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Scaling the EA Role: Business Strategy and Technology Innovation

Digital is transforming every part of the organization and enterprise architecture is no exception. Digital business platforms are emerging as the approach to digital innovation combining five interdependent elements - ecosystem, customers, things, IT systems and intelligence.

Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders like you are at the forefront of these efforts, providing the skills and competencies needed to support innovation and master the complexities of new digital business platforms.


Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include
  • Chief Enterprise Architect
  • VP, Director, Head of EA
  • Senior EA
  • Lead EA
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Business Architect
Enterprise Architecture
  • How to engage your leaders in delivering
a change in focus from operations to innovation by 2019
  • How to deliver high impact deliverables
that drive investments and execution
Chief Technology Officer
Roles Include
  • Chief IT Strategist
  • Head of IT Strategy & Planning
  • IT Architect
  • IT Development Manager
  • IT Strategist
IT Strategist
Roles Include:
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Digital Business Innovation
  • Business Leader of IT Innovation
IT Innovation Leader

What You Will Learn

  • Become a strategic leader delivering business outcomes
  • Guide the leading edge investments and capabilities
  • Maximize opportunities from disruptive technologies and trends
  • Lead rapid change through people, process and technology
  • Take on a vanguard leadership role in the bimodal business

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

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meeting: Your private 30 minute conversation with the undivided attention of a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Learn from Gartner analysts present unbiased insight on select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours
  • End-User Case Studies: Learn from leading-edge case studies from the end users themselves as they share their learnings and answer questions
  • Workshops: Drill down on specific "how to" topics in these hands-on sessions 

What's Included

  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings
  • Analyst-User roundtables
  • "Ask the Analyst" Sessions
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking receptions
  • Customize your agenda with Events Navigator

Learn more about pricing and registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here.


Enterprise Architects: Becoming Technology Innovation Leaders

Our 2018 agenda is currently being tailored to the priorities that keep you up at night. Check out these materials from 2017 for an idea of the type of content we will build upon this year: 


2018 Tracks

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

Hot Topics

  • Digital Business Platforms
  • EA Roadmaps
  • Value of EA Business Capabilities
  • Business Architecture
  • Strategic and Emerging Technology Trends
  • Bimodal IT
  • Business Ecosystems
  • Innovation  
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Agile and DevOps
  • Artificial Intelligence
"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
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • 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.


Looking for inspiration? Hear from powerful guest keynotes, Gartner analysts and more for the inspiration you need to take the leap to innovate.

Featured Speakers

  • Betsy Burton
    Betsy Burton

    VP Distinguished Analyst


  • Brian Burke
    Brian Burke

    Research VP


  • David Cearley
    David Cearley

    VP & Gartner Fellow


What We Hear About Our Speakers

The sessions are relatable and provided great insights into how to communicate and leverage EA to support business outcomes.

- Ravi Randarpa, Enterprise Architect Pentagon Federal Credit Union

The event provided some fabulous ideas for the Army’s maturing EA program!

- Lt. Mike Fazen, Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Architecture U.S. Army


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. ​