September 12, 2019
Art & Event Gallery Černá labuť, Na Poříčí 25, 110 00 Prague 1
CIO, Head of Applications/Engineering/Operations, DevOps Manager, Enterprise Architects, Application Manager, Applications Developer, Cloud Architect
The event will be held in English


8:30 - 9:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:50
The Path to Microservices – how to put your organization on the right track for your needs

Kevin Matheny, Senior Director Analyst

Microservices architecture (MSA) is at the top of the hype cycle, but organizations that “do microservices” without a clear understanding of the problems it solves — and the problems it can create — risk creating new and unforeseen problems. The right architecture for your organization is a mix of fine-grained and coarse-grained services. This talk provides guidance on determining if MSA is right for your organization and  clear steps for how to put your organization on the path to the right level of service granularity for your needs and helps identify the data challenges that emerge and how to mitigate and overcome them.

09:50 – 10:20
Coffee Break/ Networking
10:20 – 10:30
How Gartner for Technical Professionals is supporting strategy execution

Bernd Gradischnik, Specialist Gartner for Technical Professionals DACH & EE

Jana Rydziová, Senior Account Executive, Gartner

10:30 – 11:20
Not Just for Public APIs: Why You Need API Management and How to Implement It

Kevin Matheny, Senior Director Analyst

APIs are essential to modern application integration and digital business strategies. But while almost every organization has APIs, far too few have API management capabilities in place. This talk explains why you need API management — even for purely internal APIs — and how to successfully implement the critical API management capabilities you need to govern and safeguard your APIs.

12:00 – 16:00
Analyst One-on-One Meetings (on the basic of first reserved, first served)


Kevin Matheny

Kevin Matheny is a Senior Director Analyst with Gartner for Technical Professionals. Mr. Matheny covers application architecture, integration and development, focusing on microservices architecture, API design, API management, application integration, agile methods and agile transformation.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Matheny was an independent consultant focusing on microservice architecture and agile cultural transformation. He has led development teams responsible for development and operation of public and private APIs, product data, merchandising, pricing, fulfillment and content management, and has been a champion and leader of agile transformation at multiple organizations.


Years of Experience

  • 2 years in total with Gartner
  • 20 years in IT industry
  • 19 years in Retail industry


Professional Background

  • Binary Star Consulting, Principal, 3 years
  • Digital River, Group Vice President, Technology, 1 years
  • Best Buy, Director, E-Business Architecture, 13 years


Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address

  • Architecting and implementing microservice architecture and microservices
  • Designing, building and managing APIs
  • Selecting and architecting application integration solutions
  • Adopting agile and DevOps


Top 5 Key Initiatives I Cover

  • Application Architecture and Platforms for Technical Professionals
  • Integration Architecture and Platforms for Technical Professionals
  • Application Development and Platforms for Technical Professionals


Profile Tags

  • API, API Design, API Specifications, API Management, API Gateways
  • Microservices, MSA
  • Agile, Scrum, XP
  • DevOps
  • ESB, Enterprise Service Bus
  • iPaaS, Integration Platform as a Service
  • SOA, Service Oriented Architecture
  • Mesh App and Services Architecture, MASA, Multi-Grained Services
  • Application Integration


This event is by invitation only and the capacity is limited. If you would like to register, please e-mail hkabilova@gartner.cz. You will receive a confirmation once we process your registration.

Registration Fee:

Gartner Seat Holders and special invitations: Free Access

Standard price: 7900 CZK excl. VAT

We are also offering an exclusive opportunity to speak directly with the analyst during a private 30 minute consultation to explore solutions to your personal IT issues and challenges. Please contact us for more information.

Event venue

Art & Event Gallery Černá labuť, Na Poříčí 25, 110 00 Prague 1