6 Must-Attend Gartner Conferences in 2024 for D&A Practitioners

Updated January 24th, 2024
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This article will look at the six Gartner conferences that data and analytics professionals cannot miss in 2024. The main theme for these Gartner D&A conferences in 2024 is Generating Value Together: From Data to AI to Collective Intelligence.”


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Table of contents

  1. What are Gartner D&A conferences?
  2. Who should attend Gartner D&A conferences?
  3. Why attend Gartner conferences in 2024?
  4. 6 Gartner D&A conferences in 2024 that you cannot miss
  5. Wrapping up
  6. Gartner conferences 2024: Related reads

What are Gartner D&A conferences?

Gartner D&A conferences are events bringing together Gartner experts, solution providers, and peers from the data and analytics ecosystem.

According to Gartner, these conferences “provide clients and nonclients alike with the management skills and technical knowledge they need to prepare for the future.”

With Gartner conferences, the attendees can:

  • Expand their networks
  • Learn from research-backed, expert-led sessions
  • Interact with Gartner experts (researchers, advisors, practitioners, and leaders) face-to-face
  • Meet exhibitors, learn about their solutions, and explore how they tackle the attendees’ business problems

Also, readWhat to expect from Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2024


Who should attend Gartner D&A conferences?

Gartner’s D&A conferences are for professionals in roles, such as:

  • Data and analytics
  • CIOs and IT executives
  • IT infrastructure and operations
  • Security and risk management
  • Technology and service providers

Why attend Gartner conferences in 2024

Gartner conferences provide access to research-backed sessions led by Gartner experts, insights and best practices from seasoned experts, and the latest Gartner research (Gartner Magic Quadrants and Market Guides, for instance).

Each attendee can participate in interactive sessions such as roundtables, workshops, and Meetups. Additionally, each attendee can reserve two 30-minute one-on-one meetings with a Gartner expert at these conferences.

Here are some testimonials from the attendees at Gartner D&A conferences globally:

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit allowed me to connect with leaders and practitioners across a variety of industries. The combination of Gartner research presentations and real-life D&A use case sessions is invaluable.” Daniel Fuhrmann, Director, Client Analytics, Thrivent (U.S.)

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is one of the best experiences I have ever had. Getting the opportunities to meet industry leaders and knowing their vision gives invaluable insights to the future. Meeting new people helps a lot in growing network within organization and data communities.” Preeti Kesharwani, DataOps Delivery Manager, Bupa (Australia)

The quality of the speakers and presentations at the Gartner D&A Summit is second to none. Attendees can expect to hear from some of the most influential thought leaders in their respective fields, offering insights and advice that are both practical and forward-thinking.” Prasad Desai, Head of Data and Analytics, Bridgestone India


6 Gartner D&A conferences in 2024 that you cannot miss

While Gartner conferences cater to various industries and roles, let’s look at the most important events for data and analytics professionals in 2024:

  1. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on March 11-13, 2024, in Orlando, Florida
  2. Conferência Gartner Data & Analytics on March 26-27, 2024, in São Paulo, Brazil
  3. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on April 24-25, 2024, in Mumbai, India
  4. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on May 13-15, 2024, in London, U.K.
  5. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on May 21-23, 2024, in Tokyo, Japan
  6. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on July 29-30, 2024, in Sydney, Australia

The overarching theme for all six Gartner conferences listed above is “Generating Value Together: From Data to AI to Collective Intelligence.”

Five of these conferences will include 6 tracks in the areas of:

  • Leadership
  • Business value
  • AI
  • Analytics
  • Data management
  • Trust, Governance, and Culture

The D&A conference in Tokyo will feature 4 tracks — Business value and Leadership, Analytics and AI, Data Management, and Trust, Governance, and Culture.

All six conferences will see the participation of heads of leading D&A teams, leaders in analytics and BI, IT and MDM professionals, and architects and IT practitioners.

The data landscape in 2024 will increasingly focus on:

  • Building and managing modern data architectures (data fabric and data mesh)
  • Applying product thinking to data
  • Active metadata management
  • Data and analytics governance
  • Generative AI use cases in analytics, BI, data integration, engineering, etc.
  • The implications of generative AI on data management and governance
  • AI strategy, maturity, and observability

Each of the six Gartner D&A conferences in 2024 includes discussions on these topics, highlighting their significance for data teams worldwide.

Let’s explore the specifics of each summit further.

Note: The list of sessions and speakers for all Gartner D&A conferences is still being updated.

1. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on March 11-13, 2024, in Orlando, Florida


In the U.S., Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2024 will take place at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Gartner’s Orlando conference will feature 150+ sessions, including:

  • Keynotes from D&A leaders and experienced Gartner analysts
  • Ask the Expert sessions, such as ‘What Does the Era of the Cloud and Data Fabric Mean for Your Analytics Ecosystems?’ by Adam Ronthal, VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Roundtable sessions, such as ‘Improving the CDAO-CIO partnership — What’s Working and What’s Not’ by David Newman and Joe Pignatello, both of whom are Executive Partners, Domains at Gartner
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant™ sessions and Market Guides on data integration tools, analytics and BI platforms, and augmented data quality solutions
  • Solution Provider sessions with real-world case studies, advice, and best practices
  • The CDAO Circle for heads of data and analytics teams to network and exchange ideas
  • Interactive workshops, such as ‘How to Use Financial Models for Negotiation Leverage and Bargaining Power’ by Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

Leading companies in data and analytics will be exhibiting their solutions at the event. These include Databricks, Salesforce, AWS, Microsoft, Snowflake, Hitachi, SAP, Atlan, Comcast, EY, and Denodo.

2. Conferência Gartner Data & Analytics on March 26-27, 2024, in São Paulo, Brazil


In Brazil, Conferência Gartner Data & Analytics 2024 will take place at Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel on March 26-27.

The Gartner conference in Brazil will feature 72+ sessions covering:

  • The latest Gartner research
  • Guest keynotes
  • Trends in AI, analytics, data integration, data engineering, and more, such as the talk on ‘Key trends and developments in AI for 2025’ by Edgar Macari, Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Roundtable sessions, such as ‘D&A best practices for the manufacturing industry in Brazil’ by Carlos Rosa, Executive Partner, Domains, Gartner
  • Ask the Expert sessions, such as ‘What does the era of cloud and data fabric mean for the D&A ecosystems?’ by Peter Krensky, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner
  • Workshops, such as ‘Identify successful tactics to launch and manage data stewardship’ by Amy Bickel, Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Technical insights, such as ‘Introducing observability in AI to oversee GenAI’ by Joe Antelmi, Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Case studies, such as the example of Bradesco (the third largest banking institution in Brazil) improving data governance and data quality to boost business by Devanyr Aquino, Executive Superintendent of Data Management, Bradesco

The conference will also see leading data and analytics companies as exhibitors — Tableau, Databricks, Denodo, Qlik, ThoughtWorks, IBM, and more.

3. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on April 24-25, 2024, in Mumbai, India


In India, Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2024 will take place at The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake in Mumbai. The conference will include 75+ sessions, covering:

  • Trends and best practices in data and analytics, governance, generative AI, data fabric, data integration and engineering, and more
  • CDAO Circle Leadership Exchange sessions, such as ’State of Data and Analytics in 2024‘ by Ian Bertram, Managing Vice President, Gartner, and Anurag Raj, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner
  • Technical insights, such as ‘The Role of the D&A Technical Professional in Data Literacy Initiatives’ by Mayank Talwar, Principal Analyst, Gartner
  • Roundtable sessions, such as ‘How to Organize Your Data and Analytics?‘ by Kevin Gabbard, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Ask the Expert sessions, such as ‘Privacy Implications for the Use of AI‘ by Birgi Tamersoy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Workshops, such as ‘Avoiding the Top Mistakes in Your Dashboard Through Best Practices in Data Storytelling‘ by Anirudh Ganeshan, Principal Analyst, Gartner, and Christopher Long, Director Analyst, Gartner

The Gartner D&A conference in Mumbai will also feature AWS, IBM, Qlik, Databricks, Snowflake, Tableau, Google, and Zoho as exhibitors, among others.

4. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on May 13-15, 2024, in London, U.K.


In the U.K., Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2024 will take place at ExCeL London. The Gartner event will offer 100+ sessions on the latest Gartner research, industry trends, and best practices, in the form of:

  • Trends, insights, and best practices on generative AI, data fabric, data mesh, data management, augmented data quality solutions, data observability, and more
  • CDAO Circle Leadership Exchange and Research discussions, such as ‘Paths to Impact – How Can CDAOs Navigate Different Value Journeys That Deliver Sustainable Business Value? by Candice Kenney, VP, Team Manager, Gartner, Jorg Heizenberg, VP Analyst, Gartner, and Nate Novosel, VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Roundtable sessions, such as ‘How to Obtain Buy-In and Sell Data and Analytics to Stakeholders‘ by Sarah James, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Technical insights, such as ‘3 Things You Must Also Do to Build Resilient Machine Learning Solutions‘ by Sumit Agarwal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Ask the Expert sessions, such as ‘People — How to Take Them on Your Data Journey‘ by Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
  • Workshops, such as ‘How to Select the Right Design and Technologies to Derisk AI‘ by Jim Hare, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Some of the exhibitors at the London Gartner D&A conference are Cloudera, SAS, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle, Qlik, Zoho, Neo4j, Microsoft, Snowflake, Databricks, Alteryx, and Denodo.

5. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on May 21-23, 2024, in Tokyo, Japan


In Japan, Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2024 will take place at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. The conference will include sessions on:

  • The states of data integration and observability
  • Trends in AI, data engineering practices, information leakage prevention, data and analytics, and more
  • D&A Leaders sessions, such as ‘Japan’s CDAO Agenda‘ by Tatsuya Kazushi, Senior Director, Analyst, Gartner
  • Roundtable sessions, such as ‘How to communicate the value of AI/data utilization to executives’ by Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Distinguished Vice President, Advisory, Gartner
  • Magic Quadrants for Analytics/BI Platforms, and Cloud Database Management Systems, among others
  • Ask the Expert sessions, such as ‘How to acquire the mindset to succeed with AI’ by Tadaaki Ega, Distinguished Vice President, Analyst, Gartner

The list of exhibitors for Gartner’s D&A conference in Japan isn’t available yet.

6. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit on July 29-30, 2024, in Sydney, Australia


In Australia, Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2024 will take place at ICC Sydney. The Gartner conference will give attendees access to 100+ sessions of the latest Gartner research, industry trends, and best practices.

The sessions will address areas, such as:

  • Artificial intelligence and generative AI for decision augmentation, process optimization, and autonomous operations
  • D&A governance to balance enterprise-wide and business-area governance
  • Talent, skills, and literacy for data and analytics practitioners to drive measurable outcomes
  • Data architectures (data fabric, data mesh, data ecosystems)
  • Increasing your influence as a CDAO
  • Proving the business value of data and analytics

The complete agenda for the Sydney conference isn’t available yet.

Some of the exhibitors at the Sydney Gartner D&A conference include Alteryx, Qlik, SAS, Neo4j, Microsoft, Snowflake, Salesforce, HP, and Denodo.


Wrapping up

Attending Gartner D&A conferences is a great way to stay informed about the trends shaping the data and analytics ecosystem, emerging technologies, strategies, and best practices. The events provide in-depth insights, real-world perspectives, and practical advice on shaping data and analytics strategy and implementation.

Whether in Orlando, São Paulo, Mumbai, London, Tokyo, or Sydney, each Gartner D&A conference promises to offer the attendees opportunities to connect with fellow data and analytics practitioners as well as Gartner experts and industry leaders.

Participating in these summits and engaging with D&A leaders is an excellent way to learn and grow as a data professional.



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