What’s New


At this year’s Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference, you’ll discover more opportunities to fine-tune your skills and hone your strategic objectives. Here’s what’s new in 2017:



  • Spotlight Tracks selecting sessions from across the agenda that focus on a particular topic. This year, we’re featuring:
    • Software-Defined Everything/Anything
    • Infrastructure & Operations for the Midsize Enterprise
    • Securing the Data Center of Tomorrow
    • Emerging Strategies for Tomorrow’s IT
    • Diversity in IT
  • Enhanced Senior Executive Circle program. Learn more about the program here.
  • 130+ technically grounded sessions, spread across eight tracks based on key initiatives aligning to your top priorities
  • Peer Meetups — Pick a topic and then join up to 10 peers in a relaxed setting to exchange ideas, build relationships and address mutual challenges face to face.
  • More practical implementation advice on how to develop and deploy a cloud strategy, the implications of edge computing, and a deeper look at the impact of the IoT on I&O.
  • Expanded coverage on ransomware and cybersecurity.
  • Included in every Gartner presentation is a 30-60-90-day action slide to help you get on track as soon as you return to the office.

Based on feedback of previous attendees, we’ve put together the following recommended sessions for our alumni:

  • The Journey to the Mix: Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Edge Thomas J. Bittman
  • Gartner Essentials: The DevOps Scenario: Delivering Business Value through Continuous Product Delivery George Spafford
  • Living on the Edge: How IoT and Immersive Technologies Will Change Computing Thomas J. Bittman
  • Gartner Essentials: The Five-Year Automation Scenario — Automate I&O to Drive Efficiency, Improve Reliability and Reduce Costs Terrence Cosgrove
  • How Seven Top IT Operations Teams Are Succeeding With AIOps Technologies Colin Fletcher, Sanjit Ganguli
  • Use These Six Key Factors to Achieve Data Center and Cloud Outsourcing Deal Success William Maurer
  • Successfully Scaling DevOps Adoption in I&O George Spafford
  • Re-Imagining Data Centers on the Edge – The Edge Computing Roadmap Bob Gill
  • Succession Planning for Leadership in the Age of Digital Transformation Diane Berry
  • The Business Impact of IoT Peter Havart-Simkin
  • Take These Four Steps Now to Transform Your Network to Support Digital Business Joe Skorupa
  • The Current State of Business and IT Operations Resilience: What can be done to Improve It John P. Morency
  • An I&O Leader’s Guide to Protecting against Future Ransomware and Cyberattacks Robert Rhame
  • The Next Innovations in Hyperconvergence and How They Will Affect You George J. Weiss
  • A Glimpse into the Future of the Enterprise Data Center — 2022 and Beyond Henrique Cecci

Alumni Benefits


As a returning attendee, we recognize your ongoing commitment and loyalty to Gartner Events with these benefits:*

  • Priority booking for analyst one-on-one consultations, workshops and analyst-user roundtables (Priority booking opens 6 weeks prior to the event. General attendee bookings open 4 weeks prior to the event.)
  • Alumni welcome bag
  • Exclusive keynote book signing

*Note: All benefits above apply to returning attendees of this specific conference only


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