• EA professionals - EA - IT Tech Conference

    2018 Agenda Announced!

    Content focused on the evolution of your role, balancing the risks and benefits of digital business and how to deliver expected business outcomes. From Artificial Intelligence (AI), EA roadmaps and tools to exploring innovation strategies and embracing technology trends.

    View agenda
  • EA professionals - EA - IT Tech Conference

    Setting the right course for your EA strategy?

    Make sure you're on the right course by avoiding these hazardous pitfalls.

    View Infographic
  • EA professionals - EA - IT Tech Conference

    Get the Summit Details - One pager

    From theme and tracks, target audience to hot topics, key benefits of attending ...and much more! All key information in one document.

    View Summit Overview
  • EA professionals - EA - IT Tech Conference

    Keep up to date

    Read the latest Smarter with Gartner artiicles around the hottest topics IOT, Analytics, Agile EA, AI and many more.

    Read more

Scaling the EA Role: Business Strategy and Technology Innovation

The race is on! Digital business is having a profound impact on how organizations develop and pursue new technology-enabled business models. To be an EA and technology innovation leader today, you must scale your role to meet your organization’s digital business expectations in the future—and you must act now or risk being left behind. Are you going to lead digital business evolution and transformation, or follow?

Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit, 22-23 May, in London, UK is the best place to make this move! Here you will explore the business strategies, technologies, leadership skills, tools, and techniques required for EA leadership—and learn how to apply those insights to your own organization’s goals and needs. View Agenda 

Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
  • Chief Enterprise Architect
  • VP, Director, Head of EA
  • Senior EA
  • Lead EA
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Business Architect
Enterprise Architect
  • Head of IT Strategy & Planning
  • IT Architect
  • IT Development Manager
  • IT Strategist
  • Head of IT Strategy & Planning
  • IT Architect
  • IT Development Manager
  • IT Strategist
EA Strategy Leader
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Digital Business Innovation
  • Business Leader of IT Innovation
IT Innovation Leader

What You Will Learn

Did you know?

  • 12% of CEOs report they are already reaping the rewards of digital business at scale. Another 19% claim to be at the scaling stage today - leaving the majority of organizations well behind the digital business pioneers, and scrambling to catch up. 
  • 70% of your peers are either taking responsibility or accountability for the success of digital business.
  • 64% of CEOs view that "digital and IT" will drive business innovation. In response, 54% of CIOs report that they are designing and delivering digital business initiatives and 15% report that they are already scaling and harvesting the rewards of these efforts. 

Join us for actionable how-to guidance on:
  • Which non-traditional capabilities must be part of your developing skill set to meet the growing demands of digital business leadership
  • How to nurture your business acumen to fulfill your role as a strategic business and not just as a technology advisor to CxOs 
  • Why a world-class EA organization must be built on a strategy of digital business and technology innovation, and how to execute against it efficiently and effectively
  • How to select and apply the most relevant EA metrics to fully demonstrate ROI and your overall value to the business
  • Which cloud computing vendors are the best fit for your organization, and how to accelerate implementation timelines 
  • How to cut through the hype of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and other emerging technologies to see what’s actually producing results 
  • When and where to make crucial investments by benchmarking your innovation strategy against those of your peers
  • Prepare your EA organization now for the eventual deployment of augmented and mixed reality tools in the workplace
  • Why it’s crucial to stay current with the latest autonomous developments, and how to apply the technology to your own long-term business strategies

View full 2018 track descriptions
​Succeed as a Team - Cover more content and get the most value for your business.

Features & Benefits

  • Network with Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives; plus, take part in dedicated, industry-based networking opportunities built right into the agenda
  • Agenda: Focused on Scaling the EA Role: Business Strategy and Technology Innovation. Helping you and your teams to to bridge the gap between strategy and execution.
  • Tracks: Topics spanning from delivering World Class EA, developing EA Leadership skills and competencies, engaging technology-enabled business strategy and mastering strategic and emerging technology innovation
  • Keynotes: Brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts.
  • Case Studies: End user present leading-edge case studies and share practical examples of putting EA leadership, partnership and technology into practice.
  • 25+ Gartner Analysts: presenting select research, targeted to your priorities and provide you with the most personal guidance and advise possible in analyst one-on-one meetings.
  • 30+ exhibitors: Meet with today’s leading and emerging solution providers under one roof. 

Learn more about pricing and registration

Hear what attendees have said about what they learned and experienced.

What's Included

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss.  
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours. 
  • Ask the Analyst: These are small, interactive sessions focused on specific topics; ask the analyst direct questions and get answers live.
  • Workshops and Roundtables: Intimate workshops and roundtables provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment. 
  • Exhibitor access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions on the Exhibit Showcase.
  • Exhibitor Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions.  
  • Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers. 
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions. 
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group.  
  • One year access to Events On Demand
  • Agenda planning with Gartner App
  • Special Benefits for Alumni
  • Concierge ServiceMake the most of your onsite experience! we are here to help.

Are you a first time attendee? Get all your questions answered
View Summit Overview

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here



The 2018 agenda has been designed based on the foundation of Gartner research and conversations with our client base - developed to provide the insight and guidance expertise enterprise architects need to drive business to the next level:

Suggested Sessions by Role:


  • Delivering World Class EA
  • Developing EA Leadership Skills and Competencies
  • Engaging Technology-enabled Business Strategy
  • Mastering Strategic and Emerging Technology Innovation
Plus virtual tracks on cutting edge emerging technologies, strategic technologies, business architecture and leadership.

View 2018 track descriptions

Hot Topics

  • Delivering Business Architecture Deliverables
  • High-Impact Reference Models and Roadmaps
  • The Effective use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in your EA Strategies
  • Jump starting your Innovation Journey
  • Digital Business in Operation Models
  • EA as a Transformation Partner
  • Succeeding in a Digital World
  • Creating a Strong Culture
  • The Future of Cool Vendors in AI
  • Bringing your Digital Business Strategy to Life
  • CTOs Enable Digital Business Transformation
  • Cultivate Digital Dexterity Leadership

View mapped sessions to your key initiatives

Optimize Your Attendance

Maximize your on-site ROI by adding these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • One (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones (sign up will open pre-event)
  • Analyst User RoundTables
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Networking Reception

Please note that certain sessions are restricted to end-user delegates only. Providers of IT services/products cannot attend these sessions. Please view the agenda here to identify which sessions are “end-user only” and contact events.emea@gartner.com if you have any concerns about your status as an end-user or provider.


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Enterprise Architecture

Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

  • Learn more about the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.




Become an Exhibitor

Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players
Join us now


Exhibitor Interactions

Read more about how you can interact with our exhibitors

Venue & Travel

London, UK


Park Plaza Westminster
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom - SE1 7UT


A limited number of rooms have been held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel for attendees of the Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit. There  will be special promotional Gartner rates available closer to the Summit. 

Alternative AccommodationA limited number of rooms have been held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel for attendees of the Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit. There are two special promotional Gartner rates available:

  • Superior Room - £200 per night + VAT (Includes Breakfast)
  • Studio Room- £240 per night + VAT (Includes Breakfast)
Please note: These rates are based on single occupancy and excludes VAT. In order to secure accommodation at the preferred rate please click on this link.

Alternatively, you can either e-mail your request or call the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in-house reservations office on +44 844 415 6780, quoting the promotion code GART125
Reservation Office opening times are:
Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 19:00 (London Time)
Saturday between 09:00 - 17:30 (London Time)

Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street
London, United Kingdom