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Gartner Announces Enterprise Architecture Summit 2009


October 7-9 in Orlando, Florida

STAMFORD, Conn. — Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2009

When: October 7-9, 2009

Where: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida

Details: In today’s volatile economic climate, it is essential that the enterprise architect move to drive cost optimization, steer the enterprise repositioning of strategic IT assets and lead innovation for the inevitable return to growth tomorrow. The Gartner Enterprise Architecture (EA) Summit will focus on key current EA challenges, while also providing the critical forward thinking to fully prepare organizations to:

* Link EA and business strategies
* Clearly define the information, technical and solution architecture needed
* Create EA roadmaps and migration plans
* Contain costs and gain efficiencies
* Measure the business value and be able to communicate it
* Implement best practices for application and technology portfolio management
* Exploit EA for the IT organization: managing IT processes, information and applications

*EA & BPM - What’s Love Got to Do With It?: Philip Allega & Brian Burke, Gartner

*The Upside of Turbulence: Dr. Don Sull, Professor of Management Practice, Strategic and International Management, Faculty Director, London Business School

*Mastering Business Pattern Strategy: Betsy Burton & Philip Allega, Gartner

*The Age of the Unthinkable - Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It: Joshua Cooper Ramo, Managing Director, Kissinger Associates

* Bringing Innovation Back to EA - The New Strategic Business Capabilities Hype :Mark Raskino, Gartner

The latest EA suites and tools will be demonstrated by the more than 20 companies that will be sponsors exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current sponsors is available on the Sponsors page at

Additional companies interested in participating as a Conference Sponsor should contact Jim Fama at 203-316-6931 or Keith Manuel at 203-316-6374.

Get connected with other EA professionals by joining the Gartner EA LinkedIn Group at

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner EA Summit Web site at

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

About Gartner:
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. For more information, visit


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