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    Check out the 2018 Agenda!

    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.

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Link EA to 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?

  • Arm yourself with strategies and tools needed for EA leadership
  • Cut through the hype of trends like cloud, AI and more
  • Nurture your business acumen to serve as a strategic advisor

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:
Discover how to:
  • Lead EA practices, engage business & IT
  • Discover tools for successful EA
  • Engage in continuous innovation
  • Select emerging technologies
Enterprise Architect
Discover how to:
  • Achieve digital business transformation
  • Move to formal technology innovation
  • Balance internal & external innovation
Discover how to:
  • Leverage top trends impacting business
  • Set strategy plans beyond budget cycles
  • Explore skills for leadership engagement
EA Strategy Leader
Discover how to:
  • Leverage emerging trends & technologies
  • Integrate with enterprise architecture 
  • Learn technologies to drive business value
IT Innovation Leader

What You Will Learn

Join us for actionable how-to guidance on:

  • How to select and apply relevant EA metrics to demonstrate ROI and value to the business
  • Building a world-class EA organization on a foundation of digital business and innovation strategy
  • Finding the best fit among cloud computing vendors and accelerating implementation
  • Preparing your EA organization now for the eventual deployment of augmented and mixed reality tools

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. 

Check out our Gartner infograohics on: Can your EA tool do that? and Don't sink the ship

Need an overview? View Summit Overview: tracks, hot topics and other details

Features & Benefits


  • 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, leveraging IoT, 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.

  • 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.
  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Essential research presented by Gartner analysts, targeted to your priorities 
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for one, 30 minute blocks with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss.  
  • Ask the Analyst: Small, interactive sessions focused on specific topics; ask the analyst direct questions and get answers live.
  • Interactive Clinics & Workshops: Intimate group sessions followed by Q&A with Gartner Analyst

  • 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
  • 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. View infographic

  • 30+ exhibitors: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions on the Exhibit Showcase

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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

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Hot Topics

Take a sneak peek at what to expect at this year's summit!

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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.

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  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.




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Exhibitor Interactions

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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 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