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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

  • Rethink traditional paradigms. Take an outside-in approach to IT operations strategies across people, technology and processes.
  • Keep ahead of change. Evaluate emerging trends and assess when to incorporate them into your critical planning.
  • Learn more about DevOps: how to get started, how to scale and how to drive the right cultural changes required for success. ​
  • Discover the best ways to standardize and automate cloud services.
  • Ensure data security and privacy are aligned to your Cloud and DevOps initiatives.
  • Prepare for the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT). Focus on critical concerns such as scale and capacity, data analytics, service management, automation and more
  • Maximize the relevance of IT operations. Effectively link business and IT strategies and deepen the relationship with the business.
  • See how to use Algorithmic IT Operations platforms (AIOps) to provide new insight into both business execution and IT operations.
  • Embrace new strategies to meet the challenges of talent management within a rapidly changing IT operations environment.

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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 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

Agenda Track A: Devising and Implementing an Effective Cloud Strategy
This track explores what’s needed for a robust cloud strategy, supporting the expansion of digital business initiatives that are agile, scalable and unpredictable in nature.

Agenda Track B: Achieving an Agile Infrastructure
This track explores how to apply webscale approaches, incorporate containers and establish a software-defined infrastructure that enables the digital business.

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.

Agenda Track D: 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.

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 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. 

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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

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.