

For complete event details, please visit the Catalyst Conference website at

http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/catalyst/.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Janessa Rivera at janessa.rivera@gartner.com

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