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    Our analysts will be presenting select research, targeted to your I&O priorities. Plus, don't miss the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the analyst of your choice for 30 minutes at the Summit

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I&O is no longer “IT support” — it’s the engine that drives digital business

Digital is transforming more than just the enterprise. It’s making traditional infrastructure and operations models obsolete, challenging I&O leaders to bring fresh ideas that deliver business outcomes.
In addition, data vulnerabilities in mobile environments and DevOps require I&O leaders to collaborate with other teams.
Join us at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit 2017, 15-16 May in Sydney, and reinvent your I&O role to become a key driver in the transformation of your organization and position yourself @ the core of change:

  • Find and support new organizational capabilities, skills, roles and competencies as an I&O Leader
  • Optimize IT performance to deliver a full range of IT services with agile infrastructure
  • Develop a robust cloud infrastructure strategy and address cloud application needs
  • Address Internet of Things (IoT) business value, architecture, risks, technology and skill sets
  • Reduce I&O "run" expenses to free up funds for growth and transform initiatives such as digital business

See a sampling of the companies that are already attending

The Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • IT Operations Leaders
  • Data Center Leaders
  • Cost Optimization Strategists
  • Vendor Management Leaders
  • Organization and Staffing Management
IT Strategy & Planning
Roles Include:
  • IT Operations Management
  • Service Delivery Management
  • Cloud Service Management
IT Operations & Service Delivery
Roles Include:
  • Data Center Management
  • IT Infrastructure Management
  • Network Services Management
  • Servers & Storage Management
  • Data Center Architecture
  • Business Continuity & Recovery Management
IT Infrastructure & Data Center Management
Roles Include:
  • End-User Computing
  • Client Computing Operations
  • Mobile Computing Solutions
  • Desktop Engineering & Operations
  • Virtualization Engagement
Mobile, Cloud & Desktop Virtualization

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities.
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meeting: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss.
  • Analyst-User RoundtablesHear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours.
  • End-User Case StudiesWe invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions.
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment.
  • Exhibitor Access​: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions. 
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. 
  • Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers. 
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group.
  • Network with Peers: 500+ senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.

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Our 2017 agenda has just been released to drill down on your hottest I&O topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.


2017 Agenda Tracks

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  • Track A: Leading in the Era of Digital Business
  • Track B: Optimizing IT Operations for Today and Tomorrow
  • Track C: Charting a Course for Your Core Infrastructure
  • Track D: Developing Your Strategic Roadmap for Endpoint Computing

Virtual Tracks
  • Best Practices for I&O Cost Optimization
  • Devising and Implementing an Effective Cloud Strategy
  • Preparing for Industrial Internet, Edge Computing and the Internet of Things

Key Benefits of Attending

  • Transform I&O roles, skills and culture for the digital business environment
  • Apply a bimodal strategy that delivers both core services and enables agility
  • Develop a “cloud-first” organization, be it public, private or a hybrid of the two
  • Determine the role of containers, hyperconvergence and software-defined networks
  • Develop strong leadership capabilities that minimize the risk of “shadow” IT
  • Drive cost out of infrastructure in innovative new ways and bring added value
  • Stay apprised of markets trends in I&O, mobility, networks and new technologies


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

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Highlighted Speakers

  • Kyle Hilgendorf
    Kyle Hilgendorf

    VP Distinguished Analyst


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  • Katherine Lord
    Katherine Lord

    Managing VP


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  • Andy Rowsell-Jones
    Andy Rowsell-Jones

    VP Distinguished Analyst


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  • Richard de Crespigny
    Richard de Crespigny

    Captain of Qantas Flight 32

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  • Kitty Chiller
    Kitty Chiller

    Olympian and former Chef de Mission of 2016 Australian Olympic Team in Rio

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Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data Center

The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.




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Venue & Travel

Sydney, Australia


The Hilton Sydney is located right in the heart of the Sydney CBD on George Street, close to shopping, entertainment and corporate offices. Just 30 minutes from Sydney International and Domestic airports and only 50m from Town Hall Station, Hilton Sydney is ideally located for business or leisure.

The Hilton Sydney is offering very competitive rates to attendees from 11 – 18 May at this Gartner Summit. Room rates are $306AUD (room only rate). A credit card is required to secure your booking and prepayment of one night is required. In order to book please click here to be taken to Hilton Sydney’s dedicated booking page. Bookings must be made before 3 May or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. For any queries about hotel bookings please contact Helena Bang at the Hilton Sydney on +61 2 9265 6048 or Helena.bang@Hilton.com

Hilton Sydney Hotel
488 George Street
Sydney, Australia - NSW 2000

The car park for the Hilton Hotel is owned and managed by Secure Parking and is located on Pitt St. Due to one way road systems on George Street, please note that car access to Sydney Hilton is via Pitt Street only. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device. Hilton Valet Parking is available ($68 for 24 hours) or enter the car park directly at casual parking rates.

Hilton Valet Parking is $79.00 for 24 hours and self-parking (special discounted rate) at $55.40 for 24 hours.

MONDAY – FRIDAY (casual hourly rates)

  • 0 min – 30 min $8.00
  • 30 min – 1 hour $29.00
  • 1 hour – 2 hours $68.00
  • 2 hours – 3 hours $79.00
  • 3+ hours $84.00 

Getting to the Hilton Sydney hotel from Sydney International AirportBy TaxiFrom Sydney Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the Hilton Sydney hotel. The journey normally takes around 30 minutes and costs approximately $45-$50. By CarEnter Sydney via the Eastern Distributor, take the William Street exit and travel along William Street into Park Street, turn right into Pitt Street. The Hilton Sydney hotel driveway, valet parking and car park are located 50 meters on the left side of Pitt Street. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device. There is a secure underground car park located at Hilton Sydney.By TrainAs an environmentally friendly hotel with a focus on sustainability we recommend you take the Train for direct, convenient access to the hotel from the airport and most other locations. There is a Train Station located at both the Sydney Domestic and International Airports with a direct line to the city. Exit the train at Town Hall Station and the Hilton Sydney hotel is located adjacent to the Victoria Galleries, entry via Pitt Street or George Street, Travelling time is around 25 minutes and costs approximately $15 per person each way. By BusFrom Sydney Domestic and International Airports a shuttle bus is available in front of the Arrivals Hall. The cost is approximately $16-$18 per person each way. Advance booking is not required, however for a shuttle bus transfer from Hilton Sydney to the airport pre-booking is required.

Alternatively for local travel within Sydney to the Hilton hotel, the Transport NSW webpage offers useful information and a travel planner — 131500.com.au

Please note

Due to George Street construction by NSW Government, travel times and routes may alter prior to your attendance at the Summit. For further information on the George St construction please visit the NSW Government website.