Gartner to Cover Pressing Issues at Data & Analytics Summit 2018

Data and analytics leaders are fueling digital transformation, creating monetization opportunities, improving the customer experience and reshaping industries. The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 aims to provide the tools to build on the fundamentals of data management, business intelligence (BI), and analytics; harness innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT); and accelerate the shift toward a data-driven culture to lead the way to better business outcomes.

The summit will take place March 5-8, 2018 at Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Conference agenda

The agenda will feature 8 comprehensive tracks taking a deep dive into a broad range of topics focused on the most pressing issues for data and analytics leaders today:

  • Track A: Leadership and Organization: Scale the People, Culture and Skills
  • Track B: Business Outcomes and Strategy: Make Value Pervasive
  • Track C: Master Data Management: Create a Common Understanding
  • Track D: Analytics: Drive Insight Into Every Action
  • Track E: Governance: Build a Foundation of Trust
  • Track F: Architecture and Technology: Renovate for Digital Transformation
  • Track G: Advanced Capabilities: Power Everything You Do With AI, Machine Learning and IoT
  • Track H: Innovation: Be The Next Disruptor


  • Gartner Opening Keynote: Scale the Value of Data and Analytics – Gartner analysts Carlie J. Idoine, Rita Sallam and Kurt Schelgel
  • Guest Keynote: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – Daniel Pink, best-selling author
  • Gartner Keynote: Digital 2025: A Rant Against Solutionism, a Plea for Duality and the Struggle for Success – Frank Buytendijk, VP & Gartner Fellow
  • Guest Keynote: Using Analytics to Transform the Sports Fan Experience - Joe Inzerillo, Executive VP & CTO BAMTECH Media
  • Closing Guest Keynote: On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life – John O’Leary, best –selling author

An exclusive program for chief data officers (CDOs) will also be offered during the Summit. The Gartner CDO Circle will provide an opportunity to network and collaborate with peers and learn current trends and best practices facilitated by members of Gartner’s Office of the CDO. The Gartner CDO Circle features workshops, roundtables and networking opportunities as well as access to all programming in the main summit agenda.

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit attendees can request admission to the Gartner CDO Circle. All qualified registrants will be considered and will be granted confirmation based upon specific qualifications and space availability. The program has limited capacity to facility the interactive, collaborative content.

The Solution Showcase at the event will bring together leading technology and service providers highlighting the next steps in technology through live demonstrations, face-to-face meetings and fast-paced presentations. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory

Gartner, Inc,  a leading research and advisory company, helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has more than 15,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries.

Article published by Anna Hill
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