Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

May 14 – 16, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV

New Intelligence, New Value, New Skills

Welcome to the future of applications, where new user experiences, new capabilities and new platforms are constantly vying for your attention and investment. In a world where everyone is a builder, application and software engineering leaders must navigate new and challenging paths to deliver true business value.

To thrive in the face of constant disruption, you must maximize the value of existing application investments and optimize the impact of new software capabilities. The disruptive forces of AI and other emerging technologies are inspiring all stakeholders to dream big. This is driving new working practices and skills, as well as changing the expectations of customers, users and developers. To deliver new value, you must embrace these changes and enable them.

The opportunities for application innovation are nearly limitless — with strong leaders and technologists at the helm. Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit 2024 is the destination conference to navigate these opportunities and challenges head-on, with the most bleeding-edge expert insights, vendor innovations and peer success stories.

Join application and software engineering peers

Join a world-class community of Gartner application and software engineering experts and thousands of industry peers from across every industry at Gartner Application & Innovation Solutions Summit 2024, in Las Vegas, NV.

Expand your sphere of influence and build your network. Join us at the premier Gartner conference designed specifically to equip application and software engineering leaders and their teams with the objective insights, expert guidance, practical tools and frameworks that they need to achieve their mission-critical priorities.

This conference is designed for application and software engineering leaders and their teams who are responsible for crafting leading-edge applications, architectures and strategies that enable innovation and deliver business value.

Bring your team to maximize learning. Participate in relevant sessions together or split up to cover more insights and share your take-aways later. 

Transform your organization into an intelligent, composable business that meets the demands of the future.

Learn how to:

  • Align enterprise strategy with business objectives 
  • Develop an enterprise application team 
  • Modernize enterprise applications 
  • Organize the application organization to meet the challenges of digital business
  • Evaluate and adopt intelligent application capabilities 

Elevate your software engineering strategies to deliver successful business results across your mission-critical priorities.

Learn how to:

  • Attract, develop, and retain great talent 
  • Ensure product management, design, security and engineering work well together 
  • Deliver more value to business stakeholders and customers 
  • Improve developer productivity and developer experience 
  • Build and deliver digital products to drive business results.
  • Kick-start platform engineering to improve the developer experience and accelerate value delivery 

Build agile architectures that continuously adapt and evolve to meet new and evolving business requirements.

Learn how to:

  • Create an architecture that is flexible enough to both satisfy current demands and adapt to emerging demand 
  • Develop strong agile architecture, DevOps and cloud-native skills 
  • Optimize and refine application delivery to make it repeatable, effective and efficient 
  • Adopt new application architectures that take advantage of APIs and services 

Craft a pervasive integration strategy that meets the needs of a modern organization.

Learn how to:

  • Design a future-proof business application integration strategy 
  • Select the right integration platforms and technologies to support digital business 
  • Implement a technical API strategy that allows the delivery of more integrations, faster 
  • Learn how to integrate AI into your organization           
  • Integrate cloud-based and on-premises applications 

Create multidisciplinary digital business teams to ensure successful digital transformation.

Learn how to:

  • Align strategies between IT and the business 
  • Create hybrid IT-business “fusion” teams 
  • Develop a common view of value by establishing shared metrics 
  • Transition from a project-centric to a product-centric delivery model

Network with Gartner experts and industry peers

At Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit, attendees can connect with world-class Gartner experts and thousands of industry-leading software engineering and application peers in an environment built for dialogue.

Attendees can exchange ideas and experiences with others, as they join the premier conference for application and software engineering executives. Benefit from unparalleled networking with peers through planned and unplanned networking, all under one roof.


  • Roundtable sessions. These small-scale, interactive sessions emphasize group participation, providing participants with an opportunity to share experiences and ideas, develop skills, explore best practices and solve current issues. (Preregistration is required.) 
  • Workshops. Workshops are expert-led, small-scale and interactive sessions where you drill down on specific topics with a how-to focus. (Preregistration is required.)
  • Ask the Expert sessions. These group sessions enable attendees to ask a Gartner expert questions directly. (Preregistration is required.)
  • Social engagements. Have fun and build new business relationships with peers as you engage in networking receptions.

This conference is designed to equip application and software engineering leaders and their teams with the objective insights, expert guidance and practical tools they need to elevate their strategy as they discover new approaches to making smarter business decisions.

No matter where you are on your transformation and innovation trajectory, we are here to help you get to your destination faster, with confidence.

Lean back, listen and prepare to be inspired

Expect the best speakers, brightest minds and innovative ideas and research. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insights to help guide you to transform your mission-critical business priorities into business results.


  • Guest speakers. Hear firsthand from thought-provoking guest speakers and industry peers.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant™ sessions. Explore Gartner Magic Quadrant™ sessions for an objective guide across how solution providers are executing against their vision.
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics. These interactive sessions are designed to help attendees to prepare for their next contract negotiations with strategic technology vendors and provide cost optimization tips and tactics.

Lean in and engage and prepare to be inspired

Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge you to solve problems together, exchange viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.


  • Roundtables. These small-scale, interactive sessions emphasize group participation, providing participants with an opportunity to share experiences and ideas, develop skills, explore best practices and solve current issues. (Preregistration is required.)

  • Workshops. Workshops are expert-led, small-scale and interactive sessions where you drill down on specific topics with a how-to focus. (Preregistration is required.)

Our unbiased Gartner experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions.

  • Gartner one-on-one meeting. Provides you with 30 minutes of undivided attention and support from a Gartner expert. Get feedback on a key initiative or share an urgent challenge. (Preregistration is required.)
  • Ask the Expert sessions. Group sessions that enable attendees to ask a Gartner expert questions directly. (Preregistration is required.)

Why attend?

Discover what your application and software engineering peers are saying about the value that they got from attending the 2023 conference. 

AI is top-of-mind for everyone, and for application and software engineering leaders, the potential for undiscovered use cases and techniques has never been greater. The landscape is changing fast, and it’s an exciting time to work in the applications space. 2024’s conference will equip you for this ‘new world,’ and help you find the right opportunities to innovate and deliver true business value to your organizations.

Danny Brian

Conference Chair and Distinguished VP Analyst

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    Tracks at a Glance

    Attendees have access to 90+ sessions featuring the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help application and software engineering leaders and their teams meet the demands of the future. Each track features a particular area of focus that will help attendees find the tools, frameworks and insights to equip them to deliver successful business results. 

    Track A

    Adapting Leadership, Strategy and Culture for a New Era

    This track looks into the cultural, organizational and leadership strategies that leaders need to equip and empower others to build and manage digital assets, capabilities and channels as well as deliver business outcomes to the enterprise.

    Track B

    Designing an Intelligent Applications Strategy

    This track explores how enterprise application leaders can manage applications as products, maintain roadmaps, leverage business technologists to improve delivery, continually modernize portfolios and consider new AI-based, autonomous and intelligent solutions.

    Track C

    Engineering Software With Modern Practices and Platforms

    This track delves into emerging themes and best practices to revolutionize software engineering leader practices and platform approaches to empower the organization as well as generate value for the business amid rapidly changing expectations.

    Track D

    Automating and Integrating Applications and Data

    The intelligent applications of tomorrow’s enterprise are most valuable when integrated with the right data and processes. This track examines automation trends and integration approaches, and delivers decisive insights for connecting your applications, processes and data.

    Track E

    Architecting Application Delivery in the Enterprise

    Successful software architecture balances the specific needs of an application delivery against enterprise goals — not easy to achieve in a fast-changing environment. We explore best practices and new approaches to help you find the right balance for your organization.

    Track F

    Delivering Application and Software Platforms for Builders

    This track highlights emerging themes and key insights on how to select and manage modern software engineering technologies and platforms to meet business objectives, improve software quality and deliver exceptional developer and user experiences.

    Spotlight Track

    Technical Insights

    This track showcases Gartner for Technical Professionals content and digs deeper into the technical details around how you can deliver the future of applications for your organization.

    Spotlight Track

    Artificial Intelligence

    This spotlight track explores how AI, and especially Generative AI, impacts software and application delivery and will help you to harness the power of AI techniques, technologies and practices.

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