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    Five tracks focused on the evolution of your role and how to deliver expected business outcomes.

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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?

  • Explore strategies, technologies and skills needed for EA leadership
  • Learn how to apply expert insights to your own organization’s goals 
  • Cut through the hype of emerging trends like cloud networking and AI 


Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Discover how to:
  • Lead EA practices, engaging business & IT
  • Discover skills & tools for successful EA
  • Engage in continuous innovation
  • Strategically select emerging technologies 
Enterprise Architecture
Discover how to:
  • Innovate for digital business transformation
  • Move to formal technology innovation
  • Balance internal & external innovation
Chief Technology Officer
Discover how to:
  • Leverage top trends impacting business
  • Set strategy plans beyond budget cycles
  • Explore soft skills for leadership engagement
EA Strategy Leader
Discover how to:
  • Leverage emerging trends & technologies
  • Integrate with enterprise architecture 
  • Learn technologies to drive business value
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

Get a glimpse into the content you'll experience through our upcoming webinars, featuring Gartner analysts.

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for two, 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: Intimate group sessions followed by Q&A with Gartner Analyst
  • Workshops: Interactive opportunities to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment. 
  • Agenda Planning via Events Navigator
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and special receptions to rub elbows with your peers
  • 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 team and gain complimentary registrations. View infographic
  • Concierge ServiceMake the most of your onsite experience! we are here to help
  • Exhibitor Access and Sessions: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions on the Exhibit Showcase

First timer? Take advantage of recommended sessions and tips to make the most of your summit experience.
See what attendees have said about what they learned at the summit. 
Learn more about pricing and registration.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register? How do I sign up to meet with a Gartner analyst?
Get answers to your questions here.



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 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

"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

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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  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.



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Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players
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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

National Harbor, MD


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


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the price of $269 plus applicable taxes and resort fees per night.  The deadline to book at these discounted rates is May 18, 2018 at 5:00p.m. EDT.
To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Book My Hotel Reservation.”  Please note, you must be a registered attendee in order to book a hotel reservation. 

Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay at the all of the above hotels.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before 5:00p.m. EDT on May 18, 2018 by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or by contacting the Gartner Global Events Team via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: GartnerGlobalEvents@gartner.com
Cancellations are allowed up to 5:00p.m. EDT on May 18, 2018 without penalty. If a reservation is cancelled after this time the hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of the minimum night stay.

For more information please reference our FAQ document.

Government Rates

We have secured a number of rooms that are available at the current GSA per diem rate at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Government rate rooms are only for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid government or military ID will be required at check-in for the hotel to reconfirm your eligibility to receive the per diem rate. Government rate rooms will not be charged until you check in and are subject to the same cancellation policies outlined above.

For more information please reference our FAQ document.

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. ​