Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

May 3 – 4, 2022 | Americas | Virtual

Gartner Application Innovation and Business Solutions Summit is going virtual

After careful consideration, we have decided to run the Gartner Application Innovation and Business Solutions Summit virtually, taking place over May 3 – 4, 2022. Gartner remains committed to delivering actionable, objective insights along with peer and solution provider perspectives to help you and your team tackle your most critical priorities.

Architect for Growth, Build for Change

The relentless pace of technology change gives applications and software engineering leaders a major opportunity to not simply respond to change, but to lead it. By architecting, developing and modernizing systems to utilize emerging technologies, organizations can deliver solutions for improved operations, increased agility and better business outcomes. The result will be a strengthened foundation of trust in the solutions delivered by the organization.

From this foundation of trust, comes the confidence to build. To master the ability to create, buy and modify solutions that not only meet user and customer needs, but also predict and steer those needs. Software itself can become a catalyst for change: business change, cultural change – even world change. Rather than a liability or sunk cost, applications can become a source of innovation and competitive advantage.

It's time to build — together! Join us and hundreds of your peers at the virtual Gartner Application Innovation and Business Solutions Summit 2022, May 3 – 4,  to hear and share the latest insights into application strategy, software engineering leadership, API strategies, artificial intelligence (AI), customer experience, emerging technologies and more.

While the 2022 program is being developed, take a look at what was covered in 2021.


Create a modern, agile application organization capable of powering innovation and digital transformation. 


Help your organization transform into an intelligent, composable business with an adaptable, resilient application and software engineering strategy.


Navigate the complexities of microservices, platform-as-a-service, APIs, cloud-native architectures, AI, digital experience platforms and more.

The pace of business change will continue to accelerate for the foreseeable future. Application and software engineering leaders must seize the opportunity to help their organizations to become intelligent composable businesses, driving superior business outcomes. Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit gives you the chance to hear from industry experts, network with senior leaders and learn how to build a winning applications strategy to succeed in our new normal.

Anthony Mullen

Senior Director Analyst and Conference Chair

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    Calling all application and software engineering leaders

    Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit 2022 is built for application and software engineering leaders looking to craft leading-edge applications, architectures and strategies that enable composable enterprises.

    Transform your organization into an intelligent, composable business
    • Develop an application strategy that is modular, composable and resilient. 
    • Modernize your application portfolio while delivering innovation to the business.
    • Drive business outcomes faster by working with non-IT resources. 
    • Advance your organization’s cloud strategy.
    Develop software engineering strategies to create successful teams, systems and experiences
    • Develop the right skills and team structures for a modern software engineering organization.
    • Understand the best practices for scaling agile. 
    • Transition from a project-centric to a product-centric delivery model.
    • Explore the API approaches that are being used by the most successful organizations.
    • Guide the cultural changes required for successful software engineering. 
    Create a new vision for enterprise architecture
    • Redefine enterprise architecture (EA) and how it adds business value.
    • Architect your organization for adaptability and change. 
    • Build a flexible, adaptive EA team. 
    • Support innovation, transformation and the use of new technologies.
    Build agile architectures that continuously adapt and evolve to meet new and evolving business requirements
    • 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.
    Craft a pervasive integration strategy that meets the needs of a modern organization
    • 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
    • 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.
    Deliver quality applications with increased agility
    • Explore the frameworks, tools and practices to design and develop modern applications and platforms.
    • Learn how to use automation and other approaches to enable developers.
    • Adopt DevOps practices and architect applications to leverage the benefits of low-code, cloud platforms, multigrained services and extreme automation.
    • Cross traditional IT-business boundaries to work together to optimize the entire application delivery life cycle and improve business outcomes.
    Develop a dynamic approach to program and portfolio management
    • Use zero-based principals to refocus portfolios on strategic business initiatives.
    • Use your EMPO to mange the innovation to product journey.
    • Successfully start lean portfolio management.
    • Depoliticize project prioritization.

    2022 Tracks at a Glance

    Attendees in 2022 will have access to over 150+ sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help application and software engineering leaders meet the demands of the future. Each track has a particular area of focus that helps deliver what matters most to you and your organization. While we finalise the 2022 agenda, take a look at the 2021 sessions at a glance.

    Track A

    Driving Change Through Leadership, Culture and Talent

    Application and software engineering leaders responsible for delivering their organizations’ digital ambitions must leverage the ‘great opportunity’ by attracting and retaining the best engineering talent, building high performing teams and fostering the environment for them to flourish. This track explores trends in hybrid work, solutions to talent shortages, skill building and career pathing, and the evolution of leadership and management for a post-pandemic world.

    Track B

    Strategies for Modernizing Application and Enterprise Architecture

    Application and enterprise architecture leaders must deliver a flexible application landscape in order to rapidly respond to opportunities and disruptions. This track explores trends in technology innovation and application and enterprise architectures that enable greater agility while still retaining stability, performance and cost effectiveness.

    Track C

    Accelerating Integration, Automation and Analytics

    Application and Software Engineering Leaders need to deliver solutions to the business that allow for flexible composition of applications in order to streamline business outcomes. This track brings together the technologies and practices to help organizations automate and integrate their processes, applications, APIs, data and analytics.

    Track D

    Surfing Disruptions and Leveraging Trends

    Innovations across hardware, software, AI and data continue to proliferate, unlocking new economies of scale and business opportunity. IT and business leaders must view this landscape of change through a socio-technical lens to enable growth while withstanding waves of disruption. This track examines trends and disruptions you cannot ignore.

    Track E

    Lead Software Engineering to Build for Change

    To compete in the digital economy, organizations must build solutions which deliver business value and differentiate your organization. Whether building in code, low code or customizing off the shelf leaders must build modern, adaptive engineering organizations. This track highlights the crucial strategic and technical trends to develop and govern custom software to power your digital transformation.

    Track F

    Building Great Digital Experiences for Customers and Employees

    Application and Software Engineering leaders must deliver solutions that are optimized for customers, employees, and users. This requires a justified investment in design thinking and practices. This track provides insights and fundamentals for working on CX, UX, and EX initiatives that must be considered when designing and developing digital solutions.

    Spotlight Track

    Technical Insights

    Organizations can only realize the promise of digital business and their digital workplace when they take control of the underpinning architecture, data and technology. 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

    Strategic Portfolio Management: Navigating an Uncertain Future

    To survive in today’s tumultuous business climate, organizations must expect, embrace, and adapt to increasing uncertainty and change. This spotlight track will highlight the application of strategic portfolio management approaches to align strategic objectives to execution, shepherd change and innovation, and deliver tangible present and future value.

    Spotlight Track

    Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Business

    Building an organization capable of capitalizing on its talent and technology to deliver value requires a close alignment between IT and the Business. This track will show you how to align strategies between IT and the business, create hybrid IT-Business Fusion teams, and create a common view of value by adopting shared metrics.

    Spotlight Track

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Issues of race, color, creed, sex, and sexual orientation are top of mind for all organizations. Sessions in this spotlight track provide a forum to discuss these challenges and to explore how applications and software engineering leaders can build a diverse culture and team with diverse business and IT skill-sets.

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