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STAMFORD, Conn., May 21, 2012 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces Catalyst Conference 2012

August 20-23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.

When: August 20-23, 2012

Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.

Details: Focused on the growing challenges of the “information everywhere” environment and the evolving role of the technologist, Catalyst Conference 2012 will center on the theme of “Any Device, Any Service, Any Source”. Sessions will explore the combination of high-level themes and related technology trends of Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Security, Infrastructure and Operations, Mobile Architecture and Applications, among other hot topics.

Catalyst is the premier event for technologists providing detailed, technically oriented guidance on architecture and design strategies. Designed specifically for technologists by technologists, Catalyst provides in-depth technical research, knowledge and decision support tools to assess and architect better solutions. The conference is built around Gartner for Technical Professional Research – a subset of Gartner Research – and features flagship content that is unique to this research.


*10 Focus Areas:

  • Mobile Architecture and Infrastructure
  • Mobile Application Development, Delivery and Strategy
  • Cloud Computing and IT as a Broker
  • Building and Delivering Cloud Services
  • Information Everywhere: Strategies and Techniques to support users, devices and businesses
  • Security for New Ways of Working
  • Identity and Privacy in a Consumer-Driven Context
  • Professional Effectiveness in the Changing IT Landscape
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Infrastructure and Operations

*Over 150 sessions delivered by Gartner analysts and external speakers

 *Workshops: Presented by Gartner or guest experts, these intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in an extended, small group environment.

*End-User Case Studies: Gartner invites a number of end users to share their experiences and best practices on initiatives they’ve worked on within their enterprises

*Analyst One-on-Ones: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in the topic you'd like to discuss


*Opening Keynote: Any Device, Any Service, Any Source: Gartner Analysts Marcus Collins, Paul DeBeasi, Chris Howard, Anne Thomas Manes, Drue Reeves and Jack Santos

*The Art of Leadership: Erik Wahl, Artist, Author and Entrepreneur will discuss how organizations and institutions, executives and entrepreneurs need to rethink the habits that have made them successful in the past, and challenge the conventional wisdom and industry models that have defined their world.                  

Leading providers of technology solutions will be exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available in the Exhibitor Directory at

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Catalyst Conference web site at

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerCat.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at


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