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Scaling EA to Deliver Digital 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, June 11 - 12 in National Harbor, MD 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. 

Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Discover how to:
  • Lead EA practices that engage both business and IT leaders
  • Discover required skills, competencies, consultancy and tool support for the future of successful EA
  • Engage in continuous innovation with detailed how-to advice
  • Select the right strategic and emerging technologies 
Enterprise Architecture
Discover how to:
  • Use technology innovation for digital business transformation
  • Move beyond informal to formal technology innovation
  • Balance between technology innovation that serves internal operations and customer-focused services
Chief Technology Officer
Discover how to:
  • Engage with analysts covering top emerging and strategic technology trends impacting business and government today
  • Futher integrate business and technology strategy planning beyond annyal budget cycles
  • Explore the latest soft skills for leadership engagement
IT Strategist
Discover how to:
  • Leverage emerging and strategic trends and technologies today
  • Integrate with enterprise architecture 
  • Help business and IT leaders determine what technologies will drive the highest business value
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:
  • Becoming a strategic leader delivering business outcomes
  • Guiding the leading edge investments and capabilities
  • Maximizing opportunities from disruptive technologies and trends
  • Leading rapid change through people, process and technology
  • Taking on a vanguard leadership role in the bimodal business

See what attendees have said about what they learned at the summit.

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 EA to Deliver 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 I&O 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. 

First timer? Take advantage of some helpful tips to make the most of your summit experience.
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.  
  • Ask the Analyst: These are small, interactive sessions focused on specific topics; ask the analyst direct questions and get answers live.
  • Workshops: Intimate opportunities 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. 
  • Concierge ServiceMake the most of your onsite experience! we are here to help.

Learn more about pricing and registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register? How do I sign up to meet with a Gartner analyst?
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The 2018 agenda has been crafted based on the foundation of Gartner research and conversations with our client base - developed to provide the insight and guidance expertise enterprise architects need. 


2018 Tracks

  • Delivering World Class EA
  • Developing EA Leadership Skills and Competencies
  • Engaging Technology-enabled Business Strategy
  • Mastering Strategic and Emerging Technology Innovation
  • Senior Executive Track

View more details on the 2018 tracks

Hot Topics

  • Digital Business Platforms
  • EA Roadmaps
  • Value of EA Business Capabilities
  • Innovation
  • Business Architecture and Ecosystems
  • Strategic and Emerging Technology Trends
  • Bimodal IT
"The event provided a great opportunity to network and learn about the latest trends. The quality of the presentations and the ability to meet analysts and peers allowed for a balanced view of a rapidly changing environment."

- Stephan Waechter, Director of PMO McCormick

"Excellent content: forward-looking, thought-inspiring and relevant."

- Ingo Williams, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture SunTrust

Optimize Your Attendance

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

  • Admission to all keynote sessions
  • Two, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-ones
  • Workshops
  • End-user case studies
  • Solution provider showcase
  • Welcome & networking receptions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks
  • First-time attendee orientation program

Sign up to be among the first to receive our 2018 Agenda.


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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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

National Harbor, MD


Your EA Summit returns to National Harbor!
Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at the Gaylord National at a discount rate. Please check back for updates on availability and open dates. 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD, United States - 20745


Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the conference at $269/night (plus tax and resort fee). Please note, this rate is only available for a limited time (hotel cut off is TBD). To obtain our special Gartner rate, please inform the hotel that you are attending the Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit when making your reservation.
New Reservations/Modifies /Cancels:
Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax deposit.

Deposit Policy:
A deposit of one-night room and tax must be charged to a credit card for reservations to be guaranteed.
Government Rates:
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Please contact the hotel directly to obtain this rate.
These rooms are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid US Government or Military ID will be required at check-in upon arrival. Government rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.


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. ​