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Intensive learning. Actionable insight. Invaluable takeaways for technical professionals

Game changers like cloud, big data, mobile, DevOps, analytics, SaaS, AI, IoT, and more are advancing rapidly, creating new digital opportunities and a new technology ecosystem that’s diverse and complex. But what are the skills and resources needed to architect and manage it?

Discover the answers you need at Gartner Catalyst Conference 2018.  Understand the latest technology trends and master the skills that digital business transformation demands.

Catalyst Conference is the event for technical professionals and is designed to help you execute your organization’s key technology initiatives:
Topics include:
  • Public, private, and hybrid cloud
  • Cloud-native architectures 
  • Cloud migration and integration
  • Infrastructure and service
    and platform as a service
  • SaaS, including Office 365 and CRM
  • Enterprise apps
  • Security & identity
Topics include:
  • IoT platforms
  • IoT strategy
  • Edge and gateway technologies
  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Testing and monitoring
  • Security & identity
Internet of Things & Edge Computing
Topics include:
  • Agile methodologies
  • Containers
  • Virtualization
  • Automation
  • Modern data center
  • Hyperconvergence
  • Security & identity
Agility & DevOps
Topics include:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Blockchain
  • Self-service analytics
  • Data visualization
  • Smart machines
  • Security & identity
Big Data, BI, and Analytics

What You Will Learn

  • Explore public and hybrid cloud strategies and cloud-native solutions
  • Build data and analytics architectures
  • Leverage DevOps to increase data center agility
  • Create scalable security and identity architectures
  • Develop innovative software architectures and practices
  • Formulate and execute your IoT Strategy
  • Make sense of blockchain and how to use it
  • Understand the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Take mobility from strategy to execution
  • Achieve digital workplace productivity


Features & Benefits

Created for technical professionals, Gartner Catalyst Conference goes beyond the trends and gets straight to what you need: hands-on, how-to advice and practical solutions. Built on the foundation of forward-thinking Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research, the conference provides a holistic view across a broad range of technical topics.

​Experience the power of intensive learning in a dynamic, live setting. Pose tough questions, evaluate new methods, assess the possibilities and then proactively solve problems with our team of more than 50 analysts. Gartner Catalyst Conference is designed to leave you with a framework for project planning and execution that meets the demands of digital business.


What's Included

  • Two Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Workshops
  • TechCase (Case Studies from End-User Organizations)
  • TechPanel sessions (A panel of technical experts)
  • TechDemos (Live, deep-dive demos)
  • TechZone - Solution Showcase
  • Crossfire Sessions (High energy debates)
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Planning for the 2018 conference is underway.  Sign up to be the first to receive the agenda when it's available.  

2018 Agenda Tracks

  • Track A: Cloud Native Architecture:  How to Deliver, Deploy and Operate
  • Track B: Datacenter, Hybrid and Public Cloud Strategies
  • Track C: Data, BI & Analytics: Designing for Sustainability in Growing Digital Ecosystems
  • Track D: DevOps & Agility:  Increase Delivered Value Via Culture Change, Collaboration and Automation
  • Track E: Enterprise Applications, Digital Workplace and SaaS
  • Track F: Internet of Things Planning and Design
  • Track G: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Today's IT
  • Track H: Career Strategies for Technical Professionals
  • Track I: Radical Thinking
  • Track J: Computing on the Edge: Mobile and Web

Highlighted throughout the agenda tracks are journeys focused on these roles:

  • Security and Identity 
  • Infrastructure & Operations 
  • Data & Analytics
  • Software Development 

Hot Topics for 2018

  • Public and Hybrid Cloud Strategies
  • Emerging Security and Identity Architectures
  • Data and Analytics
  • DevOps, DevSecOps, and IT Agility
  • Cloud-Native Solutions
  • Data Center Modernization
  • Software as a Service and Enterprise Apps
  • Mobility and Endpoint Strategies
  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all keynote sessions
  • Two (30 min) Gartner analyst one-on-ones
  • Analyst user round tables
  • Workshops
  • End-user case studies
  • Solution provider showcase
  • Two receptions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program

Sign-up to be among the first to recieve our 2018 agenda


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 


Highlighted Speakers from the 2017 Conference

  • Danny Brian
    Danny Brian

    Vice President

    Gartner for Technical Professionals

  • Kirk Knoernschild
    Kirk Knoernschild

    Vice President and Conference Chair

    Gartner for Technical Professionals

  • Mindy Cancila
    Mindy Cancila

    Vice President

    Gartner for Technical Professionals

What We Hear About Our Speakers

“ [This is my] first time attending Gartner Catalyst Conference. Excellent speakers, valuable information and well worth the time.” Kris Wandro, Department Systems Engineer, San Bernadino City DA


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Technology

The Gartner Catalyst Conference 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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Venue & Travel

San Diego California


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
One Market Place
San Diego, CA, United States - 92101


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate

Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt at a discount rate. Please check back for updates as they become available and the room block opens.

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list. 
Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.