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The Premier Destination for Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Leaders

Enterprise transformation is the new imperative for the data center, infrastructure and operations, the impetus for business-driven strategies and investments.  As a leader charged with delivering on the transformation promise, you must be an enabler—embracing agile deployment models that include cloud, containers and micro services, managing an explosion of data, and achieving ever-rising service levels. You must be an influencer—working in a collaborative culture built on new business relationships and financial acumen. Most of all, you must be a transformer—laying the foundation for the vast digital ecosystem and virtualized data center of the future.

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 & 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

  • Step out of the background with new visibility
  • Be at the epicenter of enterprise transformation
  • Become an enabler, collaborator and transformer
  • Learn how to get reliability and agility at the same time
  • Better understand virtualization and the data center without walls

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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Our 2017 agenda tracks has just been released! View conference brochure
The agenda features 4 tracks and 1 virtual track to drill down on your hottest I&O topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.

2017 Agenda tracks

Agenda Track A: Devising and Implementing an Effective Cloud Strategy

Devising and Implementing an Effective Cloud Strategy To stay relevant, your organization must be “cloud-savvy” — supporting the expansion of digital business initiatives that are agile, scalable and unpredictable in nature. This track explores what’s needed for a robust cloud strategy.

Hot Topics:
  • Choosing the most appropriate cloud vendor
  • Best practices in cloud provisioning and management
  • Container and Container Management
  • Cloud based outsourcing

Agenda Track B: Achieving an Agile Infrastructure

As a transformer of the enterprise, you must rethink your infrastructure strategies from the ground up. This track explores how to apply webscale approaches, incorporate containers and establish a software-defined infrastructure that enables the digital business.

Hot Topics:
  • Virtualization, containers and microservices
  • DevOps and bimodal IT
  • Software-defined infrastructure

Agenda Track C: Optimizing IT Operations for the Digital World

Optimizing IT Operations for a Digital World In the new digital reality, you must work in two distinct IT modes, managing traditional environments while supporting exploratory solutions at the same time. This track explains how to deliver a full range of IT services in both.

Hot Topics:
  • IT operations management, IT infrastructure monitoring and IT service
  • management tools
  • Best practices to manage IT infrastructure
  • Drive increased levels of I&O automation

Agenda Track D: Leadership and Cost Optimization Imperatives for I&O

Leadership and Cost Optimization imperatives for I&O Leadership and cost optimization are continuous disciplines designed to maximize stakeholder expectations and business value goals. I & O leaders must focus on ways to drive cost out of infrastructure and identify value optimization opportunities whilst challenging traditional approaches or risk being bypassed by shadow IT

Hot Topics:
  • Attracting, developing and retaining IT personnel
  • Negotiation (and renegotiation) of contracts for hardware, software and services
  • Automation and optimizing processes, resources and capacity

2017 Virtual track

Agenda Track E: Digital Workplace: Optimizing the End-User Experience

Mobile and endpoint computing continue on paths of accelerated change, transforming the way organizations operate and compete, and forcing IT mobile and endpoint computing leaders to re-architect their strategies. This track helps workspace strategists and endpoint teams adapt their approach to end-user computing, refine their roadmap for future endpoint computing investments and align those plans with digital workplace initiatives.

Hot Topics:
  • Mobile strategy and technology trends
  • Enterprise mobility management
  • IOT and the digital business
  • End-user computing

Hot topics to be covered

  • Cloud security
  • Building & managing private clouds
  • Container & Container management tech
  • T Operations automation
  • Availability & performance management  
  • Business Value dashboards
  • Application virtualization technologies & trade-offs
  • Desktop as a service
  • Backup/recovery modernization
  • Server consolidation trends, directions & technologies
  • Software-defined networking (SDN)
  • Network security and intrusion detection
  • In memory computing
  • Security in a shared data center environment
  • Hybrid data center strategies (for example, the right mix of co-lo, cloud, on-prem)


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

  • Partha Iyengar
    Partha Iyengar

    VP Distinguished Analyst


  • Milind Govekar
    Milind Govekar

    Managing VP


  • Rakesh Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar

    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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Venue & Travel

Mumbai, India


Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel 
#2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 087 
Tel: +91 22 6692 8888

Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel
2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400 087


The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, a Marriott Luxury and Lifestyle Hotel, is one of the largest convention centers in the city. It is located in close proximity to both the domestic and international airports and also the important business hubs of Mumbai. 
Perched on the banks of Lake Powai, the hotel offers a luxury retreat in the heart of India's most vibrant cities.  The hotel features winding walkways, lush gardens and 600 beautifully designed rooms and suites which offer sweeping views of Mumbai.