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The Enterprise-Defined Data Center: Focusing on Business Outcomes

As the digital wave advances, I&O leaders must act quickly to create an enterprise data center strategy that’s ultra-agile, scalable, and responsive to change. The Summit offers a practical approach to infrastructure and operations modernization and cost optimization. You’ll leave with a plan for making every I&O dollar you spend contribute maximum value to the business.

The Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • IT Tech Services Operations
  • Data Center Facilities
  • Critical Facilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Engineering
IT Operations & Faciliies
Roles Include:
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Infrastructure Engineer 
  • Servers & Storage
  • Distributed Server & Storage
  • Enterprise Storage Manager
  • Storage Services
  • Storage & Backup Operations
Servers, Storage & Backup/Recovery
Roles Include:
  • Desktop Engineering & Operations
  • End User Computing
  • Client Computing Operations
  • End User Computing Manager; I&O
  • Cloud Practice Director
  • Cloud Service Creation Lead
  • Cloud Ops
  • Domain Leader, Cloud
Mobile, Cloud & Desktop Virtuaization
Roles Include:
  • Network Services
  • Enterprise Network Engineering & Delivery
  • Network Engineer
  • Principal Network Architect
  • Telecomm Network Analyst
  • Data Center Services
  • Virtualization Engagement
  • Change Management
Data Center Networking

What You Will Learn

  • Evaluate and prioritize investments in technology, DevOps and IT service management
  • Align the advantages, risks and realities of the software-defined data center
  • Build, enhance and secure leading-edge cloud solutions that exploit digital business opportunities
  • Create a bimodal strategy that delivers core services and enables agility
  • Investigate how hyper-converged solutions can offer new levels of scalability and cost control
  • Improve business agility and deliver effective services while optimizing cost and mitigating risk
  • Transform I&O roles, skills and culture to better meet the digital business environment
  • Exchange best practices, success stories and lessons learned with other I&O professionals

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 Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours.
  • End-User Case Studies: We 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: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.

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What's Included

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We're preparing our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest I&O and data center topics based on your role, experience level and key focus. 

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Summit

More than 400+ attendees participated in on-site benefits, heard the latest I&O and data center presentations from the Gartner Research community on today’s most pressing topics, attended workshops run by expert analysts and industry leaders, heard real-life experiences during peer case studies, engaged in analyst-user roundtables and one-on-one meetings with Gartner analysts, and checked out the latest solutions at the Solution Showcase.  

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meeting
  • Analyst-User Roundtables
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Networking Reception
  • Newtwork breakfast, lunch, snacks


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. 

Highlighted Speakers From the 2015 Conference

  • Michael Warrilow
    Michael Warrilow

    Research Director & Conference Chair


  • Lydia Leong
    Lydia Leong

    VP Distinguished Analyst


  • Matthew Boon
    Matthew Boon

    Managing VP



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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  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit. 




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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

Sydney, Australia


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

The  Hilton Sydney hotel 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 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 offers guests and event attendees a special discounted rate of $51.20 (per entry). Please validate your ticket at reception to get this discounted rate. Prices subject to change, without prior notice 

MONDAY – FRIDAY (casual hourly rates) 
0 – 15 mins $3.00 
15 mins – 0.5 hour $ 9.00 
0.5 hour – 1 hour $29.00 
1 hour – 1.5 hours $59.00 
1.5 hours – 2 hours $65.00 
2 hours – 2.5 hours $71.00 
2.5 hours – 3 hours $77.00 
3 + hours $79.00 

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